There are two openings on the Ada County Planning and Zoning Commission, and a new commissioner was appointed recently.
Judy Aitken is leaving the board next year, after her second full term, which expires Jan. 27, 2010. By statute, Planning & Zoning Commissioners are limited to 2 full terms. Al Baun resigned on Oct. 26, and the county is still seeking someone to fill that opening.
Aitken's seat can be filled by anyone in the county, whether or not they live within city limits. Baun's must be filled by a resident of unincorporated Ada County. If you don't know the difference, perhaps you should not apply for the volunteer position.
Linda Ostolasa resigned Oct. 1, and her seat was filled by David Dineen.
Qualified candidates must have lived in Ada County for two years. P&Z commissioners are not paid, but get a $50 stipend per hearing, which is about once a month. The terms are for three years.
Information on applying is available on the county's Web site.