The city of Santa Clarita encourages interested residents to apply for several positions serving on local commissions.
Positions are available for the Arts Commission, the Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission, the Planning Commission, the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel (FAAP), and the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (District) Board of Trustees as City of Santa Clarita representative.
Two terms of office on each commission/panel will expire on December 31, 2016. Selected candidates for the Commissions and Panel will each serve four-year terms, which expire on December 31, 2020. The District representative will serve a 2-year term beginning January 2017. All interested parties must submit an application by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 to the City Clerk’s Office.
All three commissions, as well as the FAAP, are comprised of five members each. The Arts Commission advises the City Council and City staff on arts matters, including public art, arts programs, and art events throughout the community. The Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission advises the City Council and City staff on parks and public recreation matters, while the Planning Commission advises the City Council on major development projects, property acquisition, specific plans, zoning, and other planning matters. The FAAP ensures that the City’s land acquisition priorities are followed, reviews fund accounts, ensures Preservation District funds are spent properly, and ensures that proposed expenditures are consistent with requirements. The District Board member duties and responsibilities include setting policy, establishing the budget, approving expenditures, and retaining legal counsel.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and maintain their principal residence in the City of Santa Clarita during their term of office. Evening availability is also required for all positions, and the District Board member must also travel by personal vehicle to a meeting location outside Santa Clarita.
All applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with their application. Applications should be submitted to the City Clerk’s office at Santa Clarita City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Suite 120.
To obtain an application or for more information about the Commission, Panel, and District representative vacancies, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (661) 255-4391 or visit Santa-Clarita.com.