The purpose of the Parks, Recreation
and Education Commission is to act in an advisory capacity
to the City Council in matters pertaining to park recreation facilities and programs.
The objectives of the Commission are:
||Cooperate with other governmental agencies and civic groups in the advancement of sound
recreation and parks planning and programming.
||Recommend plans for the acquisition, development, beautification and
maintenance of public park and recreational area.
for implementation of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
||Advise the City Council on long range parks, recreation
and educational programs.
The Commission is also committed to serving as
a key educational advocate and advisor to the Calabasas community. We
exist to encourage that excellence in education is established, embraced, and
perpetuated for present and future generations. The Commission defines
education in its broadest sense as encompassing the life-long quest for enhanced
knowledge, abilities, skills, attitudes and values on both an individual and
The Commission is comprised of 6 voting members, each of whom are residents of the City
of Calabasas, and a non-voting student member representing Calabasas area schools. Resident
Commission members are appointed by a majority vote of the City Council for a term of 2
years. Commissioners are selected for their familiarity with the issues, interests and
needs of the community regarding parks, recreation and education services within the City of
A. The commission shall consist of seven (7) members, who shall be
lawful residents of the city and electors during their respective terms
of office. The sixth member shall be the chair of the Calabasas Arts
Council or his or her designee and shall be subject to city council
confirmation. The seventh member shall be nominated by the Calabasas
Savvy Seniors Advisory Group, which nomination shall be subject to city
B. Commissioners nominated by individual
councilmembers shall have a term lasting for the lesser of two (2) years
or until the expiration of the term of the councilmember who nominated
that commissioner. The Calabasas Arts Council chair and the Calabasas
Savvy Seniors Advisory Group member shall have terms lasting two (2)
years. Notwithstanding the expiration of a term, a commissioner shall
continue to serve 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 set forth
above 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.
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.