The Human Services Commission was created on December 5, 1985 and consists of five (5) members, appointed by individual Councilmembers, and two (2) members appointed by the Council as a whole (at-large). Each member of the Commission shall serve a two-year term commencing June 1st following a general municipal election. Members shall have a significant interest in the City such as residency, business or residential ownership, economic involvement or some other valid link to be determined by the City Council. Members shall not be officers or employees of the City.
The Commission shall have the power and be required to: (1) Make recommendations on priorities for development of the City's efforts in Human Service. The program area of Human Services includes Leisure programs, Social programs, Human Rights, and Senior Citizen Affairs. (2) Assist the City Council and Department of Human Services in identifying and determining the Human Service needs of the City. The Commission will cooperate with other agencies in assessing these needs and identifying service gaps. (3) Promote citizen participation in the decision-making process and bring the government process closer to the residents of the City as regards human services programming. Click here to view the Municipal Code Section governing the duties of the Human Services Commission.
Meetings of the Human Services Commission are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the 1st Floor Conference Room at City Hall located at 8300 Santa Monica Blvd. For more information, contact the Commission's Staff Liaison David Giugni at 323-848-6410 or the Commission's Secretary Jeff Book at 323-848-6417.
The current Human Services Commissioners are:
Chair: Barbara Meltzer
Vice Chair: Patrick Shandrick
Steven L. Davis