Contra Costa County District V residents, which includes those from Martinez, are being sought to serve on county advisory panels, said District V Supervisor Federal D. Glover.
“A lot of policies begin in these county commission and boards,” Glover said.
District V appointments are made by the Board of Supervisors, but are based on recommendations from Glover, he said in his announcement.
The Rodeo Municipal Advisory Council advises the Board of Supervisors on services that might be provided community-wide by the county or other governmental agencies.
It also weighs in on the feasibility of organizing existing special districts that serve by providing such public services as water, sewer, fire and park and recreation, and represent the community in front of planning and zoning administrators and panels.
This advisory council has one opening for a regular seat. The council meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at 199 Parker Ave., Rodeo. This term ends Dec. 31, 2020. Those interested may call call Dominic Aliano at 925-608-4200.
The Pacheco Municipal Advisory Council has similar duties, and has an opening for one regular seat and one alternate seat. This council meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at 5800 Pacheco Blvd., Pacheco. The term ends Dec. 31, 2020. Those interested may call Lynn Reichard-Enea, 925-608-4200.
The County Service Area M-16 Citizens Advisory Committee advises the Board of Supervisors concerning the desires of residents of the community of Clyde concerning street lighting, recreation and park services. Two alternate member seats are open. This board meets as needed, and the terms end Dec. 31, 2020. Those interested may 925-608-4200.
The Library Commission advises the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian; gives the public a way to express their thoughts on the Library operations and makes recommendations and proposals to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian about how the Library could be improved. One alternate member seat is open, and the term ends June 30, 2020. This board meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at 777 Arnold Drive, Martinez. Those interested may call Walter Beveridge, 925-608-7730.
The Mental Health Commission analyzes the community mental health needs, services, buildings and special problems and advises the Supervisors about local mental health services and programs. One District V consumer seat is open, and the term ends Dec. 31, 2023. The Mental Health Commission meets at 4:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at 550 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill. Those interested may call Sarah Kennard at 925-957-2619.
The First 5 – Contra Costa Children and Families Commission supports early childhood development through a strategic plan developed under the California Children and Families First Act of 1998. One District V alternate seat is open, and the term ends Dec. 31, 2022. The Commission meets at 1485 Civic Court, Suite 1200, Concord. Those interested may call Sean Casey 925-771-7316.
The Emergency Mecical Care Committee reviews the county’s ambulance and other emergency services as required by California law and advises the County Board of Supervisors, and to the County Emergency Medical System Agency on pertinent matters as directed by the Board. One District V consumer representative seat is open, and the term ends Dec. 31, 2021. The Committee meets at the Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Services Administration Office, 777 Arnold Drive, Martinez. Those interested may call Rachel Morris, 925-608-5454.
Applications are available by calling Glover’s office, 925-608-4200. Completed applications are due before the close of business Friday, May 17.