Citizen Participation Advisory Board

Mission Statement

The mission of the Citizen Participation Advisory Board is to submit recommendations to City Council on allocations for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.


The role of the CPAB is to review applications submitted by eligible organizations seeking funding from the City's annual allocation of CDBG funding, and then recommend groups with associated funding levels to City Council. The CPAB strives to represent the diverse views on the socioeconomic issues related to low/moderate income individuals and, thus, representation by low/moderate income and minority groups is encouraged.

The Board annually holds two public hearings to obtain citizen input various community needs related to the program and hears presentations from each eligible applicant. CPAB recommendations for CDBG funding are submitted to City Council for approval at a public hearing during a City Council meeting, typically held in the month of July.

Meeting Times and Dates

2015-2016 CPAB Meeting Schedule

The CPAB meets one evening per month between the months of December and June, with additional meetings scheduled to conduct CPAB business on an as-needed basis. An appointment is a four-year term of service. All meetings are open to the public and special meetings may be called in conformance with the Ralph M. Brown Act.

Citizens at Large

As part of an ongoing effort to evaluate projects and programs proposed during the planning process, citizens are encouraged to attend meetings and communicate with CPAB members and staff regarding the needs of the community. Citizens can send written correspondence to the staff liaison, who will coordinate responses. Every effort will be made to respond in writing to those individuals who submit proposals or written comments within fifteen working days where practical.


In the event a member retires or is unable to compete his term, an appointment shall be made to fill the remainder of the unexpired term.


December 3, 2015
January 7, 2016
February 4, 2016 - Amended
March 3, 2016
April 7, 2016
May 5, 2016
May 12, 2016

Board Member Appointed By
Vacant Barbara Delgleize
Andy Glade Jim Katapodis
Shelly Grace-Bowers Dave Sullivan
Dr. Paul Morrow Jill Hardy
Sherwood Prusso Mike Posey
Victor Valladares Eric Peterson
Omar Zeola Billy O'Connell


City Council Liaisons

Staff Contact

Simone Slifman: (714) 375-5186

Did you know?

Planning Commission meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Meeting Agendas, Action Agendas, and Minutes are available to view online.

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