The Community Advisory Commission (CAC) is an advisory body appointed by the City Council to provide information to the Council concerning quality of life issues for Pittsburg residents. The CAC also reviews and provides input to the City Council regarding public interest, traffic, and recreation issues.
The CAC is a direct result of the impact of the Pittsburg Model Cities Program, which began in 1969. In September 1974, the Model Cities Commission was disbanded and replaced by the Community Advisory Commission. The knowledge and community involvement gained by members of the Model Cities commission continued, as many of its members became members of the CAC. The Commission expanded from 21 to 31 members as the City grew. In 1995, the large group was pared down to 28. The CAC currently has 7 members.
Since 1974, the CAC has made recommendations to the City Council on federally-funded projects totaling $18 million. The CAC played a role in the City Council's approval for consolidation of municipal elections with the general election, limiting terms of City commissioners and the rehabilitation of homes in various target areas. The CAC has also helped residents with concerns that range from neighborhood appearance to traffic hazards.
The commission supports the Neighborhood Watch program and CERT emergency preparedness training in our City, and is particularly concerned with traffic, parks and recreation programs available to the community.
Current Standing Committees
- Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
- Traffic/Eyes on the Street
- Parks and Recreation
Current Ad Hoc Committees
- Chamber of Commerce (Liaison - as needed)
- Los Medanos Community Healthcare District (Liaison - as needed)
- Neighborhood Improvement Team/ Neighborhood Watch
- Planning Commission (Liaison)
- Public Events