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City accepting applications for boards, committees, commissions

The city is accepting applications from volunteers to sit on the following committees, commissions and boards.

Applications are available in the City Clerk’s Office located at 10200 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley, and online at

Appointments will be for two-year terms, unless otherwise stated. Candidates for appointment must be residents of Fountain Valley and 18 years of age or older. The deadline for application submission to the City Clerk is 5 p.m. Jan. 7.


The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding amendment or repeal of a master plan, development within the city, subdivision of land, blighted and substandard areas of the city, zoning and land use. The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in the City Council Chambers.


The Fountain Valley Community Foundation was organized exclusively for charitable purposes including soliciting, receiving, investing and making grants of funds, property and other resources, and to provide direct charitable services to aid, sponsor, promote, advance and assist worthy activities, programs and services in the city. Experience working with nonprofit organizations is desirable. The Fountain Valley Community Foundation meets at 5:30 p.m.on the third Thursday of every month in the Senior Center conference room.


The Housing and Community Development Advisory Board reviews the city’s Federal Block Grant Program and recommends housing/community development activities to the City Council. The board meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in the City Council Chambers.


The primary functions of the Advisory Committee for the Disabled are to help develop barrier-free access to buildings and facilities in the City; provide information about recreation programs for the disabled; provide information of disaster preparedness for the disabled; develop community awareness of the employment potentials of the disabled; and, inform the community about the needs of the disabled population. The Advisory Committee for the Disabled meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the odd-numbered months in City Hall Conference Room No. 1.


The purpose of the oversight committee is to review, at a policy level, the city’s annual audited financial statement; mid-year budget report and proposed annual General Fund Operating Budget in regards to the receipt and expenditure of the fiscal year’s one-cent (1 percent) transactions and use (sales) tax revenue in relation to the city’s adopted “Responsible Spending Pledge” The committee will communicate its findings to the public and the City Council annually. Meetings are called as needed.


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