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Animal Services Advisory Committee

Chair:TBD
City Council Liaison:Teresa Barrett
City Management Liaison: City Manager's Office
Meets: First Wednesday of April and October, at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 11 English Street, Petaluma.


The mission of the Animal Services Advisory Committee is to protect, promote respect for, and enhance the well-being of all animals in the Petaluma Community.

 

The committee has five members. Four members are appointed by the City Council and serve three-year terms. The other is a member of the City Council, appointed by Council, and serves a one-year term.


Current Agenda (when applicable)
Archived Minutes (Prior to 2014)

Archived Minutes (2014 to Present)

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Teresa Barrett, Council Liaison

POB 901, 94953

707.953.0846

2017

Tara Bartosch 515 Western Ave, Unit B, 94952 703.318.2450 7/1/16-6/30/19

Mark Lewis

15 Harris Street, 94952

n/a

7/3/17-6/30/20

Caitlin Quinn

1944 Bristol St, 94954

n/a

7/1/16-6/30/19

Robin Schaef

4 Megan Ct, 94954

707.778.0719

7/1/16-6/30/19

Groundwater Sustainability Advisory Committee

City Management Support: Leah Walker

Meets: TBD

 


The Groundwater Advisory Committee is an advisory body to the Petaluma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA), a joint powers authority of five agencies: City of Petaluma, County of Sonoma, Sonoma County Water Agency, North Bay Water District and Sonoma Resource Conservation District. There are ten members of the Advisory Committee; the City Council appoints one of these members. The committee member appointed by the City Council advises the GSA Board on the City's interests in groundwater basin planning and GSA actions. The term for the advisory committee members is two years with no limit on reappointment. The meeting schedule has not yet been established, but is expected to be every other month. Meeting location to be determined.


The purpose of the advisory committee is to advise the GSA Board on the development and implementation of a groundwater sustainability plan (GSP) and GSA policies. The intent of the committee is to provide community perspective and participation in the GSA. The committee will review and/or provide recommendations to the Board on groundwater-related issues.


The Advisory Committee will not be involved in Agency budgets or day-to-day operations, such as personnel staffing or contracting.


Members must live or work within or represent an organization with a presence in the Petaluma Valley Groundwater Basin.

 

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Heidi Bauer
114 Magnolia Court, 94952

n/a

7/3/17-6/30/19

 

Historic and Cultural Preservation Committee

Chair: TBD

City Management Support: Planning Division

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 11 English Street, Petaluma.

The Historic and Cultural Preservation Committee is composed of five voting members, as follows: The Petaluma Museum Association/Heritage Homes & Landmarks of Petaluma Committee may recommend appointment of one member to the City Council. All five members shall be residents of Petaluma and have demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation. To the extent available in the City, at least two members shall be appointed from among professionals in the disciplines of architectural history, history, architecture, pre-historic and historic archeology, folklore, cultural anthropology, curation, conservation, landscape architecture, or related professions. The member recommended by the Petaluma Museum Association/Heritage Homes & Landmarks of Petaluma Committee serves a one-year term; members chosen from the community serve four-year terms.

 

Duties and powers of the committee are as follows:

  • To promote preservation of historic sites, landmarks, documents, paintings and objects associated with the City of Petaluma.
  • To recommend to the Planning Commission that certain historic sites and landmarks be designated and/or acquired by the City.
  • To administer the committee’s responsibilities as denoted by the zoning ordinance of the City of Petaluma.
  • To advise the City Council on the administration of historic sites and landmarks as may be acquired by the City of Petaluma.
  • To advise the City Council on the acceptance of gifts consisting of documents, paintings and other objects of historic value, as well as money when the same if given to be used for the acquisition of property, real or personal, of historic interest, except for the donations, purchases and acceptance of gifts for the Petaluma Museum.
  • Recommend to the City Council the documents, paintings and objects of historic value associated with the history of the City, to be acquired by the City, except for the donations, purchases, and acceptance of gifts for the Petaluma Museum.
  • To advise the City Council on all matters relating to the historic and cultural preservation of the City, in particular state and federal designations and registration of historic landmarks.
  • To annually submit to the Planning Commission a report of its activities in the preceding year.
  • Authority specifically as outlined in Section 15.020 of the Implementing Zoning Ordinance.

