Commission Vacancies

The City Council of the City of Laguna Hills, California, will be conducting interviews to fill three vacancies on the City's Traffic Commission and two vacancies on the City's Parks and Recreation Commission. Those interested in applying to serve a four-year term on the Traffic Commission or the Parks and Recreation Commission may receive an application from Melissa Au-Yeung, Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk, at 24035 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills, California 92653, by calling (949) 707-2630 or at: http://www.lagunahillsca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/82. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

The Traffic Commission is composed of five registered voters of the City of Laguna Hills and meets bi-monthly beginning in January of each year on the third Wednesday of every other month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber.  The duties of the Traffic Commission include:

  • Acting in an advisory capacity to the City Council to address local traffic safety and traffic control issues;
  • Providing a forum for City residents to express their opinions, concerns, requests, and complaints pertaining to traffic safety and traffic control issues;
  • Serving as an officially recognized source of public input to the City Council on matters pertaining to local traffic safety and traffic control matters;
  • Encouraging broad citizen participation in the formulation of solutions to traffic safety and traffic control concerns;
  • Reviewing and making recommendations on City traffic safety programs;
  • Becoming familiar with, reviewing, and making recommendations on the City’s Traffic Signal Master Plan, traffic collision monitoring programs, establishment of speed limits, the Residential Traffic Management Policy, and general monitoring of traffic conditions within the City;
  • Acting as a forum and promoter of public education activities related to traffic safety;
  • Providing input to staff and making recommendations to the City Council pertaining to traffic safety capital improvement projects during the bi-annual budget development process; and
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the City Council, staff, and public.

The Parks and Recreation Commission is composed of five registered voters of the City of Laguna Hills and meets bi-monthly beginning in February of each year on the first Wednesday of every other month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber.  The duties of the Parks and Recreation Commission include:

  • Providing a forum for City residents to express their opinions, needs, and desires pertaining to parks, recreational facilities, and recreation programming.
  • Serving as an officially recognized advisory source to the City Council on matters pertaining to parks, recreational facilities, and recreation programming.
  • Encouraging broad citizen participation in the definition and formulation of City-wide parks and recreation goals and objectives.
  • Balancing community wants with municipal responsibility and resources as allocated in the adopted budget.
  • Become familiar with the City’s Master Plan of Parks and Recreation and ensure that decisions and recommendations are consistent with it.
  • Encourage and support neighborhood and public participation in the improvement and development of parks by upholding the City’s adopted Park Planning Process.
  • Participating in City sponsored events and recreation activities for the purpose of evaluating performance and effectiveness.
  • Evaluating recreation programming on a quarterly basis and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Providing input to staff and City Council during the preparation of the biennial Public Services and Community Services Department budgets including capital improvement projects such as parks, trails, open spaces and recreational facilities.
  • Participating in evaluating and making recommended revisions to the Parks and Recreation Element of the City’s General Plan when requested to do so by the City Council.
  • Making recommendations regarding desirable contractual relations between the City and public schools and other agencies for use of buildings, play grounds, and other recreational facilities.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the City Council, staff, and public.

Pursuant to State law, all City Commissioners must have two hours of ethics training within the first year of assuming office and two hours of ethics training every two years while in office.