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City Seeks Applicants for Commission Vacancies
The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified residents to fill upcoming vacancies on the Arts and Culture Commission, Charitable Solicitations Commission, Design Review Commission, Human Relations Commission, Planning Commission, Public Works Commission, and Traffic and Parking Commission.
The City Council recommends that interested participants first join the Team Beverly Hills residential Education Program to familiarize themselves with City operations and procedures. Applicants must be residences of the City of Beverly Hills for two years before applying.
The Commissioners may not serve simultaneously on more than one commission and will receive no monetary compensation in any form. The appointees are required to file an initial and annual “Statement of Economic Interests” financial disclosure.
The initial term of office for a Commissioner is two years. At the discretion of the City Council, the Commissioners may be reappointed to a second term of four years. The deadline to apply for the Commissions listed below is on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.
The term commences on January 1, 2021 for the following:
COMMISSION- One Vacancy
Working with staff support from the police department, this commission ensures the compliance of charitable organizations soliciting donations or funds from Beverly Hills residents, protects the community from fraudulent solicitations and maintains a dedicated website for the public to obtain information regarding permitted solicitations.
DESIGN REVIEW COMMISSION- One Vacancy
Working with staff support from the Community Development Department, this commission reviews proposed single-family residential development and its impact on maintaining the character of the City’s residential neighborhoods.
PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION- One Vacancy
Along with staff support from the Public Works Department, this commission advises on matters relating to public works facilities, infrastructure and programs. This includes water, wastewater, storm drain, streets, alleys, street lighting and refuse management.
Term commences on July 1, 2021 for the following:
CHARITABLE SOLICITATIONS COMMISSION- One Vacancy
ARTS AND CULTURE COMMISSION- Two Vacancies
Commissioners promote access to the highest quality arts and cultural opportunities and events with staff support from the Community Services Department.
HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION- Two Vacancies
Commissioners promote positive human relations, programs and activities in all aspect of the community life with support from the Community Services Department.
PLANNING COMMISSION- One Vacancy
This is the only Commission legislated by state law, which establishes the areas over which the Planning Commission has authority, either as a decision-making body or advisory to the City Council, along with staff support from the Community Development Department.
TRAFFIC AND PARKING COMMISSION- One Vacancy
Act as advisory to the City Council in all matters relating to parking, traffic and public transportation. Advise the Transportation/ Engineering Official and the Police Chief on ways to improve general traffic conditions in the City along with staff support provided by the Community Development Department.
Application forms for all the Commissions, along with a detailed description of the duties of a Commissioner, and filing details are available online at www.beverlyhills.org/apply for a commission, or by calling 310-285- 2400 to receive an application.