 

Current Agenda (when applicable)

Archived Minutes (2017 to Present)

 

Planning Commission Members plus:

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Christopher Caputo

311 7th Street, 94952

n/a

7/3/17-6/30/21

Terry Kosewic

826 D Street, 94952

n/a

7/3/17-6/30/21

John Perlis 419 D Street, 94952 n/a 7/3/17-6/30/20
Kit Schich, Petaluma Museum/Heritage Homes Representative 516 Prospect St, 94952 n/a 7/3/17-6/30/18
Jack Withington 1275 Lindberg Ln, 94954 707.481.0742 7/3/17-6/30/20
Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee

Chair: Melissa Hatheway
Vice Chair: TBD
City Council Liaison: Kathy Miller
Planning Commission Representative: Richard Marzo
Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative: TBD
City Management Liaison: Curt Bates

Meets: 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M. in the City Manager's Conference Room, City Hall, 11 English Street, Petaluma.

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC) are charged with making recommendations for bicycle and pedestrian facilities in accordance with the Petaluma Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.  The PBAC is also responsible for developing bicycle and pedestrian projects and submitting them for final adoption by the Sonoma County Transportation Authority. Additionally, PBAC reviews development applications, solicits public comment and forwards bicycle and pedestrian related improvement recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council.

The committee has nine members, six of whom are appointed by Council from the community at large. The remaining members are a representative of the Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission, appointed by RMPC, a Planning Commission Representative, appointed by the Planning Commission, and a member of the City Council, appointed by the City Council. Members chosen from the community serve four-year terms. The representatives of RMPC, the Planning Commission, and City Council serve one-year terms.


Current Agenda (when applicable)
Archived Minutes (Prior to 2014)

Archived Minutes (2014 to Present)

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Bjorn Griepenburg 508 6th Street, 94952 n/a 7/1/16-6/30/20
Melissa Hatheway, Chair 311 Howard Street, 94952 n/a 7/1/16-6/30/20

Alena Heidecke

104 Verde Court, 94954

n/a

7/1/15-6/30/19

Roger Leventhal, Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative 594 Paula Lane, 94952 n/a 2017-2018
Richard Marzo,
Planning Commission Representative
4 Kotsaris Court, 94952 n/a 2017-2018
Kathy Miller, Council Liaison POB 7211, 94955 707.778.4524 2017
Marja Tarr 4 Tunzi Pkwy, 94952 n/a 7/3/17-6/30/21
Sean Walling 335 Wilson Street, 94952 n/a 7/1/15-6/30/19

Patricia Webb

508 Williams Drive, 94954

n/a

7/1/15-6/30/19

Public Art Committee

Chair: Caroline Hall
Vice Chair:TBD
City Staff Liaison: Kevin Colin
Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative: Beverly Schor

Meets: 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 P.M. at the Petaluma Arts Center, 210 Lakeville Street, Petaluma.

 

The Public Art Committee reviews and approves public art applications and related materials for any public art project on public property or as part of a public construction project as defined in Chapter 19.6 of the Zoning Ordinance, and provides general oversight of the Public Art Program, its projects, and sites including, but not limited to:

  • Selecting artwork and appropriate locations for the public art program. Locations can include surface treatments of buildings, retaining walls and bridges, or may be interior spaces provided they are accessible to the public for a minimum of eight hours per business day.
  • Selecting artists for commissioned artwork.
  • Establishing requirements of design documentation for review of artwork, and requirements for project records.
  • Establishing maintenance policies and funding.
  • Developing and making recommendations to the City Council on expenditures from the Public Art Fund.
  • Participating to the extent determined appropriate by the City Manager in the selection of support staff and consultants necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the commission.
  • Preparing and implementing a comprehensive plan for the public arts.

