Applications are now being accepted for those interested in joining one of the City’s Boards or Commissions. The following have vacancies available: Design Review Board, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, and Public Tree Advisory Commission. Please see below for information on each board or commission. The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2017. Click here to fill out an online application. For questions contact Deborah Lopez, City Clerk, at (805) 961-7505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Design Review Board Vacancies
The Design Review Board (DRB) is a seven-member body whose responsibility is to encourage development exemplifying the best professional design practices in order to enhance the visual quality of the environment and prevent poor quality of design. The DRB has one vacancy for a professionally licensed architect and one vacancy for a licensed Landscape Architect or Landscape Contractor. To be eligible to apply, candidates must be a qualified elector. Members of the DRB are appointed to a three-year term. The DRB meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 3:00 p.m., and the position is compensated $50 per meeting.
Parks and Recreation Commission Vacancies
The Parks and Recreation Commission discusses the needs, opportunities and current offerings of parks and recreation activities, and advises the City Council on all issues related to parks and recreational opportunities in Goleta. Composed of seven members, the Parks and Recreation Commission has three vacancies available. Two members will be appointed to a four year term and one member will be appointed to a two year term ending February 2019. The Commission holds six regular meetings per year and may hold additional meetings as needed. Members are compensated at $50 per meeting. To be eligible to apply, candidates must reside within Goleta City limits.
Public Tree Advisory Commission Vacancies
The Public Tree Advisory Commission provides advice to staff and the City Council in developing plans and goals for the Goleta Urban Forest, represents the interests of the community and informs the community of the Urban Forestry program as directed by the City Council. Two appointments will be made to the Public Tree Advisory Commission. To be eligible to apply, candidates must reside within Goleta City limits and should have an interest in and/or experience in urban forestry or landscaping. Commissioners are appointed by the City Council and serve four year terms which expire at the first regular meeting of the first February following the expiration of the current term of office of the City Councilmember who appointed the Commission member. The Commission holds meetings on an as-needed basis and members are compensated at the rate of $50 per meeting.
Planning Commission Vacancies
The Planning Commission is a five-member advisory body with responsibility for the orderly development of the City and administration of the zoning and subdivision ordinances. The Planning Commission conducts at least one regular meeting on the second Monday of each month. Commission members are compensated at the rate of $100 per public hearing, meeting or workshop, and may receive a one-time stipend of $200 to assist in defraying personal expenses associated with training for the position.
Three appointments will be made to the Planning Commission in 2017. To be eligible to apply, candidates must reside within Goleta City limits and be a qualified elector. Two members of the Commission will be appointed to a four year term which expires at the first regular meeting in February 2021, following the expiration of the current term of office of the City Councilmember who appointed the Commission member. One member of the Commission will be appointed to a term ending February 2019.