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Commission Information

 

The City of Pomona has various commissions that serve as advisory bodies to the City Council. Appointment to a commission is both an honor and a heavy responsibility. Not only does it signify the confidence of the City Council in the member's wisdom and judgment, but places upon the member the attendant duties of regular attendance at meetings and consistent working and voting towards an implementation of the general public interest. Such a charge is, at times, not easily borne and necessary decisions not easily made.

 

Notwithstanding the self-discipline required in public service, each commission member may take considerable pride in being an integral part of the process which contributes to the sound government of this City, and for this service the City Council is most appreciative. Both the challenges and rewards are great.

 

COMMISSION FACTS

City of Pomona commissioners are volunteers – no compensation is provided for their service.  Commission service is restricted only to residents of the City.  A resident may not serve on more than one commission at a time.

 

Citizen advisory commissions are charged with the following general responsibilities:

  • Gather facts and serve in an advisory capacity on matters within their area of responsibility.
  • Focus attention on specific issues and problems within their scope of responsibility and recommend actions and alternatives for City Council consideration.
  • Act as a channel of communication and information between city government and the general public.
  • Facilitate reconciliation of contradictory viewpoints among interested parties and project direction toward achievement of citywide goals.
  • Encourage broad citizen participation toward achieving city goals.
  • Assist in balancing community desires with municipal responsibility and resources.

 

  • City Commissions provide a systematic process for citizen participation. Commissions serve as advisory bodies to the Council within the confines of their respective responsibilities.
  • Each Commission is composed of Pomona residents who serve on a volunteer basis. Commissioners are appointed by the City Council.  All City Commissions are subject to the Brown Act and are required to have regular meetings open to the public.
  • Anyone who is a resident of Pomona and is interested in serving on a Commission may obtain an application from the City Clerk.  A member of a Board or Commission may not hold any other City office or position for which compensation is paid.

 

Each commission has specific assignments as established by Ordinance or Resolution. A brief description of each commission, including its area of responsibility, follows. For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of a commission, click on that commission's title. An application for appointment may be obtained by clicking HERE or picking one up at the City Clerk's Office.

 

Board of Library Trustees

 

The Board of Library Trustees oversees the management and operations of the Pomona Public Library. The Library Board may solicit funds for the sole benefit of the Library, subject to the City Council’s approval. For additional information, contact the Board of Library Trustees Secretary at 620-2043 ext. 2035.

Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of every month

5:00 p.m.

Library Public Conference Room

 

 

Board of Parking Place Commissioners (Vehicle Parking District)

Commissioners represent the downtown business community in its effort to maintain and improve the parking quality for the downtown area. For additional information, contact the VPD Department at 620-2410.

Meetings: 2nd Thursday of every month

6:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

 

 

Community Life Commission

 

The Community Life Commission is charged with fostering improved City-Citizen relations by focusing on how people interact with critical government services and improving the human relations’ aspect of these services.  For additional information, contact the Community Development Department’s Housing Division at 620-2116.

Meetings: 4th Tuesday of every month
(no meetings in August or December)

6:15 p.m.

City Council Closed Session Room located to the South of the Council Chambers

 


Cultural Arts Commission

The Cultural Arts Commission promotes the arts and coordinates cultural activities within the City including activities relating to the community and the artistic and cultural heritage of the City.  The Commission also designates historical monuments (in accordance with Ordinance Nos. 2558 and 2637).  For additional information, contact the VPD Department at 620-2410.

Meetings: 4th Monday of the month (No meetings in August)

5:30 p.m.

City Council Conference Room

 

 

Historic Preservation Commission

 

The Historic Preservation Commission is charged with recommending historic landmark designation and the application, enforcement, and education of the community in regards to the historic preservation regulations set forth in Section .5809-13 of the Zoning Ordinance.  For additional information, contact the Planning Division at 620-2191.

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month 

6:30 p.m.

Council Chambers

 

 

Parks and Recreation Commission

 

The Parks and Recreation Commission serves as an advisory body in all matters pertaining to City parks, street trees and public recreation. For additional information, contact the Community Services Department at 620-2321.

Meetings: 3rd Thursday of every month

6:00 p.m.

Various City Community Centers

 

 

Planning Commission

 

The Planning Commission is responsible for making discretionary decisions in compliance with the City’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.  The Commission conducts public hearings on Zone Change requests, Amendments to the Zoning Code, Conditional Use Permits, Variances, Environmental documents, Tentative Tract and Parcel Maps and other land use and development matters.  In certain matters, such as zone changes and zoning code amendments, the Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council.  For additional information, contact the Planning Division at 620-2191.

