A LETTER FROM THE MAYOR

By Sam Abed

FOR PUBLICATION – January 15, 2015

YOU CAN SERVE YOUR CITY

The Escondido City Council is preparing to begin its annual recruitment for volunteers to serve on the City’s boards and commissions.  In 2015, one vacancy will occur on the following:  Library Board of Trustees. The qualifications to serve are that you work or reside within the geographic boundaries of the General Plan.  The Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.  Each appointed member serves for a three-year term.  The filing period for those interested in submitting an application for the Library Board of Trustees will close on February 13, 2015.

In addition, there are currently two unscheduled vacancies. The Building Advisory & Appeals Board has one vacancy, term to expire March 31, 2018.  Meetings are held as needed at City Hall and members must reside within the geographic boundaries of the General Plan.

The Planning Commission has one vacancy, term to expire March 31, 2016.  Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.  Commissioners are paid a stipend of $100 per meeting attended.  The requirement for this member is to reside within the City Limits. 

Applications are accepted for all boards and commissions at the City Clerk’s Office. More information is available on the City’s website at www.escondido.org/boards-commissions.aspx or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 760-839-4617.