“At this point, since the commissioners do serve at the pleasure of the City Council, I would be inclined to un-appoint this person and reopen that one particular seat,” Reinke said. “I am not willing to upset the whole apple cart, but I am willing to look at this one particular seat.”
Reinke proposed that the council reexamine any appointments to the commission where a police record would impede their ability to serve.
Currently, applicants for a city board, commission or committee must complete an application and answer a series of questions on qualifications, experience, education and goals. The paperwork also requires applicants to disclose whether serving poses a conflict of interest, but it does not compel them to submit to a background check or disclose prior convictions.