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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Apply Now to Serve on the Arts Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, and Planning Commission

The Moorpark City Council is now accepting applications for appointment to the Arts Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, and Planning Commission to fill five positions each for a two-year term to begin January 2023 and to expire December 2024.

Arts Commission

Arts Commission applicants must be registered voters, reside within the City’s Area of Interest or within the Moorpark Unified School District boundaries, or must be a business owner within the City of Moorpark.  The Arts Commission meetings are held quarterly on the third Tuesdays of February, May, August, and November at 6:00 p.m.

The Arts Commission acts in an advisory capacity and review the conceptual design and placement of artwork, solicit public comment, and provide a recommendation to the City Council on the design and location, as well as perform such other duties as may be requested from time to time by the City Council

Parks and Recreation Commission

Parks and Recreation Commission applicants must be a resident of the City of Moorpark and registered to vote in Moorpark.  The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to review matters pertaining to the City’s parks and public recreation.  Other meetings may be required.  The Commission also advises the City Council on the administration and development of recreation areas, facilities, programs, and improved recreation services. When directed by Council, the Commission considers and recommends conceptual design of parks and park facility improvements, including play equipment and other park amenities. 

Planning Commission

Planning Commission applicants must be a resident of the City of Moorpark, registered to vote in Moorpark, and where possible have special knowledge in the fields of real property, construction, law, zoning and architecture, or related subjects.  The Planning Commission regular meeting schedule is the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  The Commission considers such matters as the general plan, specific plans, re-zonings, use permits and subdivisions.  The Planning Commission is the City Council’s advisor on land use planning.

Notes for All Applicants

Members of all Commissions shall receive compensation for their attendance at each meeting of the Commission as approved by resolution of the City Council. Applicants are required to attend a regular City Council meeting to make a brief presentation on qualifications and interest in the appointment.  Failure to make a presentation shall result in disqualification for appointment.  Appointees are required to complete state-mandated ethics and workplace harassment prevention training courses and submit a state-required Statement of Economic Interests form (“Form 700”) following appointment.

Applications are available on the City’s website at  Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2022.

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