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City of Calabasas
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302

City Hall Hours
M-Th, 7:30am-5:30pm
Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm
The Public Counter is closed on Fridays


Bob Hill, President
Ellen Pangarliotas, Vice President
Theresa Compton
Denise Lee
Mark Shear
Britt Aaronson, City of Hidden Hills Appointee
Nura Esmailizadeh, Student Commissioner
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Deborah Steller, Media, Library and Information Services Director



The Library Commission is to act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the management, administration, operation, development, improvement and maintenance of municipal libraries and the provision of library services within the City. The Commission also:

Provide oversight of the City of Calabasas Municipal Library, its collections and staff.

Review contracts for library services, acquisitions and equipment.

Develop and implement library goals and objective.

Communicate and provide liaison with the "Friends of the Library" and their counterparts in other jurisdictions.



A. The commission shall consist of six (6) members who shall, with the exception of the sixth member, be lawful residents of the city and electors during their respective terms of office. The sixth member shall be an ex-officio, nonvoting member and shall be a resident of the City of Hidden Hills and shall be appointed, removed and/or replaced by a majority vote of the Hidden Hills city council.

B. All commissioners shall hold office for three (3) years. Notwithstanding the expiration of a term, a commissioner shall continue until his or her successor has been appointed.

C. If a vacancy occurs other than by expiration of a term, a new commissioner shall be appointed in the manner as set forth in this section and shall serve the unexpired portion of the term.

D. The commission may appoint or reappoint a high school student lawfully resident in the city as a nonvoting commissioner for a one-year term.



The commissioners shall serve without compensation, but may receive reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in connection with the performance of their duties. No expense of any kind shall be incurred by the commission or any commissioner, unless first authorized and approved by the city council.


City of Calabasas 2017