Boards, Commissions & Committees
The City Council is currently seeking applications for 20 seats set to expire on March 1, 2023
Citizens Streets Oversight Committee (1)
Civil Service Commission (2)
Committee on Aging (3)
Crime Prevention Committee (1)
Design Review Board (1)
Economic Development Committee (2)
Environmental Quality Committee (4)
Human Relations Commission (2)
Park and Recreation Commission (2)
Planning Commission (1)
Urban Forest Committee (1)
Members of Boards, Commissions and Committees provide an invaluable service to our community. Serving as an advisory body member can be a rewarding experience for residence wanting to serve their community. It is an excellent way to participate in local government and to make a personal contribution to the improvement to the El Cerrito community.
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2023 Maddy Act Local Appointments List
Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend meetings of the advisory body applied for prior to submitting an application. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Brief interviews are tentatively scheduled for February 2023. Open recruitment is done year-round should any unexpected vacancies occur, and any applications received after the deadline will be kept on file (for a period of one year) for this purpose.
About Boards, Commissions, and Committees
Staff liaisons are assigned to each advisory body and are responsible for several areas including generating meeting materials, management of advisory body records, facilitating meetings, advising members, and ensuring compliance with the Brown Act and Parliamentary Procedure.
For more information, please contact the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-215-4305.
Application and Appointment Process
The following advisory bodies are exempt from the pre-meeting attendance requirement:
• Citizens Street Repair and Maintenance Oversight Committee• Civil Service Commission
• Contra Costa County Library Commission• Contra Costa County Mosquito & Vector Control District (Board of Trustees)• Contra Costa Transportation Authority (Citizens Advisory Board)
Applicants for Committees will be directed to the staff liaison to coordinate the committee conducting an informal interview and consideration of recommendation to City Council to appoint. After the committee has made its recommendation, the City Council will consider appointment of the individual at the next City Council meeting.
- Current List of Vacancies (updated November 30, 2022)
Member Requirements and Resources
Individuals appointed to a city advisory body are required to fulfill several training and filing requirements that have been established by the City Council. This includes the following:
• Oath of Office (upon appointment)
o Required prior to participating in a meeting as an appointed member
• Orientation and Handbook Training (w/in 30 days)
o One-hour training required within 30 days of appointment for new memberso Live training held annually following March 1st full term appointments and recorded for viewing throughout the year by partial term appointments.o Includes submission of Orientation & Member Handbook Acknowledgement Form
• Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (w/in 30 days)
o One-hour online training required within 30 days of appointment, then every two years for the duration of service
• Ethics Training (w/in 30 days)
o Two-hour online training required within 30 days of appointment, then every two years for the duration of service
• Statement of Economic Interests Statement Form 700 (w/in 30 days)
o Filing required for those advisory bodies identified in the Conflict of Interest Codeo Due within 30 days of appointment, and annually thereafter for the duration of service.
Resources are available for interested or appointed individuals by visiting the Membership Tools page. This includes the Advisory Body Member Handbook, local and state regulation information and details related to the training/filing requirements described above.
Advisory Body Websites