Commissions & Committees
The City Council is assisted by three commissions: the Community Services Commission, the Investment Advisory Commission, and the Planning and Transportation Commission. Commissioners:
- advise the City Council and the City Manager on matters within their area of responsibility and interest;
- help focus attention on specific issues and problems within their scope of responsibilities, and recommend action and alternatives for Council consideration;
- act as channels of communication among City government, the general public, and interest groups;
- reconcile contradictory viewpoints and provide direction toward achievement of citywide goals and objectives;
- balance community wants with municipal responsibility and resources.
Members of each commission are appointed by the City Council from a pool of applicants. Each council member nominates one member for each commission, and each nomination must then be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council. All commissioners serve at the pleasure of the City Council, and any individual commissioner may be removed at any time by a simple majority of the City Council, without cause.
The Fourth District, Division 3 of the California Court of Appeal has issued a stay that maintains the Mission Viejo City Council members in office as legitimate and lawful incumbents.
Residents will consider City Council candidates in five districts on November 8. The nomination period to run for a four-year term on the Council ended August 12.
The City of Mission Viejo has selected Captain Christopher McDonald as its new Chief of Police Services.