Recruitment underway for key Walnut Creek Commissions
Recruitment Underway for Key Walnut Creek Commissions
Applications Available for City of Walnut Creek Commission and Board Vacancies and for a City Representative on the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority Advisory Committee
If you’re interested in serving our community, there are a number of opportunities available to serve on commissions in Walnut Creek. Applications are being accepted for vacancies on the Design Review Commission; Planning Commission; Board of Appeals and for a Walnut Creek representative on the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority Advisory Committee. Applications will be accepted through January 24, 2020.
Applicants for all positions must live in incorporated Walnut Creek and be registered voters, with the exception of the Board of Appeal members. The Board of Appeal members need not be residents of the City.
There are seven openings on the Board of Appeals (five members and up to two alternates); two openings on the Planning Commission; and one opening on the Design Review Commission and for a Walnut Creek representative on the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority Advisory Committee. The commission/board appointments are for a term of four years; the appointment to the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority Advisory Committee is for two years.
The City Council will interview and identify qualified applicants for the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority Advisory Committee. The Central Contra Costa Transit Authority Board of Directors will have final approval for the applicant identified.
Here are the main duties of each commission/board:
- The Design Review Commission develops and enforces design standards, policies, and practices that promote aesthetics, encourage economic vitality, and enhance the design of the City’s built environment.
- The Planning Commission reviews projects for compliance with the City’s land use and zoning regulations, and has approval authority for subdivision maps, use permits and variances. Another key role for Commissioners involves the City’s General Plan and various Specific Plans; the Planning Commission prepares and recommends adoption of those plans to the City Council.The innovative projects and developments taking shape around Walnut Creek first go through the public hearing process at the Planning Commission.
- The Board of Appeals is established to hear and decide appeals of notices, orders, decisions, or determinations made by the Building Official regarding the application and interpretation of the California Building Standards Code and the Municipal Code. Note: the Board of Appeals have no regular meetings.
- The Central Contra Costa Transit Authority Advisory Committee is established to review, analyze and advise the County Connection Board on issues and policies relating to fixed-route and paratransit service. The Advisory Committee also considers and makes recommendations on finance and planning documents.
Advisory commissions serve an important role in the City of Walnut Creek, and give residents first-hand perspective and involvement in shaping the City’s future. A complete listing of the Commissions’ duties can be found in Sections 2-1.101 through 2-1.604 of the Walnut Creek Municipal Code. (http://www.codepublishing.com/CA/WalnutCreek/)
Applications are available at www.walnut-creek.org; at the City Clerk’s Office, 1666 N. Main Street; by phone (925) 943-5818; and via e-mail at email@example.com.
The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24. The City Council will select applicants to invite for interviews on February 4. Interviews will take place on February 18, and appointments are expected to be made at the conclusion of the interviews. Apply online and get more information on the City’s website. (www.walnut-creek.org)
For further information, please contact City Clerk Suzie Martinez at 925-943-5819, or SMartinez@walnut-creek.org.