The City of Santa Clarita is now accepting applications for a position on the City’s Planning Commission.
The term was originally filled by Rick Winsman, but will be vacant effective August 1, 2005. Winsman resigned his term to move out-of-state. The vacant term of office on the Commission extends to July 21, 2008.
The Planning Commission investigates and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding review of proposals for major public works projects. They also review proposals for the acquisition of property for streets, parks, and other public purposes and make recommendations to the City Council with respect to specific plans, regulations, or amendments.
The Commission holds public hearings on proposed zoning. They hear and decide applications for conditional uses or other permits as well as applications for exceptions or variances. The Planning Commission meets twice monthly.
Interested residents must be at least 18 years old and must maintain their principal residence in the City of Santa Clarita for the duration of their term. Applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation with their application. Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall or online at www.santa-clarita.com. The deadline for submission is August 12, 2005 at 5:00 pm.
“The City will miss Rick Winsman, as he served as an exemplary Planning Commissioner,” says Mayor Cameron Smyth. “We are excited, however, to see such an opportunity to open up for another outstanding member of our community and we look forward to working with the new commissioner for the next three years.”
Planning Commissioners are appointed and serve at the pleasure of the City Council.
For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 661/255-4391 or visit the City’s website.