 

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month

7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

 

 

Citizen's Oversight Committee 

 

In accordance with the provisions of the City of Pomona Municipal Code Section 50-651, there is hereby established a Citizens Oversight Committee (“COC” or “Committee”), which shall serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council with respect to the City’s Transactions and Use Tax set forth in Article XI of the City of Pomona Municipal Code. 

 

Meetings: Last Thursday of the months of April and September  5:00 p.m.
Administrative Board Room  

 

Phillips Ranch Assessment District Oversight Committee

 

In accordance with the recommendations of the Phillips Ranch Ad Hoc Committee, there is hereby established a Phillips Ranch Assessment District Oversight Committee (“Committee”), which shall serve in an advisory capacity to Staff and City Council with respect to the scope of assessment-funded landscaping and lighting services and to provide staff with information regarding contractor performance within the District.

 

Meetings: TBD  TBD
Administrative Board Room   

 

Charter Review Commission

 

In accordance with the City Charter Article XVII, beginning in January of the year 2010, and in January of every tenth year thereafter, the Council shall appoint a Commission to consider and propose amendments to the existing Charter.  No later than twelve (12) months from each inception, the Commission shall submit its proposals to the City Clerk for placement on the ballot at the next scheduled election.  The criteria for appointment to the Commission is determined at the time the Commission is convened.

Meetings for the 2020 Charter Review Commission: 5:30 p.m. on the following dates

 January 9, 2020  June 25, 2020   
 January 22, 2020  July 24, 2020
 February 27, 2020  August 27, 2020
 March 27, 2020  September 25, 2020
 April 23, 2020  October 22, 2020
 May 22, 2020                                 November 20, 2020 (Special meeting due to holiday)
   December 17, 2020 (Special meeting due to holiday)

 City Council Conference Room

 

*Note: All meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change.

 

The following is a list of City Commissioners and Committee Members:

 

District

Board of Library Trustees

District

Board of Parking Place Commissioners (VPD)

Mayor John Clifford Mayor Roberto Alas
1 Duane E. Smith 1 Fred Van Allen
2 Bree Hsieh 2 Sergio Diaz Luna
3 Tom Rodriguez 3 Marcos Molina
4 Renee Barbee 4 Mike A. Davis
5 Megan Gearhart 5 Joseph Mladinov
6 Jaye Steinbrick
6 John Mendoza

District

Community Life Commission

District

Cultural Arts Commission

Mayor Donna Houston Mayor Joshua Swodeck
1 Vince Carpio 1 Andy Quinones
2 Regina Wang 2 Jovani Esparza
3 Christina Jimenez
3 Jessica Leon
4 Rebecca Alvarez 4 Venita Reynolds
5 Brian Mundy 5 Dianna Batts
6 Tamela Hutchinson
6 Denise Marquez
District  Historic Preservation Commission District  Parks and Recreation Commission
 Mayor Ann Tomkins
 Mayor Ion Puschila
 1 Debra Martin  1 Melissa Ayala
 2 Tamara Gonzalez
 2 Fabian Pavon
 3 Jennifer Williams  3 Noel Mendez
 4 Alice R. Gomez
 4 Jeff Sanchez
 5 James Gallivan  5 Cynthia Marino
 6 James Kercheval
 6 Remington Cordova
 District  Planning Commission  District  Citizens Oversight Committee 
 Mayor  Dr. Kyle Brown  Mayor  Guillermo Gonzalez
 1  Jorge Grajeda  1  Mickey Gallivan
 2  Alfredo Camacho-Gonzalez  2  Jerry Perez
 3  Gwen Urey  3  Leticia Casillas-Sanchez
 4  Richard Bunce  4  Dean Rudenauer
 5  Ron Vander Molen  5  Barry Lawrence 
 6  Kristie Kercheval
 6  Mario Ramos
District P.R. Assessment District Oversight Committee  District Charter Review Commission 2020
Mayor Eric Jung  Mayor  Derek Engdahl
1 Denton Mosier  1  John Clifford
2 Krutal Desai  2  Efrain Escobedo
3 Yvonne Cobarrubias  3  Ann Tomkins
4 TBD  4  Dean Rudenauer
5 Eric Trypucko  5  Edward Jimenez
6 TBD  6  Eunice Russell

GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54970-54974 (Maddy Act)

54971. As used in this chapter:
(a) "Legislative body" means the board of supervisors or its chairman in the case of the county, or the city council or the mayor in the case of a city.
(b) "Local agency" means a county or city, whether chartered or general law.

