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December 18, 2012 > County vacancies

County vacancies

Submitted By Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle

The Alameda Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) is accepting applications to fill the vacant alternate public member seat. The deadline for filing an application is Monday, January 7, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. The Commission will review each application and supplemental questionnaire and expects to conduct interviews the week of January 28, 2013.

LAFCo is responsible for coordinating logical and timely changes in local governmental boundaries, conducting special studies that review ways to reorganize, simplify and streamline governmental structure, and establishing planning spheres of influence (SOIs) for each city and special district within the County.

The public members represent all Alameda County citizens in an objective and impartial manner. The alternate Commissioner fully participates in discussions and deliberations, but can only vote when the regular public member is absent or disqualified.

Applicants must be residents of Alameda County, and cannot be a current board or council member, officer or employee of Alameda County, a City or Special District in Alameda County. Meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of every odd month (January, March, May, July, September and November) at 4:30 p.m. in Dublin. The appointment term is 4 years.

If you have questions please contact LAFCo at (510) 271-5142 or Sandra.Hou@acgov.org. For more information about Alameda LAFCo or to download the application, visit: www.acgov.org/lafco.

Boards and Commissions
Interested in serving Alameda County and your community?

Since 1853, the Board of Supervisors has encouraged citizen involvement and expertise to assist the Board in serving the community. Citizens who serve on commissions help the Board deal with the many and varied duties and responsibilities of local county government. The Board relies on these groups to advise them on a wide range of issues affecting their constituencies and to assure they are responsive to community needs.

District Two currently has vacancies on the following Commissions:

Commission on the Status of Women
This Commission represents the women of Alameda County in an effort to target specific issues affecting women. The objective is to maximize social equality and parity for women of all ages. There are 17 members on the Committee, 3 of which are appointed by the District Two Supervisor, with currently one vacancy. Members serve a term of 2 years. Meetings occur the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Women who are committed to working for social justice on behalf of the women of Alameda County are encouraged to apply.

Parks, Recreation & Historical Commission
The Commission consists of 15 members appointed by the Board of Supervisors- District 2 currently has two vacancies. Interested applicants should be a person with substantial interest in history and/or historical preservation or a person with substantial interest in park and recreation matters. Commissioners serve terms of four years, not to exceed 2 terms. Meetings are held once a month.

Tree Advisory Board
The Tree Advisory Board is a five-member board comprised of County residents appointed by the Board of Supervisors. District 2 currently has one vacancy. Each board member serves a term of two years and is subject to reappointment. The objective of the board is to assist the Public Works Agency Director in making policy decisions related to ordinances. Meetings are held monthly.

Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee (PAPCO)
PAPCO makes decisions on transportation funding for seniors and people with disabilities to address planning and coordination issues regarding paratransit services in Alameda County. PAPCO members advise Alameda County Transportation Commission on the development and implementation of paratransit programs. All 23 members must be Alameda County residents who use transportation that supports seniors and people with disabilities. Members are appointed for a two-year term, and District 2 currently has one vacancy. PAPCO generally meets on every fourth Monday of the month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Alameda CTC offices in Oakland.

To Apply:
To apply to serve as a District Two appointee, please submit a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position. Please include a copy of your resume. Email the information to district2@acgov.org, attention Michelle/Ruben.

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