The City has a number of citizen advisory commissions. These commissions are really important to the overall functioning of city government. Commission members provide staff with valuable insights and information about living in Eden Prairie. They provide the Council with valuable insight and information about what they want from their city government.
We are currently in recruitment mode for our Budget Advisory Commission (BAC). There are three positions on the BAC with terms that expire on December 31, 2010. The recruitment period opened on September 15. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15. The BAC reviews financial reports, budgets and operations of the city’s various services and functions. They coordinate with staff on their reviews. They make recommendations to the Council about the City’s budget and general operations.
Of the three incumbent commissioners, one has indicated that he wants to be reappointed. One has indicated that she wants this term to be her last. And one has not indicated either way yet. At the moment, we have not had anyone submit an application to join this commission. Nobody. If you’re interested in learning more about the BAC, the application process or anything else about this commission, please click this link: Eden Prairie BAC.