HEAR Commission

The purpose of the Human Equity, Access and Relations (HEAR) Commission is to advance and advocate for equity, access, diversity, social justice, safety, mutual appreciation, increased cultural competency, positive inter-group relations, and respect for all members of the San Gabriel community.

The HEAR Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council and reports directly to the City Council to assess and recommend policies, procedures, and activities in the City government to advance the Commission’s purpose. The HEAR Commission is not an oversight board nor a body whose primary function is to receive or investigate individual incidents or complaints. The HEAR Commission may request and obtain information with respect to individual incidents or complaints, but only to the extent necessary to make policy, procedure, or activity recommendations to the City Council.

Current Commissioners

Commissioner Appointment Date Term Expiration
Cathie Chavez-Morris January 11, 2023 January 31, 2025
Eric Chen January 11, 2023 January 31, 2025
Chasity Jennings-Nunez  January 11, 2023 January 31, 2025
Michelle Brenhaug January 18, 2022 January 31, 2024
Viki Goto January 18, 2022 January 31, 2024
Jorge Herrera  January 18, 2022 January 31, 2024
Riaz (Rick) Khan  January 18, 2022 January 31, 2024


Meets publicly on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chamber. 

Agenda & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are also available following Commission approval.
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Application (Application will be available beginning October 1, 2023 - December 15, 2023)

HEAR Commission Facts

  • Ordinance No. 670 established the Human Equity, Access and Relations (HEAR) Commission.
  • At least five of the seven appointed members must be residents of the City during their respective terms.
  • Non-Resident commissioners with backgrounds in academia; faith-based institutions or groups; nonprofit or community organizations; other government agencies, committees or commissions; or other fields or industries as directed by the City Council will be considered.
  • Commissioners are appointed by the City Council when vacancies occur. 
  • The people who serve on the Commissions are volunteers, therefore there is no compensation for commissioners.
  • Elected officials cannot serve on any commission.
  • Commissioners are not allowed to serve on more than one commission at the same time.
  • The HEAR Commission develops an annual workplan to guide the work for the year.