Deadline extended to apply for San Marcos boards and commissions

Deadline extended to apply for San Marcos boards and commissions San Marcos, CA –

City officials are encouraging residents to get involved and make a difference in their community by applying for several open positions on City boards and commissions. Openings currently exist on the community services, planning and traffic safety commissions as well as the San Marcos Economic Development Corporation and the San Marcos Community Foundation. The deadline to apply for any of these openings is Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 5:30 pm. Appointments will be made on Tuesday, January 8 after the City Council conducts interviews with candidates during its meeting at 6 pm. The deadline was originally set for December 26. Two 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. Five 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. 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. Three scheduled vacancies, one alternate vacancy and one unscheduled 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. Three 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. Detailed application instructions and interview requirements are available online at www.sanmarcos. net or by visiting City Hall at 1 Civic Center Drive in San Marcos. For more information, please call the San Marcos City Clerk at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3145.

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