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Notice of Scheduled Vacancies on City Commissions

We’re currently looking for new commissioners to join a commission in the City of San Gabriel. Commissions help advise the City Council on several important matters, including civil service, design, recreation, planning and historic preservation. Commissioners are appointed by the City Council when vacancies occur. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until all vacancies have been filled.

Civil Service Commission 

The Civil Service Commission oversees employee appeals regarding disciplinary action. This commission meets on an as-needed basis, usually in the evening. There are currently three seats with expiring terms  - click here to apply. 

Community Services Commission

The Community Services Commission helps review recreation and park programs and policies in the City. The commission meets on the first Monday of each month from October through June at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. 

Design Review Commission

The Design Review Commission is responsible for reviewing building plans for commercial and residential projects, including items covering architecture, colors, materials and landscaping. The commission meets every fourth Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. 

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission reviews the development and beautification of the City, including items that cover private buildings, streets and vacant lots. The commission meets once per month on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. 

Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Commission

The Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Commission reviews the identification, protection, retention, preservation and registration of cultural resources in the City. They meet on the second Wednesday of March, June, September, December and as needed at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.