Roseburg residents looking to get involved with their local government have a chance through advisory commissions to the city council.

There are vacancies on the budget committee, economic development commission, planning commission and public works commission.

The budget committee meets as needed, generally at 7 p.m. during the spring. It reviews proposed annual budgets and any supplemental budgets and makes recommendations to the city council for final approval. City residency is required.

The economic development commission meets quarterly at 3:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. It works with public and private sectors to provide an effective community economic development program. It gives consideration for funding of tourism grants. Applicants must either reside in the city or own property or business within city limits.

The planning commission meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. It considers long- and short-range land use development issues within the city and urban growth boundary. Applicants must reside within the city limits or the urban growth boundary.

The public works commission meets at 3:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. It provides long-range planning and financing of capital improvements including sidewalks, streets, lighting and storm drainage. Applicants must either reside in the city or own property or business within the urban service boundary (a water service customer).

The deadline to apply is Dec. 19. Applications are available at the city manager’s office in city hall, 900 SE Douglas Ave, or online at cityofroseburg.org.

The city council will study the applications and select appointees to the committees.

For more information, call 541-492-6866.

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