Councilman Jim Bowman last week nominated Mautz to the Planning Commission. The motion was unanimously approved by the council.
Mautz lost her seat on the council to Paul Vincent Avila in November's election.
She was appointed to the council in 2005 and was later elected in 2008. Her service also includes 12 years on the Planning Commission as well as the Public Works Overview Committee.
Prior to leaving the council following her election defeat, Mautz said she remained interested in staying involved in city government.