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The City Council has established a number of commissions and committees to review City programs, projects, and community issues. Members of the community are appointed to serve on these boards to provide greater community participation and public input in the determination of City policies.

Any citizen interested in volunteering to serve on one of these advisory bodies is invited to complete a Commissioner Application Form and submit it to the Office of the City Clerk.

Download a Commissioner Application Form here.
Download a Commission & Committee Guide here.

Select the commission/committee below for meeting times and a detailed description.

All meetings are held in the Council Chamber, 6650 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park.

 


BEAUTIFICATION-ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

 

The Beautification-Environmental Commission shall consist of seven members who are either residents of the City, employed or engaged in business within the City, having an interest in the coordination of all beautification and environmental activities within the City.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to beautify our City, promote environmental practices and educate our citizens as to our goals. We want to encourage drought tolerant landscaping, anti-littering practices and encourage recycling whenever possible. Our goal is to make our City both beautiful and clean, a wonderful place to live for all its citizens. The environment is important to us and we want it to be important to all Buena Park Residents. 

Commission Members
Utanah Brown
Rubie Lopez
Kenneth McKinney
Imran Qureshi
Tina Rollins
Ryan Wiese

Staff Liaison
Public Works Department - 714-562-3670

The Commission prepares an agenda prior to each Commission meeting. The agenda contains a brief description of each item to be considered. Agendas are available at the Commission secretary's office at City Hall 72 hours before each meeting.  

 

     
 07/27/2017  Agenda  Draft Minutes
 06/22/2017  Notice of Adj. Minutes
 05/25/2017  Agenda   Minutes
 04/27/2017 Agenda   Minutes 
 03/23/2017  Agenda  Minutes
 02/23/2017  Agenda  Minutes
 01/26/2017  Agenda   Minutes
 12/22/2016  Notice of Adj.   Minutes
11/24/2016   Notice of Adj. Minutes
 10/27/2016 Agenda    Minutes
 09/22/2016 Agenda   Minutes
 08/25/2016 Notice of Adj.   Minutes
07/28/2016 Notice of Adj. Minutes
06/23/2016 Notice of Adj. Minutes
05/26/2016   Notice of Adj.  Minutes
04/28/2016 Agenda  Minutes
03/24/2016 Agenda Minutes
02/25/2016 Agenda

Minutes

01/28/2016 Agenda Minutes
10/22/2015 Agenda Minutes
08/27/2015 Agenda Minutes
07/23/2015 Agenda Minutes
06/25/2015 Agenda Minutes
04/23/2015 Agenda Minutes
03/26/2015 Agenda  Minutes
02/26/2015 Agenda Minutes
01/22/2015 Agenda Minutes
10/23/2014 Agenda Minutes
09/25/2014 Agenda Minutes
08/28/2014 Agenda Minutes
07/24/2014 Agenda Minutes

 

Meetings
Regular meetings are held monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Other meetings may be scheduled as needed.

General Purpose and Duties

1. To promote civic beautification and environmental awareness, and to educate the citizenry as to the need for community beautification and environmental awareness.

2. To study and investigate means by which the City can conserve and enhance its natural environmental and formulate policies for recommendation to the City Council for that purpose.

3. To advise the City Council on public relations matters related to beautification of private property and publicly-owned property.

4. To review and make recommendations concerning landscaping and beautification of City-owned property.

5. To consider, study, and investigate such matters as may be referred to it by the City Council and make such recommendations as may be requested by the City Council.

Terms of Office

Members shall be appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council for a term of three years.

Organization
Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be selected in January of each year by a majority of the commissioners and shall serve for one year or until their successors are elected.

 

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee shall consist of seven members who are residents of the City and represent the various demographic characteristics of the areas to be served by the Community Development Block Grant program as required by Federal HUD regulations.

