Student & Neighborhood Relations Commission

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The Student and Neighborhood Relations Commission fosters positive communication and partnership between students, residents and businesses within the communities of City of San Marcos, California State University San Marcos and Palomar College. The Commission engages in discussions, solicits community input and recommends actions to promote collaboration, tolerance and mutual respect in the City’s neighborhood communities.

To fulfill its charge, the Commission:

  • promotes positive aspects of campus and community interaction;
  • recommends improvements of neighborhood relations and positive community images;
  • encourage increased participation, collaboration and involvement in activities on campus and in the     community;
  • serves as a forum to explore and propose strategies and solutions to address community issues; and
  • solicits feedback from students and the community to identify and propose outlets for social activities and interaction.
Comments and feedback can be emailed to  

Click on the links below for recent actions.

Rooming House Ordinance
Responsible Beverage Sales and Service Ordinance
Good Neighbor Guidelines


Three members appointed by the City Council
(CSUSM & Palomar College have direct appointments) 
Meeting Time/Location:   Second Monday in the month of February, April, September and November, 6:30 pm / City Hall – Council Chamber
Term:  Four years 
Responsible Department:   City Manager’s Department/Administration
Qualifications/Conditions:  Applicant must reside within the city limits and must be qualified elector of the City 
Compensation:  None 
Financial Disclosure:  Must submit Conflict of Interest statements (FPPC Form 700) 
Training:  City staff provides an initial orientation and ethics training in accordance
with state law 

Name Appointed By                                                  Appointed      Term expiration
Tanis Brown City                                                                          10/27/15                12/31/19
Diana Cavanaugh

City                                                                          01/12/16                 12/31/19   

Lena Meum City                                                                          01/09/18               12/31/21

Sara Quinn Cal State San Marcos (Staff Representative, Director, University Student Union)
Michelle Tran
Cal State San Marcos (Student Representative, VP, Associated Students Incorporated)

Dominic Laporta

Palomar College (Staff Representative, Campus Police Lead Community Service Officer)

Linus C. Smith

Palomar College (Student Representative, Associated Student Government)
Rick Rungaitis Chamber of Commerce



Agendas are posted 72 hours prior to a scheduled meeting.