PALMDALE – A proposal to align the city of Palmdale’s Planning Commission districts with its City Council districts will be on the July Palmdale City Council Meeting agenda for consideration.
“Mayor Jim Ledford has asked our office to draft an ordinance for the City Council’s consideration which would align Palmdale’s Planning Commission districts with the City Council districts,” said Assistant City Attorney Noel Doran.
The proposed ordinance will be presented at the July 6 meeting.
While the new Planning Commission districts would result in some minor reshuffling, all of the currently seated Planning Commissioners will fall in the specified areas for Council Districts 2, 3, 4, and At Large.
“I think this alignment makes a lot of sense and makes things easier for our residents,” Ledford said. “It will also allow us to keep our current roster of planning commissioners as we recruit for a new commissioner for the vacancy we currently have.”
In preparation for the alignment, the city will be accepting applications for one Planning Commission position in Council District 1 for a term to expire in June of 2018.
Appointment to this position is contingent on the alignment being approved by the City Council at their July meeting. Any previous applications received by this office from the last recruitment with residence addresses in Council District 1 will be considered.
“I want to be inclusive as possible, so I would like more applications from District 1,” Ledford said.
Persons interested in applying for the open District 1 position should fill out and return their application to the City Clerk’s department, located at 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite C., no later than Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m.
A map showing the boundaries of the Council Districts, the application, and a description of the duties, responsibilities and benefits are available at www.cityofpalmdale.org and in the City Clerk’s department. Applicants must reside within the boundary of Council District 1 in the city of Palmdale. Applicants are encouraged to attach a resume when applying.
Applicants should have basic knowledge of the city’s zoning and subdivision ordinance and general plan and ability to attend regular monthly evening meetings, plus additional meetings as needed. A substantial time commitment is required. If appointed, a completed state mandated Statement of Economic Interests would be required.
The Commission meets on the second Thursday of every month in the Council Chamber. Commissioners receive $100 per meeting with a maximum of $200 per month.
For more information, call the City Clerk at 661-267-5151.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]