ENCINITAS — Are you a civic-minded individual — and a registered voter — looking to make a difference in your community without, say, running for office?
Encinitas is looking for you.
The city announced it is seeking applicants for 16 spots on various city commissions, boards that advise the council on a number of local topics, and in the case of one of the boards, has decision-making power itself.
The council will make appointments to the following commissions, all of which have three-year terms of service:
Commission for the arts: Three positions.
Environmental commission: Three positions.
Parks and Recreation Commission: Three positions.
Planning Commission: Two positions, with residency requirements. Applicants must reside in either Cardiff-by-the-Sea or Old Encinitas.
Senior Citizen Commission: Three positions.
Traffic and Public Safety Commission: Two positions, with residency requirements. Applicants must reside in either Cardiff-by-the-Sea or Olivenhain.
Most of the seats up for reappointment have incumbents who, in most cases, will reapply. Incumbents have until Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. to submit applications, while non-incumbents have until Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. to turn in their applications.
The City Council will briefly interview all of the applicants at the Feb. 18, 2015 City Council meeting, after which the council will make its decision on appointments at the Feb. 25 council meeting.
Applicants can receive an application by either visiting the city website, encinitasca.gov, or by emailing City Clerk Kathy Hollywood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or details on the duties of each commission, visit the city’s website.