YOUTH ACCOUNTABILITY BOARD PDF Print E-mail
Although Covina residency is not a requirement, volunteers for this six-member Youth Accountability
Board must be dedicated to enriching the community through intervention into the behavior and
activities of first-time juvenile offenders who have committed a minor offense.

The offending juvenile and his/her parents must agree to participate in the program for a 6-month
period.  All parties agree to the terms of a performance contract governing school attendance, school
grades, behavior, and attendance at counseling sessions with a mental health professional.  Successful
completion of the program will result in a non-filing of the case with the juvenile court.  Failure to
successfully complete the program will result in the referral of the matter to the juvenile court.  The
ultimate goal of the program is to lower the recidivism rate among the program participants.   

The Board members are appointed by the City Council to a term of two years.  Oversight of the Board
will be provided by the police department. The Board will meet bi-monthly during evening hours.  
Board members will be subject to a thorough background investigation and will be required to sign a
confidentiality notice pertaining to all juvenile matters heard by the board.  Highly desirable applicants
will either live or work in Covina and be graduates of the Covina Police Department Citizens’
Academy.
 
TRAFFIC ADVISORY BOARD PDF Print E-mail
The Traffic Advisory Board consists of seven members.  The City Council selects the membership
from the following resources:

  • One representative from the Covina-Valley Unified School District
  • One representative from the Charter Oak Unified School District
  • One representative from the Chamber of Commerce (Business Community)
  • One resident with traffic engineering experience (desirable)
  • Three representatives from City residents-at-large
  • The term of appointment is three years.

Three designated City staff members represent the City Manager’s office, the Public
Works/Engineering Department and the Police Department on this Board.  The staff members are
advisory only and are not considered for a quorum, nor do they have the right to vote.
The Traffic Board meets on the 2 Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber of
City Hall, 125 East College Street, Covina.

All meetings are open to the public and are subject to a formal agenda noticed publicly in advance.  
Formal minutes are also prepared as a public record.

The Board serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council and investigates requests for speed limit
controls, traffic signing, crosswalk locations as well as assisting the City in conveying information to
the public concerning traffic safety programs.
 
PERSONNEL ADVISORY BOARD PDF Print E-mail
The Personnel Advisory Board consists of five members.  Appointees are required to be residents of
Covina and cannot hold a salaried position with the City.

The members serve four-year terms and are appointed by the City Council.

The Board meets in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 125 East College Street, Covina, at a time
designated by the Chairman.  Meetings are held only upon occasion of certain grievances filed by
employees of the City.  Meetings are typically held during normal business hours and occasionally on
a Saturday.

Closed sessions may be held to consider the appointment or dismissal of a public employee, or to hear
complaints or charges brought against an employee by another person or employee, unless the
employee requests that the matter be conducted publicly.

Meetings are subject to a formal agenda noticed publicly in advance and formal minutes are also
prepared as a public record.
The duties of the Personnel Advisory Board are established by Covina Municipal Code Section
2.36.040; however, the scope of the assignment is limited by the Personnel Rules.  Under the Personnel
Rules the Board shall hear appeals of Type II Grievances resulting from disciplinary actions including,
but not limited to, suspension, demotion or termination.
 
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES PDF Print E-mail
The Library Board of Trustees consists of five members.  The only requirement for appointment is to
be a Covina resident; however, library or education experience is desirable.

The members serve three-year terms and are appointed by the Mayor, subject to ratification by the City
Council.   

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room,
Public Library, 234 North Second Avenue, Covina.

All meetings are open to the public and are subject to a formal agenda noticed publicly in advance.  
Formal minutes are also prepared as a public record.
The Board may make and enforce all rules, regulations and bylaws necessary for the administration,
government and protection of the Library under its management, and all property belonging thereto.  
Annually, the Board reports to the State Librarian on the condition of the Library.
 
HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD PDF Print E-mail
The Historic Preservation Board consists of seven members.  Five of the members are the Planning
Commissioners, who are appointed by the City Council.  The City Council selects the two remaining
members from interested professional persons who have special knowledge in architecture, historic
preservation, planning, contracting, archeology or building restoration; or who demonstrate interest,
competence or knowledge in historic preservation.  Although it is not mandatory, it is preferred that
members reside, own property or operate a business in Covina.
The Board members serve four-year terms and are appointed by the City Council.

The Board meets quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday of January, April, July, and October at 7:00 p.m. in the
City Hall Council Chamber, 125 East College Street.  The meeting schedule may be adjusted at the
request of the Planning Commission.  All meetings are open to the public and are subject to a formal
agenda noticed publicly in advance.  Formal minutes are also prepared as a public record.

The Historic Preservation Board was created to promote historic preservation and review nominations;
to create procedures to voluntarily nominate historic landmarks or structures of merit; and establish
procedures to consider requests for significant modification of a historic structure that has been
previously designated.