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Garden Grove now accepting applications for City Commissions

The City of Garden Grove is now accepting applications for candidates to serve as non-compensated commissioners. Applicants must be Garden Grove residents and registered voters, be able to serve a two-year term of office, and be available to attend regularly scheduled meetings. Commissioners serve as advisors to the City Council, providing recommendations that become part of the City’s decision-making process.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, December 23, 2020, by 5:30 p.m., and may be submitted online at or mailed to Garden Grove City Hall, City Clerk’s Office, at 11222 Acacia Parkway. If you need a paper application mailed to you, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (714) 741-5040. Commissioner appointments are expected to be scheduled at the Tuesday, January 12, 2021 regular City Council meeting.

The following briefly describes each of the City’s commissions:

Administrative Board of Appeals (5 members) – Conducts hearings, on an on-call basis, on the suitability of building and construction materials; interprets building codes and ordinances; and reviews water billing disputes.

Neighborhood Improvement and Conservation Commission (7 members) – Recommends programs to improve and preserve neighborhoods through zoning enforcement, housing rehabilitation, street improvement, Community Development Block Grant, and other programs.

Downtown Commission (7 members) – Oversees Historic Main Street Garden Grove. Six commissioners must own or lease property on Main Street; the seventh member is appointed at-large.

Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission (7 members) – Reviews and makes recommendations on the status of City parks and recreation programs, capital improvement plans, propose amendments to the General Plan Parks and Recreation Element, and existing and potential City arts programs.

Planning Commission (7 members) – Studies proposed development projects that may impact community’s growth and environment.

Traffic Commission (7 members) – Reviews requests for traffic safety devices, investigates unsafe and/or malfunctioning traffic conditions, conducts public hearings, and assists in transportation planning.

Measure O Citizens’ Oversight Committee (7 members) – Provides citizen oversight of Measure O funds to ensure all funds are properly spent; reviews the City’s annual general fund budget, mid-year budget, and year end audited financial information in regards to the receipt and expenditure of the fiscal year’s one-cent transactions and use (sales) tax revenue; and communicates its findings to the public and the City Council annually.

For more information, visit or call the City Clerk’s Office at (714) 741-5040.

This article was released by the City of Garden Grove.