City of Lakeport, California

Now Recruiting: Commission/Committee Openings

CLOSING DATE:  NOVEMBER 19, 2018 5:00 P.M.

INFLUENCE THE FUTURE OF YOUR COMMUNITY

The City of Lakeport has opportunities for the general public to become involved in local government by serving on local commissions and committees.  If you have an interest in serving your community, applying for a position on a city commission or committee is a great place to start!

The City of Lakeport is accepting applications for the following Commissions & Committees:

  • Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Planning Commission
  • Lakeport Economic Development Advisory Committee (LEDAC)
  • Measure Z Advisory Committee (MZAC)
  • Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC)

These appointments would be effective as of January 1, 2019.

Membership on these commissions and committees is voluntary.  If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, applications are available here:

Application for Committees & Commissions

Applications will be accepted until November 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. 

For additional information, please contact Hilary Britton, Deputy City Clerk, at 263‑5615, Ext. 102, or by e-mail at hbritton@cityoflakeport.com.  Applications will be accepted until November 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. 

A selection advisory committee, made up of two (2) Council Members, will review applications and may interview applicants.  The advisory committee will provide their recommendations to the Council, and appointments will be scheduled for the City Council meeting of December 18, 2018.

COMMISSION/COMMITTEE OPENINGS

The City of Lakeport is accepting applications for the following Commission/Committee positions available:  three (3) members for the Planning Commission, two (2) members for the Park and Recreation Commission, three (3) members of the Traffic Safety and Advisory Committee (TSAC), two (2) members of the Measure Z Advisory Committee (MZAC) and four (4) members of the Lakeport Economic Development Advisory Committee (LEDAC).  These appointments would be effective as of January 1, 2019.

Application for Committees and/or Commissions

The Planning Commission reviews matters related to planning and development and is the City Council’s advisor on land use planning matters.  The Planning Commission considers such things as the General Plan, Rezoning, Use Permits, Subdivisions, Architectural and Design Reviews, planning policy matters and interpretations.  The commission currently meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  Commissioners serve four year terms, and receive a nominal meeting stipend.  Qualified applicants must be a resident of the City of Lakeport, however, the City Council may appoint one member who lives outside of the City limits, but within the Lakeport zip code area.

     The Park & Recreation Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters pertaining to City parks and recreation.  They also cooperate with the Planning Commission and civic organizations to advance the sound planning of new recreation areas and facilities.  They recommend, from time to time, policies on City recreation facilities to the City Council for consideration and approval.  The Park & Recreation Commission meets on the first Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m.  The term for membership on this committee is two years.  Applicants must be residents of the City of Lakeport. 

     The role of the Traffic Safety and Advisory Committee (TSAC) is to consider and make recommendations to the City Council regarding traffic issues, pedestrian facilities, and parking as it relates to traffic safety.    Familiarity with traffic safety and/or the California Vehicle Code is desirable, but is not required.   Membership on the TSAC is for a four-year term and is a non-compensated volunteer position. The committee normally meets once every other month, as needed, provided there are traffic issues to be addressed that fall under the purview of the committee.  Committee Members must be residents of the City, and are appointed by the City Council on the basis of interest and qualifications.

     The role of the Lakeport Economic Development Advisory Committee (LEDAC) is to develop ideas and strategies for the promotion of economic development through business retention, recruitment, attraction, and creation.  LEDAC meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 a.m.  LEDAC consists of up to 11 members who either live, work, shop, or do business in the City of Lakeport. This includes Lake County residents who live in unincorporated areas of the Lakeport trade area.  The term for membership on this committee is two years.

The Measure Z Advisory Committee (MZAC):  On November 8, 2016, Lakeport residents voted to approve Measure Z adopting an ordinance enacting a 1 percent increase to the local sales and use tax.  The ordinance calls for an independent citizens’ advisory committee to meet publicly to review all revenues and expenditures of the transactions and use tax and make recommendations to the City Council regarding those expenditures.

The City of Lakeport is accepting applications for two (2) members of the Measure Z Advisory Committee to be appointed to terms of not more than 4 years by the City Council Qualified applicants must be residents of the City of Lakeport.

The Committee will meet quarterly in the City Council Chamber, City Hall, 225 Park Street, Lakeport.  Meetings will take place during business hours.

11/20/2018: City Council Meeting

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11/27/2018: 4th Tuesday Classic Cinema: The Bishop's Wife

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11/28/2018: 2019 Local Hazard Mitigation Kickoff Meeting

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12/4/2018: City Council Meeting

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12/18/2018: City Council Meeting

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