Apply to join a city board, commission, or committee

The City of Ventura invites residents to get involved in decisions that impact the community. There are currently 10 openings across several City boards, commissions, and committees. These positions assist and advise the City Council on various programs and projects. All applications are due by Friday, November 9, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.

There are four openings on the Local Construction Appeals Board. This seven-member advisory board meets annually in January with additional meetings as needed. The board decides on appeals made by the Building Official or Fire Marshal relative to the application and interpretation of the City’s building requirements.

There is one opening on the Mobile Home Rent Review Board. This five-member advisory board meets on the third Thursday of every quarter (February, May, August, and November) at 3:00 p.m. to receive, investigate, hold hearings on, and act on the issues relating to mobile home park rent stabilization.

There is one opening on the Historic Preservation Committee. This five-member committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. to make recommendations concerning the designation of historic districts, landmarks, sites, and points of interest significant to the heritage and development of the City’s Mills Act contracts. They also provide recommendations for applications affecting identified or potential historic resources.

There are three openings on the Downtown Parking Advisory Committee. This seven-member advisory committee meets on the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. to advise on parking management strategies and programs in the Downtown Parking District area. This includes capital budgets, hours of operations, parking pricing policies, valet programs, and employee commuter parking policies.

There is one opening on the Measure O Citizen Oversight Committee. Recruitment is open to residents who are not an employee or dependent of an employee for the City of Ventura. This seven-member committee meets quarterly on the first Tuesday of the month to review the projected revenues and recommended expenditures for the funds generated by Measure O. The committee also makes recommendations to the City Council as a part of the City’s budget process.

Vacancies occur either by the expiration of a term or resignations during the year. Per San Buenaventura Ordinance 2019-003, no citizen may serve on more than one committee, commission, or board. Dual appointments are not permitted.

For questions or to apply for a position, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 658-4787 or email [email protected]. To learn more about the City’s boards, commissions, or committees, visit

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