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City of Encinitas Public Notice of 2018 Scheduled Vacancies and Appointments for City Commissions

City of Encinitas Public Notice of 2018 Scheduled Vacancies and Appointments for City Commissions

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Encinitas is accepting applications for appointment to City Commissions. Application forms must be completed online from the City’s website.  All applicants must be registered voters of the City of Encinitas.

There are two (2) application deadlines-one for incumbents wishing to reapply and a later date for all other applicants. The deadline for incumbents wishing to reapply is Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., and the deadline for all other applicants is Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

All applicants will be asked to attend the February 14, 2018 City Council meeting to briefly discuss (2 to 3 minutes) their qualifications and interest in serving on a commission. Appointments are scheduled to be made at the City Council meeting on February 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. (meeting dates are subject to change). Terms will begin March 1, 2018.

APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE AND TERMS EXPIRING IN 2018:

COMMISSION FOR THE ARTS: Three (3) appointments to be made for three-year terms ending March 1, 2021. Terms expiring are: Irene Abraham appointed November 2016, Tomoko Kuta appointed February 2016, and Judy Thum reappointed March 2015.  The Commission for the Arts is a seven member board. The Commission for the Arts shall conduct public hearings and prepare recommendations to the City Council on matters regarding the visual, performing and literary arts. The Commission will promote the arts within the community through: 1) quality visual, performing and literary arts programming, 2) exposure and advocacy, 3) arts education programs, 4) the development of arts venues. The Commission will assist the City Council on matters that may be referred to the Commission by the City Council.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION:  Five (5) appointments to be made for three-year terms ending March 1, 2021 and one (1) unscheduled vacancy with a term ending March 2020. Terms expiring are: Christian Adams appointed August 2017, Inge Bisconer appointed August 2017, John Eldon reappointed March 2015, Amy Flicker appointed February 2016, and James Wang reappointed 2015.  The Environmental Commission is a seven member board. The Environmental Commission shall conduct public hearings and prepare recommendations to the City Council on matters regarding the environment to include without limitation: Develop an Annual Work Plan and presentation to the City Council; Review and update from time to time, as necessary, the Environmental Action Plan; Develop policies and plans to provide for and advocate for environmental protection within the City of Encinitas; Develop policies and plans for developing environmental awareness in cooperation with other public and private agencies to include school districts; Provide review and recommendations to the City Council on such matters that may be referred to the Commission by the City Council.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION:  Three (3) appointments to be made for three- year terms ending March 1, 2021. Terms expiring are: Elizabeth Brady appointed March 2015, John Gjata reappointed March 2015 and Doug Goad reappointed March 2015.  The Parks and Recreation Commission is a seven member board. The Parks and Recreation Commission shall conduct public hearings and prepare recommendations to the City Council on matters regarding public parks, recreational facilities, and community services to include, without limitation: policies and plans for the acquisition, development, improvement, and utilization of parks, playgrounds and other recreational facilities; policies and plans for the development and operations of community service programs for the benefit of the residents of the City; policies and plans for developing community service programs in cooperation with other public and private agencies to include school districts; and such matters that may be referred to the Commission by the City Council

PLANNING COMMISSION:  Two (2) appointments to be made for three-year terms ending March 1, 2021 – Cardiff and Old Encinitas representatives.  Terms expiring are: Kevin Doyle (Old Encinitas representative) appointed February 2017 and Greg Drakos (Cardiff representative) appointed March 2015.  The Planning Commission is a five member board with each member representing one of the five communities of Encinitas: Cardiff, Leucadia, New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, and Olivenhain. Applicants must have resided as a registered voter in either Cardiff or Old Encinitas for no less than six months prior to appointment, and maintain residency and voter registration in Cardiff or Old Encinitas while serving on the Commission.  The Planning Commission shall perform such duties as may be specified by ordinance or resolution of the City Council or by the laws of the State of California. Further, the Planning Commission shall study and report to the City Council upon any matter referred to it by the City Council and shall keep the City Council currently advised of all matters pending, and shall furnish any special information, reports or materials which the City Council may request. The Planning Commission shall make a final determination as authorized by the Code for the following applications:  Coastal Development, Conditional Use Permit (Major), Tentative Tract Map, Zoning Code Interpretation, Application for project in more than one Community Planning area, and other applications and duties as required by the Code. In addition, the Planning Commission shall make recommendation to the City Council as authorized by the Code for the following applications: General Plan Interpretation, General Plan Amendment, Zoning Code Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, Specific Plan, and other applications as required by the Code.

SENIOR CITIZEN COMMISSION: Three (3) appointments to be made for three-year terms ending March 1, 2021 and one (1) unscheduled vacancy with a term ending March 2020. Terms expiring are: Kris Stewart appointed March 2015, Kevin Quinn appointed March 2015 and Lee Vance reappointed March 2015. The Senior Citizen Commission is a seven member board. The Senior Citizen Commission shall conduct public hearings to gather information and thereafter make recommendations to the City Council on matters regarding services for Senior Citizens which include, without limitation: Policies and plans for the development and operation of programs and services for the benefit of Senior Citizens within the City; policies and plans for developing programs and services in cooperation with other public and private agencies which would benefit Senior Citizens; and such matters that may be referred to the Commission by the City Council.

TRAFFIC & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION: Two (2) appointments to be made for three- year terms ending March 1, 2021 – Cardiff and Olivenhain representatives. Terms expiring are: Peter Kohl (Olivenhain representative) and Charles Lisherness (Cardiff representative) reappointed March 2015.  The Traffic and Public Safety Commission is a seven member board with five members representing each of the five communities of Encinitas: Cardiff, Leucadia, New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, and Olivenhain; and two (2) members representing the community at-large. Applicants must have resided as a registered voter in either Cardiff or Olivenhain for no less than six months prior to appointment, and maintain residency and voter registration in Cardiff or Olivenhain while serving on the Commission. Applicants for the community at-large appointments must be a registered voter of the City of Encinitas. The Traffic and Public Safety Commission shall study and report to the City Council upon any matter referred to it by   the   City   Council.   The Traffic   & Public Safety Commission shall have advisory responsibility in regards to traffic issues and public safety.  It is the duty of this Commission to serve as a liaison between the public and the City Council, and to conduct analysis and provide recommendations to the City Council on matters related to the circulation of motorized vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles, and on matters related to public safety. The scope of the commission’s role with respect to public safety includes but is not limited to traffic safety, emergency response for fire, medical and other crises, as well as the City’s efforts to control and reduce criminal activities of all types. The Commission may conduct informational and educational meetings, prepare reports and analyses, and work with fire, marine safety, ambulance, and sheriff personnel.

General Information (for complete text see Chapter 2.30 of the Municipal Code)

  • Persons appointed to a City board, commission or committee serve at the pleasure of the City Council
  • All Commissions with the exception of the Youth Commission shall have three-year staggered terms of office. The Youth Commission shall have a one-year term of office.
  • Beginning in 2014, all Commissions, with the exception of the Youth Commission, shall have term limits of two (2) consecutive full terms of office. After reaching the term limit, a person must sit out one appointment cycle before reapplying to the same City Commission. Upon terming out of one Commission, a person may apply to a different City Commission. 
  • A Board, Commission, or Committee Member's term shall be automatically terminated if the member is absent from three (3) consecutive regular meetings.

For additional information, please contact the City Clerk's Department at (760) 633-2601. 

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