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)
This advisory commission 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 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Board of Adjustment – 5 members (3-year terms)
This quasi-judicial body is authorized to grant zoning variances, allow land uses permitted by exception, and hear appeals on administrative staff decisions. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Building Board of Appeals – 5 members, 1 alternate (3-year terms)
This quasi-judicial body 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 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Election Commission – 5 members (4-year terms)
This body 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.
Fine Arts Board – 7 members (3-year terms)
This board 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 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Historical Preservation Board – 7 members, 1 alternate (3-year terms)
This board 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 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Licensing Authority – 5 members (3-year terms)
This quasi-judicial body 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 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Next Generation Advisory Committee – 15 members (1- or 2-year terms)
This advisory committee 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 has 15 individuals from Littleton Public Schools, Arapahoe Community College and young residents who live or work in the city and are between the ages of 17 and 36. Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.
Planning Commission – 7 members, 1 alternate (3-year terms)
This advisory commission 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 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month 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 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.
Transportation and Mobility Board – 7 members (3-year terms)
This advisory board 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 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.