The committee has seven members, five of whom are appointed by the City Council from the community at large. Three of these five are to be “visual arts professionals” as defined by City of Petaluma Ordinance 2202 N.C.S. Remaining members include a representative of the Petaluma Arts Council, recommended by the Arts Council, and a representative of the Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission. All committee members serve four-year terms, except the RMPC representative, who serves a one-year term. Please read the Public Art Information Packet for details.

Current Agenda (when applicable)
Archived Minutes (Prior to 2014)

Archived Minutes (2014 to Present)

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Catherine Alden 36 Laurel Ave, 94952 n/a 7/1/16-6/30/20
Meg Geiss-Mooney 1124 Clelia Court, 94954 707.763.8694 7/1/16-6/30/20

Caroline Hall, Chair

416 English Street, 94962

707.328.8718

7/3/17-6/30/21

Heather Mackin 201 Howard Street, 94952 n/a 7/3/17-6/30/21

Kate Plank, Petaluma Arts Center Representative

18 Fairview Terrace, 94952

n/a

7/3/17-6/30/21

Beverly Schor, Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative

112 7th Street, 94952

n/a

2017-2018

Christopher Smith

318 Kentucky St, 94952

n/a

7/1/16-6/30/20

Senior Advisory Committee

Chair:TBD
City Management Liaison: Sandra Kraus 707.778.4349

Meets: 2nd Thursday of every other month at 8:30 a.m. at the Petaluma Senior Center, 211 Novak Drive.

The Senior Advisory Committee advises the City on issues and programs for seniors and active adults and the operation of senior facilities, including:

  • Identifying areas of interest and need for seniors and active adults in the Petaluma community.
  • Assist in the provision of recreational, social and health related programs for seniors and active adults.
  • Advise the city regarding senior program operations which include recruitment of volunteers and identifying and helping secure funding sources for future programming opportunities.
  • Any other advice deemed necessary by any members of the city council and/or city staff as it pertains to the well-being of seniors and active adults.

The committee has seven members, five of whom must be age 55 or older and two of whom must be at least age 18, appointed by the City Council, serving two-year terms.

Current Agenda (when applicable)
Archived Minutes (prior to 2014)

Archived Minutes (2014 to Present)

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Fred Carroll 414 6th Street, 94952 626.354.5033 7/3/17-6/30/18
Angela Emerick 1995 Western Ave, 94952 707.596.8529 7/3/17-6/30/19

Andrea Pierotti

40 4th Street, #228, 94952

n/a

7/3/17-6/30/19

Robin Schaef 4 Megan Court, 94954 707.778.0719 7/1/16-6/30/18
Melody Sea 307 Crickett Court, 94952 707.765.8588 7/3/17-6/30/19
Kristine Rebillot 317 Bassett Street, 94952 n/a 7/3/17-6/30/19
Jack Withington 1275 Lindberg Lane #M, 94954 707.763.1626 7/1/16-6/30/18
Technology Advisory Committee

Chair:Cy Curran
Vice Chair: Rick Giesea
City Council Liaison: Gabe Kearney
City Management Liaison: Tim Williamsen 707.778.4417

Meets: 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 11 English Street, Petaluma.


The Technology Advisory Committee assists the City of Petaluma in making efficient, economical, and productive use of technology and telecommunications. The committee studies local issues and submits recommendations to the City Council to ensure that the citizens of Petaluma benefit from the opportunities that today’s technology has to offer and to promote access to electronic information and community resources for all, protecting individual privacy and supporting free expression.

The committee has seven members, six of whom are appointed by Council from the community at large, and serve two-year terms. The seventh is a member of the City Council, also appointed by Council, and serves a one-year term.

