The City of Monrovia encourages residents to apply for positions on the Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission and Community Services Commission, and Old Town Monrovia business owners to apply for positions on the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board. Applications are due no later than Monday, May 10. Interviews will be scheduled in the weeks following. The terms will begin on July 1.
Residents who are eager to get involved in the community can apply for the positions at the following link: Application for Boards and Commissions.
The Planning Commission oversees new development in the city to ensure that it complies with the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and has the authority to approve conditional use permits, variances, parcel maps and hillside development permits. As an advisory body to the City Council, they review and make recommendations on applications for tract maps and amendments to the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances and the General Plan. The seven-member body meets on the Wednesday following the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for administering the Historic Preservation and Demolition Review Ordinances. Included in their purview is the approval of exterior changes to historic landmarks and buildings in historic districts as well as building facades in Old Town along Myrtle Avenue. The Commission also reviews all applications for historic landmark designation and Mills Act Contracts and makes a recommendation to the City Council on the request. The seven-member body meets on the Wednesday following the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Community Services Commission
The Community Services Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the advancement of sound Community Services planning and programming. The seven-member body meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board
The Board is comprised of not fewer than five and not more than seven Old Town merchants and is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council on programs and projects to advance the downtown area. Boardmembers must have a bona fide business in Old Town subject to the Business Improvement District (BID) assessment and must be current on their BID assessment. MOTAB meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.
To find out more about becoming a Board Member or Commissioner, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 932-5505. For details and the required applications, see the Boards and Commission page.