Pinole encourages citizens to become involved with their community. One way is to serve in an advisory capacity on a board or committee. The City is accepting applications for the ollowing boards:
- Planning Commissioner
(1 vacancy; remaining term is 2 years)
The Pinole Planning Commission is a 7-member board comprise of Pinole residents, who serve as an advisory body to the City Council on matters related to the city growth and development and other matters as may be requested by the City Council. Their charge is to take action on use permits and variances, and make recommendations to the City Council on zoning changes and matters referred for study. The Commission reviews and maintains the long-range, comprehensive master plan for the physical growth and development of the city and areas related directly to the city, which reflects the future goals of the City after its adoption by the City Council. It shall guide the general location of future public facilities and improvements and aid in the encouragement and regulation of private development.
Filing Period Has Been Extended. Open Until Filled.
- Community Services Commissioner
(2 positions available-term is two years) The Community Services Commission is comprised of 7 members, who must be Pinole residents. The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters pertaining to public recreation, parks, art, cultural & historical activities, public access television activities, senior & youth activities, and community services.
The Community Services Commission meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Application materials are available at Pinole City Hall, and may be downloaded below.
Completed application and supplemental questionnaire are to be submitted to the City Clerk’s office, 2131 Pear Street, Pinole. A subcommittee of the City Council will conduct interviews and appointments will be made at a City Council meeting.
These positions will be open until filled.
- Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging Committee Member
(1 position available for a two year term) This is a 40-member Agency that advises the Area Agency on Aging on all matters related to the development and administration of senior programs in accordance with the Older Americans Act. Appointments are made by the County Board of Supervisors. Applicants must be residents of Pinole. Each city needs a voice on the council. City representatives advocate for the issues of older adults and act as liaison between the Advisory Council and the City.
AOCA committee meets every 3rd Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. in Pleasant Hill. Members must either be seniors 60 or older, or non-seniors who are interested in advocating for senior issues. Letter of interest should be filed with the Pinole City Clerk.
- Contra Costa Transportation Agency Citizens Advisory Committee
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) maintains a standing Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to provide citizen perspective, participation and involvement in the CCTA’s $3 billion voter-approved Transportation Expenditure Plan and Growth Management Program. The CAC is comprised of 23 members: 20 are appointed by each of the 20 local jurisdictions within Contra Costa (the cities, towns, and the County); three “at-large” members are nominated by community-based stakeholder organizations within Contra Costa, and subsequently appointed to the CAC by CCTA.
To become a member of the CAC, you must reside within the local jurisdiction making the appointment, and the City Council must take formal action to confirm your membership on the Committee.
Meetings are scheduled for the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the CCTA’s Walnut Creek offices at 2999 Oak Road, Suite 100. CAC members are appointed to serve for a four-year term without compensation. Members will, however, receive reimbursement for travel expenses to and from the CAC meetings.
For More Information contact:
City Clerk Patricia Athenour - (510) 724-8928 - Pathenour@ci.pinole.ca.us