The mission of the Citizen Participation Advisory Board is to submit recommendations to City Council on allocations for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
The role of the CPAB is to review applications submitted by eligible organizations seeking funding from the City's annual allocation of CDBG funding, and then recommend groups with associated funding levels to City Council. The CPAB strives to represent the diverse views on the socioeconomic issues related to low/moderate income individuals and, thus, representation by low/moderate income and minority groups is encouraged.
The Board annually holds two public hearings to obtain citizen input various community needs related to the program and hears presentations from each eligible applicant. CPAB recommendations for CDBG funding are submitted to City Council for approval at a public hearing during a City Council meeting, typically held in the month of July.
The CPAB meets one evening per month between the months of December and June, with additional meetings scheduled to conduct CPAB business on an as-needed basis. An appointment is a four-year term of service. All meetings are open to the public and special meetings may be called in conformance with the Ralph M. Brown Act.
Citizens at Large
As part of an ongoing effort to evaluate projects and programs proposed during the planning process, citizens are encouraged to attend meetings and communicate with CPAB members and staff regarding the needs of the community. Citizens can send written correspondence to the staff liaison, who will coordinate responses. Every effort will be made to respond in writing to those individuals who submit proposals or written comments within fifteen working days where practical.
In the event a member retires or is unable to compete his term, an appointment shall be made to fill the remainder of the unexpired term.
|Board Member||Appointed By|
|Peter Andres||Barbara Delgleize|
|Donna Traversi||Patrick Brenden|
|Dr. Paul Morrow||Jill Hardy|
|Mike Massie||Eric Peterson|
|Chris Byrne||Lynn Semeta|
|Gigi Jackson||Kim Carr|
Since its inception in 2016, the Homeless Task Force has had more than 1,600 occasions to assist individuals with housing referrals, mental and physical health referrals, bus passes, DMV forms, gas cards, food, mailing addresses, and family reunifications