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Claremont has five commissions whose purpose is to advise and assist the City Council with issues related to the commission's specific area of concern. They do this by gathering pertinent information, hearing arguments, weighing values, and making recommendations to the Council. Several of the commissions also have some administrative powers. All meetings are open to the public, though the commissioners and the City Council do not typically hold meetings during the month of August.

MEETING SCHEDULES

PLEASE NOTE: meeting dates, times and locations indicated below are subject to change.
Check the posted agenda or contact the City Clerk 's Office for the most current information.

Architectural Commission

The Architectural Commission typically reviews site and architectural plans for commercial, industrial, institutional, and some residential projects to ensure that proposed developments are in conformance with City codes and aesthetic standards.

Meeting Schedule:
Twice per month on Wednesdays following Council meetings (usually the second and fourth Wednesdays), 7 p.m.
Council Chamber, 225 West Second Street, Claremont

Members (year after name indicates end of current term):
James Manifold, Chair (2017); Waen Messner (2020); John Neiuber (2020); Robert Perry (2019); Mark Schoeman, Vice Chair (2018); Maureen Wheeler (2018); Brian Worley (2020).

Compensation & Membership: Claremont elected officials may not serve on the commission. Commissioners may not serve on more than one commission at the same time. There is no compensation.

Community & Human Services Commission

The Community and Human Services Commission advises the City Council on matters of maintenance of City property and makes recommendations on development, improvement, and maintenance of City parks, buildings, sanitation, streets, and street trees. The Community and Human Services Commission also makes recommendations to the City Council on issues such as: the needs and problems of youth, seniors and the disabled; recreation; housing; and government-community relations.

Meeting Schedule:
F
irst Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m.
City Council Chamber, 225 West Second Street, Claremont

Members (year after name indicates end of current term):
Pauline Bourne (2018); Maury Feingold, Vice Chair (2017); Butch Henderson, Chair (2017); Lee Kane (2019); Jed Leano (2020); Lynne Marsenich (2018); Phyllis Munson (2017).

Compensation: No compensation.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission advises the City Council on all matters dealing with the present and future development of the City, in accordance with the values and goals defined in the City's General Plan. This includes reviewing, approving, or recommending City Council approval of requests for zone changes, subdivision maps, and variances.

Meeting Schedule:
First and third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m.
City Council Chamber, 225 West Second Street, Claremont

Members (year after name indicates end of current term):
Cynthia Humes (2017); James Jackson (2018); Leigh Anne Jones (2019); Douglas Lyon, Vice Chair (2018); Rick Reed (2018); Richard Rosenbluth, Chair (2018); K.M. Williamson (2017).

Compensation & Membership: Claremont elected officials may not serve on the commission. Commissioners may not serve on more than one commission at the same time. There is no compensation.

Police Commission

The Police Commission reviews and comments on police department policies, procedures, and practices, and assists in setting goals for the department that reflect community values. This commission also provides a public forum to address concerns, complaints, and commendations regarding the police department.

Meeting Schedule:
Bi-Monthly - 2017: January 5, March 2, May 4, June 1, September 7 at 7 p.m.
City Council Chamber, 225 West Second Street, Claremont

Members (year after name indicates end of current term):
Kristina Brooks (2019); Frank DeLeo (2020); Linda Forlenza (2020); Caleb Mason (2019); John Perez, Vice Chair (2019); Edgar Reece, Chair (2018); Jon Strash, (2018).

Compensation & Membership: Claremont elected officials may not serve on the commission. Commissioners may not serve on more than one commission at the same time. There is no compensation.

Traffic and Transportation Commission

The Traffic and Transportation Commission reviews and comments on the traffic impacts of major development proposals. This includes traffic circulation plans, public transportation, and similar items referred to the commission by the City Council or other commissions.

Meeting Schedule:
Fourth Thursday of each month, 7 p.m.
City Council Chamber, 225 West Second Street, Claremont

Members (year after name indicates end of current term):
Jack Blair (2020); Zachary Courser (2019); Walter Farmer (2019); Chuck Freitas, Vice Chair (2019); Julie Medero, (2020); Evan Rutter, Chair (2020); Jennifer Stark (2020).

Compensation & Membership: Claremont elected officials may not serve on the commission. Commissioners may not serve on more than one commission at the same time. There is no compensation.