Citizens have an opportunity to participate in the implementation of local policies by serving on an advisory board or commission. If you would like to volunteer to be a member of a board or commission, you may view information on this Web site or contact the City Clerk's office at 760-839-4617.
Listed below are the current Escondido Boards and Commissions. With the exception of the Library Board of Trustees, who serve three-year terms, all other board and commission members are appointed for four years. All meetings are open to the public. We welcome your participation.
Building Advisory & Appeals Board
The Building Advisory & Appeals Board hears appeals and makes determinations relative to alternate methods of construction and alternate materials pertaining to the Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Dangerous Buildings, and Housing Codes of the City of Escondido.
Community Services Commission
The Community Services Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council, Community Services Director and school districts in all matters pertaining to park use and development, public recreation, the uses of public park facilities by individuals and groups, and issues that concern individuals over 50 years old.
Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission develops and implements the City Historic Preservation Program under the direction of the City Council, and advises the Council on the responsibilities of being a Certified Local Government and other matters relating to historic preservation.
Library Board of Trustees
The Library Board of Trustees oversees library operations and advises the City Council and the City Librarian on the development of plans, policies and programs that are responsive to community needs and desires.
Personnel Board of Review
The Personnel Board of Review serves as an autonomous hearing body and reviews and issues findings regarding disciplinary actions being appealed by full-time, permanent classified employees. The Board also serves as the Disability Retirement Hearing Board to review and determine disability retirement matters for public safety employees.
The Planning Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council on land use policy planning matters, which guide the future development of the City. The Planning Commission has final approval authority on certain cases and recommends actions to the City Council on others.
Public Art Commission
The Public Art Commission functions in an advisory capacity in matters pertaining to art in public places.
Transportation & Community Safety Commission
The Transportation & Community Safety Commission is an advisory body to the City Council, the Director of Engineering Services, the Traffic Engineer, and the Police Traffic Division. In addition, its responsibilities cross other department lines, often involving the Planning Department and the Community Services Department.