City of San Marcos, CA: Residents encouraged to apply for various City commissions

City officials are encouraging residents to get involved and make a difference in their community by applying for open positions on several City commissions. Openings currently exist on the Community Services Commission, Planning Commission, San Marcos Community Foundation, San Marcos Economic Development Corporation, Student and Neighborhood Relations Commission and Traffic Safety Commission.

The deadline to apply for any of these openings is Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm. Appointments will be made on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 after the City Council conducts interviews with candidates during its regular meeting at 6 pm.

Four positions are open on the Community Services Commission, which is responsible for making recommendations to the Council about community recreation programs, playgrounds, activities and facilities.

Four planning commissioner vacancies and one alternate planning commissioner vacancy is open. The planning commission makes determinations on a variety of land use matters for both long and short-range planning.

Four vacancies are open on the San Marcos Community Foundation, which acts as a nonprofit public benefit corporation to provide financial and other assistance to programs that benefit the City of San Marcos and its residents.

Three vacancies and one alternate vacancy are open on the San Marcos Economic Development Corporation (SMEDC). The SMEDC works to promote economic, educational and cultural interests in San Marcos by researching, planning and implementing a comprehensive strategy for the City’s success.

One vacancy is open on the Student and Neighborhood Relations Commission, which works to foster positive communication and partnership between San Marcos residents, businesses and student communities.

Three vacancies are open on the Traffic Safety Commission, which is responsible for reviewing, evaluating and making decisions or recommendations to the City Council regarding traffic conditions and regulations.

Detailed application instructions and interview requirements are available here or or by visiting City Hall at 1 Civic Center Drive in San Marcos.

For more information, please call the City Clerk’s office at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3100.

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