The ordinance would also reduce the Commission on the Status of Women and the Arts & Culture Commission from seven members to five to be consistent with the rest of the city’s boards.
“By this action we are essentially wiping the slate clean,” said Councilman Ara Najarian.
The change would become effective Oct. 8.
At that time, commissioners will either be reappointed or replaced. Each council member will have one nomination per board or commission, a move council members have said will increase accountability of appointed city officials.
While the initial change was met with contention by former Councilman Bob Yousefian, it has received general support from the dais this time around.
Officials have said they expect some turnover, but most commissioners will retain their seats.
All current commissioners will serve until the new appointments have been made, said Chief Assistant City Atty. Mike Garcia.
“The intent here is not to have any delay or commission not meeting at their regular meeting date because of lack of membership,” he said.
Those currently serving on boards and commissions will be notified of the changes and asked to indicate whether they want to be considered for reappointment, which some have already done anticipating the decision, said City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian.
Anyone else interested in serving on one of the city’s boards or commissions should submit an application to the city clerk’s office, which will then forward them to council members.
Commission on the Status of Women Chairwoman Paula Devine, who was at the meeting to promote an upcoming commission event, said the commission was not upset about the likely cut in the number of seats.
“We can still function and do everything we’ve been doing,” she said.