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. Openings currently exist on the Community Services Commission, Planning Commission, San Marcos Community Foundation, San Marcos Creek Specific Plan Oversight Committee, San Marcos Economic Development Corporation and Traffic Safety Commission.

The deadline to apply for any of these openings is Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:30 pm. Appointments will be made on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 after the City Council conducts interviews with candidates during its regular meeting at 6 pm.

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. Four planning commissioner vacancies are 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 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.

Eight vacancies are open on the San Marcos Creek Specific Plan Oversight Committee. This committee monitors the implementation of the San Marcos Creek Specific Plan and coordinates a formal progress report on the San Marcos Creek Specific Plan every two years. City staff and consultants consult with this committee concerning policy matters that deal with the build-out and implementation of the San Marcos Creek Specific Plan.

Two 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 online at www.san-marcos.net and clicking “Commissions” in the left-hand side navigation bar or by visiting City Hall at 1 Civic Center Drive in San Marcos.

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