Boards and Commissions
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., Public Services
Building, 276 4th Ave., 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 the presiding judge of the municipal court of
the South Bay Judicial District.
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m., City Hall, 276 4th Ave., Bldg. 100, Executive Conference Room 103.
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.
Charter Review Commission | Audio Recording | website NEW
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
Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 5:15 p.m., Public Services North Bldg. 300, 276 4th Ave., 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., City Hall, 276 4th Ave., Bldg. 100, Conference Room C-106.
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 every other month at 5:45 p.m., Civic Center Branch Library, 365 F St. Conference Room.
Design Review Board - more...
Works with the Planning and Building Department; reviews plans for the establishment,
location, expansion or alteration of residential uses or structures
in the R-3 zone, in redevelopment project areas (such as the Chula
Vista bayfront and the Downtown Business District), as well as in
precise plan, commercial, and industrial zones. The review process
includes site plans, elevations, signs, landscape areas and materials.
Meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 4:30 p.m., Council
Chambers, 276 4th Ave., Bldg. 100.
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, 276 4th Ave., Bldg. 100, Conference Room C103
Historic Preservation Commission NEW
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., Council Chambers, 276 4th Ave., City Hall (Bldg. 100).
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, 276 4th Ave., Bldg. 100.
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
Meets quarterly (July, October, January, April) on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers, 276 4th Ave., Bldg. 100.
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., 276 4th Ave., Public Services North, Bldg. 300, Room #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.,
Council Chambers, 276 4th Ave., Bldg. 100; and the
3rd Wednesday as needed same location and time.
Resource Conservation Commission | Click Here
Resource Conservation Commission - The Commission 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 and 4th Mondays of the month, at 4:00 p.m., City Hall, 276 4th Ave., Bldg. 100, 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., Council Chambers, 276 4th Ave., Bldg. 100.
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., Meetings are held 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 engaged in a variety of community service projects that initiate outreach to their neighbors and peers. YAC provides opportunities for students to become informed stakeholders in their community and learn more about city government. 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 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m., Civic Center Branch Library, 365 F Street.