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Current Vacancies

CITY OF CUPERTINO
NOTICE OF PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
UNSCHEDULED VACANCY

Notice is hereby given that the City of Cupertino is accepting applications for one unscheduled vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The vacancy occurred when Commissioner Darcy Paul resigned. The (partial) term of this unscheduled vacancy expires in January of 2016.

The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015. Council will conduct interviews beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, January 26 and 27.

The Commission consists of five members who are residents of the City and shall be appointed by the Council to four-year, overlapping terms. None of the members shall be officials or employees of the City, nor cohabit with as defined by law, nor be related by blood or marriage to any member of the Commission, the City Manager or the staff person(s) assigned to this Commission. The Parks and Recreation Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required. The primary powers and functions are to advise the City Council on municipal activities in relation to parks and recreation, including park site acquisition and development, recreation program policy, and expansion of the park program as development occurs (refer to Municipal Code Ch. 2.36.080 for full description).

Regular meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the Community Hall. For more information, contact staff liaison Carol Atwood at (408) 777-3110 or parks@cupertino.org.

Applications can be downloaded or completed via the Online Advisory Appointment Application at www.cupertino.org/vacancies. For more details, please see the website or call the City Clerk’s Office at (408) 777-3223.

LOCAL APPOINTMENTS LIST AND NOTICE OF COMMISSION TERMS EXPIRING IN 2015

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that residents are encouraged to apply for positions on City commissions that will have vacancies in January of 2015. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015. Council will conduct interviews beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, January 26 and 27.

 

Commissioners are interviewed and appointed by the City Council, and may serve a total of two consecutive 4-year terms. (The Teen Commission has a different term structure).  If a person is appointed to fill an unscheduled vacancy that is less than two years, that partial term is not counted against the term limit. 

 

All meetings are open to the public. For more information or to apply for a commission, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 777-3223, or visit the City website at www.cupertino.org/vacancies.

 

AUDIT COMMITTEE - No residency requirement

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for Re-Appointment

No terms expiring in January 2015

 

 

 

 

Eligibility Requirements:  The Committee consists of four or five members serving four-year terms.  Two individuals are members of City Council, and a minimum of two and a maximum of three are at large members.  The at large members shall not be officials or employees of the City, nor cohabit with as defined by law, nor be related by blood or marriage to any member of the Committee, the City Manager or staff person assigned to the Committee.  An Audit Committee at large member is not required to be a Cupertino resident, but the City Council will give priority to individuals who have substantial accounting, audit, or investment experience, preferably in connection with a governmental agency.  The Audit Committee falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required.

Powers and Functions:  A. Review the annual audit report and management letter; B. Recommend appointment of auditors; C. Review the monthly Treasurer’s report, D. Review City investment policies and internal controls of such policies.

Meeting Schedule:  Regular meetings are held as needed in January, April, July, and October on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall in Conference Room A.  For more information, contact staff liaison Lisa Taitano at (408) 777-3280 or lisat@cupertino.org.

 

BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN COMMISSION - Residency requirement for all five members

 

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for Re-Appointment

William Chan

1/25/11

1/30/15

Yes

Jill Mitsch

1/25/11

1/30/15

Yes

Sean Lyn

6/10/14

1/30/15

Yes

 

Eligibility Requirements:  The Commission consists of five members who are residents of the City and shall be appointed by the Council to four-year overlapping terms. None shall be officials or employees of the City nor cohabit with, as defined by law, nor be related by blood or marriage to, any member of the committee, the City Manager or the staff person or persons assigned to the Commission.  The Bicycle Pedestrian Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required.

Powers and Functions:  Review, monitor and suggest recommendations for City transportation matters including, but not limited to bicycle and pedestrian traffic, parking, education and recreation within Cupertino.

Meeting Schedule:  Regular meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall, Conference Room A.  For more information, contact staff liaison David Stillman at (408) 777-3249 or davids@cupertino.org.

