[HISTORY: Adopted by the City of Norwalk Common Council 8-8-2017. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Bike/Walk Advisory Commission shall be composed of seven members to be nominated by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council. The minimum qualifications for membership is that an individual must be an elector of the City of Norwalk. The Mayor shall designate one of the seven members as Chairman. Each member of the Commission shall be appointed for a term of three years, and terms shall be staggered. The terms of the initial members shall be as follows: two members with terms to expire June 30, 2018; three members with terms to expire June 30, 2019; and two members with terms to expire June 30, 2020. Thereafter, the terms for all members shall be for three years commencing on July 1. The Commission may, upon a majority vote, request that the Mayor remove any member who is absent from three or more meetings in any twelve-month period. Any vacancy shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the Common Council for the unexpired term of the member whose place shall become vacant. Members shall serve without compensation.
The Chief of Economic and Community Development, the Chief of Operations and Public Works, the Director of the Health Department, the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency, the Police Chief, and the Transportation Planner, or their respective designees, shall each serve ex officio without a vote. Staff support shall be provided by the Economic and Community Development Department.
The Bike/Walk Advisory Commission supports bicycling and walking as safe, accessible, and sustainable forms of transportation and recreation that increase the City of Norwalk's livability and economic vitality, and improve public and environmental health.
The purpose of the Commission shall be to:
Promote complete streets programs and facilities for bicycles and pedestrians in the City of Norwalk;
Review, promote, and update the City of Norwalk's Master Bicycle Plan;
Review, promote, and update the City of Norwalk's Pedestrian Plan;
Review and provide advice in the implementation of the transportation component of the Plan of Conservation and Development; and
Review and provide advice on transportation and other projects having an impact on walking and biking in the City of Norwalk from the earliest stage possible.
The Commission shall provide annual reports to the Common Council of the City of Norwalk to summarize the Commission's work over the course of the year.
In no event shall the acts or proposed acts of this Commission conflict with the lawful designated duties of any other body or commission of the City of Norwalk.