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Board of Appeals and Advisors | Click Here
Works with the Planning and Building Department to address issues pertaining to building construction; investigates and advises on the suitability of alternate materials, types of construction and interpretation of the adopted Uniform Code; conducts public hearings and recommends to the City Council the passage of new legislation concerning construction; hears appeals relating to determinations by the Fire Chief or Director of Planning and Building pursuant to adopted Uniform Codes.

Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 5:15 p.m., City Hall Complex, 276 4th Ave., Bldg B, Conference Room 137.

Board of Ethics | Audio Recording
Works with the City Attorney's Office; receives and initiates complaints of violations of the City's Code of Ethics; hears and investigates violations and transmits findings to the appropriate authority or City officer; renders advisory opinions or interpretations with respect to applications of the Code; proposes revisions to the Code to ensure its continuing pertinence and effectiveness. Board members are recommended by a panel consisting of at least two city managers rotated from cities in San Diego County, excluding Chula Vista.

Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:15 p.m., City Hall Complex, 276 4th Ave., Bldg A, Conference Room C-101.

Board of Library Trustees | Learn more
Works with the Library Director; represents the needs of the community and advises the City Council on issues pertinent to the City's libraries; reviews library policies; provides feedback on library activities and plans.

Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m., Civic Center Branch Library, 365 F St. Conference Room.

Charter Review Commission | Agenda | Audio Recording | website
Constitutes a forum for Citywide discussion, research and analysis of matters relating to current or proposed provisions of the City Charter and amendments; helps coordinate citizen and staff ideas with regard to potential Charter changes; formulates specific language for proposed Charter changes in a form appropriate for placement on the ballot; prepares and submits proposed ballot arguments in favor or against proposed Charter changes.

Meets at the call of the Chair or majority vote of commission, Chula Vista Police Department, Community Room, 315 4th Ave.

Child Care Commission (This Commission is currently inactive)
Works with the Library; creates a forum for Citywide discussion, research, and analysis of critical issues of child care; promotes the creation of affordable, quality child care for all children; advises Staff on appropriate procedures and fees to increase the number of child care spaces available in the City; addresses child care legislation issues. Instrumental in development and continued support of Youth Policy Advocate Position.

Civil Service Commission
Works with the Human Resources Department; holds public hearings and provides recommendations to the City Council regarding the adoption, amendment, or repeal of civil service rules and regulations not in conflict with the City Charter; hears appeals of permanent employees in the classified service relative to suspension, demotion or dismissal; may investigate the administration of personnel and report findings to the City Manager and City Council; assists in maintaining proper employer-employee relations.


Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 5:15 p.m., City Hall Complex, 276 4th Ave., Bldg C, Conference Room B129.

Commission on Aging
Works with the Recreation Department; recommends and advises the City Council and City Manager on matters affecting the older residents of the City; takes steps to develop a mutual understanding and respect between seniors and the balance of the community; promotes new and improved programs for seniors; reviews existing programs and recommends modifications; provides a forum where senior citizens may voice their concerns and suggestions.


Meets 2nd Wednesday of every other month at 2:45 p.m., Norman Park Center, 270 F Street, Conference Room.

Cultural Arts Commission
Works with the Library; encourages the preservation of Chula Vista's cultural heritage and the creation of an atmosphere - a Chula Vista image - in which citizens can take pride and have increased stature; helps coordinate and marshal support for the arts; encourages the provision of cultural and artistic facilities and features in public and commercial construction; formulates recommendations for a City arts program; regularly assesses, reviews and updates recommended goals and long-range plans for the City and regularly solicits public input on the arts; encourages the development of arts and cultural programs for the youth of Chula Vista; promotes the creation of a cultural environment to attract visitors and income; advises the Redevelopment Agency on the expenditure of fine arts in-lieu-of fees and recommends fine arts features within redevelopment districts.

Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 5:00 p.m., Civic Center Branch Library, 365 F St., Conference Room.

Districting Commission New!
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Economic Development Commission (This Commission is currently inactive)
Serves as a resource to advise and make recommendations to the City Council and City Manager on economic development issues and opportunities that would benefit the community; helps ensure the availability of educational programs to support the instructional needs of jobs being created; helps assure prospective industrial and commercial developers and existing commercial and industrial interests of the City's cooperation to benefit both business and the community; works with the Planning and Building Department to coordinate land use designations appropriate to current and future market demand; works with planners and developers to encourage retail and resort land uses with specific design criteria that will encourage development most beneficial to the City's long-term interests.

Growth Management Oversight Commission - more...
Considers the quality of life threshold standards set forth in the Growth Management Plan and makes determinations or recommendations regarding those standards; annually reviews implementation of the Growth Management Element of the General Plan and the growth management program, including the adequacy of master facility plans to account for effective use of public facilities required by future growth in connection with the planning and phasing of development projects.

