San Marcos residents encouraged to apply for various commissions and committees

City officials are encouraging residents to get involved and make a difference in their community by applying for open positions on several city commissions and committees. Openings currently exist on the Budget Review Committee, Youth Commission and the Traffic Safety Commission.

The deadline to apply for each of these openings is Friday, May 3 by 5:30 pm. Appointments will be made after public interviews are conducted by City Council during its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 14 at 6 pm. Candidates should be prepared to provide a brief presentation discussing their background and qualifications for the desired position.

Three positions are open on the Budget Review Committee, which conducts a thorough review of the annual operations and capital improvement budget for the City. Meeting as needed, committee members are appointed to three-year terms and serve in an advisory capacity to City Council and city staff.

Five vacancies are open on the City’s Youth Commission, which works with the Community Services Department to investigate all aspects relating to youth activities; advises the City about participation in the development of programs for youth; and promotes the general welfare of young people in the City. Meeting once per month, the Commission also specifically provides San Marcos youth an opportunity to participate in and influence community policies.

Two vacancies are open on the Traffic Commission, which is responsible for evaluating and making recommendations to City Council and staff regarding the implementation of traffic safety measures and for improving traffic conditions in San Marcos.

Detailed eligibility requirements, application instructions and interview requirements are available online at www.san-marcos.net and clicking “Commissions” in the left-hand side navigation bar or by visiting 1 Civic Center Drive.

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