HEAR Commission

The purpose of the 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.

Commissioner Appointment Date Term Expiration
Jacqueline Borja  February 2, 2021 January 31, 2023
Sue Fitzsimmons  February 2, 2021 January 31, 2023
Chasity Jennings-Nunez  February 2, 2021 January 31, 2023
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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Commission Facts

  • Ordinance No. 670 Established the Human Equity, Access and Relations (HEAR) Commission.
  • Commissioners are appointed by the City Council when vacancies occur or a term expires. 
  • The people who serve on the Commissions are volunteers, therefore there is no compensation for commissioners.
  • Elected officials cannot serve on any 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 required to complete Ethics Training pursuant to California Assembly Bill 1234 every 2 years.
  • Commissioners are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests Form 700 each year.