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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Openings: The City is recruiting to fill two vacant terms which will expire December 31, 2017. See this flyer created by the commission for more information.

Airport Advisory Commission

The Airport Advisory Commission is established by the Albany City Council to advise the City Council concerning efficient management, operation, and development of the Albany Municipal Airport and all of its related operations, facilities, and assets.

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Albany Arts Commission

This Commission implements the City Hall Arts Master Plan and advises the City Council on issues related to public art. Their projects include raising funds for the purchase of City Hall art, overseeing rotating and temporary exhibits of art, developing a community strategy for public art, and selecting or rejecting art offered for donation.

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Albany Revitalization Agency (ARA)

The City Council serves as the Albany Revitalization Agency.

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Albany-Millersburg Joint Water/Wastewater Management Committee

Subcommittee to oversee the City of Millersburg/City of Albany Joint Water/Wastewater Project.

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ARA Budget Committee

The Budget Committee serves as the ARA Budget Committee.

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Audit Committee

The Audit Committee aids City staff in the selection of highly qualified City auditors and to assure clear and complete transmittal of audit results to the City Council and the community.

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission

This Commission advises the City Council on major issues related to bicycle and pedestrian transportation and safety. Their projects include assistance with the transportation master plan, bicycle and pedestrian safety education in the grade schools, and identifying appropriate bicycle routes and hazards within the city. They also encourage local businesses to install bicycle parking facilities, instigate the installation of appropriate bicycle-related signs along roadways, and coordinate the bicycle valet parking at the River Rhythms summer concerts.

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Budget Committee

The Budget Committee is an advisory group created by Oregon law to take public comment and testimony on the proposed budget and to recommend approval with any changes of the proposed budget to the City Council. The Budget Committee is active in April and May. The Committee reviews each department's proposed budget and citywide budget policies. The Budget Committee is comprised of the seven City Council members and seven citizen members.  All citizen nominees must be formally appointed by the full City Council, and Budget Committee members must be residents of the city of Albany. One person is nominated by each Councilor; and one representative at-large is appointed by the Mayor.

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Building Board of Appeals

The Building Board of Appeals provides guidance to the Building Division in interpreting state and local building codes. The Board meets when there are conflicts over the applicability of the building code or to discuss the suitability of particular building materials.

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Central Albany Revitalization Area (CARA) Advisory Board

The City Council serves on the CARA Advisory Board, and each member appoints a counterpart member on the CARA Advisory Board. Advisory Board members generally live or own property or businesses in the Central Albany area. 

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City Tree Commission

The City Tree Commission advises the City Council about matters involving trees in the community, especially trees in public spaces and in the City right-of-way. The Commission has completed the City Tree Master Plan. The Commission also oversees the City's Heritage Tree program; recommends policies for the planting, removal, and care of public trees; and oversees the community's Arbor Week celebration. Members must be residents of the city of Albany or own property in the city or maintain a business within the city limits.

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Community Development Commission

The Community Development Commission is established to review and recommend housing, neighborhood revitalization, and community development policies, actions, and programs to the City Council that could be supported with funding primarily with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding provided by HUD.

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Hearings Board

The Hearings Board is a smaller decision making group that conducts land use public hearings. This group is convened when a public hearing is required by our Code, but public interest is low.

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Human Relations Commission

The Human Relations Commission (HRC) was established in 2007 by the Albany City Council to promote harmonious relations among the citizens of Albany. It was created to recommend programs, activities, ordinances, expenditures, and other appropriate governmental activities which will serve the goal of maintaining respectful interactions within our community. The HRC recommendations are submitted to the City Council and City Manager.

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Landmarks Advisory Commission

The Albany Landmarks Advisory Commission (LAC) was established by the City Council in 1979. According to the Albany Municipal Code, Chapter 2.76, the LAC was created to “effect and accomplish the protection, enhancement, perpetuation of improvements and districts, which represent or reflect elements of the city’s cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history.” 

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Library Board

The Library Board advises the City Council on all matters pertaining to the operation, maintenance, activities, and facilities of both libraries. The Board also recommends to the City Council policies on Library services. The Board is responsible for resolving questions dealing with intellectual freedom challenges and administers special trusts established for the Library. Members must be residents of the city of Albany.

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Linn-Benton Loop Commission

This Commission oversees the Linn-Benton Loop bus service.

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Parks & Recreation Commission

The Parks & Recreation Commission provides advice to the City Council about major programs, activities, and policies related to parks and recreational activities in the community. In addition, the Commission oversees the implementation of the Parks Master Plan and recommends development of facilities in the City's parks system.

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Planning Commission

Each City Council member nominates one member from his/her own ward, and the Mayor nominates three members, one from each ward. Nominees are appointed by the City Council. Nominees must be residents of the ward they represent, and there are limits on the number of members engaged in the same form of employment. The Planning Commission oversees implementation of the City's Development Code and Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission reviews and approves or denies applications for various types of land uses. In addition, the Planning Commission is currently overseeing the update of the City's Comprehensive Plan as part of the state-mandated Periodic Review process.

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Public Safety Commission

The Public Safety Commission advises the City Council on matters pertaining to funding, operation, maintenance, facilities and other aspects of the Albany Fire and Police departments. Its mission is to help those departments maintain high standards and deliver the highest quality emergency safety services to the residents of Albany.

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Senior Center Endowment Committee

The Senior Center Endowment Committee advises the City Council on the long-term financial stability of the Senior Center. In addition, the Committee advises Senior Center staff on fundraising strategies for the endowment and participates in fundraising activities.

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Traffic Safety Commission

The Traffic Safety Commission provides guidance to the City Council on all traffic safety issues. They consider items referred to them by the Council and issues from the public including excessive speeds, speed zones, new stop signs, traffic control devices, striping changes, and parking restrictions.

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Transient Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

The TLT Advisory Committee will meet every six months to review actual transient lodging tax revenues and any implications to the allocation methodology described in this policy and may recommend changes to the allocation methodology or this policy to the City Council.

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