(a) Members of the civilian review board shall be volunteers appointed by the city council, who immediately prior to appointment shall be:
1. A resident of the city;
2. Of the age of 18 years or older; and
3. Able to pass a background investigation consistent with investigations conducted for other city volunteers who have similar access to police records and/or facilities.
(b) The following characteristics shall be considered by the city council when appointing members to the civilian review board:
1. A demonstrated ability to be fair, impartial and unbiased;
2. An absence of any real or perceived bias, prejudice or conflict of interest;
3. A record of community involvement;
4. An ability to build working relationships and communicate effectively with diverse groups; and
(c) Appointments to the civilian review board shall not be made on the basis of constituency or representation of any particular group. A candidate selection process that includes a community panel to review applications and recommend qualified candidates for city council consideration shall be developed by the mayor, in consultation with the police auditor, to help achieve a balanced membership.
(d) Members of the civilian review board shall neither be a current employee of the city nor an immediate family member of a current city police employee.
(e) Civilian review board members shall participate in a training program to be developed by the police auditor.
(f) Members of the civilian review board shall agree in writing to a Statement of Principles and Code of Conduct, to be developed by the police auditor and reviewed and maintained in collaboration with the civilian review board.
(g) It is the intent that civilian review board members be free from personal liability for acts taken within the course and scope of carrying out their official duties and functions. The city will therefore defend and indemnify members to the maximum extent permitted under the Oregon Tort Claims Act and other applicable law.
(2) Terms and Vacancies. Initial appointments shall be staggered as follows: If there are seven (7) members appointed, four (4) members shall be appointed to serve for two (2) years and three (3) members shall be appointed to serve for three (3) years; if there are five (5) members appointed, three (3) members shall be appointed to serve for two (2) years and two (2) members shall be appointed to serve for three (3) years. Except for the initial appointment, the term of each member of the civilian review board shall be three (3) years. No member shall serve more than three (3) consecutive terms. A vacancy that occurs during the term of a member shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, and the appointee shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.
(3) Removal from Office.
(a) A member of the civilian review board may be removed from office by the city council prior to the normal expiration of his/her term for consistent failure to perform civilian review board member duties, or violation of the Statement of Principles/Code of Conduct.
(b) Membership on the civilian review board shall terminate automatically if a member ceases to meet the qualification requirements as described in (1)(a)1, (1)(a)3, and (1)(d) above subsequent to his/her appointment.