The Bakersfield City Council is recruiting for an opening on the Historic Preservation Commission due to the expiration of the term of Scott Fieber, whose term ends on March 30.

The commission reviews applications for cultural resource designations and historic districts, conducts public hearings on those applications and makes recommendations to the city council.

The full city council nominates and appoints members of the commission. Members have to be city residents for the full three-year term, though not of a particular city ward. Applicants also are encouraged to contact each city council member about their interest and qualifications.

The new member must fill out a Statement of Economic Interests (F.P.P.C. Form 700) and a Health and Safety Code Section 33130 California Redevelopment Law Disclosure Statement once he or she is appointed.

Applications are available at the city clerk's office, City Hall, 1600 Truxtun Ave., or at the city's website: . Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 6.

For more information, call the city clerk's office at 326-3767.