Friday August 1, 2014

The City Clerk is accepting applications from City of Napa Residents for a total of 22 openings on local boards, commissions and committees; four to serve on the Bicycle and Trails Advisory Commission, two to serve on the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals, three to serve on the Community Development Block Grant Citizens’ Committee (CDBG), two to service on the Disability Access Board of Appeals, two to serve on the Housing Authority Board of the City of Napa, three to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, four to serve on the Senior Advisory Commission, and two to serve on the Tree Advisory Commission. Deadline for submission of an application is 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014. 

The Bicycle & Trails Advisory Commission makes written recommendations to the Public Works Director and City Council regarding transportation, bicycle, and recreational issues. Each member should demonstrate dedication as a bicyclist and/or training in the field of transportation, recreational trail planning or engineering. The Committee consists of five members. All members shall be full-time residents and registered voters of the City of Napa. One appointment shall be appointed by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. The Commission meets on the second Thursday of even-numbered months at 4:00 p.m. in the Committee Room at City Hall, 955 School Street, Napa, California.

The Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals is the local appeals board for the City of Napa regarding issues related to building and fire codes. Each member should demonstrate knowledge, experience, and training in matters related to building construction and fire protection.
One appointment shall serve concurrently on the Disability Access Board of Appeals. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. The Board has no regular meetings, and are called as needed.

The Community Development Block Grant Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CDBG) provides the assessment, planning, development, implementation, and amendment of programs under the CDBG program of the Housing and Community Development Act.
The Committee consists of seven members. The Committee meets on the last Monday of the month, on an as needed basis, with supplemental meetings during the Community Development Block Grant application process during the spring of each year. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters.

The Disability Access Board of Appeals renders decisions when a person appeals a determination made by the Chief Building Official or Fire Code Official in administering or enforcing access to “public accommodations or facilities”. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. One appointment shall serve concurrently on the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals and one appointment shall be “physically handicapped person”. Members of the Disability Access Board of Appeals will serve for a two year term. Meeting times and location will vary as meetings are called as needed.

The Housing Authority Board of the City of Napa consists of seven members, five members of the City Council of the City of Napa, as well as two tenants appointed by the City Council to two year terms. One tenant commissioner shall be over 62 years of age if the Authority has tenants over that age. The Housing Authority provides rental assistance to very low-income families in Napa through Federal rental subsidy programs and develops affordable housing for low and moderate-income families in Napa. The Housing Authority Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings being at 3:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 955 School St., Napa.

The Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission makes written recommendations to the City Council affecting the acquisition, development, and maintenance of parks; regarding matters of public recreation and cultural activities of public interest within the City; and affecting the development of privately and publicly landscaped areas within the City. The Commission consists of seven members. All members shall be full-time residents and registered voters of the City of Napa. The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of every other month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 955 School Street, Napa, California.

The Senior Advisory Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on matters regarding services, facility use, and recreational activities at the Napa Senior Center and establishes short and long term program goals. The Commission consists of seven members. Five members must be representatives from the senior community and the remaining two members must be representatives
from area senior service agencies providing services within the City. All members shall be full-time residents and registered voters of the City of Napa. One of these appointments shall fill the requirement of “Senior Agency Representative”. The Commission meets on the first Wednesday of every other month. Meetings begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson Street, Napa, California.

The Tree Advisory Commission advises the City Council on all issues involving trees, including City street trees and “Significant Trees” in the community. The Commission may also serve as an appeals board. Each member should demonstrate training or experience in the fields of arboriculture, or horticulture and urban planning. The Commission consists of five members. Three members shall be residents and registered voters of the City of Napa. Two members may be residents residing within Napa County. Preference on any appointment shall be given to a resident of the City of Napa over a non-city resident. One of these appointments shall fill the requirement of “City Resident”. The Commission approves a schedule to meet for five regular Wednesday meetings a year. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Committee Room at City Hall, 955 School Street, Napa, California.

Applications are available at the City Clerk office at City Hall or online at www.cityofnapa.org by going to: Quick Links > Boards, Commissions, and Committees >CURRENT Vacancies> Application A.

For more information contact Dorothy Roberts, City Clerk, at (707) 257-9503.