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A. The commission shall meet at least once a month, with the exception that, critical or time-sensitive work permitting, the commission may recess for either the month of August or December.

B. All meetings shall be open to the public; provided, the commission may hold executive sessions as permitted by law. Commission business shall be conducted in compliance with the requirements, as applicable, of the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 42.30 RCW, and the Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW, as they exist now or may be hereafter amended.

C. A majority of the membership shall constitute a quorum. Action may be taken by a majority of the members present when a quorum exists.

D. Affirmative votes from a majority of members present and voting shall be necessary to carry any proposition. A member who fails to vote without a valid disqualification is declared to have voted in the affirmative.

E. Remote Participation.

1. Commission members are encouraged to attend meetings in person when practicable. A member not able to be physically present for a meeting may participate remotely using approved teleconferencing equipment. Remote participation must be approved by the commission in advance of the meeting.

2. The presiding officer must be physically present for a meeting. If the presiding officer is unable to be physically present, the presiding officer must pass the presiding officer role to a commission member who is physically present at the meeting.

3. No more than three members may participate remotely during any one commission meeting. Such remote participation will be considered attendance at the meeting and shall be counted toward determination of a quorum. (Ord. 6662 § 3, 2022; Ord. 6516 § 3, 2020; Ord. 6240 § 2, 2015.)