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As soon as practicable, following the first day of July of every year, each of such boards and commissions shall organize by electing one of its members to serve as presiding officer for the ensuing year. Each board or commission shall hold regular meetings as required by ordinance of the City Council, and such special meetings as such board or commission may require. All proceedings shall be open to the public.

The affirmative vote of a majority of the entire membership of such board or commission shall be necessary for it to take any action except to adjourn.

The City Manager shall designate a secretary for the recording of minutes for each such board and commission, who shall keep a record of its proceedings and transactions. Each board or commission may prescribe its own rules and regulations which shall be consistent with this Charter and copies of which shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk where they shall be available for public inspection. Each shall have the same power as the City Council to compel the attendance of witnesses, to examine them under oath and to compel the production of evidence before it.