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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Commission and Committee Vacancies



Notice is hereby given that the City Council is accepting applications for membership on the Fortuna Planning Commission, the Historical Commission, the Park Commission, and the Measure E Oversight Committee. Appointments to be made by the City Council as soon as possible.

To qualify for membership on any Council appointed board, commission or committee, a person must be 18 year of age or older and a registered elector of the City
OR be the owner of a business located within the city limits. However, in no event shall less than a majority of any board or commission be made up of qualified registered electors of the city.

The vacancies available as of January 1, 2020 are:


Planning Commission:                      1 Seat    1 Alternate

Historical Commission:                     2 Seats

Park Commission:                            3 Seats

Measure E Oversight Committee:      4 Seats


The Planning Commission is responsible for advising the City Council on environmental matters and the development of the City.  Part of those responsibilities include making recommendations on the General Plan, zoning of property, the capital improvement program, annexations, and subdivisions of land.  The Planning Commission is also responsible for making decisions on design review, small subdivisions of land, use permits, and variances.

The Fortuna Historical Commission was established to preserve the Northwestern Pacific Depot Building and to provide a receptacle of Fortuna’s past eras, events and persons important to the City.

The Park Commission was created to serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council, City Manager, Public Works/Parks and Recreation Director and the City staff in all matters pertaining to public Parks and Recreation.

The Measure E Oversight Committee’s purpose is to assist the City Council in taking public input and review staff recommendations on the expenditure of funds derived from the local sales tax imposed pursuant to Measure E.

City Commission application forms can be obtained at City Hall or on the City website Applications for current Commission and Committee vacancies will be accepted until vacancies have been filled.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Buffy Gray, Deputy City Clerk, 707-725-7600

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