Authorities, Boards & Commissions

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Boards & Commissions
City Clerk's Office
2255 W. Berry Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120
Ph: 303-795- 3753
Fax: 303-795-3819
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
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Residents can apply for vacancies on any city authority, board, commission, or committee.

Service on a city board, commission or authority is limited to residents of the city, except where noted. Questions and requests for applications may be directed to the city clerk's office at 303-795-3753.

The public is invited to attend all regular meetings and study sessions of the Littleton City Council or any city board, authority, commission, committee, or public program. Call 303-795-3857 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or program if you will need special assistance or any reasonable accommodation in order to be in attendance at or participate in any such meeting or program.

Board of Adjustment - 5 members, 2 alternates; 3-year terms
This quasi-judicial body is authorized to grant zoning variances, allow land uses permitted by exception and hear appeals on administrative staff decisions. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Building Board of Appeals - 5 members, 2 alternates; 3-year terms
This quasi-judicial body is authorized to review building code issues and make decisions on matters concerning the suspension and revocation of licenses arising under the Uniform Building Code. Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Election Commission - 5 members; 4-year terms
This body reviews, recommends, and establishes procedures for municipal elections based on city charter, Municipal Code, and State Statute provisions. The Commission also establishes voting districts and appoints election judges. This Commission has charge of all activities and duties required of it by law or city charter in conducting municipal elections. Meetings are held as needed.

Fine Arts Board - 7 members; 3-year terms
This board provides arts programs for the city through the review and selection of art works and exhibitions at public locations and public facilities throughout Littleton and serves as stewards of the Littleton art portfolio. They serve as the city’s representatives in art-related projects with other public and private agencies to encourage the use of the arts in response to community needs. The Board promotes cultural arts within the city to enhance quality of life and recommend acquisition and disposition of city-owned art within city policies. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Historical Preservation Board - 7 members, 2 alternates; 3-year terms
This board recommends policies, rules and regulations relating to historic preservation; develops public information and education programs, recommends buildings and sites for landmark or other local historic designation status and acts upon certificates of appropriateness on designated buildings. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Library Board – 7 members, 3-year terms
The Library Board acts as a representative body for the citizens of the city, for advising the library director and city council of the citizens’ interests and concerns about the library. The primary purpose of the board is to assist the library director in planning for library services and programs in response to community needs. Responsibilities of the board include reviewing and recommending a long-range plan, the annual programming, budget and making recommendations regarding the use of gifts for library use. The board also serves as an advisory body in the formulation of the library policies. Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Licensing Authority - 5 members, 2 alternates; 3-year terms
This quasi-judicial body makes decisions on matters dealing with liquor licensing and marijuana establishments within the City of Littleton. This includes reviewing requests for new licenses as well as various actions and hearings for current license holders. The application process involves approval by the Littleton Licensing Authority and by the State of Colorado. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Littleton Arts and Culture Commission - 11 members; 3-year terms
This advisory commission provides policy advice to council on the issues of art, culture, and tourism; encourage and support the growth and expansion of culture and arts in the community; and foster a vibrant, collaborative, and creative Littleton where arts and culture are defining features of the community’s identity and unique character. Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Museum Board – 7 members, 3-year terms
This board is an advisory board, which assists in the direction and development of the Littleton Historical Museum as an educational facility for the city. Additionally, the board recommends policies relating to gifts or loans and has final authority over the disposition of unwanted collections and assists whenever possible in the preservation, care and maintenance of all museum facilities and in furthering the educational programs offered by the museum. Meetings are held 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Next Generation Advisory Committee - 15 members; 1 (or) 2 year terms
This advisory committee was commissioned by city council to support the city’s vision statement with thoughtful, considerate and insightful recommendations, suggestions and feedback, on matters of city policy that directly impact the attraction and retention of young residents and employees. The committee has 15 individuals from Littleton Public Schools, Arapahoe Community College and young residents who live or work in the city and are between the ages of 17-36. Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.

Planning Commission - 7 members, 2 alternates; 3-year terms
This advisory commission is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on master plans, land annexations and initial zoning, flood plain designation, rezoning proposals and new subdivisions. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m.

South Metro Housing Options - 7 members - 5-year terms
SMHO serves as the local Housing Authority and works with the city to fulfill its housing goals as stated in the Envision Littleton Comprehensive Plan to meet the needs of residents of all ages, incomes and abilities. The organization administers housing and rental assistance programs and purchases and owns real estate and buildings to serve the needs of residents. SMHO Commissioners oversee the operations of the housing authority which includes a budget separate from the city’s general fund and appoints the executive director responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization. In addition to being responsible for policy development for the organization, SMHO Commissioners perform key roles in recommending specific housing policies and programs to the city and advocating in the community for these policies and programs. Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.

Transportation Mobility Board - 7 members, 2 alternates; 3-year terms
This advisory board provides insight to city council on transportation, mobility, and multi-modal issues both in Littleton and the region. The Board examines issues related to the Transportation Master Plan and related sub plans and extends to reviewing how the city develops, finances, and implements the transportation system pertaining to streets, pedestrians, transit, bicycles, automobiles, congestion, traffic, signalization, the utilization of technology and education of the public and private industry on transportation topics. Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.