54972. On or before December 31 of each year, each legislative body shall prepare an appointments list of all regular and ongoing boards, commissions, and committees which are appointed by the legislative body of the local agency. This list shall be known as the Local Appointments List. The list shall contain the following information:
(a) A list of all appointive terms which will expire during the next calendar year, with the name of the incumbent appointee, the date of appointment, the date the term expires, and the necessary qualifications for the position.
(b) A list of all boards, commissions, and committees whose members serve at the pleasure of the legislative body, and the necessary qualifications for each position.

54973. The Local Appointments List shall be made available to members of the public for a reasonable fee which shall not exceed actual cost. The legislative body shall designate the public library with the largest service population within its jurisdiction to receive a copy of the list.

54974. (a) Whenever an unscheduled vacancy occurs in any board, commission, or committee for which the legislative body has the appointing power, whether due to resignation, death, termination, or other causes, a special vacancy notice shall be posted in the office of the clerk of the local agency, the library designated pursuant to Section 54973, and in other places as directed by the legislative body, not earlier than 20 days before or not later than 20 days after the vacancy occurs. Final appointment to the board, commission, or committee shall not be made by the legislative body for at least 10 working days after the posting of the notice in the clerk's office.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the legislative body may, if it finds that an emergency exists, fill the unscheduled vacancy immediately. A person appointed to fill the vacancy shall serve only on an acting basis until the final appointment is made pursuant to this section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Elections Information

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Election Results

(Los Angeles County)

 

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General Election Information

General Municipal Elections are held in the City of Pomona on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. Other municipal elections, or Special Elections, may be called by the City Council. The polls are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Pomona City Council is made up of a Mayor and six Councilmembers, for a total of seven members. Each election, three Councilmembers are elected to the City Council. The Mayor is elected every four years. Councilmembers are elected only by the registered voters of their own district and must reside in that district. The Mayor is elected at-large. The offices of Mayor and City Council are non-partisan. All offices are elected for a four-year term.

NEW THIS YEAR!:  Beginning with 2020 Presidential Primary Election, L.A. County has upgraded from polling places to Vote Centers. Voters now have the option to cast a ballot in-person at any Vote Center in the County. Vote Centers look and feel like polling places, but provide additional modern features to make voting easy and convenient. Learm more about the new voting experience   Voters can now vote at ANY Vote Center in L.A. County and the voting period is extended to 11 days.  Find Your Vote Center 

March 2020 Presidential Primary Election Vote Center Hours:                                              

February 22-March 2: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                                                              

March 3:  7 a.m.-8 p.m.

 Find a Vote by Mail Drop-off location

Local offices coming up for election in November 2020 are as follows:   

  • Mayor and Council Districts 1, 4, and 6
  • List of Qualified Candidates

Candidate Information

If you would like to become a candidate, you may file a Form 501 at any time prior to the close of the nomination period. The original form must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office.

2020 Election-The filing period for nomination papers and candidate's statements is July 13-August 7, 2020

To obtain nomination papers, or "pull papers" as the process is also known, candidates must come in to the City Clerk's Office during the nomination period to meet with the City Clerk in order to obtain a Nomination Binder. This binder contains nomination papers and other important forms and information. "Pulling" nomination papers will take approximately 30-45 minutes. An appointment is required to "pull" papers and also to submit your completed forms.

There is no cost to be issued nomination papers, receive a Candidate's Handbook, which is provided free to all persons considering becoming a candidate, nor is there a fee to file nomination papers; however, there is a fee to file a candidate statement if the candidate so desires.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (909)620-2341.

Campaign Reporting Requirements

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) provides free, expert advice at their toll free number (866) ASK-FPPC (275-3772) or you may go to their website at: http://www.fppc.ca.gov. All campaign forms and most manuals nad instructions ar eavailable on the FPPC website.

 

Voter Registration Information

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Your Vote Really Counts!

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Registrar-Recorder /County Clerk (RR/CC) and the Pomona City Clerk's Office urge you to exercise your right to vote!

