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Several Vacancies On City of Alameda Boards And Commissions

The City of Alameda is looking to fill various vacancies on boards and commissions. (File photo)

The City of Alameda is looking to fill various vacancies on boards and commissions. (File photo)

The City of Alameda has a number of vacancies on various boards and commissions that it’s looking to fill with members of the public.

Over a dozen seats across the spectrum of boards are coming up for appointment; many have incumbents eligible for reappointment.

  • Civil Service Board – 1 vacancy
  • Golf Commission – 1 vacancy (incumbent eligible for reappointment)
  • Historical Advisory Board – 1 vacancy – Registered Architect Seat
  • Housing Authority Board of Commissioners – 3 vacancies (2 incumbents eligible for reappointment; 1 Senior Tenant Seat)
  • Planning Board – 1 vacancy (incumbent eligible for reappointment)
  • Public Art Commission – 2 vacancies (1 incumbent eligible for reappointment)
  • Public Utilities Board – 1 vacancy (incumbent eligible for reappointment)
  • Social Service Human Relations Board (SSHRB) – 2 vacancies (1 incumbent eligible for reappointment)
  • Transportation Commission – 1 vacancy (incumbent eligible for reappointment)

Application forms may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 380, by telephoning 747-4800, or on the City’s website.

Interested parties should submit applications to the City Clerk by Thursday, April 21, 2016.

The Civil Service Board meets quarterly on the first Wednesday of the month, at 5:00 p.m., in City Hall. The Board ensures competent and efficient personnel practices, impartial and competitive examinations, fitness- and merit-based appointments, and fair discipline.

The Golf Commission was established to advise Council on operational policies and fees for the golf facilities, including the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. The Commission meets the second Tuesday of every other month, 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.

The Historical Advisory Board meets the first Thursday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. The primary duties of the Board are to advise the City Council on all matters concerning the historical state of the City; report to the City Council on the historical needs of the City, and recommend the means for their fulfillment.

The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners is the governing body of the Housing Authority.

The Board establishes policies and advises on the programs for the development of assisted housing, and the maintenance, modernization and revitalization of existing facilities. The Board of Commissioner meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Independence Plaza.

The Planning Board meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month, at 7:00 p.m., in City Council Chambers, City Hall. The Board advises the City Council on all matters pertaining to the location, design and modification of physical development in the City. A primary role of the Planning Board is the creation and maintenance of the City’s General Plan which defines the City’s future development policies and goals. The Board administers regulations related to physical development, including the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance and Environmental Guidelines.

The Public Art Commission was established is to incorporate public art and cultural programs into private and public projects which will enhance the public’s visual and aesthetic understanding and enjoyment of the art. The Public Art Commission meets as needed.

The Public Utilities Board (PUB) meets the third Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m., in City Hall or at Alameda Municipal Power. The PUB is responsible for the control and management of the electric and communications enterprises owned by the City of Alameda, doing business as Alameda Power and Telecom. Duties of the PUB include: 1) adopting an annual budget; 2) setting prices for all services and products; 3) contracting for the purchase of materials, supplies, services, or such other commodities necessary for operation; 4) acquisition of rights-of-way and real property (by lease or purchase in the name of the City) necessary for its purposes.

The SSHRB meets the fourth Thursday of each month, except for a combined November/December meeting on a different day due to holidays, at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall. The board was established to assess the social service needs of the community and to facilitate provision therefor; encourage the formation of private social welfare organizations; foster mutual understanding, respect, equality and good will among community groups; facilitate the provision of social services in the community by
informing private agencies of needs and areas of duplication of effort; disseminate information concerning programs and functions of social service and regulatory agencies; and report to the City Council the social service needs of the people.

The Transportation Commission meets the fourth Wednesday of every other months at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. The Commission advises the City Council on City transportation policies, through the development of transportation plans, including but not limited to the Transit Plan, Bike Plan, Circulation Plan, Pedestrian Plan, Ferry Plan and Transportation Demand Management Plan. Via quarterly staff reports, the Transportation Commission shall monitor
implementation of approved transportation plans and policies.

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