Committee Members
Ken Anderson
Eddie Cowan
Selwyn Gibson
Harriet Moses
Huong Nguyen
April Madison-Norris
Joseph Pak

Staff Liaison
Economic Development Division - 714-562-3586

 Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
 02/21/2017  Agenda Draft Minutes 
 01/31/2017 Agenda   Minutes
02/29/2016 Agenda Minutes
02/01/2016 Agenda Minutes
03/02/2015 Agenda Minutes
02/03/2015 Agenda Minutes

 

Meetings
Meetings are held as needed. Because the processing of Community Block Grant funds must be done in a timely manner each year, meetings will be periodic, but all members are expected to cooperate by attending all meetings. It will be the policy of the committee that any member who is absent from more than two consecutive meetings will be terminated.

General Purpose and Duties

1. Assist in ongoing planning, programming, and budgeting of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

2. Assist in adopting community development programs, evaluating process on approved and/or completed community development projects and responding to new issues by preparing recommendations to the City Council.

3. The committee is advisory in nature and has no authority to expend funds.

Terms of Office
Members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council for a term of three years.

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CULTURAL AND FINE ARTS COMMISSION

The Cultural and Fine Arts Commission shall consist of seven members, a majority of whom shall be residents of the City, having an interest in the artistic and cultural environment of the City.

Commission Members

Yikwon Kim
Kathleen Pitts
Sharon Clarke
Silvia Hurtado
Marvin Aceves
Ahria Mirhosseini
Shirley Patterson

Staff Liaison

Community Services Department - 714-562-3850

 Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
 08/16/2017 Notice of Adj.   
 07/19/2017 Agenda   
 06/21/2017 Notice of Adj.  Draft Minutes 
 05/17/2017  Agenda  Draft Minutes
 04/19/2017  Agenda   Minutes
 03/15/2017 Agenda    Minutes
 02/15/2017  Agenda   Minutes
 01/18/2017  Agenda Minutes
 12/21/2016  Notice of Adj.  Minutes
11/16/2016  Agenda   Minutes
 10/19/2016  Agenda   Minutes
09/21/2016   Agenda

Minutes

08/17/2016   Agenda  Minutes
07/20/2016 Agenda Minutes
06/15/2016 Agenda Minutes
05/18/2016 Agenda Minutes
04/20/2016 Notice of Adj.  Minutes
03/16/2016 Agenda Minutes
02/17/2016 Agenda Minutes
01/20/2016 Agenda Minutes
11/18/2015 Agenda Minutes
10/21/2015 Agenda Minutes
09/16/2015 Agenda Minutes
07/13/2015 Agenda Minutes
06/16/2015 Agenda Minutes
05/20/2015 Agenda Minutes
04/15/2015 Agenda Minutes
03/18/2015 Agenda Minutes

02/18/2015

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01/21/2015

Agenda

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11/19/2014 Agenda Minutes
10/15/2014 Agenda Minutes
09/17/2014 Agenda Minutes
07/15/2014 Agenda Minutes

 

Meetings
Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

General Purpose and Duties

1. Promote, encourage, and endorse cultural activities in the City, such as but not limited to, art festivals, summer band concerts, bus caravans for cultural trips and programs, lecture/artist series, children's art shows, civic theater, children's theater, and concerts.

2. Establish a cultural identity for the City in a cultural environment suitable for its citizens.

3. Coordinate various arts and cultural activities within the City with a view toward property calendaring and scheduling of such events and making such events known to the public.

4. One member shall be appointed to attend the Orange County Arts Alliance meetings and report to the commission.

Terms of Office
Members shall be appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council for a term of three years.

Organization
Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be selected in June of each year by a majority of the commissioners and shall serve for one year or until their successors are elected.

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PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSION

The Park and Recreation Commission shall consist of seven members who are residents of the City, having an interest in the development of park facilities and recreation activities and programs within the City.

