The City of Riverside is accepting applications from residents interested in serving on the boards and commissions that shape the city’s policies and practices. There are 15 boards and commissions that provide advice and guidance on a variety of important policy issues that impact daily life in the city including updates to the General Plan, building design, signs, parks, recreation, trees, streets, traffic regulations, public utilities, ethics and the city budget. Members, who are appointed to four-year terms, can reapply to serve an additional term. Current openings are for the following boards and commissions: Commission on Aging (Citywide and Ward 7); Budget Engagement Commission (Ward 6 Business); Community Police Review Commission (Wards 1, 3, 5, and 7); Commission on Disabilities (Ward 7); Board of Ethics (Wards 2, 5, and 7); Human Relations Commission (Citywide and Ward 5); Human Resources Board (Citywide and Ward 7); Board of Library Trustees (Ward 7); Planning Commission (Citywide and Ward 7); Board of Public Utilities (Citywide and Ward 2); and the Transportation Board (Ward 6). Commenting about the openings City Clerk Colleen J. Nicol said, “The Mayor and City Council members value the input from our community volunteers.” Adding, “By serving as a member of one of the Boards and Commissions, residents will have an opportunity to make decisions that affect their neighborhoods and city.” Although applications are accepted year-round for any of the Boards and Commissions. Interested residents have until November 8, 2019 to apply for the current openings. For more information and to apply online go to www.riversideca.gov or visit the City Clerk’s Office on the 7th floor of City Hall.