City of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

11/19/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/19/2019 13:22

Advisory Board Recruitment

The City is currently conducting a recruitment to fill various vacancies on the Planning Commission, Civic Center Advisory Committee and Finance Advisory Committee. Please see below for additional information.


The City is currently conducting a recruitment to fill three vacancies on the Planning Commission with terms ending June 2022. These are volunteer positions that receive a monthly stipend of $135.00.

The seven member Planning Commission makes decisions on specific private land use planning applications such as subdivision maps, variances, and conditional use permits; reviews environmental assessments, such as Environmental Impact Reports and Negative Declarations; makes decisions on view restoration permits; considers appeals of staff decisions on land use planning applications, and considers wireless telecommunication permit applications in the public right-of-way. The Planning Commission holds evening meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, unless a special meeting is scheduled. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms of office as a member of the Planning Commission.


The City is currently conducting a recruitment to fill five vacancies on the Civic Center Advisory Committee. These are volunteer, non-paying positions with terms ending in June 2022 for three vacancies; and June 2024 for two vacancies.

The potential scope and community importance of the Civic Center Master Plan merits the formation of a citizen's advisory committee. The guidance, advice, and expertise of a cross-section of informed and motivated residents would be of great value as this process moves forward. Advisory committee members would play a vital role in the remainder of the public outreach process, financial analysis, layout/boundary concerns, conceptual design, and other issues. The Committee will meet on a monthly basis, typically the 4th Thursday of the month, at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room at City Hall, with authorization for Staff to cancel unnecessary monthly meetings after conferring with the Chair.


The City is currently conducting a recruitment to fill two vacancies on the Finance Advisory Committee. These are volunteer, non-paying positions with terms ending June 2024.

The seven-member Finance Advisory Committee provides citizen input to the City Council regarding financial matters of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. The Committee reviews short and long-term financial information of the City and other financial issues as assigned by the City Council. The Committee may advise the City Council on matters such as the City's financial condition and recommends specific areas for review to the City Council. The work plan for the Finance Advisory Committee for 2019-20 includes a review of the Five-Year Financial Model, receive the year-end and mid-year presentation, receive a presentation on the employee pension plan, and review treasury activities, just to name a few. You can view the FY 2019-20 work plan online, under the City Council meeting on August 20, 2019. Upon completing review assignments, the Committee may provide its comments and recommendations to the City Council. The Committee will also receive a presentation of the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) prepared annually, including the annual independent audit report. The Committee meets on an as-needed basis, as determined by the annual work plan.

Those interested in applying must submit an application to the City Clerk's Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020. To be considered for appointment, an applicant must be a resident of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. An understanding of the City is highly desirable. Please visit the City's website for general information and to learn more about the various Committees and Planning Commission.

To apply please visit the City's website at the following link to complete an application. An application may also be requested by contacting the City Clerk's Department at [email protected] or by calling (310) 544-5217.

Interviews with the City Council are tentatively scheduled to take place in January 2020 prior to the regularly scheduled City Council Meetings. The City Clerk's Office will confirm the date and time of the interviews with the applicants.

Please note that that applications will be retained for future consideration for vacancies within other City committees.