Boards & Commissions

Commissions and Boards are advisory bodies, appointed by the Council, that serve as an important link between the City Council and Community by providing direct involvement in policy-making and communication of vital information. Serving on a Commission or Board is done on a voluntary basis, but is a very rewarding experience.

Open Seats

The City of Seaside is now accepting applications for the following Boards and Commissions:

  • Youth Commission

Information & Application

For more information, please use the navigation tabs on the left to explore the roles and duties of any of the specific advisory bodies or you can read more in the Board, Commission and Committees Handbook (PDF).

The City has a rolling application process, meaning we accept applications year round for all Commissions. To become a member of a Commission, Committee or Board, please complete an application (PDF) and submit it to the City Clerk’s office via email or by mail to 440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955. Applications are kept on file for 2 years.
  1. Planning Commission

    The duties of the Planning Commission are to prepare and periodically review and revise, as necessary, the City’s General Plan and implement the General Plan through actions such as administration of specific plans and zoning and subdivision ordinances. They also vet development proposals prior to submission to the Council.

  2. Board of Architectural Review

    Board of Architectural Review is the decision-making body of the architectural review process and is responsible for the review of various residential and commercial design proposals, including second-story residential additions, commercial facade changes, new commercial signs, and other design related projects.

  3. Neighborhood Improvement Program Commission

    The Neighborhood Improvement Program Commission (NIP) advises in matters pertaining to general improvement of the neighborhoods within the City. The objectives are to encourage citizens to voluntarily comply with the various city codes relating to the general appearance of the City, make recommendations to the City Council on ways to improve the appearance of the City and to elicit voluntary cooperation to beautify and minimize vandalism in the City.

  4. Art & History Commission

    A&H advises and facilitates the protection of the City’s cultural resources including the collection, promotion, display and preservation of Seaside historical artifacts, and encourages and promotes programs of artistic merit.

  5. Community Development Advisory Committee

    Community Development Advisory Committee advises for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and assists with evaluation and assessment of proposed and implemented programs to meet community needs at both citywide and neighborhood levels and to develop realistic goals and objectives to meet identified needs and to assist in the implementation of the CDBG program and any modifications as determined by community assessment and HUD program requirements.

  6. Traffic Advisory Committee

    The Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC) reviews all requests for traffic safety regulatory or control devices, signs, and markings. The TAC acts as an advisory board to the City Council per Chapter 2.37 of the Municipal Code.

  1. Zoning Administrator

    View the agendas and minutes from the Zoning Administrator meetings.

  2. Blue Ribbon Panel

    The Blue Ribbon Panel aims to stem gang violence in Seaside by implementing the Seaside Gang Violence Prevention and Intervention Program (GVPIP) based on OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model.

  3. Oversight Board

    Browse through the agendas and minutes from our Oversight Board meetings.

  4. Recreation & Parks Commission

    Recreation and Parks Commission advises on matters pertaining to parks and public recreation for the advancement of sound park and recreation planning through recommending policies on recreational services, facilities; administration and development of recreation areas, aiding in coordinating recreation facilities, programs and improved recreation services; advise in the preparation of long-range recreation capital improvement program; advises regarding a plan for the development, conservation and care of urban forest resources; and informs residents regarding tree planning, tree care, and forestry programs.

  5. Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency

    Find the meeting information and agendas and minutes for Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency meetings.