Civil Service Commission


  • 5:30 pm
  • First Wednesday of every month
  • City Hall Council Chamber
    2175 Cherry Ave.
         Signal Hill, CA 90755

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to commission meetings.

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Minutes are also available following approval.

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  • Julie Doi
  • Ayda Ghebrezghi
  • Ronald Griggs
  • Paul Patterson
  • Diana Phillips


Civil Service commissioners are compensated $75 per meeting.

The Signal Hill Municipal Code Sections 2.32.090(D), 2.36.070(D), and 2.80.052(D) states that a commissioner who misses any regular commission meeting due to an unexcused absence, shall not be entitled to receive that portion of their regular monthly salary for such meeting, except that if any additional regular or special meeting is held that month and the commissioner attends such meeting, then the commissioner shall be entitled to their regular monthly salary, without deduction.

Term Information & Responsibilities

The Civil Service Commission consists of five residents appointed by the City Council. Each member serves a four-year term. The Commission’s primary responsibilities are to approve eligibility lists of those determined to be qualified for classified service in the City and to hear appeals of classified employees involving suspensions, demotions, or dismissals.

Commission Facts

Signal Hill Municipal Code Sections 2.32.040, 2.36.020, and 2.80.045 states that no person who holds office in the city government or who is employed by the City shall be appointed to a commission.

Commission seats are filled through an application process. Interested residents including incumbent commissioners must apply. Commissioner candidates are interviewed and selected during a noticed public meeting of the City Council. Commissioners may serve on only one of the three commissions.