Pinole's Boards and Commission

Boards and Commission

Boards and Commissions

The application process for filling many of the City's vacancies includes an interview by the City Council subcommittee and recommendations are submitted to the City Council for formal appointment. Boards and Commissions appointment range from two-year to four-year terms. Unless otherwise specified, the application period for these vacancies is continuous until filled.

Below are the City of Pinole's active Boards and Commissions:

  • Planning Commission (CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT ROSTER)
  • Community Services Commission
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Committee (TAPS)
  • Appointee / representative(s) to the following regional commissions/committees
    • Contra Costa Transportation Citizens Advisory Committee
    • CCC Mosquito & Vector Control District Board
    • Contra Costa Council on Aging
    • Contra Costa Library Commission

The City Clerk conducts recruitment for advisory board positions. Applications remain active for one year and applicants will be contacted if unscheduled vacancies occur.  

Local Appointments List (Maddy Act, Government Code 54972):

Commission Application

Supplemental questionnaires are listed below and must accompany applications.

Planning Commission  Community Services Commission            TAPS


Current Board/Commission Openings:

The City has reopened recruitment to end on July 30, 2021 to fill Committee and Commission vacancies.  Please contact the City Clerk for more information on application procedures.

Planning Commission 
(1 vacancy) 
Applications due t
o City Clerk by July 30, 2021
The Pinole Planning Commission is a seven-member panel of Pinole residents who take action on development requests and make policy recommendations to the City Council.  It usually meets on the 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers, though additional meetings may be called as required. Commissioners serve four-year terms.

Community Services Commission
 (6 vacancies*
Applications due t
o City Clerk by July 30, 2021

The Community Services Commission is comprised of seven members who must be Pinole residents. The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters pertaining to public recreation, parks, arts and cultural activities, historical activities, public access television activities, senior and youth activities, and community services. The Commission reviews and recommends policies and procedures governing recreation, park and community services for approval by the City Council; maintains relationships with schools, community and civic organizations; advocates for recreation and community services for the community; and collaborates with civic clubs, nonprofit organizations and citizen groups to provide funds, property and or volunteerism for the development and operation of parks and recreation facilities. The Community Services Commission meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 5pm. Commissioners service two-year terms.

*Some vacancies listed reflect expiration of incumbent seat term.

Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Committee 
(5 vacancies*)
Applications due t
o City Clerk by July 30, 2021

The Pinole Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Committee is a five member panel who recommend or review action on traffic safety, traffic control and planning, speed limits, parking and other traffic related matters. The committee makes recommendations to the City Council; committee members service two-year terms.

*Some vacancies listed reflect expiration of incumbent seat term.

    OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS (Not actively recruiting)

    Contra Costa Library Commission   
    The purpose of the Contra Costa Library Commission is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian, to provide community linkage to the County Library. To establish a forum for the community to express its views regarding the goals and operations of the County Library and to develop and recommend proposals to the Board of Supervisors and County Librarian for the betterment of the library, including efforts to ensure a stable and adequate funding level for services.

    Submit Letter of Interest to the City Clerk's Office at 2131 Pear 
    Street, Pinole CA 94564 or by email

    Contra Costa Council on Aging 

    In accordance with the Older Americans Act, the Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging (ACOA) is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to advise them on all matters associated with the planning, development and administration of programs relating to older adults. The ACOA is staffed by representatives of the Contra
    Costa County Area Agency on Aging (AAA). The ACOA consists of forty (40) members. Membership is determined by application and appointment.

    Fifty percent (50%) of the ACOA must be age 60 and above. The ACOA strives to represent or 'mirror' the diversity of the county's population with attention to the following factors: geography, economics, racial, cultural and ethnic origin, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and of course age. Public hearings are held a minimum of once each year. The AOCA does much of its work through its committees and work groups. These include: Housing, Health, Legislative Advocacy, Education & Outreach and Transportation.

    Committees on aging/cities (19 seats): By city or local committee appointment. Complete an application on the County website; submit a copy to the City of Pinole, City Clerk's Office.