City of Orinda est 1985
 O rinda Outlook
Special Edition

December 23, 2016

       By City Manager  

      Janet S. Keeter

 City offices will be closed in observance of  the 
Christmas Holiday beginning at 
12:00pm on Friday, December 23, 2016.
City offices will also be closed on
Monday, December 26, 2016
City Offices will be open 
Tuesday, December 27 - Friday, December 30, 2016 
from 8:00am to 5:00pm 
In observance of New Year's Day holiday,
city offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017
 and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 8:00am
If you need to contact the Orinda Police Department 
during this office closure, 
the non-emergency contact number is: 925-284-5010
Christmas Gifts

On Sunday, December 18 , 2016, the Wilder community hosted a special guest who wears a red suit and is very busy this time of the year.  
Over 40 families had an opportunity sit with Santa and share a gift.  With the assistance of Orinda Police Officers who assumed the role of Santa's helpers, over 50 toys and gifts were received for the Uplift Family Services in Concord.  
With these generous gifts, a large number of children in need will now have Christmas presents to bring them great joy during this holiday season. 
 Thank you to the Wilder community and 
Brielle Griffin who organized this special event that will help many children.
Deadline to Apply is Extended to 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 @ 5:00pm
 The City of Orinda is seeking applications from 
resident volunteers to serve on the City's:
Planning Commission (2)
Parks & Recreation Commission (3)
Citizens' Infrastructure Oversight Commission (1)
Finance Advisory Committee (3)
Historical Landmarks Committee (3)
Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (3)
Art in Public Places Committee (1)
Public Works Aesthetic Review Committee (1)
The City of Orinda is also seeking applications from resident volunteers
to serve as the City's Liaison to the following local agencies:
County Library Commission (1)  Representative (1) Alternate
 and the
Contra Costa Transportation Authority Citizen Advisory Committee (1)
Effective February 2017, there will be vacancies on the Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Citizens' Infrastructure Oversight Commission, Finance Advisory Committee, Historical Landmarks Committee, Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, and one vacancy on the Public Works Aesthetic Review Committee and Art in Public Places Committee. Also effective in February 2017, there will be term expirations on the County Library Commission and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority Citizen Advisory Committee.
Statement of Interest forms are available from the Orinda City Clerk's Office, 
located at 22 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563.
If you have any specific questions regarding the recruitment,
please contact Sheri Marie Spediacci, City Clerk at 925-253-4221 or .
Application forms may be downloaded here.
Completed Statement of Interest forms should be submitted
 to the City Clerk's Office by
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 5:00pm .
Qualified applicants for City Commission and Committee appointments  
will be invited to interview before the full City Council. 
The Orinda Outlook will return during the
week of January 9, 2017.

Warm Holiday Wishes to our readers,  
and we'll see you in the New Year!!
Janet Keeter
City Manager
We would like to hear from you!
Send your comments or questions to:
or call 925-253-4291