In January, City Council Members will appoint Commissioners to the Planning Commission, the Community Services Commission and the Traffic and Parking Commission. Each term is for four years and the Commissions typically meet once a month, on Thursdays. Check out the Commission descriptions below and be sure to apply via online application on the City website by December 31.
• Planning Commission: The Planning Commission acts as the custodian of the visual character of the City and plans for the physical development of the City. The Commissioners review and approve specific planning and development permits and advise the City Council on regulatory zoning matters and the citywide landscape improvement program. This Commission meets the second Thursday of each month.
• Community Services Commission: The Community Services Commission advises the City Council on matters pertaining to the acquisition, development, and maintenance of public parks and recreational facilities. The Commission also advises the City Council on matters relating to recreational programs and provides advice to the Community Services Department. This Commission meets the third Thursday of each month.
• Traffic and Parking Commission: The Traffic and Parking Commission advises the City Council on issues relating to parking and the safe and efficient movement of traffic, including vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, and other modes of transportation upon the circulation network of the City. The Commission will provide recommendations related to traffic and parking including, but not limited to traffic and parking related field studies, requests for traffic control devices, requests for Permit Parking and Street Sweeping Parking Restrictions, and other related matters. This Commission meets the fourth Thursday of every month.
For more information and applications, see http://www.lakeforestca.gov/620/Elected-Officials-and-Boards Applications are due by the close of business on December 31, 2018.