Application for City Boards.

Completed Board applications are due no later than March 29, 2018, to be considered for the 2018/2019 Board selection. Board and Committee appointments are made annually at the second Commission Meeting in April, unless otherwise indicated below.

DESCRIPTION OF CITY BOARDS

City Charter Section 501. - Organization of Boards and Committees.

Boards and Committees created in accordance with this Charter shall elect their officers from the appointed members and shall determine their rules of procedure subject to the provisions of this Charter that apply. Any vacancy on a board or committee shall be filled by appointment by a majority vote of the City Commission. Nominees to all boards and committees appointed by the City Commission are not required to reside in the district represented by the nominating City Commissioner.

I. ANNUALLY APPOINTED BOARDS (April of each year)

  • ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD (EAB)
  • The Environmental Advisory Board consists of five regular members and one alternate member appointed by the City Commission, who must be residents of the City. The EAB acts in an advisory capacity to the City Commission on matters concerning the environment of the City, and its effect on the quality of life for its residents. The EAB meets on an as-needed basis generally on the third Tuesday of a month, beginning at 4 p.m. (municode.com/fl/coconutcreek/EAB)


  • PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
  • The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board consists of five regular members and one alternate member appointed by the City Commission, who must be electors* of the City. The board is responsible for acting in an advisory capacity to the City Commission on the establishment of long-range plans for new and/or improved recreational facilities and equipment. It also serves as a public forum for the discussion of the creation, operation, and maintenance of proposed and existing city parks and assists the City Commission in determining what recreational facilities and programs are most appropriate to the meet the needs of the community. This board normally meets bi-monthly or as needed.(municode.com/fl/coconutcreek/Park&Rec)


  • PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD (P&Z)
  • The Planning and Zoning Board serves as the City’s local planning agency pursuant to Section 163.3174, Fla. Stat., and acts on matters pertaining to land planning and Comprehensive Plan implementation. It also makes recommendations to the City Commission concerning plats, zoning and land use changes, special land use requests, Planned Unit Developments, site plans, requests for variances, requests for special exceptions, and land development regulations and codes. The P&Z meets regularly on the second Wednesday of the month, beginning at 7 p.m. Filing of a Financial Disclosure form is required of all P&Z board members. (municode.com/fl/coconutcreek/P&Z Board)


II. BOARDS NOT APPOINTED ANNUALLY (The number of board members varies by board/committee)

  • REDISTRICTING BOARD (next appointments are in August 2018)
  • The Redistricting Board is convened every five years. It is comprised of five electors* of the City, one from each district, who are appointed by the City Commission. The board, with the help of a Consultant, will review the City’s voting districts and report their findings, if any, to the City Commission within 90 days of appointment. The board meets on an as-needed basis and the terms expire after 90 days from appointment. (municode.com/fl/coconutcreek/Redistricting)


  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE (AHAC) (next appointments are in April 2019)
  • The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is responsible for making recommendations to the City Commission on incentives for affordable housing through the City’s Local Housing Assistance Program. Specifically, the AHAC shall evaluate established policies, procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and the local government Comprehensive Plan and report to the City Commission, with any recommended changes. Members serve for a three year term, and the committee meets on an as-needed basis. (municode.com/fl/coconutcreek/AHAC) 


    Pursuant to Section 420.9076, Fla. Stat., in addition to a representative from the City’s Planning and Zoning Board, the AHAC must consist of representatives from at least six of the categories below:

    • Residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing
    • Banking or mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing
    • Home building in connection with affordable housing
    • Advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing
    • For-profit provider of affordable housing
    • Not-for-profit provider of affordable housing
    • Real estate professional in connection with affordable housing
    • Resident of Coconut Creek
    • Business owner within Coconut Creek
    • Essential services personnel, as defined in the Local Housing Assistance Plan

  • CIVIL SERVICE BOARD (next appointments are in April 2019)
  • The Civil Service Board is responsible for hearing employee appeals or grievances brought before the Civil Service Board. This board consists of five members and two alternate members. The City Commission appoints two of the members and one alternate member, who must be an elector* of the City. Members serve for a two (2) year term, and the board meets on an as-needed basis. (municode.com/fl/coconutcreek/Civil Service Board)


  • CHARTER REVIEW BOARD (next appointments are in January 2020)
  • The Charter Review Board is convened every five years and is comprised of five electors* of the City, who are appointed by the City Commission and given the responsibility of reviewing the City’s Charter and submitting a report of findings to the City Commission within 120 days after appointment. The board meets on an as-needed basis, and the board and its members’ terms expire 120 days from appointment. (municode.com/fl/coconutcreek-Chrtr Sect. 907)


*Elector(s) is defined as a resident of the City who is properly registered to vote in Broward County.


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For further information, please contact the City Clerk Department at 954-973-6774 or by email here.

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