Commission Members
Rick Gomez
Gail Kato
Rose Pearson
John Siebert
Philip Vaca
Mike Weinstock
Kathleen Wilson-Thomas

Staff Liaison
Community Services Department - 714-562-3850

 Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
 08/17/2017 Notice of Adj.   
 07/20/2017  Agenda  Draft Minutes
 06/15/2017  Agenda Minutes
 05/18/2017  Agenda Minutes
 04/20/2017  Agenda   Minutes
 03/25/2017  Agenda  Minutes 
 03/16/2017  Agenda   Minutes
 02/16/2017 Agenda    Minutes
 01/19/2017  Agenda  Minutes 
 12/15/2016  Notice of Adj.   Minutes
 11/17/2016  Agenda  Minutes
 10/20/2016  Agenda  Minutes
 09/15/2016 Agenda   Minutes
08/18/2016     Notice of Adj.  Minutes
07/21/2016 Agenda Minutes
06/16/2016 Agenda Minutes
05/19/2016 Agenda Minutes
04/21/2016 Agenda Minutes
03/17/2016  Notice of Adj. Minutes
02/18/2016 Agenda Minutes
01/21/2016 Agenda Minutes
12/17/2015 Agenda Minutes
11/19/2015 Agenda Minutes
10/15/2015 Agenda Minutes
09/17/2015 Agenda Minutes
07/16/2015 Agenda Minutes
06/18/2015 Agenda Minutes
05/21/2015 Agenda Minutes
04/16/2015 Agenda Minutes
03/19/2015 Agenda Minutes
02/19/2015 Agenda Minutes

01/15/2015

Agenda

Minutes

12/18/2014

Agenda

Minutes

11/20/2014 Agenda Minutes
10/16/2014 Agenda Minutes
09/18/2014 Agenda Minutes
07/17/2014 Agenda Minutes

 

Meetings
Regular meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

General Purpose and Duties

1. Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to parks and recreational programming and to cooperate with other governmental agencies and civic groups in the advancement of sound park and recreation planning.

2. To coordinate the park and recreation activities of the City and provide for establishment of sound recreational programs.

3. To recommend a program of park and playground acquisition, development, and maintenance.

4. Formulate policies on recreation services and recommend same to the City Council; make periodic inventories of recreation services that exist or may be needed and interpret needs of the public to the City Council.

5. Study present and future needs of the City with respect to recreation and park facilties and events and make recommendations to City Council.

Terms of Office
Members shall be appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council for a term of three years.

Organization
Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be selected in January of each year by a majority of the commissioners and shall serve for one year or until their successors are elected.

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PLANNING COMMISSION

The Planning Commission shall consist of seven members who are residents of the City having an interest in the development of the City.

Commission Members

Mariella Agrusa
Larry Barstow
Joyce Capelle
Jae Joon Chung
Deborah Diep
Richard McGuire
Jim Schoales

Staff Liaison 
Community Development Department - 714-562-3611

 Meeting Date Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
08/23/2017   Agenda Agenda Packet   
 08/09/2017 Agenda  Agenda Packet  Draft Minutes 
 07/26/2017  Agenda Agenda Packet    Minutes
 07/12/2017  Agenda Agenda Packet    Minutes
 06/28/2017  Agenda Agenda Packet    Minutes
 06/14/2017 Agenda  Agenda Packet    Minutes
 05/24/2017  Agenda  Agenda Packet   Minutes
 05/10/2017  Notice of Adj. No Packet    Minutes
 04/26/2017  Agenda Agenda Packet    Minutes
 04/12/2017  Agenda  Agenda Packet  Minutes 
 03/22/2017 Agenda   Agenda Packet   Minutes
 03/08/2017 Agenda  Agenda Packet   Minutes 
 02/22/2017 Agenda  Agenda Packet   Minutes
 02/08/2017  Agenda  Agenda Packet  Minutes 
 01/25/2017  Agenda  Agenda Packet  Minutes
 01/11/2017  Agenda Agenda Packet  Minutes 
 12/28/2016  Notice of Adj. No Packet   Minutes
 12/14/2016 Agenda  Agenda Packet   Minutes
 11/15/2016 Agenda  Agenda Packet   Minutes 
 11/09/2016  Notice of Adj.  No Packet Minutes 
 10/26/2016  Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
 10/12/2016 Agenda  Agenda Packet  Minutes
 09/28/2016 Agenda Agenda Packet  Minutes
 09/14/2016  Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
08/24/2016 Agenda  Agenda Packet  Minutes
08/10/2016 Notice of Adj. No Packet Minutes
07/27/2016    

Notice of Adj,

No Packet Minutes
07/13/2016    

Notice of Adj.

