The appointment of commission members to fill expiring terms on the commission shall be made by the city council at their discretion, but should routinely be made at the first meeting in February of the year a commission member’s term is to expire. In the event a vacancy in any position on the commission arises due to resignation, removal or any other cause recognized by the city council, the city council shall appoint a person to fill the unexpired term within 60 days of the recognition of the vacancy by the council. A special temporary appointment of a former planning commission member may be made by the city council for the purpose of completing action on any quasi-judicial matter in which the former commission member participated prior to the end of the commission member’s regular term. The special appointment is limited to the quasi-judicial matter and shall expire upon final action by the planning commission in the quasi-judicial matter for which the special appointment was made. Members of the commission may be removed at the pleasure of the city council. (Ord. 1813 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1799 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1623 § 2, 1996; Ord. 1099 § 2, 1983; Ord. 791 § 1, 1976; Ord. 611 § 2, 1971).