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LOCAL APPOINTMENTS LIST
AND NOTICE OF COMMISSION AND COMMITTEE TERMS EXPIRING IN 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that residents are encouraged to apply for positions on City commissions that will have vacancies in January of 2019. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019. Council will conduct interviews beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019 and Tuesday, January 29, 2019. 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.

 

BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN COMMISSION

3 available seats (residency requirement for all five members)

Incumbent

Date Appointed

Term Expires

Eligible to Reapply?

Gerhard Eschelbeck

1/30/17

First term ends 1/30/19

Yes

Erik Lindskog

1/27/15

First term ends 1/30/19

Yes

Sean Lyn

1/27/15

First term ends 1/30/19

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 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 held monthly 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

2 available seats (residency requirement for three out of five members)

Incumbent

Date Appointed

Term Expires

Eligible to Reapply?

Michael Sanchez

1/28/13; and 1/27/15

Second term ends 1/30/19

No

Janki Chokshi

1/26/16

First term ends 1/30/19

Yes

Qualifications: 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

1 available seat (residency requirement for three out of five members; Business and financial institution representatives must be located in Cupertino)

Incumbent

Date Appointed

Term Expires

Eligible to Reapply?

Sanjiv Kapil

1/30/17

First term ends 1/30/19

Yes

Qualifications: 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 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

2 available seats (residency requirement three out of five members)

Incumbent

Date Appointed

Term Expires

Eligible to Reapply?

Rose Grymes

1/25/11; and 1/27/15

Second term ends 1/30/19

No

Gopal Kumarappan

1/27/15

First term ends 1/30/19

Yes

Qualifications: 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 of each 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

2 available seats (residency requirement for all five members)

Incumbent

Date Appointed

Term Expires

Eligible to Reapply?

Meenakshi Biyani

3/21/17

Partial term ends 1/30/19

Yes

Carol Stanek

1/26/15

First term ends 1/30/19

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.

 

PLANNING COMMISSION

2 available seats (residency requirement for all five members)

Incumbent

Date Appointed

Term Expires

Eligible to Reapply?

Don Sun

1/24/11; and 1/26/15

Second term ends 1/30/19

No

Geoffrey Paulsen

1/26/15

First term ends 1/30/19

Yes

Qualifications: 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. Commissioners must take an ethics course every two years. For more information, contact staff liaison Benjamin Fu at 408-777-3247 or benjaminf@cupertino.org.

 

TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

3 available seats (residency requirement for all five members)

Incumbent

Date Appointed

Term Expires

Eligible to Reapply?

Mukesh Garg

6/8/17

Partial term ends 1/30/19

Yes

Keita Broadwater

3/18/15

First term ends 1/30/19

Yes

Vaishali Deshpande

3/18/15

First term ends 1/30/19

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIT COMMITTEE

No vacancies

There are no terms expiring in January 2019

 

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION

No vacancies

There are no terms expiring in January 2019

 

TEEN COMMISSION

No vacancies

There are no terms expiring in January 2019

 

SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION

No vacancies

There are no terms expiring in January 2019