The Community and Library Services Commission provides information to and advises the City Council on items related to the City's library, recreation, parks, and community services programs, including the general use of park facilities and matters relating to the community's recreational and service needs and has the following duties:
(a) Develop plans and recommendations for parks, playgrounds, recreational facilities, and use of community buildings.
(b) Work with the Parks and Recreation Department on the development and evaluation of recreation programs and community activities/events.
(c) Provide assistance and support in the planning and operation of City sponsored community events.
(d) In cooperation and consultation with the Parks and Recreation Department, make recommendations to the City Council with respect to priorities for recreation, library, and community services expenditures in the City’s capital improvement program.
(e) Review and comment on the annual operating and capital improvement budgets for the Parks and Recreation Department.
(f) Make recommendations with respect to community service needs such as child care, youth summer employment, senior activities/programs, and recreational programs.
(g) Review and make recommendations with respect to fees for the use of parks, playgrounds, recreational facilities, and community buildings.
(h) Advise on matters of policy and public interest related to the management, use and preservation of library facilities and property.
(i) Render such other specific services as are consistent with the role of an advisory board on the library system, to include recommendations and advice to the county librarian on matters related to the Hercules library.
(j) The Commission member serving as the City’s Area Representative to the Contra Costa County Library Commission shall routinely report to the entire Community and Library Services Commission on actions taken at the Contra Costa Library Commission meetings.
(k) Review and make recommendations regarding the Arts in Public Places Program and exhibits at the Hercules Public Library.
(l) Oversee the Heritage Memorial Garden Plaque Program which is designed to recognize Hercules residents or civic leaders and enhance the historical aspect of the garden.
(m) Oversee the Library Art Exhibition Program which is designed to review art pieces submitted by participants of the program to be allowed to display their art pieces at the Hercules Public Library.
(n) Such other duties relating to recreation activities and community and library service needs as may be directed by the City Council.
Staff liaisons will be provided by the City and will be responsible for preparing minutes, agendas, actions items, and coordinating appropriate follow up. Lastly, the Community and Library Services Commission meets with the public in open hearings to resolve issues and formulate recommendations for the City Council's consideration.
Community and Library Services Commission meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Agendas are regularly posted the Friday before each meeting. Copies are also available at City Hall.
If you would like to contact any Community and Library Services Commissioner, please contact John De Lorenzo at (510) 799-8228 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The mailing address for the Community and Library Services Commission is:
City of Hercules
2001 Refugio Valley Road
Hercules, CA 94547