1. To act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to equine, equestrians and other citizen concerns of equestrian matters and their needs, including but not limited to the care of horses, establishment and maintenance of equestrian trails, establishment of equestrian programs and the preservation of the City's equestrian heritage;
2. To be empowered to assemble information on the problems and their solution pertaining to all equestrian matters;
3. To be empowered on its own initiative to make recommendations to the City Council on matters within its purview;
4. To act to facilitate coordination between existing and proposed equestrian programs and provide for horse care.
The Commission consists of five members. Commissioners must be residents of the City of San Dimas and are appointed on the basis of three affirmative votes of members of the City Council, based on nominations from members of the City Council. City Councilmembers may not serve as members of the Commission. Commissioners do not receive any compensation or stipend for serving on the Commission or attending meetings. By Council policy a Commissioner may not serve concurrently on more than one Commission or Board.
Suggested qualifications for Equestrian Commissioners include, but are not limited to, the following knowledge and abilities:
1. Knowledge of horse keeping through the ownership of a horse, involvement with equestrian projects and programs, and /or a demonstrated interest in equestrian matters;
2. Willingness to research and report on issues, programs and policies relating to equestrian matters;
3. Willingness to assist in implementing projects as decided upon by the Equestrian Commission and/or City Council;
4. Ability to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships with Commission members, the City Council, the public, and law enforcement agencies.
5. Willingness to attend night meetings on a regular basis. Three unexcused absences in one year are generally grounds for dismissal from the Commission.
Meets on the first Tuesday evening of every other month at 6:00 P.M. (unless otherwise announced and publicly noticed) in the City Council Chambers Conference Room of San Dimas City Hall at 245 East Bonita Avenue.