City seeks new commissioners for open seats

Fairfield is accepting applications for one seat on the Planning Commission for an unexpired term of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022. 

Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office at Fairfield City Hall, 1000 Webster Street, 4th floor. Download the application, or request one by mail or email by contacting Amber Alexander at (707) 428-7402. Completed applications may be submitted via mail, email, or in person. 

The City is not responsible for lost or misdirected applications. Applications received after the deadline, including postmarks, will not be accepted. A timely filed application will remain on file for one year if the applicant is not appointed as a commissioner. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on September 10, 2021. 

The Planning Commission currently meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. It acts, under state law, as the principal land use advisory board to the City Council. By ordinance, the council has delegated certain land use decision making to the Commission. 

The Planning Commission reviews and makes decisions on applications for new development in the City of Fairfield. These include residential, commercial, and industrial development projects, as well as public buildings. The Commission reviews these projects with regard to consistency with the City’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, potential impacts on the environment, availability of public facilities and services, project aesthetics, and site layout.

In addition, the Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on long-range comprehensive plans that shape the future vision of the physical development of the city over the next twenty to thirty years. 

For more information on the position, please call Dave Feinstein at (707) 428-7448.

The City is also accepting applications for two Housing Authority tenant commissioners. The openings are for one tenant commissioner with a new two-year term from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2023, and the other for one senior tenant commissioner with a new two-year term from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2023. After interviews are conducted by the City Council Appointments Committee, Mayor Harry Price will appoint the new commissioners with the approval of the City Council. 

Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office at Fairfield City Hall, 1000 Webster Street, 4th floor. Download the application, or to request one by mail or email, please contact Deputy City Clerk Amber Alexander at (707) 428-7402. Completed applications may be submitted via mail, email, or in person.

The City is not responsible for lost or misdirected applications. Applications received after the deadline, including postmarks, will not be accepted. A timely filed application will remain on file for one year if the applicant is not appointed as a commissioner. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Background/Responsibilities: 

The Fairfield Housing Authority is seeking one tenant commissioner and one senior tenant commissioner. The terms of these positions are for two-years, as long as the commissioner is eligible. Applicants must be legal residents of Fairfield and must be receiving Section 8 rental assistance administered by the Fairfield Housing Authority.

In addition, candidates for the senior tenant commissioner position must be at least 62 years of age. Both of these commissioners will sit on the Fairfield Housing Authority Board and vote on matters that affect the Housing Authority and its tenants. For more information, please contact LaTanna Jones, Director of Housing Services, at (707) 428-7168.