Advisory Bodies are commissions, committees, and boards consisting of community members appointed by the City Council to review and make recommendations on matters within a certain purview. These bodies report directly to the City Council and receive support from assigned City staff.
The City of Solvang has three Advisory Bodies which hold public meetings that serve as a community forum on the matters assigned to the body, provide feedback to Staff on technical matters, and make recommendations to the Council on certain policy issues.
These bodies are subject to the Brown Act and their members are subject to state-mandated training requirements including ethics and harassment prevention. All bodies are subject to the City's Code of Ethics and portions of the Political Reform Act, and must file "Form 700" statements of financial interest.