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LOCAL APPOINTMENTS LIST 
AND NOTICE OF COMMISSION TERMS EXPIRING IN 2018

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that residents are encouraged to apply for positions on City commissions that will have vacancies in January of 2018. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018. Council will conduct interviews beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, January 22 and 23. 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. Council may also designate alternates at the time of the appointment of regular members. All meetings are open to the public. For more information or to apply for a commission, please contact the City Clerk’s Office, 777-3223 or cityclerk@cupertino.org; 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 2018

 

 

 

 

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 powers and functions of the Audit Committee shall be as follows: 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. The Audit Committee falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required. Regular meetings are held quarterly on the 2nd Thursday of the selected month at 3:00 p.m. at City Hall in Conference Room A. For more information, call staff liaison Kristina Alfaro at 408-777-7608 or kristinaa@cupertino.org.

BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN COMMISSION - Residency requirement for all five members

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for

Re-Appointment

No terms expiring in January 2018

 

 

 

 

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 function of the Commission is to review, monitor and suggest recommendations for City transportation matters including, but not limited to bicycle and pedestrian traffic, parking, education and recreation within Cupertino. The Bicycle Pedestrian Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required. Regular meetings are heldmonthly on the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. in City Hall, Conference Room C. For more information, call 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

Diana Matley

1/29/14

1/30/18

Yes

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 powers and functions of the Fine Arts Commission are to foster, encourage and assist the realization, preservation and advancement of the fine arts for the benefit of the community. The Fine Arts Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required. 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 C. For more information, contact staff liaison Catarina Kidd at 408-777-3214 or 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

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Re-Appointment

Shirley Chu (Financial Representative)

8/19/2014

1/30/18

Yes

The Cupertino Housing 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 commission 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. The Cupertino Housing Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required. 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 Kerri Heusler at 408-777-3251 or kerrih@cupertino.org.

 

LIBRARY COMMISSION - Residency requirement for three out of five members

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for

Re-Appointment

No terms expiring in January 2018

 

 

 

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 commission 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. The Library Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required. Regular meetings are held monthly on the first Wednesday ofeach month at 7:00 p.m. in the Cupertino Library, 10800 Torre Avenue, Story Room. For more information, call staff liaison Christine Hanel at 408-777-3120 or christineh@cupertino.org.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION - Residency requirement for all five members

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for

Re-Appointment

Neesha Tambe

1/29/2014

1/30/18

Yes

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 commission 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. The Parks and Recreation Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required. 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 Jeff Milkes at 408-777-3120 or parks@cupertino.org.

 

PLANNING COMMISSION - Residency requirement for all five members

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Present Term Expires

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No terms expiring in January 2018

 

 

 

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 Commission’s primary function is to advise 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. The Planning Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required. 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 Benjamin Fu at 408-777-3247 or benjaminf@cupertino.org.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION - Residency requirement for all five members

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for

Re-Appointment

Gerald Tallinger

1/29/2014

1/30/18

Yes

Hymanand Nellore

9/20/2016 (Partial term)

1/30/18

Yes

The commission consists of five members, all of whom shall reside within the City and shall be appointed by the council to four-year, overlapping terms. 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 primary functions are to advise the city council on all areas relating to public safety, traffic, and police, fire and other matters relating to the foregoing. The Public Safety Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required. Regular meetings are heldmonthly on thesecond Thursday ofeach month at 6 p.m. in City Hall, Conference Room A.For more information, call staff liaison Captain Rich Urena at 408-868-6610.

 

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

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for

Re-Appointment

Angela Chen

1/26/2016

1/30/18

Yes

Gary Latshaw

1/26/2016

1/30/18

Yes

The Cupertino Sustainability Commission consists of five members appointed by the City Council to serve four-year overlapping terms. One member must be a representative from a Cupertino-based educational institution and another from a Cupertino-based business. Sustainability Commission members who are representatives of an educational institution or a business are not required to be Cupertino residents. The three remaining community members must be residents of Cupertino. The commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council and provides expertise and guidance on major policy and programmatic areas related to the environmental, economic and societal goals noted within Cupertino’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) and General Plan (GP) Environmental Resources/Sustainability Element. The Sustainability Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required. Regular meetings are held at least once every three months at 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, every 3rd month at the Environmental Education Center, 22221 McClellan Road, McClellan Ranch Preserve,and other meetings may be held as necessary. For more information, call staff liaison Misty Mersich at 408-777-3362 or mistym@cupertino.org.

 

TEEN COMMISSION Residency requirement for all nine members

Incumbent

Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for

Re-Appointment

No terms expiring in January 2018

 

 

 

The commission consists of nine members, 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.Teen Commissioners serve two-year staggered terms. The powers and functions of the Teen Commission are to advise the City Council and staff on issues and projects important to youth. 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, call staff liaison Danny Mestizo at 408-777-3134 or dannym@cupertino.org.

 

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

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Appointment Date

Present Term Expires

Eligible for

Re-Appointment

No terms expiring in January 2018

 

 

 

 

The Commission consists of five members, from among the qualified electors of the City, 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. They advise 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. The Technology, Information, and Communications Commission falls under the Political Reform Act of 1974 and financial disclosure is required. 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, call staff liaison Bill Mitchell at 408-777-1333 or billm@cupertino.org.