The city of Santa Clarita encourages interested residents to apply for several positions now open or soon to be open on city and county commissions and panels by Dec. 20.
They include the Arts Commission; the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission; the Planning Commission; the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel; and the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District Board of Trustees as the city of Santa Clarita representative.
Three positions on each commission/panel will expire on Dec. 31, 2018. Selected candidates for the Commissions and Panel will each serve four-year terms, which expire on Dec. 31, 2022. The District representative will serve a four-year term beginning Jan. 2019.
All interested parties must submit an application by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, 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 and 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 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, Valencia 91355.
To obtain an application or for more information about the Commission, Panel and District representative vacancies, call the City Clerk’s Office at 661-255-4391 or visit Santa-Clarita.com.