The 2020 Boards & Commission Application will open Monday, December 2. The deadline to submit a Boards & Commissions Application is January 31, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Service on a city board, commission or authority is limited to residents of the city, except the Transportation Mobility Board. Applications for appointments in 2020 must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2020. City council will review the applications and set up interviews for February 24, 25 and possibly 26, 2020. Appointments will be made in March 2020 and terms will begin April 1, 2020. Questions may be directed to the city clerk at 303-795-3753.
The following Littleton boards, commissions and authorities have openings for 2020 terms:
Board of Adjustment – 5 members, 2 alternates, 3-year terms
Meets 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
This quasi-judicial body is authorized to grant zoning variances, allow land uses permitted by exception and hear appeals on administrative staff decisions.
Building Board of Appeals – 5 members, 2 alternates, 3-year terms
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Election Commission – 3 members, 4-year terms
Meetings are scheduled as needed
The Election Commission 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. The commission meets on an as needed basis.
Fine Arts Board – 7 members, 3-year terms
Meets 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
The Fine Arts 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.
Historical Preservation Board – 7 members, 2 alternates, 3-year terms
Meets 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Library Board – 7 members, 3-year terms
Meets 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Licensing Authority – 5 members, 2 alternates, 3-year terms
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
The Licensing Authority is the decision-making body on matters dealing with liquor licensing and medical marijuana centers in the City of Littleton. This includes reviewing requests for new liquor licenses and medical marijuana centers, 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.
Littleton Invests for Tomorrow (LIFT) – 7 members, 5-year terms
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
The LIFT board of directors has the following roles and responsibilities: Ability to enter into contracts, borrow funds and make appropriations and expenditures; preparation of proposed urban renewal areas and urban renewal plans for submission to the city council for consideration and adoption; within the framework of an adopted urban renewal area and urban renewal plan, ability to undertake authorized public improvements, land assembly, demolition of buildings and disposition of property; ability to use eminent domain power only if authorized by the city council, and then only in accordance with strict state statutory provisions and limitations; ability to retain staff and consultants; and, ability to enter into agreements with other public entities and agreements with property owners and developers.
Museum Board – 7 members, 3-year terms
Meets 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Planning Commission – 7 members, 2 alternates, 3-year terms
Meets 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
This commission is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on master plans, land annexations and initial zoning, flood plain designation, rezoning proposals and new subdivisions.
Transportation Mobility Board – 7 members, 3-year terms
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month
The Transportation Mobility Board (TMB) advises city council on transportation, mobility, and multi-modal issues both in Littleton and the region, including issues related to the transportation master plan and related sub plans. The board will review 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. Up to two members of the TMB may be individuals who have a business interest in Littleton but might not be residents of the city.