Commissions & Committees

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

Transactions and Use Tax Oversight Committee (Measure GG)

Notice is hereby given that the City of Newark is accepting applications for the newly formed Transactions and Use Tax Oversight Committee (Committee). The Committee was established by the City Council as required by the adoption of Measure GG at the November 8, 2016 election. Measure GG authorized a sales tax increase of one-half of one percent to be used to upgrade City of Newark facilities and services. The committee will review the expenditures of the revenue from the transactions and use tax and will provide the City Council with an annual report on whether the revenues were expended in an appropriate manner.

The Committee has five members who are at least 18 years of age and live in the City of Newark. Three members will be appointed to four year terms and two members will be appointed to three year terms. The Committee shall meet semi-annually.  All committee members will be required to file a Form 700, Statement of Economic Interests within 30 days of assuming office and completing AB 1234 Ethics training within the first year of appointment and then repeated every two years.

Application forms are available in the Office of the City Clerk, 37101 Newark Boulevard, 5th Floor, on the city website, via email to, or by calling (510) 578-4266.  Committee members are appointed by the Mayor, with confirmation by the City Council.

Applications will be accepted in the City Clerk’s office until 5:00 p.m. on February 22, 2018.


Staff report establishing Committee

Resolution and Bylaws of Committee

Committee Application

Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee (PAPCO)

The City of Newark is seeking a representative 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. in Oakland. 

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