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Lathrop seeking new planning commissioner
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Ever wanted to be on the Lathrop Planning Commission?
Now’s your chance.
With the ascension of former planning commissioner Mark Elliott to the Lathrop City Council last month, the City of Lathrop is currently searching for qualified candidates who would like to be considered to fill the remainder of his vacant term – which is set to expire in June of 2018.
It doesn’t pay very much – those who submit an application to the Lathrop City Clerk and are selected by the Lathrop City Council will only get $20 per meeting for their efforts. The commission meets once a month on average.
The only requirement for consideration is that the person applying be a resident of the City of Lathrop. Additional compensation, such as conferences and trips, may be paid for at the discretion of the Lathrop City Council – who receives recommendations from the planning commission on items that deal with municipal planning and growth with the city’s limits.
Elliott, who has been a commissioner for several years, was appointed to fill the remaining first half of the four-year term that was vacated when Councilman Omar Ornelas resigned at the end of last year. The second half of that term will be up for election in November, and Elliott – or any other resident – will have the choice to run for those remaining two years, one of the two four-year terms that will be up for election or the Mayor’s seat that is elected every two years.
For more information about the application process or to receive the paperwork necessary to be considered, visit Lathrop City Hall at 390 Towne Centre Drive or call Lathrop Planning Director Rebecca Willis or Lathrop City Clerk Teresa Vargas at 209.941.7200.