Boards, Commissions and Committees

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The City of Santee invites you to serve your community and welcomes your application to any of the City's Boards, Commissions and Committees. These include the Library Committee, the Santee Park and Recreation Committee, the Community Oriented Policing Committee, the Manufactured Home Fair Practice Commission, and the Salary Setting Advisory Committee. 

The current vacancies are:

  • Salary Setting Advisory Committee (2) 
  • Library Committee (1)

If you would like to be considered for current and/or future openings, please complete an application; or you may pick one up at the Santee City Clerk's Office at City Hall, Building 3, 10601 Magnolia Avenue, 92071.

PURPOSE

Provide increased public input and citizen participation in City government.

REVIEW AND RECOMMEND

More specifically, City Board members review and make recommendations to City Council on matters within their scope of responsibility. They perform as a citizen's advisory arm of City Council, focusing attention on specific areas of the City. However, certain Boards or Commissions may take final action in prescribed areas. Most importantly, these bodies give the citizenry an opportunity to voice their opinions on City programs and policies.

ASSIST WITH GOAL IDENTIFICATION

One primary function is to assist in the formation of City goals. What do people say they want in their City? How can this be translated into a set of compatible, consistent, long- and short-range City goals? The advisory groups can help feed these goals into the decision-making process, remembering the distinction between wants and needs is a policy decision and therefore, ultimately rests with City Council.

REPRESENT GENERAL INTERESTS

The advisory bodies must be careful to represent general interests of the City, not special interest groups. Boards, Commissions and Committees must not become involved in the administration or operation of City departments, and should not direct the administrative staff to initiate programs, conduct studies or establish official policy without approval of the City Council and/or the City Manager. Commissioners, however, are encouraged to review and comment on relevant department programs as they affect the community.


CITY LIAISON PERSONS

City staff liaisons assigned to Boards, Commissions and Committees are available to provide general staff assistance. This includes preparation of agenda materials, general review of department programs and activities, and performance of limited studies. If members have questions or are concerned with particular issues, the City Manager or City staff liaison should be contacted to review the matter.
 

OPEN MEETINGS

All meetings of City Boards, Commissions and Committees must be open to the public pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act enacted in 1953. The intent of the Act is to ensure that "actions be taken openly and that deliberations be conducted openly." Furthermore, advisory bodies must announce a time, place and date for holding any regular or special meetings.

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