City Commission Applications Now Being Accepted
Applications are now being accepted for service on various City commissions. These commissions work directly with City staff in developing goals and advising the City Council on many issues. These Mayor-appointed positions are a great way to get involved in your community.
- Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation Commission: This commission evaluates and identifies needs in the area of cultural enrichment; the designation and inventory of historic resources; and the placement and use of art throughout the City.
- Board of Appeals: These members review the workings and finances of the Fire Department hazardous materials program as well as provide interpretation pertaining to uniform codes and City ordinances. Membership preference is granted to those with backgrounds in architecture, civil engineering, building trades, or fire protection.
- Disaster Council: The Disaster Council meets at least once each year to review the emergency preparedness status of the City and reports their findings to the City Council.
- Economic Development & Housing Commission: The commission evaluates and identifies incentives and programs to promote economic development; marketing strategies; business retention and recruitment; community investment and development assistance; housing standards and affordability; homelessness; and the Community Development Block Grant policies and priorities.
- Environment & Utilities Commission: This commission evaluates and identifies tree preservation; habitat and natural communities conservation; Williamson Act easements; agricultural land conservation; open space; energy; water, wastewater, and stormwater services and usage; refuse, recycling, and solid waste services and usage; and telecommunications services and usage.
- Library Advisory Board:The Board acts in an advisory capacity to the County Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian and includes the review of library operations and services, budget policies, and programs ad priorities for the Yolo County Library. The Board is comprised of a representative from each Yolo County district, as well as one member from the Board of Supervisors.
- Parks, Recreation & Intergenerational Services Commission: This commission evaluates and identifies parks and related facilities and programs; sports and active living programs; recreation and leisure programs; support for civic and community-based organizations; community services, including health and welfare concerns; adaptation of the full range of city plans, projects, programs and services to the needs of seniors and youth; plans for the provision of services targeted to the elderly, including recreation, leisure, housing, financial security, and mobility; plans for the provision of services targeted to youth; early learning and universal preschool.
- Planning Commission: This commission is a decision-making body as designated by state law. Members are heavily involved in planning and zoning law, and land use policy.
- Transportation, Mobility & Infrastructure Commission: This commission evaluates and identifies transportation planning; bicycle and pedestrian policies and facility planning; goods movement; charging and fueling infrastructure for electric, hydrogen, and other alternative fuel vehicles; public transit; ridesharing, transportation network services, and taxicabs; plans and standards for roads, bridges, and highways; and flood management infrastructure.
For consideration of appointment to the 2019-2020 term, applications are due by Friday, November 16. Applications and more detailed information about each of the commissions are
available on the City’s website at: https://www.cityofwestsacramento.org/government/commissions-committees and by contacting the City Clerk’s Office located at City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, 3rd floor, West Sacramento 95691, (916) 617-4500.