No Packet Minutes
06/22/2016 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
06/15/2016 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
06/08/2016 Agenda No Packet Minutes
05/25/2016 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
05/11/2016 Agenda  No Packet Minutes
04/27/2016 Agenda No Packet Minutes
04/13/2016 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
03/23/2016 Agenda No Packet Minutes
03/09/2016 Agenda No Packet Minutes
02/24/2016 Agenda No Packet Minutes
02/10/2016 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
01/27/2016 Agenda No Packet Minutes
01/13/2016 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
12/16/2015 Agenda Agenda Packet

Minutes

11/16/2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
11/11/2015 Agenda No Packet Minutes
10/28/2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
10/14/2015 Agenda No Packet Minutes
09/23/2015 Agenda No Packet Minutes
09/09/2015 Agenda No Packet Minutes
08/26/2015 Agenda No Packet Minutes
08/12/2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
07/22/2015 Agenda

Agenda Packet 
Attachment 5: Draft EIR
Attachment 5: Final EIR

Minutes
07/08/2015     Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
06//24/2015 Agenda No Packet Minutes
06/10/2015 Agenda No Packet Minutes
05/27/2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
05/13/2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
04/22/2015 Agenda No Packet Minutes
04/08/2015 Agenda

Agenda Packet   
Item 3 (DA15-001) 
Environmental Documentation
  
 Item 3 (DA15-001) Traffic Impact Study

Minutes
03/25/2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
03/11/2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
02/25/2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
02/11/2015 Agenda No Packet Minutes
01/28/2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
01/14/2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
12/24/2014 Agenda No Packet Minutes
12/17/2014 Agenda Agenda Packet  
Item 3 (DA14-005) Traffic Impact Study
Item 3 (DA14-005) Traffic Impact Study Appendices
Item 3 (DA14-005)Development Plans
Minutes
12/10/2014     Agenda No Packet Minutes
11/26/2014 Agenda No Packet Minutes
11/13/2014 Agenda No Packet  Minutes
10/22/2014 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
10/08/2014 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
09/24/2014 Agenda No Packet Minutes
09/10/2014 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
08/27/2014     Agenda  No Packet Minutes
08/13/2014 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
07/23/2014 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
07/09/2014 Agenda No Packet Minutes
06/25/2014        Agenda No Packet Minutes
06/11/2014 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
05/28/2014 Agenda No Packet Minutes
05/14/2014 Agenda

Agenda Packet  
EIR Impacts & Mitigation Measures 
Traffic Impact Study 
Traffic Appendix A 
Exhibit C - Development Plans  
Exhibit D - City Ventures DDA
 

Minutes

 

Meetings
Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m., or as otherwise adopted by the Planning Commission.

General Purpose and Duties

1. Consider and provide policy on planning matters.

2. Develop and formulate the General Plan with the help of staff for the orderly development of the City.

3. Initiate zone changes, amendments to the General Plan and the Zoning Ordinance. 

4. Recommend to City Council amendments of the Zoning Ordinance, zone changes, amendments to the General Plan, and other such matters as may be referred  by the City Council.

5. Approve or deny variance, conditional use permits, site plans, tentative parcel maps, tentative tract maps, and conditions, covenants, and restrictions (CC&R's).

6. Conduct necessary research in conjunction with submitted plans.

7. Perform such tasks as shall be necessary to carry out provisions of the City Code and State Planning laws.

Terms of Office
Members shall be appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council for a term of three years.

Organization
Chairman and Vice-Chairman are selected at the first meeting in January of each year and serve for one year.

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SENIOR CITIZENS COMMISSION
The Senior Citizens Commission shall consist of seven members who are residents of the City, preferably age 55 or older, having an interest in the needs and activities of the senior citizens within the community.

