Contact Information

Phone
    (530) 757-5648
    (530) 758-0204 FAX
    (530) 757-5666 TDD

Email
    clerkweb@cityofdavis.org

Office Address
    23 Russell Blvd., Suite 1
    Davis, CA 95616

Office Hours
    Monday – Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Apply to Serve on a City Commission!

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By serving on a City commission, you can participate in local government and help plan the future of Davis. Commissions serve as a conduit for citizen input – a way of gathering, analyzing and recommending options to the City Council. Commissions provide an important avenue for determining the community’s feelings about various issues and extending the reach of the democratic process.

If you are interested in serving on a commission, please fill out an application. Applications may be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 23 Russell Boulevard, Suite 1, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., downloaded from the link below, or call 530-757-5648 and an application will be mailed or emailed to you. Feel free to include a resume or other information to help the City Council in the selection process. Please be aware that all applications and accompanied documents are considered public information and may be disclosed/released pursuant to the California Public Records Act. Applications are submitted to City Council for appointment at a regular Council meeting.

Current Recruitments

If the commission you are interested in applying to is not listed above, no worries! Individuals may apply at any time; applications will be kept on file for up to two years.  Applicants will be contacted as vacancies occur, or when a recruitment opens for positions on a commission/board/committee.

*Supplemental Questionnaire Required

Commission and Board Application Forms

Application Form:

Planning Commission Supplemental Questionnaire:

Commission Handbook:

Applications can be submitted in person or via mail to the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd., Suite 4, Davis CA 95616; or submitted via e-mail to ClerkWeb@cityofdavis.org.

More information about each of our City Commissions may be found on the Commissions and Committees web page.

BICYCLING, TRANSPORTATION, AND STREET SAFETY COMMISSION
  • Advise the City Council and staff on matters relating to transportation programs, projects, and planning efforts.
  • Scope includes: transportation policy; transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular planning; street design; traffic operations and enforcement; traffic safety; parking; and transportation infrastructure maintenance.
  • Meets: 2nd Thursday (monthly); 6:30 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard

CIVIC ARTS COMMISSION

  • Formulates, reviews and recommends programs and policies to guide the review and recommendations related to the acquisition, removal, relocation or alteration of works of art for the cultural enrichment of the City.
  • Meets: 2nd Monday (monthly), 7:00 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

HISTORICAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COMMISSION

  • Maintains inventory and recommends designation of historical resources.
  • Reviews applications for alteration permits for historical structures.
  • Members with experience/knowledge in historic preservation, cultural heritage of Davis and/or professional qualifications in architecture, history, prehistoric/historic archeology, urban planning, law, real estate, folklore, museum curation, conservation, landscape architecture, American studies and cultural geography are highly desired to maintain compliance with Certified Local Government Guidelines.
  • Meets: 3rd Monday (monthly), 7:00 p.m., Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C Street.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION

  • Promotes mutual respect, understanding and tolerance among all persons.
  • Advocates educational and appropriate activities to discourage/prevent discrimination and prejudice and promote diversity, equality and justice.
  • Meets: 4th Thursday (monthly), 6:30 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION

  • Promotes the preservation, management and enhancement of the city's natural resources.
  • Recommends policies and guidelines regarding air quality in the Yolo-Solano-Sacramento region, water conservation, waste management and recycling.
  • Meets: 4th Monday (monthly), 6:30 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

OPEN SPACE AND HABITAT COMMISSION

  • Advises on matters relating to open space issues, programs, projects and habitats.
  • Fosters dialogue with the community for open space projects and issues.
  • Meets: 1st Monday (monthly), 6:30 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

PLANNING COMMISSION

  • Makes recommendations relative to land use decisions including General Plan and Specific Plan amendments, variances, conditional use permits, planned developments, tentative maps, rezoning and annexations.
  • Meets:  2nd & 4th Wednesdays (bi-monthly), 7:00 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

UTILITY RATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Advises the City Council on the City's utility rates, assumptions and programs, rates policies, long and short term concerns, financing options, utility billing issues, regulatory compliance, and related utility matters as directed by the City Council;
  • Recommends adjustments to the City's utility rates after careful review of key information pertaining to the City's utility systems and infrastructure as required in the rate setting process.  
  • Meets: 2nd Thursday (monthly), 7:00 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

UNITRANS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Addresses Unitrans issues brought forward by residents, and reviews any proposed Unitrans route, schedule, and fare changes.
  • Meets: One annual meeting in the spring, and on-call as needed; Meeting location varies.
BICYCLING, TRANSPORTATION, AND STREET SAFETY COMMISSION
  • Advise the City Council and staff on matters relating to transportation programs, projects, and planning efforts.
  • Scope includes: transportation policy; transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular planning; street design; traffic operations and enforcement; traffic safety; parking; and transportation infrastructure maintenance.
  • Meets: 2nd Thursday (monthly); 6:30 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard

CIVIC ARTS COMMISSION

  • Formulates, reviews and recommends programs and policies to guide the review and recommendations related to the acquisition, removal, relocation or alteration of works of art for the cultural enrichment of the City.
  • Meets: 2nd Monday (monthly), 7:00 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

HISTORICAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COMMISSION

  • Maintains inventory and recommends designation of historical resources.
  • Reviews applications for alteration permits for historical structures.
  • Members with experience/knowledge in historic preservation, cultural heritage of Davis and/or professional qualifications in architecture, history, prehistoric/historic archeology, urban planning, law, real estate, folklore, museum curation, conservation, landscape architecture, American studies and cultural geography are highly desired to maintain compliance with Certified Local Government Guidelines.
  • Meets: 3rd Monday (monthly), 7:00 p.m., Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C Street.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION

  • Promotes mutual respect, understanding and tolerance among all persons.
  • Advocates educational and appropriate activities to discourage/prevent discrimination and prejudice and promote diversity, equality and justice.
  • Meets: 4th Thursday (monthly), 6:30 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION

  • Promotes the preservation, management and enhancement of the city's natural resources.
  • Recommends policies and guidelines regarding air quality in the Yolo-Solano-Sacramento region, water conservation, waste management and recycling.
  • Meets: 4th Monday (monthly), 6:30 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

OPEN SPACE AND HABITAT COMMISSION

  • Advises on matters relating to open space issues, programs, projects and habitats.
  • Fosters dialogue with the community for open space projects and issues.
  • Meets: 1st Monday (monthly), 6:30 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

PLANNING COMMISSION

  • Makes recommendations relative to land use decisions including General Plan and Specific Plan amendments, variances, conditional use permits, planned developments, tentative maps, rezoning and annexations.
  • Meets:  2nd & 4th Wednesdays (bi-monthly), 7:00 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

UTILITY RATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Advises the City Council on the City's utility rates, assumptions and programs, rates policies, long and short term concerns, financing options, utility billing issues, regulatory compliance, and related utility matters as directed by the City Council;
  • Recommends adjustments to the City's utility rates after careful review of key information pertaining to the City's utility systems and infrastructure as required in the rate setting process.  
  • Meets: 2nd Thursday (monthly), 7:00 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

UNITRANS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Addresses Unitrans issues brought forward by residents, and reviews any proposed Unitrans route, schedule, and fare changes.
  • Meets: One annual meeting in the spring, and on-call as needed; Meeting location varies.
BICYCLING, TRANSPORTATION, AND STREET SAFETY COMMISSION
  • Advise the City Council and staff on matters relating to transportation programs, projects, and planning efforts.
  • Scope includes: transportation policy; transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular planning; street design; traffic operations and enforcement; traffic safety; parking; and transportation infrastructure maintenance.
  • Meets: 2nd Thursday (monthly); 6:30 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard

CIVIC ARTS COMMISSION

  • Formulates, reviews and recommends programs and policies to guide the review and recommendations related to the acquisition, removal, relocation or alteration of works of art for the cultural enrichment of the City.
  • Meets: 2nd Monday (monthly), 7:00 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

HISTORICAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COMMISSION

  • Maintains inventory and recommends designation of historical resources.
  • Reviews applications for alteration permits for historical structures.
  • Members with experience/knowledge in historic preservation, cultural heritage of Davis and/or professional qualifications in architecture, history, prehistoric/historic archeology, urban planning, law, real estate, folklore, museum curation, conservation, landscape architecture, American studies and cultural geography are highly desired to maintain compliance with Certified Local Government Guidelines.
  • Meets: 3rd Monday (monthly), 7:00 p.m., Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C Street.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION

  • Promotes mutual respect, understanding and tolerance among all persons.
  • Advocates educational and appropriate activities to discourage/prevent discrimination and prejudice and promote diversity, equality and justice.
  • Meets: 4th Thursday (monthly), 6:30 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION

  • Promotes the preservation, management and enhancement of the city's natural resources.
  • Recommends policies and guidelines regarding air quality in the Yolo-Solano-Sacramento region, water conservation, waste management and recycling.
  • Meets: 4th Monday (monthly), 6:30 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

OPEN SPACE AND HABITAT COMMISSION

  • Advises on matters relating to open space issues, programs, projects and habitats.
  • Fosters dialogue with the community for open space projects and issues.
  • Meets: 1st Monday (monthly), 6:30 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

PLANNING COMMISSION

  • Makes recommendations relative to land use decisions including General Plan and Specific Plan amendments, variances, conditional use permits, planned developments, tentative maps, rezoning and annexations.
  • Meets:  2nd & 4th Wednesdays (bi-monthly), 7:00 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

UTILITY RATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Advises the City Council on the City's utility rates, assumptions and programs, rates policies, long and short term concerns, financing options, utility billing issues, regulatory compliance, and related utility matters as directed by the City Council;
  • Recommends adjustments to the City's utility rates after careful review of key information pertaining to the City's utility systems and infrastructure as required in the rate setting process.  
  • Meets: 2nd Thursday (monthly), 7:00 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

UNITRANS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Addresses Unitrans issues brought forward by residents, and reviews any proposed Unitrans route, schedule, and fare changes.
  • Meets: One annual meeting in the spring, and on-call as needed; Meeting location varies.