Monday, May 2, 2011

City board openings

The City Council is looking for nominees for two boards. Serving on city boards is one way that citizens can take a more active role in the city government, and I hope that you will consider serving on one.

First is the city redistricting commission. The results of the most recent census are in, and the city needs to redistrict to balance the council seats. Service on this board will be short since the supervisor of elections will need the information by the early fall. Members of this commission must be residents of the city.

Second is the Community Maritime Park. The CMPA recently expanded the size of the board to broaden the citizen involvement. Therefore, there are now three vacancies for the board. It is an exciting time for the project, with construction to be complete by the end of the year. While the board meets monthly, those filling these vacancies will likely have quite a bit of homework to do to get up to speed. Many important decisions are still awaiting the board's deliberation, and it will be a great chance to have a role in one of the biggest projects in our community.

Please let me know if you might be interested in serving on either of this boards. Nominations are due by this Friday, May 6.