San Marcos Civics 101: Have committees, need members (Video)

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San Marcos officials today were encouraging residents to get involved and make a difference in their community by applying for open positions on several city commissions and committees.

Openings exist on the Community Services Commission, Planning Commission, San Marcos Community Foundation, Student and Neighborhood Relations Committee and Traffic Commission.

The deadline to apply for each of these openings is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec, 22. Appointments will be made after public interviews are conducted by City Council members during their regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Candidates should be prepared to provide a brief presentation discussing their background and qualifications for the desired position.

Three positions are open on City’s Community Services Commission, which has the responsibility of making recommendations and advising the City Council in matters pertaining to the creation, operation, maintenance, management and control on the community recreation programs, of playgrounds and indoor and outdoor recreation, activities and facilities.

Five positions are open on the Planning Commission. This commission works with the planning division and is responsible for evaluating and making decisions on a variety of land use matters.

The San Marcos Community Foundation has four open seats. The Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation providing financial and other assistance program benefiting the City of San Marcos or its residents. The foundation provides grants to a wide variety of nonprofit groups.

One position is open on the Student Neighborhood Relations Commission. Designed to foster positive communication and partnership between students, residents and businesses, commissioners engage in discussions, solicit community input and recommend actions to promote collaboration, tolerance and mutual respect in the City’s neighborhood communities.

Four vacancies are open on the Traffic Commission, which is responsible for evaluating and making recommendations to City Council and staff regarding the implementation of traffic safety measures and for improving traffic conditions in San Marcos.

Detailed eligibility requirements, application instructions and interview requirements are available on the City’s website or by visiting 1 Civic Center Drive.

For more information about applying for a vacancy, please contact the San Marcos City Clerk at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3145.

For more information about the City’s commissions, please visit

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