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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Apply for Appointment to the Arts Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission

The Moorpark City Council requests interested persons submit an application for consideration for the City’s appointment to the Arts Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, or Planning Commission to fill five positions each for a two-year term to begin January 2019 and to expire December 2020.

Arts Commission applicants must be a registered voter, reside within the City’s Area of Interest or within the Moorpark Unified School District boundaries, or must be a business owner within the City of Moorpark.  The Moorpark Arts Commission will meet quarterly as determined by the Commission at its first meeting each year, such determination to include the dates, time, and place of such meetings over the two-year term.

The Arts Commission shall act in an advisory capacity and review the conceptual design and placement of artwork, solicit public comment, and provide a recommendation to the City Council on the design and location, as well as perform such other duties as may be requested from time to time by the City Council.

When the High Street Arts Center is not under lease, the Arts Commission shall act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the High Street Arts Center’s programming activities, administration, and development of the annual theatrical season, promotion of the arts center’s programs and services to stimulate interest therein, and review of a long-range capital improvement plan.  The Arts Commission meetings are currently held quarterly in February, May, August, and November at 6:00 p.m.

Parks and Recreation Commission applicants must be a resident of the City of Moorpark and registered to vote in Moorpark.  The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to review matters pertaining to the City’s parks and public recreation.  Other meetings may be required.  The Commission also advises the City Council on the administration and development of recreation areas, facilities, programs, and improved recreation services. When directed by Council, the Commission considers and recommends conceptual design of parks and park facility improvements, including play equipment and other park amenities.

Planning Commission applicants must be a resident of the City of Moorpark, registered to vote in Moorpark and where possible, and have special knowledge in the fields of real property, construction, law, zoning and architecture, or related subjects.  The Planning Commission regular meeting schedule is the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  The Commission considers such matters as the general plan, specific plans, re-zonings, use permits and subdivisions. The Planning Commission is the City Council’s advisor on land use planning.

Members of all Commissions shall receive compensation for their attendance at each meeting of the Commission as approved by resolution of the City Council. Applicants are required to attend a regular City Council meeting to make a brief presentation on qualifications and interest in the appointment.  Failure to make a presentation shall result in disqualification for appointment.

Applications are available on the City’s website at  Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018.

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