Agoura Hills has a city council and city manager form of government. The Council consists of five citizens who are elected to 4-year terms, and serve as the policy-making body for the city. The Council chooses one of their members to serve a one-year term as mayor. The mayor presides over meetings and sets agendas, but is otherwise equal in authority to other council members. Council seats are not full-time jobs, but largely voluntary positions. The city manager is a city employee and the chief administrative officer of the city. The city manager reports to the city council.
As a "contract" city, Agoura Hills provides most of its services to citizens by contracting with other agencies rather than through its own employees. Police services are provided through a contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Public works, fire and health services are also provided by county agencies.
The city maintains its own Community Development Department that oversees planning, building regulation and code enforcement. Recent years have brought a large number of exceptionally high quality commercial developments to Agoura Hills. The city has become a very popular location for corporate offices.
Agoura Hills also provides an extensive array of recreation and cultural programs through its Community Services Department, which oversee the city's parks and recreation facilities. Among the programs offered are free summer concerts in the park, a bicycle safety rodeo, after-school programs, organized sports, bus trips to local attractions, and many other activities for children, teens, adults, and seniors.
Also at City Hall, the Planning commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m., and the Community Services Advisory Committee meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
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Lost Hills Station has a staff of more than 170 sworn and civilian personnel. Also assigned to the facility is a complement of 39 Reserve Deputies, 20 Mountain Rescue personnel, 10 Explorers, over 300 Disaster Communication Service volunteers, more than 160 Arson Watch volunteers, and 90 volunteers who perform other roles.
Additionally, a three-person Juvenile Intervention Team, along with agendized cars for special patrols, is coordinated from the Lost Hills Station. A special deputy is assigned to assist our citizens in crime prevention, to coordinate volunteer patrols, and to aid with other unique problems that arise.
Specialized available equipment and services include: helicopters, mounted posse, and mountain rescue teams for specialized operations such as building collapse, trench rescues, lost or injured hikers, vehicles over the side, or any other rescue operation requiring specialized equipment and training.
of Agoura Hills Fire Station #65
The Agoura Hills fire station routinely responds to all types of emergencies, such as structure, vehicle, brush and grass fires, hazardous material incidents, flooding, and medical emergencies. In addition to being extensively trained in firefighting practices, all the firefighters at Fire Station #65 are State-Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT-I), licensed to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) procedures.
The fire station is available for tours, with advance notice, where children are told about the life of a fireman, and how to STOP, DROP AND ROLL, if their clothing were to catch on fire. They will be instructed on how to COOL A BURN, the danger involved when playing with matches, and the basics of earthquake safety And of course, they will see the fire engine!
These tours last 20 to 30 minutes.
Community services include CPR demonstrations, brush inspections for fire safety, assistance in professional fireworks celebrations, and a presentation of fire department and paramedic equipment for schools and community groups.
Specialized available equipment and services include: helicopters for mountain rescues, a search and rescue vehicle with crew for specialized operations, such as building collapse or trench rescues, and a hazardous materials squad.
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