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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Encinitas is accepting applications to fill one unscheduled vacancy on the Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission – Olivenhain representative with a term ending March 1, 2024.   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, June 16, 2022, 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. 

MOBILITY AND TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION: One (1) appointment to fill the unscheduled vacancy for the Olivenhain representative with a term ending March 1, 2024 (Commissioner Prendergast was appointed to the Planning Commission).  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 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 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 of the Municipal Code)

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.