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City Recruits for Advisory Commissions

Applications Due by January 31, 2020

Post Date:January 09, 2020 11:52 am

The City of Davis is accepting applications from residents, 18 years of age and older, interested in serving on one of the following commissions:

  • Bicycling, Transportation, and Street Safety
  • Open Space and Habitat
  • Police Accountability
  • Senior Citizen
  • Tree

By serving on a City commission, you are helping plan the future of Davis.  Commissions serve as a conduit for citizen input – a way of gathering, analyzing and recommending options to the City Council.  Commissions also provide an important avenue for determining the community’s feelings about issues and extending the reach of the democratic process.

Applications may be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 23 Russell Boulevard during regular business hours, or downloaded at:

Please be aware that all applications and accompanying documents are considered public information and may be disclosed/released pursuant to the California Public Records Act.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 31, 2020

Applications may be submitted in person or via mail to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall (23 Russell Boulevard, Suite 1, Davis, CA 95616); or via e-mail to

In addition to the application form, commission applicants will participate in a 10-15 minute private interview with the Council subcommittee and city staff. Applications are tentatively scheduled to be submitted to City Council for appointment in March 2020.

For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 530-757-5648 or visit the City of Davis website at



  • Advise on matters relating to transportation policy; transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular planning; street design; traffic operations and enforcement; traffic safety; parking; and transportation infrastructure maintenance.
  • Meets: 2nd Thursday (monthly), 5:30 p.m., Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.


  • Advises on matters relating to open space issues, programs, projects, including:  natural areas; wildlife and wildlife habitat; agricultural land conservation; land acquisition; regional parks; trial systems; project site design, operations and maintenance.
  • Monitors implementation of the City's open space objectives and identifies problems and solutions related thereto. Works cooperatively with other City commissions and community groups on issues of mutual interest.
  • Meets: 1st Monday (monthly), 6:30 p.m., Community Chambers Conference Room, at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.


  • Provides community-based accountability via interactions with members of the public, the Independent Police Auditor (IPA), the Davis Police Department (DPD), and others. 
  • Scope includes: develop community outreach plan; provide input on DPD policies, procedures, and training; review IPA reports on misconduct complaints, assess work of the IPA.
  • Meets: 1st Monday (monthly), 6:30 p.m., Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd


  • Advises on matters relating to policies and programs that serve senior citizens.
  • Identifies needs of the aging in the community.
  • Explores improved and new services in private and public sectors.
  • Meets: 2nd Thursday (monthly), 2:30 p.m., Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.


  • Renders decisions on tree removal and/or modification permit requests.
  • Makes recommendations regarding designations of Landmark Trees.
  • Meets: 3rd Thursday (monthly), 5:30 p.m., Administrative Building A, 1818 5th Street.
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