Authorities, Boards, Commissions

The public is invited to attend all regular meetings and study sessions of the Littleton City Council or any city board, authority, commission, committee, or public program. Call 303-795-3857 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or program if you will need special assistance or any reasonable accommodation in order to be in attendance at or participate in any such meeting or program.


Arts and Culture Commission – 11 members, 3-year terms

The Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) provides policy advice to council on the issues of art, culture, and tourism; encourages and supports the growth and expansion of culture and arts in the community; and fosters a vibrant, collaborative, and creative Littleton where arts and culture are defining features of the community’s identity and unique character. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m.

Board of Adjustment – 5 members, 3-year terms

The Board of Adjustment (BoA), a quasi-judicial board, is authorized to grant zoning variances, allow land uses permitted by exception and hear appeals on administrative staff decisions. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m.

Building Board of Appeals – 5 members, 1 alternate, 3-year terms

The Building Board of Appeals (BBoA), a quasi-judicial board, is authorized to review building code issues and make decisions on matters concerning the suspension and revocation of licenses arising under the Uniform Building Code. Meetings are held as needed on the third Wednesday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m. Contact Community Development at 303-795-3748 to confirm when the next meeting is scheduled.

Capital Improvement Sales Tax Committee – 8 members, 2-year terms (new in 2022)

The Capital Improvement Sales Tax Committee (CISTC) is an advisory committee that provides input to city council on the use of revenues as a result of 2021 Ballot Measure 3A. This body will meet two times each year, in April and May, and will provide a report of funding use to city council at a study session in June of each year.

Election Commission – 5 members, 4-year terms

The Election Commission (EC) reviews, recommends, and establishes procedures for municipal elections based on city charter, Municipal Code, and State Statute provisions. The Commission also establishes voting districts and appoints election judges. This Commission has charge of all activities and duties required of it by law or city charter in conducting municipal elections. Meetings are held as needed.

Environmental Stewardship Committee – up to 7 members, 3-year terms (new in 2022)

The Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) is an advisory committee that provides input to city council and staff on Natural Environmental Stewardship priorities for the community. Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. as needed.

Fine Arts Board – 7 members, 3-year terms

The Fine Arts Board (FAB) provides arts programs for the city through the review and selection of art works and exhibitions at public locations and public facilities throughout Littleton and serves as stewards of the Littleton art portfolio. They serve as the city’s representatives in art-related projects with other public and private agencies to encourage the use of the arts in response to community needs. The Board promotes cultural arts within the city to enhance quality of life and recommend acquisition and disposition of city-owned art within city policies. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m. 

Historical Preservation Board – 7 members, 1 alternate, 3-year terms

The Historical Preservation Board (HPB) recommends policies, rules and regulations relating to historic preservation; develops public information and education programs, recommends buildings and sites for landmark or other local historic designation status and acts upon certificates of appropriateness on designated buildings. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m.

Licensing Authority – 5 members, 3-year terms

The Licensing Authority (LA) is a quasi-judicial authority which makes decisions on matters dealing with liquor licensing and marijuana establishments within the City of Littleton. This includes reviewing requests for new licenses as well as various actions and hearings for current license holders. The application process involves approval by the Littleton Licensing Authority and by the State of Colorado. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m.

Next Generation Advisory Committee – 15 members, 1- or 2-year terms

The Next Generation Advisory Committee (NGAC) was commissioned by city council to support the city’s vision statement with thoughtful, considerate and insightful recommendations, suggestions and feedback, on matters of city policy that directly impact the attraction and retention of young residents and employees. The committee is comprised of 15 individuals between the ages of 16 and 36 who live, work or attend school in Littleton. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month starting at 6:30 pm.

Planning Commission – 7 members, 1 alternate, 3-year terms

The Planning Commission (PC) is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on master plans, land annexations and initial zoning, flood plain designation, rezoning proposals and new subdivisions. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month starting at 6:30 p.m. 

South Metro Housing Options – 7 members, 5-year terms

South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) serves as the local Housing Authority and works with the city to fulfill its housing goals as stated in the Envision Littleton Comprehensive Plan to meet the needs of residents of all ages, incomes and abilities. The organization administers housing and rental assistance programs and purchases and owns real estate and buildings to serve the needs of residents. SMHO Commissioners oversee the operations of the housing authority which includes a budget separate from the city’s general fund and appoints the executive director responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization. In addition to being responsible for policy development for the organization, SMHO Commissioners perform key roles in recommending specific housing policies and programs to the city and advocating in the community for these policies and programs. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month starting at 6 p.m.

Transportation and Mobility Board – 7 members, 3-year terms

The Transportation and Mobility Board (TMB) provides insight to city council on transportation, mobility, and multi-modal issues both in Littleton and the region. The Board examines issues related to the Transportation Master Plan and related sub plans and extends to reviewing how the city develops, finances, and implements the transportation system pertaining to streets, pedestrians, transit, bicycles, automobiles, congestion, traffic, signalization, the utilization of technology and education of the public and private industry on transportation topics. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m.