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City Recruits for Advisory Commissions

Post Date:April 11, 2019 3:48 pm

The City of Davis is accepting applications from citizens, 18 years of age and older, interested in serving on one of the following commissions:

  • Bicycling, Transportation, and Street Safety
  • Civic Arts
  • Finance and Budget
  • Historical Resources Management
  • Human Relations
  • Natural Resources
  • Personnel Board
  • Recreation and Park
  • Senior Citizen
  • Social Services
  • Tree

By serving on a city commission, you are helping 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 also provide an important avenue for determining the community’s feelings about issues and extending the reach of the democratic process.

Applications may be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 23 Russell Boulevard during regular business hours, or downloaded at http://cityofdavis.org/city-hall/city-council/commissions-and-committees/apply-to-serve-on-a-city-commission.

Please be aware that all applications and accompanying documents are considered public information and may be disclosed/released pursuant to the California Public Records Act. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 20, 2019
Applications may be submitted, in person or via mail, to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall (23 Russell Boulevard, Suite 1, Davis, CA 95616); or via e-mail to ClerkWeb@cityofdavis.org.

In addition to the application form, commission applicants will participate in a 10-minute private interview with the Council subcommittee and city staff. Applications are tentatively scheduled to be submitted to City Council for appointment in June 2019.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 530-757-5648 or visit the City of Davis website at http://city-council.cityofdavis.org/commissions

COMMISSION/COMMITTEE INFORMATION

BICYCLING, TRANSPORTATION, AND STREET SAFETY COMMISSION

  • Advise on matters relating to 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), 5:30 p.m., Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

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), 7:15 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

FINANCE AND BUDGET COMMISSION

  • Analyzes technical, financial and budgeting issues requested by City Council.
  • Fosters public understanding of local government finance.
  • Meets:  2nd Monday (monthly), 6:30 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 archaeology, 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., Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

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., Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION

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

PERSONNEL BOARD

  • Provide advice through neutral and objective judgments concerning personnel issues and fulfill obligations and responsibilities imposed by the Personnel Rules; investigate and make recommendations on matters of personnel policy.
  • On call, meets as needed when appeals are submitted.

RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION

  • Advises on matters pertaining to public recreation and park planning.
  • Reviews annual budgets for park and recreation programs.
  • Meets:  3rd Wednesday (monthly) 6:30 p.m., 23 Russell Blvd.

SENIOR CITIZENS COMMISSION

  • Advises on matters relating to policies and programs that serve senior citizens.
  • Identifies needs of the aging in the community.
  • Explores improved and new services in private and public sectors.
  • Meets: 2nd Thursday (monthly), 2:30 p.m., 23 Russell Blvd.

SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION

  • Identifies community social services needs related to health, affordable housing, homelessness, hunger, transit, child care, elder adult services, accessibility and low income needs.
  • Makes recommendations on Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnership Program and other grant programs.
  • Meets:  3rd Monday (monthly), 7:00 p.m., 23 Russell Boulevard.

TREE COMMISSION

  • Renders decisions on tree removal and/or modification permit requests.
  • Makes recommendations regarding designations of Landmark Trees.
  • Meets: 3rd Thursday (monthly), 5:30 p.m., Administrative Building A, 1818 5th Street.