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Citizen's committee application process open to public

The city is holding open enrollment for those interested in joining the Police Station Citizens’ Advisory Committee.

City spokesperson Bevin Handel said that as of Wednesday, eight applications have been turned in, but at least 20 applications have been picked up so far.

“This was to open it up and say whoever wants to be a part of this, we don’t want to discourage it,” Ms. Handel said. “We want all opinions.”

City Manager Tara Schultz noted that an application had been sent to every member of the previous ad hoc committee that worked on crafting Measure SC. Ms. Handel said they received applications “as a courtesy.”

The city has hit the ground running in the wake of Measure SC’s failure, setting a future ballot date of March 2020 for the next police station ballot measure.

The deadline to apply for the committee is Monday, July 23 at 6 p.m. Once that deadline has passed, Ms. Handel said, the applications will be sent to Mayor Opanyi Nasiali for final selection, which could happen within the first week of August.

Applications can be found on the city website at ci.claremont.ca.us/living/police-station-citizens-advisory-committee or stop by city hall, 207 N. Harvard Ave.

—Matthew Bramlett

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