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Boards, Commissions, Committees

Accepting Applications

Get involved and impact your community! The City of Monterey is accepting applications from Monterey residents for volunteer positions on the following boards, committees, and commissions:

  • Appeals Hearing Board – One member (previously noticed recent vacancy)
  • Building and Housing Appeals Board – One member (previously noticed recent vacancy)
  • Disabled Access Appeals Board – Two members (one previously noticed recent vacancy, one ongoing vacancy -- these current vacancies are for individuals with knowledge regarding building, construction, or disabled access regulations; this specialized knowledge is a requirement for the remaining seats.)
  • Neighborhood and Community Improvement Program (NCIP) Committee
    • One Alternate each for the following neighborhoods: Alta Mesa and Deer Flats (ongoing vacancies)

Applications for all vacancies will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled.

Residents of the City of Monterey are encouraged to apply for these volunteer positions.  Position descriptions and requirements are noted on the application, available at the links below. Mayor Williamson will review each application and conduct interviews of the candidates prior to presenting his recommendations to the City Council for appointment.

For more information, email the City Clerk’s Office at cityclerk@monterey.org or call (831) 646-3935.

 

Application materials: More resources:

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Frequent Questions About Participation and Applying

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I participate?
Resident participation and involvement are key to the success of our City. Community members provide insights that are vital to the decision-making process. Residents of Monterey may serve on a City board, commission or committee. And anyone may attend public meetings, submit comments in writing, and review meeting agendas and documents. Unless otherwise noted, board, committee, and commission meetings are held in the City Council Chamber at the corner of Pacific and Madison streets. Agendas are posted outside of the Chamber and online at I-SEARCH Monterey at least 72 hours before a regularly scheduled meeting and at least 24 hours before a special meeting.
Current Schedule of Meetings
How can I apply?

Per City Council policy, the City Clerk accepts applications to boards, committees, and commissions when there are vacancies due to term expirations or unexpected changes in membership.  Vacancies are posted on the Boards, Commissions, and Committees webpage and emailed to the Boards and Commissions Interest List on each occasion that there are new vacancies. For more information on the applications process, call the City Clerk’s office at 831-646-3935, or email cityclerk@monterey.org.

How can I learn about new vacancies?
Vacancies are posted on the Boards, Commissions, and Committees webpage and emailed to the Boards and Commissions Interest List on each occasion that there are new vacancies. Subscribe to the Boards and Commissions Interest List and any other email lists that interest you! For more information on the applications process, call the City Clerk’s office at 831-646-3935, or email cityclerk@monterey.org.
Who is eligible?
Residents of the City of Monterey are eligible to serve on Monterey boards, commissions, and committees. Members are appointed by the City Council for four-year terms. In addition to residency there are special eligibility requirements for the Historic Preservation Commission (more information, CLG professional qualifications PDF), Disabled Access Appeals Board (more information), Building and Housing Appeals Board (more information), and Neighborhood and Community Improvement Program (NCIP) Committee (more information, NCIP map PDF).
How do I know when a project is up for review?
Commission & committees agendas outline what projects are being considered. Agendas are posted at City Hall and are available online at I-SEARCH Monterey.  Plans for developments are available for public review in the Planning Office on the lower level of Colton Hall. Staff reports may be reviewed there as well, or online, prior to a public hearing.