 

FINE ARTS COMMISSION - Residency Requirement for three out of five members

 

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for Re-Appointment

Jessi Kaur

1/22/07

1/30/15

Not eligible

Michael Sanchez

1/28/13

1/30/15

Yes

 

Eligibility Requirements:  The Commission consists of five members appointed by Council for four-year terms.  None of the members shall be employees or officials of the City, nor cohabit with as defined by law, nor be related by blood or marriage to any member of the Commission, the City Manager or staff person assigned to the Commission.  At least three shall be Cupertino residents.  The Fine Arts Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required.

Powers and Functions:   Foster, encourage and assist the realization, preservation and advancement of the fine arts for the benefit of the community. 

Meeting Schedule:  Regular meetings are held on the 4th Monday of every other month (odd months) and more often as necessary at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall, Conference Room A. For more information contact staff liaison Piu Ghosh at (408) 777-3277 finearts@cupertino.org.

 

HOUSING COMMISSION - Residency requirement for three out of five members; Business and financial institution representatives must be located in Cupertino.

 

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for Re-Appointment

Rajeev Raman

1/24/11

1/30/15

Yes

 

Eligibility Requirements:  The Commission consists of five members appointed by the council to four-year terms.  One must be a representative from a Cupertino financial institution and another from a Cupertino business. Housing Commission members who are representatives of a financial institution or a business are not required to be Cupertino residents, but the financial institution and the business represented must be located in Cupertino.  The three remaining community members must be residents of Cupertino. The Cupertino Housing Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required.

Powers and Functions:  Assists in developing housing policies and strategies, recommends policies for implementation and monitoring of affordable housing projects, helps identify sources of funding for affordable housing and performs other advisory functions authorized by the City Council.

Meeting Schedule:  Regular meetings are held at 9:00 a.m., the second Thursday of the month at City Hall, Conference Room C. For more information, contact staff liaison Christopher (CJ) Valenzuela at (408) 777-3251 or christopherv@cupertino.org.

 

LIBRARY COMMISSION - Residency requirement for three out of five members

 

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for Re-Appointment

Rose Grymes

1/25/11

1/30/15

Yes

Adrian Kolb

1/27/09

1/30/15

Not eligible

 

Eligibility Requirements:  The Commission consists of five members appointed by the Council to four-year, overlapping terms.  At least three members must be residents of Cupertino.  None of the members shall be officials or employees of the City, nor cohabit with, as defined by law, nor be related by blood or marriage to any member of the Commission, the City Manager or the staff person(s) assigned to this Commission. The Library Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required.

Powers and Functions:  Advises the City Council on the adequacy of library service within the community and such other matters relating to library service as specified by the city council, and serves as liaison between the city and the Santa Clara County library system.

Meeting Schedule:  Regular meetings are held monthly on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall, Conference Room C.  For more information, contact staff liaison Nidhi Mathur at (408) 777-3377 or nidhim@cupertino.org.


PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION - Residency requirement for all five members

 

 

 

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for Re-Appointment

 

David Fung

1/24/11

1/30/15

Yes

 

Geoffrey Paulsen

1/29/13

1/30/15

Yes

 

 

 

Eligibility Requirements:  The Commission consists of five members who are residents of the City and shall be appointed by the Council to four-year, overlapping terms.  None of the members shall be officials or employees of the City, nor cohabit with as defined by law, nor be related by blood or marriage to any member of the Commission, the City Manager or the staff person(s) assigned to this Commission.  The Parks and Recreation Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required.

Powers and Functions:  Advises the City Council on municipal activities in relation to parks and recreation, including park site acquisition and development, recreation program policy, and expansion of the park program as development occurs.

Meeting Schedule:  Regular meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the Community Hall.  For more information, contact staff liaison Carol Atwood at (408) 777-3110 or recreation@cupertino.org.

