The City Clerk is accepting applications for the following boards and commissions. Applications must be in the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017. Applicants can either complete and submit the online application to the City Clerk directly from the internet or can complete the PDF format online and then print, sign, and submit it by mail to the City Clerk’s office for processing.
AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 1, 2019. Must be a representative from the hotel or motel industry, and a resident of the City. The Board shall study airport needs and aviation in the area, and make recommendations to the Council for the development and use of the airport. Monthly meetings held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: 1 vacancy with term to expire May 1, 2022. Must be a resident of the City of Columbia. The Board is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the zoning, planning and subdividing ordinances. Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
CITIZENS POLICE REVIEW BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire November 1, 2017. Must be a resident of Columbia and a registered voter, and cannot be employed by the City, be a party to any pending litigation against the City, be an elected public office holder, or be a candidate for elected public office. Members should reflect the cultural and racial diversity of Columbia and have no serious criminal record. A criminal history of all applicants of this Board will be conducted and the City Council will be advised of any convictions for violations of federal, state or local law. The Board reviews appeals from the police chief’s decisions on alleged police misconduct, hosts public meetings and educational programs for residents and police officers, and reviews and makes recommendations on police policies, procedures and training. Meetings held on second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS: 1 vacancy to expire March 1, 2018. Shall have demonstrated a strong commitment to human rights and a belief in the principles of equal opportunity, and shall be residents of the city. The Commission advises the Council on human rights issues and reviews and makes decisions regarding complaints of discrimination filed with the City. Monthly meetings held on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA LEADERSHIP COUNCIL: 2 vacancies with terms to expire May 1, 2020. One must reside in the expanded downtown development concept plan and study area as defined in the “Downtown Columbia Leadership Council Interim Report” dated May, 2009. The Leadership Council reviews the boundaries of an expanded downtown development area and works with others in creating a comprehensive downtown strategic plan. The Leadership Council may also work on other projects as requested by the City Council. Monthly meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire May 31, 2021. Members must be qualified voters and residents of the City for at least one year immediately prior to appointment, and shall hold no other office or position in City government. The Commission makes recommendations pertaining to planning and zoning related issues. Meetings held on the Thursdays following Council Meeting Mondays at 7:00 p.m.