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The annual recruitment for commissions (except Teen Commission) with terms ending January, 2020 begins in late October. Teen commission recruitment begins in April. Please contact the City Clerk's office for more information, cityclerk@cupertino.org

 

The recruitment period for the following noted commissions is now OPEN.

 

LOCAL APPOINTMENTS LIST AND NOTICE OF COMMISSION AND COMMITTEE TERMS EXPIRING IN 2020 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that residents are encouraged to apply for positions on City commissions that will have vacancies in January of 2020. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020. Council will conduct interviews beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020 and Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Commissioners are appointed by the City Council and may serve a total of two consecutive 4-year terms (the Teen Commission has a different term structure). Council may also appoint alternates to serve on commissions and committees in the event of a vacancy. A commissioner may serve more than two consecutive terms if he or she has been appointed to fill an unexpired (partial) term of less than two years. 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

2 available seats (no residency requirement for at large members)

Incumbent

Date Appointed

Term Expires

Eligible to Reapply?

Ming Ming “Daisy” Liang

5/1/2018 (partial)

Partial term expires 1/30/20

Yes

Vacant

 

Full term expires 1/30/20

 

Qualifications: 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 3rd Tuesday of the selected month at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall in Conference Room A. For more information, contact staff liaison Zach Korach at 408-777-3280 or zachk@cupertino.org

 

HOUSING COMMISSION

2 available seats (residency requirement for three out of five members; Business representative must be from a Cupertino-based business)

Incumbent

Date Appointed

Term Expires

Eligible to Reapply?

Nina Daruwalla

1/26/16

First term expires 1/30/20

Yes

Sue Bose (Business Representative)

3/15/19

First term expires 1/30/20

Yes

Qualifications: The Commission consists of five members appointed by the council to four-year terms. One must be a representative from a Cupertino business. Housing Commission members who are representatives of a business are not required to be Cupertino residents, but the business represented must be located in Cupertino. The four 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.

 

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

2 available seats (residency requirement for all five members)

Incumbent

Date Appointed

Term Expires

Eligible to Reapply?

Carol Stanek

1/26/15; 4/22/19 (partial)

Partial term expires 1/30/20

Yes

Helene Davis

1/26/15 (partial); 1/25/16

First term expires 1/30/20

Yes

Qualifications: 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.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION

3 available seats (residency requirement for all five members)

Incumbent

Date Appointed

Term Expires

Eligible to Reapply?

Andy Huang

9/21/10 (partial); 1/23/12; 1/25/16

Second term expires 1/30/20

No

Neha Sahai

1/26/16

First term expires 1/30/20

Yes

Robert McCoy

1/23/12; 1/25/16

Second term expires 1/30/20

No

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 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 Rich Urena at 408-868-6610 or ricardo.urena@sheriff.sccgov.org

 

SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION

3 available seats (residency requirement for three out of five members; Education and Business representative must be from a Cupertino-based institution and business)

Incumbent

Date Appointed

Term Expires

Eligible to Reapply?

Anna Weber (Educational Representative)

1/26/16

First term expires 1/30/20

Yes

Meera Ramanathan

1/26/16

First term expires 1/30/20

Yes

Vignesh Swaminathan (Business Representative)

1/26/16

First term expires 1/30/20

Yes

The 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, contact staff liaison Gilee Corral at 408-777-1364 or gileec@cupertino.org

 

TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

2 available seats (residency requirement for all five members)

Incumbent

Date Appointed

Term Expires

Eligible to Reapply?

Rajaram Soundararajam

1/31/17

First term expires 1/30/20

 

Yes

Arnold de Leon

1/26/16

First term expires 1/30/20

Yes

Qualifications: 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, contact staff liaison Bill Mitchell at 408-777-1333 or billm@cupertino.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN COMMISSION

No vacancies

There are no terms expiring in January 2020

 

 

 

 

FINE ARTS COMMISSION

No vacancies

There are no terms expiring in January 2020

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY COMMISSION

No vacancies

There are no terms expiring in January 2020

 

PLANNING COMMISSION

No vacancies

There are no terms expiring in January 2020

 

TEEN COMMISSION

No vacancies

There are no terms expiring in January 2020