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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 13, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., and the deadline for all other applicants is Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.  DEADLINE EXTENDED to  Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

All applicants may be asked to attend the February 9, 2022, 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 same meeting.  New terms will begin March 1, 2022.

APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE AND TERMS EXPIRING IN 2022:

MOBILITY & TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION: Two (2) appointments for at-large representatives to be made for full three-year terms ending March 1, 2025. Terms expiring are: June Honsberger (at-large representative) appointed September 29, 2021, to fill an unscheduled vacancy and Brian Grover appointed February 13, 2019, for Term 2 (termed out). The Mobility and Traffic 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 community at-large appointments must be a registered voter of the City of Encinitas.

The Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission shall study and report to the City Council upon any matter referred to it by the City Council. The Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission shall have advisory responsibility in regards to mobility and traffic safety issues.

A.         It is the duty of this Commission to serve as a liaison between the public and the City Council, and to conduct analyses and provide recommendations to the Council on matters related to safety and mobility of all modes of transportation.

B.         If the recommendations of the Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission are to modify existing traffic controls, devices, markings, or measures, or install new controls, devices, markings or measures, then those recommendations shall be included with a report by the City Traffic Engineer or his/her designee in an agenda item to the City Council.

C.        If the recommendations of the Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission are to not modify existing traffic controls, devices, markings, or measures nor to install new traffic controls, devices, markings or measures, then these recommendations shall be included in a report by the City Traffic Engineer or his/her designee to the Council for information only. The Commission decision can be reviewed by Council if an appeal is filed or by Council request. (See Chapter 1.12.)

D.        The City Council may refer to the Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission requests to review and prepare recommendations on major roadway projects.

E.         Powers Delegated to the Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission to be advisory. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as restricting or curtailing any of the powers of the City Council, or as a delegation to the Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission of any of the authority or discretionary powers vested and imposed by law in the City Council. The City Council declares that the public interest, convenience, and welfare require the appointment of a Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission to act in a purely advisory capacity to the City Council for the purpose enumerated. Any power herein delegated to the Commission to adopt rules and regulations shall not be construed as a delegation of legislative authority but purely a delegation of administrative authority.

For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Department at 760-633-2601.

 

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.
  • Appointees to any City Commission will not be selected from among members currently serving on any other 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 held by the member’s agency.

 

The following is a list of Boards and Commissions appointed by the City Council:

COMMISSION FOR THE ARTS: 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.

Current Vacancies:  No Current Vacancies

Upcoming Vacancies:  No upcoming vacancies

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION: 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. 

Current Vacancies: No Current Vacancies

Upcoming Vacancies:  No upcoming vacancies

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY: The Housing Authority Board meets periodically to authorize and/or approve operational and administrative actions pertaining to the Housing Authority. The Housing Authority Board is a seven member board consisting of the Mayor and City Council and two Tenant Commissioners. Tenant Commissioners are two participant representatives of the City’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Of the two Tenant Commissioners, one must be over 62 years of age.

Current Vacancies: No Current Vacancies

Upcoming Vacancies: No upcoming vacancies

 

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION: 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.

Current Vacancies: No Current Vacancies

Upcoming Vacancies:  No upcoming vacancies

 

PLANNING 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 this 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 this Code. In addition, the Planning Commission shall make recommendation to the City Council as authorized by this 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 this Code.

Current Vacancies: No Current Vacancies

Upcoming Vacancies: No upcoming vacancies

 

SENIOR CITIZEN COMMISSION: 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.

Current Vacancies: Immediate Unscheduled Vacancy Term Ends: Mar 01, 2023; Applications due December 2, 2021

Appointing Authority: Mayor with Council approval

Upcoming Vacancies: No upcoming vacancies

 

YOUTH COMMISSION: The Youth Commission consists of up to nine (9) voting members all serving a one-year term. Duties include: development of an Annual Work Plan; review and updates on the Youth/Teen Master Plan; advising the City Council on matters regarding youth/teen services and programs; and cooperation with other public and private agencies.

Current Vacancies: No Current Vacancies

Upcoming Vacancies: Youth Commission terms are for one year.  All current terms expire July 1, 2022

For information regarding all current boards and commissions including current appointments, click here