The City of Bakersfield is looking for two people to serve on the Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Committee, one of them as an alternate member, for four-year terms.

The committee recommends policies and programs to the City Council to promote beautification and anti-litter efforts in Bakersfield.

The two new members would represent Ward 2 on the committee, and new City Councilman Terry Maxwell of Ward 2 will nominate them. The nominees will be confirmed by a majority vote on the council.

Terms for Stephen Montgomery, the Ward 2 regular committee member, and Amber Beeson, the Ward 2 alternate member, ended in November, creating the openings. Alternate members only have voting rights if their respective committee member is absent from a committee vote.

To apply, pick up an application from the City Clerk's Office at 1600 Truxtun Ave. or at the city's website: . The deadline to return applications to the city clerk is 5 p.m. Dec. 28.

Residents interested in serving on the Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Committee are encouraged to contact each council member about their interest and qualifications.