There are five commissions and two committees which advise the City Council on matters within specific areas of responsibility. The commissions and committee members are appointed by the City Council and serve up to two four-year terms. Each member must be a resident of the City of La Canada Flintridge and serve at the pleasure of the City Council. Each member may only serve on one commission/committee at any given time. With exception to the Youth Council, all members receive a stipend of $50.00 per meeting which they attend, with a maximum of $100 per month.
All meeting, unless otherwise noted on the agenda, are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Local Appointments List – Maddy Act
In compliance with the requirements of the Maddy Act, Government Code Section 54972, the following appointment list of the City of La Cañada Flintridge Board and Commission members is posted on an annual basis by December 31st.
The names on this list are subject to change based on resignations or terminations that occur during the year. Please refer to the corresponding commission page for current membership or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (818) 790-8880 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7:30 AM
The Design Commission is responsible for reviewing architectural design, landscaping, and signage of proposed commercial, multifamily, and institutional projects. The Commission works with property owners and developers to facilitate designs that are aesthetically pleasing and compatible with the goals set forth by the City Council. This ensures conformity with the City’s General Plan, Foothill Boulevard Master Plan, Design Options Manual, Downtown Village Specific Plan, and design review findings.
Staff Liaison to the Design Commission is Chris Gjolme, Planner, (818) 790-8881.
Investment & Financing Advisory Committee
Meets the quarterly on the third Friday of January, April, July, & October at 7:30 AM
The Investment and Financing Advisory Committee provides advice on matters related to the management of the City’s investment portfolio. This includes the development of and monitoring of compliance with the City’s Investment Policy, and the design of investment strategies and tactics to facilitate the realization of the City’s financial goals and objectives.
The Committee also provides advice related to the City’s cash management procedures and practices, including cash flow forecasting and analysis support to enhance liquidity and investment portfolio management. Additionally, the Committee is available to provide advisory support on debt issuance and management.
Staff Liaison to the Investment and Financing Advisory Committee is Carl Alameda, Assistant City Manager, (818) 790-8880.
Parks & Recreation Commission
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM
The Parks & Recreation Commission is responsible for advising the City Council on various matters pertaining to parks and recreation. The Commission develops immediate and long-range plans for the recreational needs of the community keeping in mind the wide-range of recreational interests, the limited extent of recreational facilities in the City and the need to acquire additional, affordable recreational facilities in the future.
Staff Liaison to the Parks and Recreation Commission is Arabo Parseghian, Division Manager, (818) 790-8880.
Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM
The Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing proposed residential, institutional and commercial development projects, subdivisions, and land use requests on private property within their purview, to determine their compliance with applicable City regulations. The Planning Commission has authority to approve various development projects that comply with City requirements Code and makes recommendations to the City Council on General Plan and Zoning Code amendments. The Administrative Hearing Officer, an assigned member of the Planning Commission, has the authority to review and approve projects where permitted by the Zoning Code.
Staff Liaison to the Planning Commission is Susan Koleda, Director of Community Development, 818-790-8881
Public Safety Commission
Meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 PM
The Public Safety Commission is responsible for evaluating the public safety needs of the community and makes recommendations to the City Council. As part of their responsibilities, the Commission monitors crime data and evaluates the level and effectiveness of law enforcement services provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. In addition, the Commission reviews the activities of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and evaluates service and equipment needs. The Commission works with the schools to promote alcohol and drug-use prevention and provides valuable direction related to the City’s emergency preparedness efforts and goals.
Staff Liaison to the Public Safety Commission is Christina Nguyen, Management Analyst, 818-790-8880.
Public Works and Traffic Commission
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM
The Public Works & Traffic Commission is responsible for advising the City Council on the Public Works program for the City including infrastructure improvements to the City’s streets and roads, maintenance requirements of the City’s roads, parks, trees, planted medians, traffic signals, storm drains and other improvements. The Commission develops a five-year Capital Improvement Project Plan annually for submission to the City Council outlining the City’s infrastructure needs for the future. In addition, the Commission reviews public works conditions imposed on development projects, traffic circulation and congestion issues as well as parking restriction needs and authorizes changes consistent with state and local requirements.
Staff Liaison to the Public Works and Traffic Commission is Patrick DeChellis, Director of Public Works, 818-790-8882.
Meets the 1st Friday of the month at 3:30 PM
The purpose of the Youth Council is to provide a forum specifically for the discussion of youth issues and to expose youth to the nature and scope of city government. Duties of all Youth Council members include proposing, developing and recommending programs intended to provide recreational opportunities, skills development, independence and self-acknowledgment and to promote acceptance of youth in all aspects of the community through cooperation with and assisting community agencies and city departments to foster mutual understanding and respect for youth. Youth Council members also recommend to the City Council changes in procedure, policies, and legislation for the purposes of improving youth involvement in the community.
Staff Liaison to the Youth Council is Robert Bauman, Management Intern, 818-790-8880.
- Chase Kerstein
- Emily Strauss
- Sienna Arrobio
- Brendan Ehrhart
- Claire Saydah
- Kailey Cullen
- Zack Ferry
- Sam Shrinsky
- Hope Zionts