A Budget Committee and a Policy Committee are established as standing committees of the Commission. Each Committee shall have three regular members and up to three alternate members. Alternate members may be assigned to only the specific sub-
committee on which a regular member from the same category as the alternate (county, cities, special districts, public) serves. Each standing committee shall meet quarterly, or as necessary, and report to the full Commission. At the first meeting in each odd-numbered calendar year, the Chair shall nominate and the Commission may ratify the assignments to the standing committees. In the event of a vacancy, the Commission shall appoint a new member to serve the remainder of the term.