 

Current Agenda (when applicable)

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Cy Curran 331 Sunnyslope Ave, 94952 617.263.2630 7/1/16-6/30/18

Gina Fabiano

705 Jefferson Street, 94952

n/a

7/1/16-6/30/18

Rick Giesea 493 Grey Owl Drive, 94954 707.765.3315 7/1/16-6/30/18
Gabe Kearney, Council Liaison POB 61, 94953 707.238.2199 2017
Dylan Lloyd 225 Rushmore Ave, 94954 n/a 7/3/17-6/30/19

Angelo Sacerdote

522 Park Lane, 94954 415.238.0576 7/3/17-6/30/19
Brian Wheale 60 Augusta Circle, 94952 n/a 8/7/17-6/30/19
Transit Advisory Committee

Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD
City Council Liaison: Kathy Miller

City Management Liaison: Joe Rye

Meets: 1st Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 11 English Street.

The Transit Advisory Committee with the assistance of the Transportation Manager, assures review of critical issues related to the City’s transit operations and the regional bus and rail operations within the City of Petaluma.

The committee has seven members, six of whom are appointed by Council from the community at large, and serve two-year terms. The seventh is a member of the City Council, also appointed by Council, and serves a one-year term.

Current Agenda (when applicable)

Archived Minutes (Prior to 2014)

Archived Minutes (2014 to Present)

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Julie Cleland

416 Fair Street, 94952

n/a

7/3/17-6/30/19

Dana Ervin

911 5th Street, 94952

n/a

7/3/17-6/30/18

Tim Howard

1767 Silverado Circle, 94954

n/a

7/3/17-6/30/18

Chris McCarthy 1673 Del Oro Circle, 94954 707.479.8753 7/3/17-6/30/19
Kathy Miller, Council Liaison POB 7211, 94955 707.778.4524 2017
Michael Regan 2172 Falcon Ridge Dr, 94954 n/a 7/3/17-6/30/18
Fred Tarr 4 Tunzi Parkway, 94952 n/a 7/3/17-6/30/19
Tree Advisory Committee

Chair: Matthew Cory
Planning Commission Representative: Gina Benedetti-Petnic
Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative: Ryan Cassidy
City Management Liaison: Ron DeNicola 707.778.4321

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3:30 P.M., Council Chambers, City Hall, 11 English Street, Petaluma.

The Tree Committee is charged with duties designated and delegated by the City Council on matters pertaining to the management of tree resources within the City. The Committee also serves as a forum for the coordination of tree-related policies, and advises the City on matters referred by City departments, and other Council-appointed hearing bodies.

The committee has seven members, five of whom are appointed by Council by the community at large, and who serve two-year terms. The other members are a representative from the Planning Commission, appointed by the Planning Commission, and a member of the Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission, chosen by RMPC. The Planning and RMPC representatives serve one-year terms.

Current Agenda (when applicable)
Archived Minutes (Prior to 2014)

Archived Minutes (2014 to Present)

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Benjamin Anderson 1008 Garfield Drive, 94954 n/a 7/1/16-6/30/18
Gina Benedetti-Petnic, Planning Commission Representative 511 D Street, 94952 n/a 2016-2017
Ryan Cassidy, RMPC Representative 112 Rose Petal Court, 94954 n/a 2017-2018
Matthew Cory, Chair 58 Baker Court, 94952 415.828.0558 7/3/17-6/30/19
Katrina Miller 614 N. Fair Street, 94952 n/a 7/3/17-6/30/18
John Shribbs 108 Wyndham Way, 94954 n/a 7/3/17-6/30/19
Wayne Wilson 9 Canyon Court, 94952 n/a 7/3/17-6/30/18

 

Contact Information

City Clerk,
Claire Cooper, CMC

Secretary,
Samantha Pascoe


11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4360
fax: 707.778.4554
email: cityclerk@ci.petaluma.ca.us
Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon-Thurs
Closed Fridays

 

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