Recreation & Social Services Commission Members
From Left to Right: Commissioner Daniel Woods, Commissioner Madonna Sitka, Commissioner Erica Harbison, Commissioner Shirley Rudolph
Absent: Commissioner Christina Carrol
Current terms expire February 28, 2019.
Dates: Every 2nd
and 4th Monday of each month
Place: Lawndale City Hall
14717 Burin Avenue, Lawndale CA 90260
Parks, Recreation and Social Services agendas are available for viewing the Thursday before any meeting at Lawndale City Hall Foyer and the Lawndale Community Center and at http://www.lawndalecity.org/html/depthtml/cclerk/OnlineDocs.htm. To request agendas to be emailed directly to you, please contact the Community Services Department at (310) 973-3270.
not required by state law, most cities have a commission to advise
the council regarding parks and recreational activities.
Lawndale's Parks, Recreation and Social Services Commission
was created by the City Council by ordinance in 1959.
The commission consists of five members and holds regular
meetings at least once per month.
Commissioners receive a small stipend for each meeting
attended. The Director
of Community Services serves as the staff representative to the
2.36.100 of the municipal code describes the duties and responsibilities
of the commission as follows.
A. The commission is advisory to the city council
in matters pertaining to social and leisure programs for the city.
The commission may make recommendations to the city council on
priorities for the development and provision of social and leisure
programs for the citizens of Lawndale and the acquisition and
operation of related facilities.
B. The commission will be responsible for assisting
the city council and community services department in identifying
and assessing areas of social and leisure needs, and for cooperating
with other individuals and community agencies engaged in serving
human needs to identify service gaps and areas of duplication
within the community.
C. The commission shall encourage maximum availability
of social and leisure opportunities within the community through
appropriate scheduling of facilities and through the promotion
of citizen participation in the development and operation of non-tax-supported
D. The commission shall establish such rules and
regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the
faithful performance of its duties.
Application for Appointment to City Advisory Bodies
Parks, Recreation and Social Services Commission Facts:
Each member receives a $50.00 stipend per meeting, limited to no more than $100.00 per month, or $1,200.00 annually. Members are not compensated for meetings not attended.
Dual Membership for Elected Officials:
Each Parks, Recreation and Social Services Commission member is appointed by the City Council. Per Lawndale Municipal Code, Section 2.04.070, members holding other city positions, "No person elected or appointed to membership on the council shall, subsequent to such election or appointment, be eligible for employment or for appointment to any position with the city for which compensation is paid, until one year has elapsed after such person has ceased to be a member of the council."
Dual Commission Membership:
City of Lawndale Commission members are only allowed to serve on one Commission at any one time for the City.