The City of Santa Clarita has extended the application deadline for several available local appointments. Interested residents now have until August 15 to submit applications for vacancies on the City’s Arts Commission, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission, Planning Commission and Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel (FAAP).
Three terms of office on each commission/panel, which are currently filled, will expire on July 31. Selected candidates will each serve four-year terms expiring on July 31, 2018. All interested parties must submit an application and three letters of recommendation by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 15, to the City Clerk’s Office in Suite 120 at Santa Clarita City Hall. All three commissions, as well as the FAAP, are comprised of five members each. The Arts Commission advises the City Council and City staff on arts matters, including public art, arts programs, and art events throughout the community. The Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission advises the City Council and City staff on parks and public recreation matters. The Planning Commission advises the City Council on major development projects, property acquisition, specific plans, zoning, and other planning matters. The FAAP ensures that the City’s land acquisition priorities are followed, reviews fund accounts, ensures Preservation District funds are spent properly, and ensures that proposed expenditures are consistent with requirements. Applicants must be 18 years or older and maintain their principal residence in the City of Santa Clarita during their term of office. Evening availability is also required. To obtain an application or for more information about the Commission and Panel vacancies, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (661) 255-4391 or visit Santa-Clarita.com .