CITIZEN COMMISSIONS

Citizen Commission positions are recruited for annually and on an as-needed basis. Appointment terms extend until the end of January or when another appointment is made to that position, whichever occurs first.

Citizen Commission Member Requirements - Requirements of membership to all of the Council's Citizen Advisory Commissions are outlined in the Solana Beach Municipal Code (Title 2, Chapter 2.60, Section 2.60.005 General provisions) as well as Council Policy 5.

Budget and Finance Commission

Initially Established 1993 Municipal Code 2.60, 2.84 and Resolution 2007-160

This five-member Commission provides input to Council regarding the City's operating budget. Members must be at least 18 years old, a city resident, and a property owner within the City of Solana Beach. Members serve at the pleasure of the appointing City Councilmember. Each position is a two-year term.

Meetings: Each Monday preceding the 2nd Council Meeting of the month at 6PM, unless there is no 2nd Council meeting and then it is scheduled for the Monday preceding the 1st Council Meeting of the month, unless otherwise posted. Meetings are held at 635 S. Highway 101, City Hall

Staff liaison: Rod Greek - (858) 720-2463

MEMBERS

Christopher Maulik
Post 1 (Appointed by Heebner)
Term Expires: end of Jan 2023

Jeff Lyle
Post 2 (Appointed by Edson) 
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Kevin (Ed) Murphy
Post 3 (Appointed by Zito)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Scott Hermes
Post 4 (Appointed by Becker)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

David Clemons 
Post 5 (Appointed by Harless)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

 

Climate Action Commission

Established November 2015     Resolution 2015-127

This Commission shall assist in implementing the Climate Action Plan, including updating the City's Greenhouse Emissions Inventory, setting reduction targets, implementing mitigation measures and performing periodic monitoring, verification and evaluations. 

The Commission has seven appointed members (5 residents, 2 professionals) and two Councilmembers appointed by Council (or One Councilmember and One Other position, Resident or Professional, as determined by Council). Citizen members must be at least 18 years old and a city resident within the City of Solana Beach.

This Commission also includes Junior Commissioner members: Find out more

Meetings: The third Wednesday or each month at 5:30PM at 635 S. Highway 101, City Hall, unless otherwise posted.

Staff liaison: Rimga Viskanta (858)720-2467

Click here for the Commission's Overview Summary.   

MEMBERS (5) - Citizen / Resident
Five Members: Must be at least 18 years old and a city resident within the City of Solana Beach.

Mika Nagamine
Post 1 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

John Kellogg
Post 2 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Heidi Dewar
Post 3 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

Heather Rock
Post 4 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

Lane Sharman
Post 5 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

Judy Hegenauer 
Post in lieu of 2nd Councilmember (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

MEMBERS (2) - Scientific/Environmental Community Professionals
Two Members: Must be from the environmental or scientific community. Resident or Non-resident.

Michael McClune
Post 1 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Paul Basore
Post 2 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

MEMBER (2) - Councilmember(s)
Two Members: Current Councilmember

David A. Zito - Primary (voting)
Terms Expires: Jan 2023

Kristi Becker - Alternate (non-voting, due to additional member added to residents) 
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Parks and Recreation Commission

Initially Established 1990         Municipal Code 2.60, 2.64

This seven-member Commission participates in reviewing certain matters regarding the City's parks, programs, and conducts certain City events. Members must be at least 18 years old and a city resident within the City of Solana Beach. All members are appointed by the Council At-Large. Each position is a two-year term. 

This Commission also includes a Youth Advisory Group, with up to six members from local elementary, middle and high schools. Participants receive community service credit, and can help improve youth activities in Solana Beach. Find out more

Meetings: the second Thursday of each month at 4PM at Fletcher Cove Community Center, 133 Pacific Ave., Solana Beach, unless otherwise posted.

Staff liaison: Kirk Wenger - (858)720-2453.  

Click here for the Commission's Overview Summary.

MEMBERS

Liz Marucheau 
Post 1 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Sandra Hutton
Post 2 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Julie Van der Auwera
Post 3 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

Sarah Hill
Post 4 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

Michele Jaffe
Post 5 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

Valeri Paul
Post 6 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

James Lally
Post 7 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Public Arts Advisory Commission

Initially Established 1993      Solana Beach Municipal Code 2.60, 2.72

This seven-member Commission participates in reviewing certain matters regarding community art opportunities and conducts certain City events. Members must be at least 18 years old and a city resident within the City of Solana Beach) All members are appointed by the Council At-Large. Each position is a two-year term.

This Commission also includes Youth Advisory Commissioners: Find out more

Meetings: the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30PM, in the City Hall Council Chambers, unless otherwise posted.

Staff liaison: Kayla Moshki - (858) 720-2438.  

Click here for the Commission's Overview Summary.

MEMBERS

Sharon Klein
Post 1 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

Shawn Hethcock
Post 2 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

Deborah Ann Sweet
Post 3 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Halle Shilling
Post 4 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Jeanie Grischy
Post 5 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Mark Mennie
Post 6 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

Vicki Cypherd
Post 7 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

View Assessment Commission

Initially Established 1990   Municipal Code Ch. 2.60, 2.64, 17.63

This seven-member Commission is tasked with reviewing feasible solutions for development when an assessment request is filed and makes definitive decisions on projects utilizing the City's adopted guidelines and toolkit. Members must be at least 18 years old, a city resident, and property owner within the City of Solana Beach. 

Five of the appointments serve at the pleasure of each individual Councilmember's nomination and two members are appointed by the Council At-Large. Each position is a two-year term. 

Meetings: the third Tuesday of each month at 6PM at 635 S. Highway 101, City Hall, unless otherwise posted.

Staff liaison: Corey Andrews - (858) 720-2447.  

Click here for Commission's Overview Summary

MEMBERS

Robert (Bob) Moldenhauer
Post 1 (Appointed by Heebner) 
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Paul Bishop 
Post 2 (Appointed by Edson)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Frank Stribling
Post 3 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

Pat Coad
Post 4 (Appointed by Council)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

Robert (Bob) Zajac
Post 5 (Appointed by Harless)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

Matthew Cohen
Post 6 (Appointed by Becker)
Term Expires: Jan 2023

Linda Najjar
Post 7 (Appointed by Zito)
Term Expires: Jan 2024

 

The City Council appoints individuals to the Citizen Commissions in the following manner:

Appointments-General Protocol
Appointments will be made in accordance with municipal code requirements. For example, the municipal code may require that a Commission have five positions appointed by individual Councilmembers.

Appointments that are not outlined in the municipal code and are at-large appointment positions may be nominated by any Councilmember. In the event of multiple appointments, appointments may be divided among individual Councilmembers to share the appointment responsibilities. If the appointments are shared, it will be for that one time and will not be construed as official individual appointments that would carry forward.

The decision to proceed with an individual appointment alternative for at-large positions will be subject to majority vote of the City Council with such vote taking place at a regular City Council Meeting.

Application
All private citizens interested in serving on a Commission must complete and file with the City Clerk a Citizen Interest Form Application (see link at top of the page or contact the City Clerk Department).

Nomination
Councilmembers may nominate private citizens for appointment subject to ratification by a majority of the City Council. Such ratification shall take place at a regular City Council meeting and a duly docketed agenda item.

Additional information on the appointment process and provisions of the Citizen Commissions can be found in the Solana Beach Municipal Code, Chapter 2.60.

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