CIAB/Public Works Commission

Mission StatementThe mission of the CIAB/Public Works Commission is to review and make recommendations related to Public Works capital improvement projects and programs.

BackgroundThe Public Works Commission was established in February 1996. It was combined with the Citizen's Infrastructure Advisory Board (CIAB) and Beautification, Landscape and Tree (BLT) Committee in 2021*.  The responsibilities of the commission are as follows:

  • In conjunction with the Annual City Budget, the PWC considers and recommends to the City Council approval of the Annual Capital Improvement Program.
  • As the individual projects are developed throughout the year, they are brought to the PWC to insure that they comply with the approved CIP.
  • If an individual project is anticipated to exceed the authorized contingency limit, the requested additional funding will be presented for approval.
  • Regular updates regarding active capital projects in construction.
  • Review oil pipeline permits issued by Public Works staff.
  • Conducts an annual review and performance audit of the Sewer Service Fund. It recommends to the City Council on an annual basis any fees, rates and/or charges proposed to be modified or added to the sewer service user charge.
  • Acting in the capacity of the Citizen's Infrastructure Advisory Board, conducts an annual review and performance audit of the Infrastructure Fund and reports its findings to the City Council prior to the City Council's adoption of the ensuing fiscal year budget.  This will occur in conjunction with the annual city budget.
  • Conducts public meetings as necessary to consider the removal of a marked crosswalk or crosswalks on public streets.
  • Consider application of a fee adjustment of the Fair Share Traffic Impact Fee if the development project does not have a discretionary development permit.
  • Acting in the capacity of the Beautification, Landscape and Tree (BLT) Committee, addresses the on-going qualification of the city as a designated "Tree City, USA" through the establishment of and adherence to a comprehensive Tree Management Plan.
Meeting Times and DatesThe Public Works Commission holds regular monthly meetings, on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 PM at the Utilities Yard located on 19021 Huntington Street. All meetings are open to the public and special meetings may be called in conformance with the Ralph M. Brown Act.

Members and AppointmentsThe CIAB/Public Works Commission consists of seven (7) members who are residents of the City of Huntington Beach.  No member may have interest in any contract with the city either during his or her terms or for a period of one year after cessation of Commission service. All members serve without compensation, may hold no other office or employment in city government and no other employment that is incompatible with Commission service.

VacanciesIn the event a member retires or is unable to complete his term, an appointment shall be made to fill the remainder of the unexpired term. To find out the current vacancies, please visit the Notice of Vacancies webpage. To apply to become a member, please fill out the Boards & Commission Application.

Commission Member Position Appointed By
Steven Shepherd Commissioner Dan Kalmick
David Gins Commissioner Natalie Moser
John Villa Commissioner Rhonda Bolton
Pano Frousiakis Commissioner Tony Strickland
James Michalski Chair Gracey Van Der Mark
Peter Rivas Vice Chair Pat Burns
Daren Macdonald Commissioner Casey McKeon

Agendas and Minutes
Current Agendas & Minutes(Post-2019)

Archived Agendas & Minutes  (Pre-2019)