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     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Encinitas is accepting applications to fill one unscheduled vacancy on the Traffic and Public Safety Commission – Olivenhain representative with a term ending March 1, 2021. Application forms must be completed online from the City’s website. All applicants must be registered voters of the City of Encinitas and reside in Olivenhain. The deadline for applications is Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
     Applicants may be asked to attend a City Council meeting to briefly discuss (2 to 3 minutes) their qualifications and interest in serving on the commission. Appointments are scheduled to be made that same evening (meeting dates are subject to change). Term of office for the unscheduled vacancy will begin upon appointment.

TRAFFIC & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION: One (1) appointment to fill the unscheduled vacancy for the Olivenhain representative with a term ending March 1, 2021 (Commissioner Peter Kohl resigned). 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 for the Olivenhain Representative appointment, must have resided as a registered voter in Olivenhain for no less than six months prior to appointment, and maintain residency and voter registration in Olivenhain while serving on the Commission. 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 regard 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.
For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Department at 760-633-2601.