Commissions & Committees

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City Commissions and Committees play an important role in city government by serving in an advisory capacity to the City Council. Members provide input on a variety of issues that are crucial to maintaining our quality of life.

General requirements are that applicants must have an interest in civic involvement, and must be 18 years of age or older, a registered voter, and a resident of Newark (some committee or commission positions may have additional requirements.)

Interested in serving? Email your contact information to the City Clerk at You will be notified should a vacancy occur. Contact information will be kept on file for one year.

Vacancy Notice



Pursuant to California Government Code, Section 54974, notice is hereby given that a vacancy has occurred on the Community Development Advisory Committee of the City of Newark. 

The Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) provides recommendations to the City Council for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and to the Community Development Director on priorities for the use of Housing Funds.   

CDBG funds are federal funds that must be used primarily to benefit low and moderate income people in Newark, and these funds have been used to fund projects such as street improvements in low income neighborhoods, repairs to homeless shelters, and construction of the senior center addition.  Housing funds must be used to increase and improve the supply of housing affordable to low and moderate income households. 

The CDAC meets once each year, usually in January, at the City Administration Building. 

Persons interested in serving on the Community Development Advisory Committee are invited to apply.  Applicants are required to be Newark residents and a registered voter of the City of Newark.  

Applications are available on the City website, in the Office of the City Clerk, 37101 Newark Boulevard, 5th Floor, or by calling (510) 578-4266.  The Newark City Council is the appointing authority for the Community Development Advisory Committee. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee (PAPCO)

The City of Newark is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee (PAPCO). PAPCO advises the Alameda County Transportation Commission on the development and implementation of paratransit programs. They also make decisions on transportation funding for seniors and people with disabilities.

The meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Alameda CTC offices in Oakland.

Applicants must be Newark residents who use transportation that supports seniors and people with disabilities.

Applications will be accepted in the City Clerk's office until the vacancy is filled.

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