• Representatives are sought to Serve on Various City Committees

    June 7, 2021
    Representatives are sought to Serve on Various City Committees

    Applications are being accepted for the Block Grants Advisory Committee, Central Coast Commission - Area Agency on Aging, County of Santa Barbara Library Advisory Committee, and the Library Board of Trustees, until Wednesday, June 30th.  Appointments will likely be made at the Tuesday, July 20th City Council meeting.

    It is the policy of the City Council per No. 88-2 adopted May 17, 1988, to appoint, whenever possible, residents of the City of Santa Maria. Unless otherwise noted in the membership description, the Mayor shall appoint members to all official City commissions and boards, and they shall be ratified by the City Council.  

    * BLOCK GRANTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (five vacancies to fill terms ending in July 2024). This 15-member committee assesses the community’s needs, conducts public workshops and hearings, reviews applications for funding, and makes recommendations to the City Council for the allocation of funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. Applicants should have an understanding of housing and community development needs and a knowledge of or background in providing human services to the community.  The members are nominated by individual Councilmembers, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.  Meets the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Development Department.

    CENTRAL COAST COMMISSION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, AREA AGENCY ON AGING (one vacancy to fill a two-year term ending in January 2023).  The Board of Directors is responsible for the operations, including policy setting, allocations, and personnel for the Central Coast, such as Area Agency on Aging, HICAP, and Senior Information & Referral program.  This Board serves Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.  The Board meets monthly, and its Board of Directors is elected by the Agency itself.  The City Council nominates one member.  Each member may serve no more than four consecutive terms.  

    Reviews and maintains the master plan for each County library service zone, makes recommendations to ensure adequate library services to all, determines the per capita level of service, reviews budgets, considers site locations and building programs, reviews the operation of the library, and so forth. 

    This Committee meets quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday (March/June/Sept/Dec), at the Cachuma Lake Recreation Hall at 10:00 a.m. Term runs concurrently with the County-wide library contract, ending each fiscal year.  Nine members are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors.  The Mayor nominates one member to be ratified by the City Council.  

    LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES (two vacancies to fill terms ending in July 2024). The Library Board is a five-member body which sets library rules and regulations and advises the City Council on library matters.  It meets quarterly on the second Tuesday of February, May, August, and November at 1:00 p.m., in the Library Conference Room.  Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.  

    * Members of the Block Grants Advisory Committee and Library Board of Trustees are required by the Political Reform Act (Govt. Code Section 81000-91014) and the City’s Conflict of Interest Code to file Statements of Economic Interest, Form 700, disclosing personal assets and income within 30 days of appointment, annually thereafter, and upon leaving office.  Board Members must also disqualify themselves from participating in decisions which may affect their personal economic interests. 

    Applications for these vacancies may completed and submitted via email from the City’s webpage at https://cityofsantamaria.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingTypeList.aspx or in person at the office of the City Clerk, Santa Maria City Hall, 110 East Cook Street, Room 3.  For more information, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 925-0951 extension 2306.