Commissions & Committees

Commissions & Committees

The City Council is looking for civic-minded resident volunteers who are willing to serve on the various City Commissions and Committees. Committee service provides an opportunity for residents to participate in City affairs, provide input on policy decisions, and work with fellow citizens and City staff in shaping the future of Santa Fe Springs.

Commission and Committee Facts

  • All applications are maintained on file for six months.
  • As vacancies occur on the various commissions/committees, the applicants are considered for appointment by the Council.
  • Unless otherwise noted, committee members do not receive compensation for serving.
  • City elected officials may not serve on the Planning and/or Traffic Commission.
  • There is no prohibition against a committee member serving on one or more committees at the same time.
  • Commissioners receive compensation of $50 per meeting for up to two meetings per month. Attendance is mandatory for payment.

If you would like to be considered for a City Commission or Committee, you may complete an application and return it to the City Clerk’s Office. If you are selected to serve on a Committee or Commission, you will receive a Letter of Appointment in the mail. Any questions you have may be directed to the City Clerk or by calling (562) 868-0511, ext. 7314.

CITY COMMISSIONS

Planning Commission
Studies, approves, and recommends to the Council adoption of a general plan guide; considers and acts upon requests for zone changes and conditional use permits. The Commission approves tentative parcel and subdivision maps for the division of land in the City. Planning Commissioners receive compensation of $50 per meeting for up to two meetings per month. Candidates should have an interest in, and understanding of, the general planning process, zoning regulations, the granting of Conditional Use Permits, and the ability to comprehend parcel and subdivision maps.

  • 2nd Monday of the month - 6:00 p.m.
    City Hall

Traffic Commission
Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters relating to traffic control and public safety. Commissioners receive compensation of $50 per meeting for up to two meetings a month. Candidates should have an interest in traffic control and public safety.

  • 3rd Thursday of the month - 6:00 p.m.
    City Hall


Beautification Committee
Advises the Council on policy matters concerning beautification of the City. Candidates should have an active interest in promoting beautification of the City, including, but not limited to, an interest in landscaping and the aesthetic development of the City.

  • 4th Wednesday of the month - 9:30 a.m.
    Except: July, August, November, December
  • Town Center Hall

Beautification Committee - Agendas and Minutes

Community Program Committee
Plans and coordinates programs for the education or entertainment of the City's residents. Candidates should have an interest in promoting the arts and an understanding of the educational/cultural needs of the community.

  • 3rd Wednesday in January, May, September - 7:00 p.m.
    Town Center Hall

Community Program Committee - Agendas and Minutes

Family & Human Services Committee
Advises and recommends programs designed to meet the social needs of the City. Candidates should have an active interest in social services and an awareness of the needs of the residents.Professional or volunteer experience in social service management would be helpful, but not required.

  • 3rd Wednesday of the month - 5:30 p.m.
    Except July, August, September, & December
    Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center

Family & Human Services Committee - Agendas and Minutes

Heritage Arts Committee
Advises on the collection of nationally recognized artwork throughout the City and aids in fundraising to support a range of artistic and cultural activities.

Heritage Arts Committee - Agendas and Minutes

  • Last Tuesday of the month - 9:00 a.m.
        Except December
        Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center
     

    Historical Committee
    Collects and preserves memorabilia relative to the history of Santa Fe Springs. Candidates should have an interest in the heritage and historical preservation of the City.

    • 2nd Tuesday in January, April, July & October - 5:30 p.m.
      Heritage Park - Train Depot

    Historical Committee - Agendas and Minutes

    Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
    Advises on programs that best meet the recreational needs of the community; assists in policy formation regarding conservation and recreational activities. Candidates should have an active interest in sports, recreation programs and open-space preservation.

    • 1st Wednesday of the month - 7:00 p.m.
      Except July, August, & December
      Town Center Hall

    Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee - Agendas and Minutes

    Personnel Advisory Board
    Investigates and/or hears appeals submitted by a City employee. Candidates should have professional or volunteer experience in labor relations or personnel administration.

    • Twice a Year (as needed)
      City Hall

    Personnel Advisory Board - Agendas and Minutes

    Senior Citizens Advisory Committee
    Plans and conducts projects that will foster mutual understanding about Senior Citizens. Candidates must be 60 years of age or older with an active interest in Senior affairs.

    • 2nd  Tuesday of the month - 10:00 a.m.
      Except July, August, September, & December
      Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center

    Senior Citizens Advisory Committee - Agendas and Minutes

    Sister City Committee
    (Information)
    Plans and conducts projects which fosters mutual goodwill and understanding between the citizenry of Santa Fe Springs and the citizenry of any foreign city designated as a “Sister City.” Candidates must be interested in international goodwill and diversity.

    • 1st Monday of the month - 6:45 p.m.
      Town Center Hall

    Sister City Committee - Agendas and Minutes

    Youth Leadership Committee  Application for Youth Leadership Committee ONLY
    Fosters greater involvement of youth in the community and municipal government. The committee studies problems, activities, and concerns of youth as they relate to municipal programs or projects of the City and recommends solutions to the Council. Candidates must be between the ages of 13 and 18 years. No more than 2 family members may participate on the committee during any term.

    • 1st Monday of the month - 6:30 p.m.
      Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center
    Youth Leadership Committee - Agendas and Minutes


    For additional information contact the City Clerk's Office, City Hall
    (562) 868-0511, ext. 7314 or 
    email the City Clerk
    .