The City of Santa Monica is seeking applicants for an open position on the Santa Monica Disabilities Commission.

Deadline to apply is Monday, August 30th. The position is for a partial term that expires June 30th, 2006.

The commission advises the Santa Monica City Council and city staff on issues related to people with disabilities in the Santa Monica community.

Commissioners are required to be Santa Monica residents and to have significant experience in the disability community.

Six of the 11 commissioners must be disabled. The open position is for a candidate with or without a disability.

The current work plan for the commission includes exploring “the affordable housing crunch” in Santa Monica for people with disabilities on fixed incomes.

Other commission plans include activities for Disability Awareness Month in October and researching the Mental Health Funding Initiative, which is on the November State ballot.

The commission meets on the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m., in the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., Santa Monica.

Applications are available at the Records and Elections Office, on the first floor of City Hall, 1685 Main St., Santa Monica.

Online applications are also available on the City of Santa Monica Web site.

Information, (310) 458-8701.