From the City of Concord:
The Concord City Council encourages residents to apply for openings on the Community Services Commission, Design Review Board, Personnel Board and Planning Commission. Deadline for applications is Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
The Community Services Commission is comprised of up to nine members. This recruitment is for three members and two alternates. The commission reviews funding requests, advises the City Council on the allocation of General Fund monies for human services and the expenditure of Federal Community Development Block Grant monies for programs and projects, monitors the performance of funded programs, and identifies housing, neighborhood, and social service needs within the community. Five members are selected by their fellow Commissioners to serve on the Mt. Diablo Health Care District Grant Committee to review that Committee’s funding requests. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Manager’s Conference Room located at 1950 Parkside Drive. Members may be required to meet more often in the spring.
The Design Review Board is comprised of five members; three design professionals, one public member and one member of the Planning Commission. This recruitment is for two design professionals. The board reviews the design of any development for which design review is required by City ordinance and any matter referred to the board by the Planning Commission, Zoning Administrator or Planning Manager. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Permit Center Conference Room located at the Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Drive.
The Personnel Board is comprised of five members. This recruitment is for two members. The board receives and hears appeals and grievances, and as directed by Council, conducts hearings on personnel matters, gathers information and data, and provides written reports of findings. Meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis.
The Planning Commission is comprised of five members. This recruitment is for three members. The commission reviews developments, tentative subdivision maps, use permits, and rezoning applications as well as administers the City’s General Plan document. Applicants must be residents of Concord. The commission meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Drive. The meetings are televised live on Channel 28 (Comcast) and Channel 29 (Astound).
Applications may be obtained at the City Management Offices, 1950 Parkside Drive, or requested by calling (925) 671-3495. Application forms are also available on the City’s website at www.cityofconcord.org/citygov/bc/b-c.htm.