The City of Garden Grove commissioners, board, and committee members perform a valuable service by providing a means by which the City Council can obtain the advice, opinions, and recommendations of City residents and other members of the community. Participation provides an excellent opportunity to become involved in and serve the community. This page is designed to ensure greater accessibility and transparency and to view upcoming agendas, as well as minutes from previously held meetings.
The Administrative Board of Appeals meets when called by the City’s Building Official to determine suitability of alternate material and types of construction, and provides final interpretation of the provisions of Building Codes, City Codes and ordinances (GGMC 2.54.080).
The Downtown Commission is an advisory commission for proposed building design plans and site plans in conformance with the regulations and criteria for the Main Street Historical-Retail Combining Zone. The Commission also works to ensure that the revitalized and restored buildings are maintained, and advises the City Council regarding the levy of annual assessments for the Main Street Assessment District No. 1 (GGMC 2.32.090).
The Neighborhood Improvement and Conservation Commission is an advisory commission that promotes citizen awareness, involvement, and support for neighborhood improvement and preservation, and for the efficient use and conservation of energy resources throughout the community (GGMC 2.32.090).
The Parks, Recreation, and Arts Commission serves as an advisory commission that reviews and makes recommendations on programs offered by the City, on capital improvement plans for park facilities, on proposed amendments to the General Plan Parks and Recreation Element, and on City art programs (GGMC 2.80.020).
The Planning Commission reviews proposed development projects and participates with developing and maintaining the City’s General Plan, and makes recommendations to the City Council on plans, policies, standards, and design guidelines for development of land uses consistent with the goals of the City (GGMC 2.24.100).
The Traffic Commission considers and provides recommendations on amendments to the circulation element of the General Plan that are transportation related, and makes recommendations to the City Council on matters related to public transportation, traffic regulations, and standards for parking, vehicular, and public safety (GGMC 2.24.100).
The purpose of the Measure O Citizens’ Oversight Committee is to provide citizen oversight of Measure O funds to ensure all funds are properly spent. The Measure O Citizens’ Oversight Committee reviews the City’s annual general fund budget, mid-year budget, and yearend audited financial information in regards to the receipt and expenditure of the fiscal year’s one-cent transactions and use (sales) tax revenue. This review is based on the City’s Measure O Ordinance No. 2897 adopted by the voters, and input received via the Community Priorities Survey. The committee communicates its findings to the public and the City Council annually (GGMC 3.09.160) and City Council Resolution No. 9540-19).