City Council seeks volunteers to serve on Boards, Commissions, and Committees

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The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to serve on the following Boards:

  • Downtown Review Board,
  • Fire Board of Appeals
  • Independent Ethics Commission
  • Initiative Review Committee
  • Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee

Downtown Review Board

  • About: The Downtown Review Board members review downtown development applications using the Downtown Colorado Springs Form-Based Code regulating plan.
  • Meeting Time: Eight days prior to the 2nd Thursday of every month at 8:30 a.m.
  • Vacancy: One citizen at-large member

Fire Board of Appeals

  • About: The Fire Board of Appeals is established to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the fire code official or his/her designee relative to the application and interpretation of the currently adopted International Fire Code.
  • Meeting Time: 2nd Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m.
  • Vacancy: One Large Business member, One Small Business member, One Building Contractor member, One Fire Suppression Contractor member, One Fire Insurance Field member

Independent Ethics Commission

  • About: The Independent Ethics Commission is charged with implementation of the City’s Code of Ethics for certain covered persons.
  • Meeting Time: Meets on as-needed basis
  • Vacancy: One citizen at-large alternate member (Must have expertise in ethical matters, acquired through education or experience)

Initiative Review Committee

  • About: The Initiative Review Committee reviews, comments on, and offers advisory opinions on initiated municipal election issues.
  • Meeting Time: Meets on as-needed basis
  • Vacancy: One citizen at-large member (Must have expertise in election matters acquired through education and experience)

Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee

  • About: The Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee monitors the expenditure of the Public Safety Sales Tax (PSST) funds. The committee pays specific attention to ensure that the items approved by voters at the November 6, 2001 election are accomplished with PSST funds.
  • Meeting Time: Meets once in the months of January, May, July, September and October
  • Vacancy: One citizen City Council District 4 member, One citizen City Council District 5 member, One citizen City Council District 6 member, and One citizen at-large alternate member

For more information on the purpose of these boards and commissions, visit, or contact Michael Montgomery at or 719-385-5540.

Please submit your application by Friday, February 26, 2021. The application web form can be found and submitted here.

Applications and resumes can also be emailed Michael Montgomery at or mailed to City Council, Attention: Michael Montgomery, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.

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