The city of Santa Clarita encourages interested and qualified residents to apply for several positions serving on the Arts Commission; the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission; the Planning Commission; the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel; and the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District board of trustees as the city of Santa Clarita representatives.
Three positions on each commission/panel will expire on Dec. 31. Selected candidates for the commissions/panel will each serve four-year terms, which expire on Dec. 31, 2026. The Vector Control District representative will serve a four-year term beginning Jan. 9, 2023. All interested parties must apply by Dec. 15.
Guidelines to apply for all available positions are: Applicants must be 18 years or older and maintain their principal residence in the city of Santa Clarita during their term of office; evening availability is required for all positions; and all applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with their application. Online applications are available at santa-clarita.com/Vacancy.
All three commissions, as well as the FAAP, are comprised of five members. The Arts Commission advises the City Council and city staff on arts matters, including public art, arts programs and art events throughout the community. The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission advises the City Council and city staff on parks and public recreation matters, while the Planning Commission advises the City Council on major development projects, property acquisition, specific plans, zoning and other planning matters.
The FAAP ensures that the city’s land acquisition priorities are followed, reviews fund accounts, ensures Preservation District funds are spent properly and certifies that the proposed expenditures are consistent with requirements.
The Vector Control District board member duties and responsibilities include setting policy, establishing the budget, approving expenditures and retaining legal counsel.
For more information about the city of Santa Clarita’s commissions and panel, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 661-255-4391 or visit santa-clarita.com/Vacancy.