The city of Davis is accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving on seven local commissions: Bicycle Advisory, Finance and Budget, Human Relations, Natural Resources, Open Space and Habitat, Recreation and Park and Senior Citizens.
Commissions serve as a conduit for citizen input — a way of gathering, analyzing and recommending options to the City Council.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live in or own a business within the Davis Joint Unified School District boundary. Pick up applications at the city clerk’s office at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd., during regular business hours, or downloaded them at http://city-managers-office.cityofdavis.org/city-clerk/apply-to-serve-on-a-city-commission.
All applications and accompanying documents are considered public information and may be disclosed or released pursuant to the California Public Records Act.
In addition to the application form, commission applicants will participate in a five-minute private interview with a council subcommittee and city staff. Applications are tentatively scheduled to be submitted to the council for appointment in December of January.
The application deadline is Oct. 18.
* Bicycle Advisory Commission: Develops options to achieve the goals of the city’s comprehensive bicycle plan. Makes recommendations on matters such as bicycle safety, enforcement and engineering. Meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at City Hall.
* Finance and Budget Commission: Analyzes technical, financial and budgeting issues requested by the City Council. Fosters public understanding of local government finance. Meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at City Hall.
* Human Relations Commission: Promotes mutual respect, understanding and tolerance among all people. Advocates educational and appropriate activities to discourage/prevent discrimination and prejudice and promote diversity, equality and justice. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at City Hall.
* Natural Resources Commission: Promotes the preservation, management and enhancement of the city’s natural resources. Recommends policies and guidelines regarding air quality in the Yolo-Solano-Sacramento region, water conservation, waste management and recycling. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at City Hall.
* Open Space and Habitat Commission: Advises on matters relating to open space issues, programs, projects and habitats. Fosters dialogue with the community for open space projects and issues. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at City Hall.
* Recreation and Park Commission: Advises on matters pertaining to public recreation and park planning. Reviews annual budgets for park and recreation programs. Meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.
* Senior Citizens Commission: Advises on matters relating to policies and programs that serve senior citizens. Identifies needs of the aging in the community. Explores improved and new services in private and public sectors. Meets at 2:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.