Commissions

The City of Huntington Park has established various commissions to provide an opportunity for residents to participate in the City’s decision-making processes by advising the City Council on numerous issues.

Become a Commissioner


If you are interested in being considered for service on a commission, download an application.

Commissioner Application

After you complete the form, please send it to:
City of Huntington Park
C/O City Clerk’s Office
6550 Miles Avenue, Rm. 148
Huntington Park, CA 90255
 
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Membership



All City Commissions shall consist of five (5) members, with the exception of the Youth Commission, which shall consist of ten (10) youth. All members of each Commission shall be a resident of the City of Huntington Park, however, at the City Council's discretion, no more than two (2) Commissioners for any Commission may be non-Huntington Park residents. Commissioners serve on a voluntary capacity. Currently, city policy does not prohibit city elected officials from serving on city commissions, nor does it prohibit commissioners from serving on more than one (1) commission.  Each person seeking appointment to a Commission shall complete an application provided by the City and upon appointment shall submit to a Live Scan background check before sworn into office (Resolution No. 2015-19, Ordinance No. 939-NS).
 

Compensation



Members of the commissions shall receive compensation for attending meetings only for commissions on which they serve. The amounts of compensation are listed below, under each commission. Commissioners may also choose not to receive compensation.

Term of Office



Each Commissioner's term shall be for a period of four (4) years, unless removed by the appointing Council Member or as a result of disqualification. No Commissioner shall serve for a period which exceeds the time in office for the Council Member appointing the Commissioner. In the event that the appointing Council Member completes his or her term, vacates their office or otherwise is no longer holding office, the term of the Commissioner appointed by said Council Member shall end. However, nothing contained in this section shall prevent a current Council Member or newly elected Council Member from re-appointing the individual back to the same Commission or to a different Commission (Resolution No. 2015-19).

Meetings



Meetings of each Commission varies as set by the Commission.

Civil Service Commission


General Function: To serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council and the City Manager on personnel matters in the City Service.
Compensation: $100, per meeting
Meetings: On an as-needed basis
    
Member Appointed Council Member Term Expires
Guillermo Monterrosa 10-20-15 Macias 03-31-17
Betty Retama 10-06-15 Amezquita 03-31-17
Maria Magana 09-21-15 Ortiz 03-31-19
Manuel Morado (Vice Chair) 10-06-15 Pineda 03-31-19
Elsa Avalos (Chair) 09-21-15 Sanabria 03-31-19
Agenda and Minutes

Health & Education Commission


General Function: To create awareness of health and education matters in the City; determine health and education needs in the Community; and attempt to implement plans for improved health and education in the City.
Compensation: $75, monthly maximum
Meetings: Last Tuesday of each month at 4:30 PM in the Council Chambers, second floor 6550 Miles Avenue
 
Member Appointed Council Member Term Expires
 Rebecca Avila (Vice Chair) 08-03-15 Macias 03-31-17
Juliano Alezandro Jarquin (Chair) 08-03-15 Amezquita 03-31-17
Robert Cabrales 08-03-15 Ortiz 03-31-19
Francisco Medina 08-03-15 Pineda 03-31-19
Cynthia Figueroa-Aguirre 08-03-15 Sanabria 03-31-19
Agenda and Minutes

Historic Preservation Commission


General Function: To protect, enhance, perpetuate, and designate historic resources of the City. The Historic Preservation Commission shall review and make recommendations for revisions to the Municipal Code for the preservation of historic resources within the City.
Compensation: $75, per meeting; $150, monthly maximum
Meetings: On an as-needed basis
 
Member Appointed Council Member Term Expires
Guillermo Flores 10-06-15 Macias 03-31-17
Wally Shidler 09-21-15 Amezquita 03-31-17
Luz Gomez 10-06-15 Ortiz 03-31-19
Jaime Bravo 04-04-16 Pineda 03-31-19
Kathy Gaytan 09-21-15 Sanabria 03-31-19
Agenda and Minutes

Parks and Recreation Commission


General Function: To advise the City Council and the Administrative Staff in all matters of policy pertaining to the acquisition, use, maintenance, and operation of parks, playgrounds and other public recreational facilities, and to the maintenance of a planned program of public recreation for the citizens of Huntington Park.
Compensation: $75, monthly maximum
Meetings: Every fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers, second floor 6550 Miles Avenue
Member Appointed Council Member Term Expires
Manuel Avila (Chair) 08-03-15 Macias 03-31-17
Edgar Gordillo 08-03-15 Amezquita 03-31-17
Jonathan Sanabria (Vice Chair) 08-03-15 Ortiz 03-31-19
Julian Zatarain 08-03-15 Pineda 03-31-19
Betty Davis-Gonzalez 08-03-15 Sanabria 03-31-19
 Agenda and Minutes

Planning Commission


General Function:
To recommend adoption, implement and periodically review and recommend revisions to the General Plan for the desired physical development of the City. The Planning Commission is the lead advisory body in the determination of what uses may be of property in the City and what form and shape the community will take in the future. 
Compensation: $75, monthly maximum
Meetings: Every third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers, second floor 6550 Miles Avenue
Member Appointed Council Member Term Expires
Eduardo Carvajal 06-18-15 Macias 03-31-17
Angelica Montes 09-21-15 Macias 03-31-17
Efren Martinez (Chair) 06-18-15 Ortiz 03-31-19
Carlos Cordova (Vice Chair) 06-18-15 Pineda 03-31-19
(Vacant)   -- Sanabria 03-31-19
Agenda and Minutes

Youth Commission


General Function: To create awareness in the City of youth; implement youth-level economics; determine needs not being met by the Community; serve as an advisory body to the City Council; and develop leadership in the community. 
Compensation: $25, monthly maximum
Meetings: Every first Monday of each month at 4:00 PM at Salt Lake Park Recreation Center, 3401 E Florence Avenue

Youth Commission Application
 
Member Appointed Council Member Term Expires
Angel De Santiago 10-18-16 Macias 03-31-17
Kaitlyn Zesati 10-18-16 Macias 03-31-17
Nelly Perez 03-15-16 Amezquita 03-31-17
(Vacant) -- Amezquita 03-31-17
Karol Gutierrez 10-18-16 Ortiz 03-31-19
Kevin Cervantes (Chair) 08-03-15 Ortiz 03-31-19
(Vacant)  -- Pineda 03-31-19
(Vacant)  -- Pineda 03-31-19
Joel Palma 10-18-16 Sanabria 03-31-19
Paulina Ramos 08-03-15 Sanabria 03-31-19
Agenda and Minutes

Youth Commission Membership:
Youth Commission shall be composed of ten (10) members. Each City Council member shall appoint two
(2) members to the Youth Commission. All members shall be between the ages of fourteen and nineteen
years of age at the time of appointment. Each member shall remain in good academic standing with their
respective schools as defined by each school, and/or submit two letters of recommendations as a
requirement of the application process (Ordinance No. 939-NS).

All members of each Commission shall be a resident of the City of Huntington Park, however, at the City
Council’s discretion, no more than two (2) Commissioners for any Commission may be non-Huntington
Park residents, with the exception of the Youth Commission, having no more than four (4) non-
Huntington Park residents. (Resolution No. 2015-19).

Youth Commission Term of Office:
The term of office for a member of the Youth Commission shall be as set forth by City Council
Resolution. In addition to the provisions governing the duration of a member's term, a Youth Commission
member's term shall also immediately expire upon the member's reaching twenty-one years of age.
(Ordinance No. 939-NS).