Applications are now being accepted for a number of opportunities to serve on local Associations, Boards and Commissions.
Call for Applications for Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo 2021) Alternate Public Seat
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Applications are now being accepted for the appointment of the Alternate Public Member to the Commission. Any person wishing to apply for the position may download an application here, or by calling (415) 448-5877 or sending an email to email@example.com.
The Commission, which is established by State law, has regulatory power over the formation and boundary changes of cities and special districts (e.g., annexations.) In addition, the Commission is responsible for determining sphere of influence (ultimate service areas) for all cities, and special districts within the County of Marin. Composition of the Commission includes two members of the Board of Supervisors, two City Council members, two Special District members, and a representative of the general public. Each category has one alternate member seated at the board meetings in the absence of the regular member.
The Commission normally meets at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday, every even month. They are meeting via Zoom indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Open Seat on Tam Design Review Board
Deadline: Open until filled
There is a vacancy on the Tamalpais Design Review Board (TDRB), which serves as an advisory and resource body for land use and zoning applications in some unincorporated neighborhoods of southern Marin County. The appointing authority is the Marin County Board of Supervisors.
The TDRB is a liaison to the Board of Supervisors, the Community Development Agency (CDA), the Planning Commission, and the community. Its members review and comment on discretionary land use and zoning applications and community plan amendments within the Tamalpais Planning Area that are referred by CDA. The Tamalpais Planning Area includes the Tamalpais Valley, Homestead Valley, Almonte, Muir Woods Park, and Tennessee Valley.
At their meeting on June 15, the City Council reviewed suggested ideas for City action to address racial inequities in the community. A recommendation listed in the Staff Report included: "Create pathways to civic engagement that make it clear BIPOC are welcome to participate and lead in local government."