The City of Lakeport is offering opportunities for the public to become involved in local government by serving on commissions and committees. All positions are voluntary.
Applications are available on the City’s website, www.cityoflakeport.com under the “Government” tab, “Committees & Commissions.” Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on November 24, 2020.
For more information, contact Hilary Britton, Deputy City Clerk, (707) 263-5615, Ext. 102, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lakeport Planning Commission
There are two upcoming vacancies; appointments are effective January 1, 2021. One of the two open seats may be filled by an applicant who lives outside the City limits but within the Lakeport zip code area. The second open seat may only be filled by an applicant who resides within the City limits of Lakeport.
The Planning Commission consists of five members who serve four-year terms and may be re-appointed. The commission currently meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Members of the Planning Commission review matters related to planning and development and serve as advisors to the City Council on land use issues. Topics can include elements of the City’s General Plan, rezoning, use permits, subdivisions, architectural and design review, as well as planning policy and interpretation.
- Lakeport Economic Development Advisory Committee
This committee, known as LEDAC, has four upcoming vacancies; appointments are effective January 1, 2021. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, shops, or does business in the City of Lakeport, including those who live in the unincorporated Lakeport trade area.
There are seven members with alternating two-year terms appointed by the City Council. Additionally, there are four members who represent specific organizations or interests in the community: Lakeport Main Street Association, Lake County Chamber of Commerce, Mendocino College Lake Center, and CareerPoint Lake (workforce development). The committee meets
bi-monthly on the second Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. and for special meetings as needed.
LEDAC’s responsibilities include ideas and strategies for business recruitment and retention, recommendations for the implementation of the City’s economic development strategic plan,
coordinating and reporting on the annual Business Walk activity, and advocacy for a strong and positive Lakeport business community.
- Measure Z Advisory Committee
There are three upcoming vacancies on this committee, known as MZAC; appointments are effective January 1, 2021. Membership is open to residents of Lakeport living within the
City limits. Five members are appointed by the City Council to serve four-year terms. The committee meets quarterly.
The role of the MZAC is to review all revenues and expenditures of the Measure Z transactions and use tax, and to make recommendations to the City Council regarding those expenditures. Lakeport residents voted in November 2016 to approve Measure Z, adopting an ordinance to enact a one percent increase to the local sales and use tax for public safety and essential City services. The measure requires independent audits and citizens’ oversight.