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 6:00 p.m., City Hall Complex, 276 4th Ave., Bldg A, Conference Room C-103.

Historic Preservation Commission

Works with the Advance Planning Division of Development Services Department. The Historic Preservation Commission serves as the authority on historic preservation matters, and advises the Council and other City boards and commissions, as needed, on historic preservation matters. 

Tentatively scheduled to meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 4:00 p.m., City Hall Complex, 276 4th Ave., Bldg A, Council Chambers.

Housing Advisory Commission
Serves as an advisory body to the Housing Authority, City Council, Redevelopment Agency, and the City Manager. Periodically assesses the housing needs in the City and reviews housing policies, strategies, and proposed affordable housing projects; reviews and makes recommendations on matters before the Housing Authority.

Meets quarterly (July, October, January, April) on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m., City Hall Complex, 276 4th Ave., Bldg A.

Human Relations Commission (This Commission is currently inactive)
Advises and makes recommendations to the City Council on matters pertaining to the protection and strengthening of the rights of the various racial, religious, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to ensure that all citizens of Chula Vista realize full enjoyment of their constitutional privileges without regard to race, creed or national origin; encourages the development of mutual understanding and respect among all such groups; encourages an understanding of citizen participation in local government; advises the City Council on issues regarding mass transit, such as routes and fares.


Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m., Police Department, 315 4th Ave., Community Room.

International Friendship Commission
Plans, develops and carries out economic cooperation, cultural interchange and mutual understanding on the basis of mutual friendship between the City and its sister cities. Chula Vista's sister cities are Odawara, Japan and Cebu City, Philippines. A committee is set up to help prepare visits and entertain visitors and exchange students.


Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m., Civic Center Branch Library, 365 F St., Conference Room.

Mobilehome Rent Review Commission
Provides advice to the City Council and the City Manager on matters relating to mobilehome parks; adopts rules and regulations to administer hearings to determine whether a park owner's rent increase is in excess of the applicable cost of living increase; acts as the "due process" unbiased decision-maker regarding mobilehome park rent disputes.

Meets quarterly (July, October, January, April) on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m., City Hall Complex, 276 4th Ave., Bldg A, Council Chambers.

Parks and Recreation Commission | Click Here
Works with the Recreation Department; advises the City Council on issues pertinent to parks, open space, playgrounds, and recreation programs; assists in planning programs for the community and stimulating interest in the programs among the residents of the City; solicits interest and cooperation of school authorities and other public and private agencies in the recreation programs.

Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m., City Hall Complex, 276 4th Ave., Bldg C , Conference Room B-129.

Planning Commission | Click Here
Works in conjunction with the Planning and Building Department; serves as the official planning agency of Chula Vista; evaluates major land use proposals in terms of their impact on the City; conducts public hearings on significant planning, zoning, and land subdivision matters; recommends action and policy to the City Council. The General Plan and Specific Plans are also prepared under the guidance of the Commission.

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m., City Hall Complex, 276 4th Ave., Bldg A; and the 3rd Wednesday as needed same location and time.

Resource Conservation Commission | Click Here
Works in conjunction with the Conservation & Environmental Services Department regarding the public education, development, implementation and evaluation of environmental initiatives and programs that advance economically and environmentally sustainable local practices. Commissioners will work with other agencies and citizen groups to provide the City Council with information and recommendations that foster inclusive program development and broad program participation.  The Commission will also review and make recommendations regarding the designation of historical sites. 

Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month, at 4:00 p.m., City Hall Complex, 276 4th Ave., Bldg A, Executive Conference Room 103.

Safety Commission | Click Here
Works in conjunction with the Engineering Department; conceives and develops ideas and suggestions to contribute to the improvement of personal, traffic or property safety within the City.

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:00 p.m., City Hall Complex, 276 4th Ave., Bldg A, Council Chambers.

Veterans Advisory Commission
Provides advice to the City Council on matters directly relating to veterans. Sample duties include: promoting and assisting the City on Veteran's Day or Memorial Day observations and other events; encouraging and promoting patriotism and interest in flag etiquette and display; studying future needs of veterans, such as veterans' homes and halls; providing a forum to discuss issues relating to military veterans; and formulating and recommending a City position and endorsement regarding proposed legislation affecting veterans and military personnel.

Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m., at the Chula Vista Veterans Home, located at 700 East Naples Ct. Chula Vista.


There are no meetings during the month of December.

Youth Action Council

The Youth Action Council (YAC) establishes a communication link between Chula Vista youth and the City Council.  Members are primarily engaged in a variety of community service projects that initiate outreach to their neighbors and peers.  YAC provides opportunities for students to connect with their community and become informed stakeholders.  Members must be high school students in grade 10th, 11th or 12th and be Chula Vista residents.  A member’s high school location is not limited to the City of Chula Vista.

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 4:30 p.m., Otay Ranch Library located at Otay Ranch Town Center, 2015 Birch Road, Suite 409.

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