The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) of San Mateo County currently has four vacant seats for public members on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).
The county and all incorporated cities in San Mateo County are members of the C/CAG, which acts as the designated Congestion Management Agency (CMA) for the county. As such, C/CAG is responsible for spending funds on things like Safe Routes to School and other programs to encourage active transportation.
The BPAC provides advice and recommendations to the C/CAG Board of Directors on all matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian facilities planning and on the selection of projects for state and federal funding. Applicants must be a resident of San Mateo County. The appointment term is for two years.
The C/CAG Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee generally meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at San Mateo City Hall.
The BPAC only allows for two members, either elected or public, that reside in any particular jurisdiction (City or Unincorporated County). There are currently two members that reside in the City of South San Francisco. As a result no new members from South San Francisco can be appointed at this time.
This C/CAG BPAC covers the entire county, while the relatively new San Mateo County BPAC covers only unincorporated portions of the Peninsula.
Interested parties should complete the BPAC Membership Application (below) and submit it to Eliza Yu by November 18, 2016.
Public Membership Application
Please give brief answers to the following questions to be considered for appointment to the City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) of San Mateo County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).
1. Why do you want to be reappointed to the BPAC?
2. Do you have any suggestions for making the BPAC more effective?
3. How long have you served on the BPAC?
FOR NEW MEMBERS:
1. What expertise/experience do you have pertaining to serving on this committee?
2. Why do you want to serve on this committee?
3. What special strengths would you bring to the committee?
4. What is the role of the countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee?
5. Have you ever attended a meeting of this committee? If so, when?
FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
A. The C/CAG BPAC meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., do you have other commitments that will keep you from attending meetings?
B. Are you a member of any other committees/organizations?
C. Please mention the city in which you reside.
Include your name on your submittal with the answers to the questions above. Applications will be reviewed and presented to the C/CAG Board for appointment to the BPAC. Please email or mail your application to Eliza Yu, email@example.com / 555 County Center, 5th Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063.