Appointment of Commissioners:
Commissioners are appointed by the City Council following a recommendation by a specific Councilmember. With the exception of the Planning Commission, which is required by State Law, all La Mirada advisory groups were established by resolution to provide residents participation in specific areas of concern.
The council-appointed citizen advisory commissions, include: Community Services, Planning, and Public Safety. These Commissions are responsible for performing studies on municipal issues and rendering opinions and advice to the City Council, as well as for developing community goals.
All Commission members must meet the following requirements:
- Be a citizen of the United States; and
- Be a resident of the City of La Mirada; and
- Have taken and filed with the City Clerk, the oath as required by the La Mirada Municipal Code.
In addition to the above listed requirements, the Public Safety Commission requires that a member be at least 18 years of age.
Currently, there are vacancies on the Historical Preservation Advisory Council, Senior Council, and Community Foundation. If you are interested in completing an application, they are available in the City Hall Lobby or click here for an application. Completed applications are kept on file for one year. If you have any questions, please call City Hall at (562) 943-0131.
All Commission monthly meetings are held in the City Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public.
Community Services Commission
||Athletic Council Representative|
|Dr. Rick Bee
||Community Foundation Representative|
Meetings: First Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.
The Community Services Commission is responsible for developing recommendations to improve the quality of life in the community regarding social, recreational and cultural needs and programs. For an application please contact City Hall at (562) 943-0131.
Meetings: Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.
Established: July 7, 1962
The Commission’s responsibilities and authority are in accordance with the Conservation and Planning laws as related to general law cities, except as may be otherwise authorized by and set forth in specific City Ordinances. The Commission receives and expeditiously acts on all special project assignments made by the City Council and submits reports and recommendations to the City Council on these assignments.
Meetings: Fourth Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.
Established: May 26, 1976
The Commission assigns studies, makes reports, holds hearings, and makes recommendations to the City Council on matters relating to public safety in the City. Major areas of responsibility of the Commission include: planning and preparation for a program of civil defense and disaster; problems of traffic safety as related to traffic and pedestrian control; and adequacy of police, fire, and health services.
|Martha Viayra - Vice Chairman
||Vacant - Chairman
Meetings: Fourth Wednesday, 10 a.m. Meetings are open to the public.
The Senior Council consists of 16 members and alternate members including 4 members selected at-large from the community. The Senior Council deals with issues such as planning senior recreation activities and programs, enhancing senior social services, developing community safety, technology, and mentoring programs, distributing public information, and expanding community events.
Mission Statement: "We the members of the La Mirada Youth Council are here to represent all youth of La Mirada. We will strive to involve more young people in the community and make them aware of opportunities that are available. We also commit to helping unite people of all ages so that we may better understand one another and work together in making our city a better place for everyone."
||Members at Large
||Hannah Genberg - Vice Chairman
|Priscilla Lee - Chairman
Meetings: Last Wednesday monthly, 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.
The Youth Council consists of 13 primary members (4 at-large, 9 school representatives, and nine alternates all serving one-year terms expiring in October. They meet the last Wednesday of each of month at 6:30 p.m. in the La Mirada Resource Center.) The Youth Council works on creating a Youth Master Plan, planning youth recreation activities, expanding programs and facilities, school and campus safety, technology, mentoring programs career enhancement programs, public information social services and community events.
Community Services Foundation
|Dr. Rick Bee
|Dr. Steven Smith
|Dr. Ray Yutani
Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.
For more information regarding the Community Services Foundation click here
Historical Preservation Advisory Council
|Dr. David Peters
Meetings: Second Thursday of each month, 4:30p.m. Meetings are open to the public.
Meetings are held at La Mirada City Hall in Conference Room #1