 

Commission Members

Joanne Dalcin
Maura Ferguson
Manuel Libeta
Leota Moore
Wanda Reynolds
Patricia Shields
Samuel Wang

Staff Liaison
Community Services Department - 714-562-3850

 Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
 06/22/2017  Agenda Draft Minutes 
 05/25/2017 Agenda    Minutes
04/27/2017   Agenda   Minutes
03/23/2017   Agenda  Minutes
 02/23/2017  Agenda Minutes
 01/26/2017  Agenda   Minutes
 12/22/2016 Notice of Adj.    Minutes
 11/17/2016 Agenda    Minutes
 10/27/2016  Agenda  Minutes
09/22/2016   Agenda Minutes 
08/25/2016 Notice of Adj.  Minutes
07/28/2016 Agenda Minutes
06/23/2016 Agenda Minutes
05/26/2016 Agenda Minutes
04/28/2016 Agenda Minutes
03/24/2016 Agenda Minutes
02/25/2016 Agenda Minutes
01/28/2016 Agenda Minutes
11/19/2015 Agenda Minutes
10/22/2015 Agenda Minutes
09/24/2015 Agenda Minutes
07/23/2015 Agenda Minutes
06/25/2015 Agenda Minutes
05/28/2015 Agenda Minutes
04/23/2015 Agenda Minutes
03/26/2015 Agenda Minutes
02/26/2015 Agenda Minutes
01/22/2015 Agenda Minutes
11/20/2014 Agenda Minutes
10/23/2014 Agenda Minutes
09/25/2014 Agenda Minutes
07/24/2014 Agenda Minutes

 

Meetings
Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at 9 a.m.

General Purpose and Duties

1. Advise City Council as to the needs of senior citizens and projects and activities within the community, which would benefit the senior population.

2. The commission shall act on those matters which are referred to it by the City Council for action, advice, or recommendations to the City Council. 

3. Recommend the disbursement of funds raised by the Senior Fund Raising Committee for specific use within the Senior Center.

Terms of Office
Members shall be appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council for a term of three years.

Organization
Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be selected in January of each year by a majority of the commissioners and shall serve for one year or until their successors are elected.

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
The Traffic and Transportation Commission shall consist of five members who are residents of the City, having an interest in matters relating to transportation and traffic, and having good working knowledge through either employment or personal interest in local and regional transportation and traffic concepts and issues.

 

Commission Members
Brian Beger
James Kester
Felix Lopez
Robert Mote
Tom Woodward

Staff Liaison
Public Works Department - 714-562-3670

Special Notice: Please click here to open the agenda report for the proposed new two-way stops on Country Club Drive.

 Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
 08/03/2017 Agenda   
 06/29/2017 Agenda   Draft Minutes
 05/04/2017 Agenda    Minutes
02/02/2017
 Agenda Minutes
11/03/2016   Agenda Minutes
08/04/2016 Agenda  Minutes
05/05/2016 Agenda  Minutes
03/15/2016 Agenda 
Special Meeting Notice
Minutes
02/04/2016 Agenda Minutes
11/05/2015 Agenda Minutes
08/06/2015 Agenda Minutes
05/07/2015 No Meeting None
02/05/2015 Agenda Minutes
11/06/2014 Agenda Minutes
08/07/2014 Agenda Minutes

 

Meetings
Meetings are held quarterly on the first Thursday of February, May, August and November at 6:30 p.m.

General Purpose and Duties

1. To act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in the review and development of systems, facilities, plans, policies and programs concerning rail, bus, truck and automobile transportation within the City and/or affecting the City.

2.  To assist all agencies in providing input into the planning and implementation process of transportation systems within the City and/or affecting the City.

3. To receive complaints having to do with traffic matters and to recommend solutions.

4. To recommend ways and means for improving traffic conditions and the administration and enforcement of traffic laws, codes, and regulations.

Terms of Office
Members shall be appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council for a term of three years.

Organization
Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be selected in January of each year by a majority of the commissioners and shall serve for one year.

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