 

Requirements for Registering to Vote:

You may register to vote if you are:

 1. A United States Citizen;
 2. At least 18 years of age on the date of the next election;
 3. Not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony violation;

The voter registration deadline is 15 days prior to an election to qualify to vote in that election.

 

Re-registration

If you have permanently moved to a different address, changed your name, or wish to change your political party affiliation, the deadline to re-register is 15 days before the next election.

 

How & Where to Register

You may register by clicking the "Register To Vote" button at the top, or by completing a registration-by-mail form. Forms are available throughout Los Angeles County at most county buildings, fire stations, libraries, banks, post offices, State Motor Vehicle Office and Public Assistance Offices (DPSS). The City of Pomona, City Clerk's Office, located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, (505 S. Garey Ave.) also has these forms available. The Pomona City Clerk's Office can be reached at 909-620-2341.

Information on your voter registration affidavit will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot. Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and is a misdemeanor. Voter information may be provided to a candidate for office, a ballot measure committee, or other person for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. Driver's license and social security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration card, cannot be released for these purposes. If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State's Voter Protection and Assistance Hotline 800-345-VOTE (8683).

Certain voters facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, please contact the Secretary of State's Safe At Home program or visit the Secretary of State's Web site at www.ss.ca.gov. 

 
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City Clerk - 909-620-2341

 

Office of the City Clerk

Rosalia A. Butler, MMC, City Clerk

 

Welcome! Pomona Goddess

 

City Clerk's Office Mission

The mission of the Office of the City Clerk is to provide municipal election services, maintain the official record of all City Council proceedings, and perform other State and municipal statutory duties for elected officials, voters, City departments, and the public in order that they be guaranteed fair and impartial elections and open access to information and the legislative process.

 

What is the Office of the City Clerk?

The City Clerk's Office is organized around Legislative Services, Election Services, Records Management, and Passport Acceptance Facility.  The Legislative Services Program provides administrative and technical support to the City Council and public through accurate and timely documentation and access to the official actions of the City Council in compliance with State and municipal requirements. The Elections Program administers the City's municipal elections and related activities for candidates and voters so that they may be guaranteed fair and impartial elections in compliance with State and municipal requirements.  The Records Management Program preserves and protects the official records of the City for administrative departments and the public so that they may be guaranteed timely access to information and the legislative process in compliance with State and municipal requirements. The City Clerk's Office is a full service authorized Passport Acceptance Facility.

 

What does the Office of the City Clerk Do? Vote Button

Election Services - It is the duty of the City Clerk to conduct Municipal Elections in accordance with the City Charter, the City of Pomona Municipal Code, the Elections Code and the Political Reform Act of 1974. The City Clerk assists candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during and after an election. From Election pre-planning to certification of election results and filing of final campaign disclosure documents, the City Clerk manages the process which forms the foundation of our democratic system of government.

Legislative Services - The Clerk's office coordinates the preparation and distribution of official City Council Agendas prior to each City Council Meeting. Before and after the City Council takes action, the City Clerk ensures that actions are in compliance with all federal, state and local statutes and regulations, and that all actions are properly executed, recorded and archived. Regular City Council meetings are held the first and third Mondays of every month, unless otherwise noticed.

Records Management - The City Clerk is the custodian of many public records of the City, including ordinances, resolutions, minutes of the City Council, agreements, election-related documents, campaign disclosure filings, statements of economic interest, and many others. If you would like to request a copy of these types of public records, please complete a Public Records Request Form.

City Code - The City Clerk's Office maintains the Pomona City Code, which is a compilation of city laws and regulations and is accessible at city hall and on-line.

Commission Recruitment - The City Clerk's Office coordinates the recruitment process for all City Boards and Commissions. Vacancies are posted online and can be reviewed in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. Applications are available on-line and in the office.

Passport Acceptance Facility - The City Clerk's Office is designated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs as an authorized Passport Acceptance Facility at which citizens can obtain passport services. We are a full service facility providing photos and expedited services as required. PASSPORT SERVICES CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Other Duties - The City Clerk administers oaths of office, attests and seals official documents, receives and files petitions, appeals, claims, and lawsuits against the City, and acts as filing officer for the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

 


 

 


 

The Mayor and Members of City Council are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).  Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by these officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814.  The physical address of the City Clerk's Office is 505 South Garey Avenue, Pomona, California 91766.  The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov

 

 
Public Official Appointments – Form 806

Public Official Appointments – Form 806

 

 

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