City recruiting for commission, committee seats | News – California News

City recruiting for commission, committee seats | News – California News

Pleasanton city officials are seeking local residents interested in applying for available seats on seven city commissions and committees.

Applications must be turned in by Aug. 15, and appointments are expected to follow interviews in September.

“Pleasanton is fueled by residents who are passionate about their community, and the City Council is currently seeking applications from interested residents who want to become involved in their community by volunteering on a number of different commissions and committees,” city clerk Karen Diaz said in a statement.

Groups with available seats include the Planning Commission, Economic Vitality Committee and Human Services Commission.

Applications, which can be accessed on the city website, are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 15. Mayor Jerry Thorne is scheduled to then interview candidates on Sept. 7 and 8.

The mayor will make recommendations for all available posts, and his colleagues on the City Council will be asked to ratify Thorne’s list, typically on the consent calendar.

If appointed, commissioners must file a statement of economic interest and complete ethics training, which can be taken online, Diaz noted.

The available positions are:

* Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Committee, one youth or adult member.

* Civic Arts Commission, one regular member and one youth member.

* Economic Vitality Committee, one member each in the categories of commercial real estate development, commercial real estate broker and financial services (non-residents may apply for this committee, but they must work in Pleasanton).

* Housing Commission, one regular member.

* Human Services Commission, one youth member.

* Parks and…

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