About Our Boards and Commissions
The Mayor and City Council appoint Board Members and Commissioners to act as advisors in specific areas of City business. These individuals are volunteers who do not receive compensation.
Unscheduled Vacancy - Historic Preservation Commission (12/26/2017)
Do you have a background in architecture, history, planning, or other historic preservation-related disciplines? There is currently a vacancy on the Historic Preservation Commission and the City of Monrovia is seeking applications until January 12, 2018, from residents who want to become involved in their local community. For more information, visit the Historic Preservation Commission webpage.
Vacancies in 2018 - Local Appointments
The City of Monrovia encourages residents to apply for positions on City Boards, Commissions and Committees that will have vacancies in 2018. Boardmembers and Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council. Members are volunteers who serve a three-year term (two-year terms are for MOTAB), beginning July 1, and must reapply after each term.
The following link is a complete list of expiring appointed terms for 2018, names of incumbents, and the dates of their appointment.
Rules to Join a Board or Commission
- Appointees may only serve on one advisory body at a time.
- Appointees must be a resident of Monrovia.
- An exception to this rule is for individuals serving on MOTAB. Instead, they must have a bona fide business in Old Town subject to the Business Improvement District (BID) assessment.
- Appointees may not be a City of Monrovia employee.
- Individuals serving as an elected official of the City may not serve on an advisory body at the same time.
The Boards and Commissions listed below meet regularly to discuss public business in public settings. For details, click on the links to each Commission or Board.
To find out more about becoming a Board Member or Commissioner, contact the City Clerk's Office at 626-932-5505.
The Planning Commission oversees new development in the City to ensure that it complies with the City’s 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. in the City Council Chambers.
The Community Services Commission assess the social service, leisure, park and street tree needs of the community to evaluate and make recommendations to the City Council and to the Department of Community Services on how those needs are or should be met, and to oversee and provide public accountability to programs under the jurisdiction of the of the Department of Community Services. The seven member body meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Monroe Room of the Community Center, 119 West Palm Avenue.
The five members of the Library Board are governed by the California State Education Code, and are responsible for enforcing all the rules, regulations, and bylaws necessary for the administration, governance and protection of the library and its property. The Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Monroe Room of the Community Center, 119 West Palm Avenue.
The five member Board is comprised of Old Town merchants and is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council on programs and projects to advance the downtown area through marketing, promotion and overall improvement of the Business Improvement District. The MOTAB meets once a month on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 A.M. in Council Chambers, 415 South Ivy Avenue. Board Members may not be a City of Monrovia employee, must have a bona fide business in the Old Town district that is subject to the Business Improvement District (BID) assessment, and must be current on their BID assessment.