City Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies

June 2016

The City Secretary’s Office is currently seeking biographical information forms for the following boards:

Board of Adjustment – Seven (7) vacancies with terms to 4-4-18.  The Board of Adjustment hears appeals for interpretations of the zoning ordinance; for special exceptions authorized by the zoning ordinance, subject to safeguards to protect the public interest; and for variances where, owing to special conditions, the literal enforcement of the provisions of the zoning ordinance results in unnecessary hardship, so that the spirit of the ordinance shall be observed and substantial justice done.  An appeal may be made to District Court if dissatisfied with the decision of the Board.  Written notice of public hearing on each appeal is sent to the applicant and owners within 200 feet 10 days before the hearing date.

Commission on Children and Youth – Four (4) vacancies with terms to 5-1-17 and 5-1-19 representing the following categories:  1 – Health and Human Services Representative, 1 – Education, 1 – At-Large and 1 – Youth Representative.  The Commission on Children & Youth supports a comprehensive system of services and advances policies to meet the needs of Corpus Christi's children, youth and their families including gathering information from people and entities to act as a source of information and referral on issues concerning children, developing an annual community action plan for children, youth and their families, advising the City Council on acquiring and allocating children and youth's resources and services, strengthening communications and encouraging partnerships between public and private entities working with children and youth, and serving as an advocate for local, state and federal policy benefitting children, youth and their families to the City Council, and to others as authorized by the Council.

Community Youth Development (78415) Program Steering Committee – Nine (9) vacancies with terms to 8-31-16 and 8-31-17 representing the following categories:  5 – Residents of the 78415 Zip Code and 4 – At-Large. The committee advises the City Council on a periodic basis of the progress regarding the Community Youth Development Program.

Corpus Christi Business and Job Development Corporation – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 7-31-18.  The Corpus Christi Business and Job Development Corporation is organized exclusively for the purpose of benefiting and accomplishing public purposes of, and to act on behalf of the City, to undertake, maintain and finance projects through Propositions 4 and 5 approved by voters on November 7, 2000 and Propositions 2, 2a and 2b approved by voters on November 5, 2002.

Corpus Christi Community Improvement Corporation/Loan Review Committee – Eleven (11) vacancies with terms to 5-7-17, 5-7-18 and 5-7-19 representing the following categories:  4 – Community At-Large, 2 – Financial Institution, 1 – Real Estate Agency, 1 – Engineer, 1 – Architect/Homebuilder, 1 – Health/Human Services and 1 – Legal Profession.  The committee reviews and approves loan applications submitted through the various loan programs.

Electrical Advisory Board – Two (2) vacancies with terms to 12-31-16 and 12-31-17 representing the following categories:   1 – Not Connected to the Electrical Industry and 1 - Commercial Builder (with 5 years’ experience). The board reviews grievances pertaining to contractors and the City Electrical Code.  It also can recommend to the City Council changes regarding the City Electrical Code.

Food Service Advisory Committee – Two (2) vacancies with terms to 6-24-19 representing the following categories:  1 – Community At-Large and 1 – Food Advisory.  The Food Service Advisory Committee advises the Director of Health on application of ordinances regarding food and food establishments, review the permit fees annually to ensure the cost of the program is returned to the City, and to conduct hearings pursuant to the sections of the ordinance relating to revocations and to make written recommendations to the City health officer whether to revoke or suspend a food manager's permit, pursuant to Art.19-84.

Mayor’s Fitness Council - Five (5) vacancies with terms to 5-11-18 representing the following categories:  1 – At-Large, 1 – Community Outreach, 1 – Health/Medical Profession, 1 – Youth Initiatives and 1 – Senior Initiatives. The Mayor's Fitness Council advises the City Council, City Manager, Parks Department and Health District regarding promotion of healthy living, including but not limited to the following activities:  Encourage, promote and enhance healthy living through organized sports, events, diet and everyday activity, all with a strong emphasis on using natural resources.  In addition, to collaborate with community leaders in all sectors to develop and implement policy and environmental improvement strategies that will help combat chronic disease such as diabetes, cardio pulmonary disease, and cancer.

Mechanical/Plumbing Advisory Board –Two (2) vacancies with terms to 1-2-18 representing the following categories: 1 - Person with a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contracting Business (with at least 5 years active experience, preference for appointment may be given to persons licensed in the State of Texas in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration contracting (HVAC), and 1 - Home Building Industry (with at least 5 years’ experience). The board advises the City Manager regarding any matter in the mechanical, plumbing and irrigation fields that it considers should be brought to the attention of the City Council. The board also makes recommendations to the City Council regarding changes to the City Fuel Gas, Mechanical and Plumbing Codes.

