City of Concord California


News Release



November 3, 2016

Recruitments open for Concord boards and commissions


This week, the Concord City Council announced the opening of member recruitments for the Board of Appeals, Personnel Board, Planning Commission, Design Review Board, Concord Pavilion Community Outreach Committee, Commission on Aging and Concord Pleasant Hill Health Care District Grant Committee. The deadline for applications to be received by the City Clerk's Office is Friday, Jan. 6 at 5 p.m.

The Board of Appeals is seeking three members and two alternates willing to serve a four-year term ending February 2021. The five-member and two-alternate Board of Appeals meets as needed to interpret State law and the California Building Standards Code pertaining to construction standards for the City. They make a determination of suitable alternate materials and methods of construction and hear appeals of orders, decisions, and determinations made by the City's Chief Building Official. Decisions of the Board are final and may not be appealed to the City Council. The Board of Appeals consists of members who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to the City of Concord Construction Code and are not employees of the City. Appointees must be qualified in and specifically knowledgeable in the City of Concord Construction Code and applicable local ordinances.

The Personnel Board is seeking three members, two willing to serve a four-year term ending February 28, 2021 and one willing to fill an unscheduled vacancy with a term ending February 28, 2019.

The Personnel Board is comprised of five members. They act in an advisory capacity to the City Council on personnel matters. The Board receives and hears appeals and grievances, and as directed by Council, conducts hearings on personnel matters, gathers information and data, and provides written reports of findings. The Personnel Board meets on an as-needed basis.

The Planning Commission is seeking three members willing to serve a four-year term ending February 28, 2021.

The Planning Commission consists of five members serving staggered four-year terms. All members must be residents of Concord. The Commission meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at 1950 Parkside Drive and members receive a small stipend per meeting. Members are expected to develop and maintain a long range comprehensive General Plan of the Concord planning area, review developments, tentative subdivision maps, use permits, and rezoning applications. Planning Commission meetings are televised live on Channel 28 (Comcast) and Channel 29 (Astound).

The Design Review Board is seeking two design professionals willing to serve a four-year term ending February 28, 2021.

The Design Review Board reviews the design of any development for which design review is required by City ordinance and any matter referred to the Board by the Planning Commission, Zoning Administrator, or Planning Manager. Members meet at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month in the Permit Center Conference Room located at 1950 Parkside Drive and receive a small stipend per meeting.

The Concord Pavilion Community Outreach Committee is seeking four members willing to serve a two-year term ending February 28, 2019.

The Concord Pavilion Community Outreach Committee consists of five members holding two-year terms; and comprised as follows: four members appointed by the Concord City Council (aka: City members) and one member appointed by the Manager of the Pavilion (Live Nation) (aka: Manager member). It provides guidance to the Pavilion General Manager on outreach efforts to attract applications from local schools, cultural organizations and the community to bring additional community events to the Pavilion which will expand the use of the venue beyond the concert season.

The Commission on Aging is seeking four members for immediate appointment willing to serve a two-year term expiring on June 30, 2019 and two members for immediate appointment willing to serve a four-year term expiring June 30, 2021.

Members identify, improve, and develop services and opportunities for senior citizens. They are asked to attend and participate in the Contra Costa Advisory Council on Aging subcommittees to identify the unmet needs of senior citizens and evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs and laws. All members of the Commission on Aging must be residents of Concord holding no other office in the City. At least 51 percent of the members must be over the age of 60 years old. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Concord Senior Center located at 2727 Parkside Drive.

The Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District Grant Committee is seeking one member willing to serve a two-year term expiring June 30, 2019 and one member willing to serve a four-year term expiring June 30, 2021.

Members are required to review funding requests and advise the City Council on the allocation of Concord Pleasant Hill Health Care District funds. All members must be residents of Concord who hold no other office in the City and shall be representative of the general public and the religious, racial, age, gender, disabled and ethnic groups in the City.

Applications forms are available at the City's website at www.cityofconcord.org/BCApplications.



 
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