BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Serving on a board or commission is a voluntary public service.  These community based commissions play a vital role in bringing transparency, change, and growth to the City of Lomita.  Thank you for your interest to serve.

Commissioners are interviewed and appointed by City Council.   All commissioners serve four-year terms. All Commissioners must be residents and electors of the City of Lomita. 

Boards and Commissions applications are available for pick-up at City Hall or simply click on the link below. A complete Boards and Commissions application must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office via e-mail, fax (310) 325-4024 or at City Hall, City Clerk's Office located at 24300 Narbonne Avenue., Lomita, CA 90717. The applications are accepted on a continuous basis and will be retained in the active file for two years.  
For more information, please contact City Clerk's Office at (310) 325-7110.

Boards and Commission Application

DESCRIPTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PLANNING COMMISSION

7 Members - Meets 2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Works with the Planning Department for the orderly growth of the community including preparation of the comprehensive General Plan. It conducts investigations, holds hearings, and submits recommendations to the City Council on such matters as amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, tentative tract and parcel maps. The commission has the authority for approval or denial of site plans, conditional use permits, variances and other use permits, all of which decisions are subject to appeal to the City Council.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

5 Members - Meets 4th Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Advises the City Council in all matters pertaining to recreation and parks, assists in the acquisition, development, beautification and maintenance of park and recreation facilities in the city as in keeping with the community needs and future growth, plans for development and maintenance of parks facilities, and assists in the development of recreation programs.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND TRAFFIC COMMISSION

5 Members - Meets 4th Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Reviews and advises the City Council on traffic issues, including street parking, stop signs, no parking zones, street sweeping, pedestrian safety, special traffic enforcement, striping changes, and other related items.  Reviews and advises on issues of concern to public safety, such as police and fire protection, emergency preparedness, earthquake safety and other related items.  Protects the public health, safety and welfare of all Lomita residents and promotes public safety events.  Recommends to City Council methods of eradicating graffiti and dealing with gangs in the city; sponsors programs in cooperation with local schools, the Sheriff's Department and other agencies, and recommends to the city council methods to promote and facilitate neighborhood watch programs. 

RAILROAD MUSEUM FOUNDATION BOARD

5 Members - Meets 2nd Monday at 6:00 p.m.

The Lomita Railroad Museum Foundation Board is a non-profit organization which promotes the Railroad Museum, acts in an advisory capacity, and makes recommendations to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the Railroad Museum.  Encourage donations, grants, corporate gifts for expansion, preservation, improvement and maintenance of the historical items.  The Board works with city staff to raise funds in support of the museum, plans and develops special events, and recruits and trains volunteers.