Here is your chance to give back to Goleta in 2023 by applying to serve on a City of Goleta Board or Commission. The City has vacancies on the Design Review Board, Library Advisory Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, and Public Tree Advisory Commission. Serving on a Board or Commission is a great way to use your talent and time to make a difference and help shape the future of Goleta.
Here is what the positions entail:
The Design Review Board (DRB) is a seven-member body that encourages development that uses the best professional design practices to enhance the visual aesthetics of the community and prevent poor quality of design. There are three (3) vacancies, one (1) for a Licensed Landscape Professional, one (1) for a Licensed Architect, and one (1) for an Alternate. Members are appointed to a 3-year term. The DRB meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 3:00 p.m., and members are compensated $50 per meeting.
The Library Advisory Commission is a five-member body that aims to increase citizen participation in library issues by analyzing the library’s needs, considering goals, anticipating future needs and problems, acting as a liaison, and helping to develop consensus for advisement to the Goleta Library Board of Trustees. There is one (1) vacancy for a Commissioner in the Unincorporated Library Area; members are appointed to a 3-year term. Eligible applicants must live in the Unincorporated Service Area of the Goleta Valley. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month, and members are compensated $50 per meeting
The Parks and Recreation Commission advises the City Council on all issues related to parks and recreational opportunities in Goleta, including the acquisition, development, maintenance, and improvement of the City’s public parks, recreational services, and open spaces. This seven-member body has three (3) vacancies. Commissioners are appointed to a 4-year term. Eligible applicants must live in the City of Goleta. The Commission holds six regular meetings and may hold additional meetings as needed; members are compensated $50 per meeting.
The Public Tree Advisory Commission provides advice to staff and the City Council in developing plans and goals for the Goleta Urban Forest, represents the interests of the community, and informs the community of the Urban Forestry program as directed by the City Council. There are three (3) vacancies on this five-member body. Each Commissioner serves a 4-year term. Eligible applicants must live in the City of Goleta. The Commission holds six regular meetings and may hold additional meetings as needed; members are compensated $50 per meeting.
The Planning Commission acts as a decision-making body on land use issues for the City and consists of five members who each serve a 4-year term. Their role is to review and take appropriate action on discretionary development applications and to make recommendations to the City Council regarding any proposed legislative actions, including the General Plan and its implementation, as required by law. There are two (2) vacancies. This Commission meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m., members are compensated $100 per meeting.
Applications for all open Board and Commission vacancies may be submitted online at https://www.cityofgoleta.org/boardscommissions. Applications are due by January 6, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Thank you for considering this important role in your community. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.