 


PLANNING COMMISSION - Residency requirement for all five members

 

 

 

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for Re-Appointment

 

Don Sun

1/24/11

1/30/15

Yes

 

Paul Brophy

3/18/08

1/30/15

Not eligible

 

 

Eligibility Requirements:  The Commission consists of five members appointed by the Council to overlapping four-year terms.  Each member shall be a qualified elector in and resident of the City.  None of the members shall be officials or employees of the City and none of whom shall cohabit with as defined by law, nor be related by blood or marriage to any other member of the Commission, the City Manager or the staff person(s) assigned to this Commission.  The Planning Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required.

Powers and Functions:  Advises the City Council on land use matters such as specific and general plans, zonings and subdivisions.  The Commission reviews other matters as specified by City ordinances or Title VII of the Government Code of California.

Meeting Schedule:  Regular meetings are held at 6:45 on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the Community Hall. For more information, contact staff liaison Gary Chao at (408) 777-3308 or garyc@cupertino.org.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION - Residency requirement for all five members

 

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for Re-Appointment

No terms expiring in January 2015

 

 

 

 

Eligibility Requirements:  The Commission consists of five members and shall be appointed by the council to four-year, overlapping terms.  All members shall reside within the City.  None shall be officials or employees of the City, members of the Sheriff’s Department of the County, either regular or reserve, nor shall they be members of the Central Fire Protection District.  No members of the Public Safety Commission shall cohabit with, as defined by law, nor be related by blood or marriage to any member of the Commission, the City Manager or the staff person(s) assigned to this Commission.  The Public Safety Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required.

Powers and Functions:  Advises the City Council on all areas relating to public safety, traffic, and police, fire and other matters relating to the foregoing.

Meeting Schedule:  Regular meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in City Hall, Conference Room A.  For more information, contact staff liaison Captain Kenneth Binder at (408) 868-6610 or kenneth.binder@sheriff.sccgov.org.

 

TEEN COMMISSION - Residency requirement for all nine members

 

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for Re-Appointment

No terms expiring in January 2015

 

 

 

 

Eligibility Requirement:   The Commission consists of nine members, serving two-year staggered terms, with the intention if possible to include at least one person from each public middle school and public high school in Cupertino. Membership on the Commission is limited to Cupertino residents. Members may attend schools outside of the city limits, or be schooled at home. Commissioners must be in 8th through 12th grade.  

Powers and Functions:  Advises the City Council and staff on issues and projects important to youth.

Meeting Schedule:  Regular meetings are held September through May, twice monthly (except December), for a total of 17 meetings on the second and Fourth Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. at the Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road. For more information, contact staff liaison David Jahns, 777-3139 or davidj@cupertino.org.

 

TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION - Residency requirement for all five members

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for Re-Appointment

 

Rod Livingood

1/24/11

1/30/15

Yes

 

Beverly Siegel

6/21/11

1/30/15

Yes

 

Peter Friedland

2/20/07

1/30/15

Not eligible

 

 

Eligibility Requirements:  The Commission consists of five members, appointed by the council to four-year, overlapping terms. All members must be from among the qualified electors of the City. None of the members shall be officials or employees of the City, nor cohabit with, as defined by law, nor be related by blood or marriage to any member of the Commission, the City Manager or the staff person(s) assigned to this Commission.  The Technology, Information, and Communications Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required.

Powers and Functions:  Advises the City Council on all matters relating to telecommunications within the City of Cupertino, including evaluating compliance with any franchise or other agreement between the City and a telecommunications provider and conducting periodic reviews of providers, facilities, and products.  In addition, members serve as liaisons between the City, the public, and telecommunications providers in enhancing education and information. The Commission also provides support for community access television, especially public and educational access, and gives guidance when needed for development and implementation of access channels and programming.

Meeting Schedule:  Regular meetings are held at least once every three months and, at the discretion of the Commission, other meetings may be held as necessary or expedient. Meetings usually fall on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall Conference Room A.  For more information, contact staff liaison Mariyah Serratos at 408-777-3189 or mariyahs@cupertino.org.

 

 

 

Last updated: 12/17/2014 9:52:05 AM