The City Council is seeking citizen volunteers for the Emergency Disaster Preparedness Committee as well as the Design Review Board.
The disaster committee makes recommendations about preparing for the next emergency or disaster, researches grant funding to support disaster preparedness, helps in developing a post-disaster needs assessment process, helps to refine a clearinghouse system for victims and identifies local resources that can help in the event of an emergency.
Appointments to the Board of Adjustment/Design Review Board will be made to fill two, two-year positions, whose term begins in January and ends in January 2014. The terms of Michael Wilkes and Caren Liuzzi expire on Jan. 31, though they are permitted to seek re-appointment. Applicants should have attended at least two current DRB meetings prior to the interviews.
The Board of Adjustment meets twice a month to consider requests for variances from the zoning code. The members also sit as the City’s Design Review Board. Board members serve a two-year term and are compensated in the amount of $230 per month. Experience in the building trades, architecture, historic preservation, landscaping, planning and/or real estate would be an asset.
Applicants for both panels will be interviewed by the City Council at their regular meeting of Oct. 18. Applications are due by Oct. 11 and are available from the City Clerk’s office or on-line at the City’s web site, www.lagunabeachcity.net.