Parking Advisory Committee – Five (5) vacancies with terms to 7-31-19 representing the following categories:  1 – Downtown Area Council Member Nominee, 1 – Residential - Paid Parking Meters Collected Member, 1- Convention and Visitors Bureau Representative, 1 – Corpus Christi Beach Task Force Nominee, and 1 – Building Owners and Management Association Representative. The Parking Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Police Chief, City Manager or City Council on matters relevant to the administration and enforcement of the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 53 including: On-street and off-street parking, special events, and revitalization projects within the city center; developing parking enhancement projects for the city such as expansion of paid parking zones and parking facilities; parking and signage programs and city center concerns; the location, time and rates for paid parking zones, paid parking facilities owned or controlled by city, parking meters and parking pay stations, and penalties for delinquent violators; expenditure or usage of Parking Improvement Fund; parking improvement; and participate with the county on parking enhancement and city center revitalization matters.

Planning Commission – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 7-31-18.  The Planning Commission makes and amends a master plan for the physical development of the City; to recommend to the City Council approval or disapproval of proposed changes in the zoning plan; to exercise control over platting or subdividing land within the corporate limits of the city and within an area extending five miles beyond the City limits; to submit annually to the City Manager not less than 90 days prior to the beginning of the budget year a list of recommended capital improvements which in the opinion of the commission are necessary or desirable during the forthcoming five-year period; to require information from other departments of the City government in relation to its work; to be responsible to and act as an advisory body to the City Council and to perform such additional duties and exercise such additional powers as may be prescribed by ordinance of the City Council.   In addition, members appointed to the Planning Commission are concurrently appointed to the concurrent Beach/Dune Committee (§10-17).  This committee reviews applications for master planned development ordinances from applicants seeking beachfront construction, and submits their recommendations to City Council.  They also review the location of the dune protection line and beachfront construction line at least once every five years or within 90 days after a tropical storm or hurricane affecting the portion of the coast lying within the City's jurisdiction.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Committee – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 6-16-18 representing the following categories: 1 - Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer Workstation Representative (executive, director or similar leadership position at a non-profit agency that operates a RSVP Volunteer Station) and 2 – At-Large. The committee advises the City Council, City Manager and Parks Department Staff regarding the RSVP including but not limited to recruitment strategies; providing support in recruitment of volunteers and volunteer stations; serves as community advocates and liaisons; assists in development of non-federal resources to include fundraising and other duties related to the RSVP.

Senior Companion Program Advisory Committee – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 6-16-18 representing the following categories:  1 – At-Large and 1 - SCP Volunteer (active volunteer for one-year/serve minimum fifteen (15) hours per week), 1 - SCP Volunteer Workstation representative (executive, director or similar leadership position at a current SCP Volunteer Station).  The Senior Companion Program Advisory Committee advises the City Council, City Manager, and Parks Department Staff regarding the Senior Companion Program (“SCP”) including, but not limited to: recruitment strategies; providing support in recruitment of volunteers and volunteer stations; serving as community advocates and liaisons; assisting in development of non-federal resources to include fundraising; advising on programming for impact; advising on how to measure trends and impact of trends in the community; assisting with development and implementation of program evaluations and surveys; conducting an annual assessment of the program by surveying program volunteers; bi-annually assessing project accomplishments and impact; and attending special events and activities related to the SCP.

Tree Advisory Committee – Three (3) vacancies with term to 2-8-18 representing the following categories:  1 – At-Large, 1 – Landscape Architect and 1 – Arborist or Urban Forester. The committee reviews and recommends a formal written plan to the City Council for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of public trees.

Water Resources Advisory Committee – Five (5) vacancies with terms to 4-1-18 representing the following categories:  1 - representative of the Port Industries of Corpus Christi, 1 - representative of a school district located within the city, 1 - representative of landscaping/nursery/horticulture interest; 1 - apartment owner or owner's representative, and 1 - citizen at-large.  The Water Resources Advisory Committee advises the City Council, City Manager and Water Superintendent in matters of water resources management.  The City Council, City Manager and Water Superintendent may refer matters to the committee to obtain their views.

To apply go to the City of Corpus Christi’s website at serve.cctexas.com or select I Want To … Apply for a City Board at www.cctexas.com. For assistance please call Tamera Franklin at (361) 826-3893 or via e-mail at tamerar@cctexas.com.