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Animal Services Advisory Committee

Chair: Jake Marble
Vice Chair: Michael Donovan
City Council Liaison: Chris Albertson
City Management Liaison: City Manager's Office
Meets: Quarterly (date TBD), at 7:00 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

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Chris Albertson, Council Liaison

P.O. Box 61, 94953

707.778.4525

2014

Michael Donovan, Vice Chair

625 2nd Street, 94952

n/a

7/18/11-6/30/14

Jake Marble, Chair

139 McNear Circle, 94952

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/16

Skyler Timko

501 Bryce Canyon Ct, 94954

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/16

Abbie Walther

209 Baker Street, 94952

n/a

8/5/13-6/30/16

Historic and Cultural Preservation Committee

City Management Support: Planning Division

The Historic and Cultural Preservation Committee is composed of the members of the Planning Commission, plus one member of Heritage Homes of Petaluma and one representative of the Petaluma Museum Association. The two non-Planning Commission members serve one-year terms. The committee meets not less than once every sixty (60) days. 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.

Current Agenda (when applicable)

Planning Commission Members plus:

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Terry Kosewic,
Heritage Homes of Petaluma

826 'D' Street Street, 94952

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/14

Kit Schlich,
Petaluma Museum Association

516 Prospect Street, 94952

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/14

Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee

Chair: Mimi Pallas
Vice Chair: Pamela Asselmeier
City Council Liaison: Kathy Miller
Planning Commission Representative: Richard Marzo
Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative: Dave Alden
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

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Dave Alden,
Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative

416 Webster Street, 94952

707.658.0569

2013-2014

Alan Allen

1421 Elizabeth Drive, 94954

707.789.9689

7/1/12-6/30/16

Pamela Asselmeier, Vice Chair

172 Clearview Court, 94952

707.769.8124

7/1/13-6/30/17

Kathy Miller, Council Liaison

P.O. Box 7211, 94955

707.778.4524

2014

Melissa Hatheway 311 Howard Street, 94952 n/a 7/1/12-6/30/16

Alena Heidecke

104 Verde Court, 94954

n/a

7/1/11-6/30/15

Kit Lofroos

101-A Post Street, 94952

707.773.3657

7/1/11-6/30/15

Richard Marzo,
Planning Commission Representative
4 Kotsaris Court, 94952 n/a 2013-2014

Mimi Pallas, Chair

529 Webster Street, 94952

n/a

7/1/11-6/30/15

Public Art Committee

Chair: Alison Marks
Vice Chair: Annee Booker Knight
City Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Jonckheer
Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative: Kevin McDonnell

Meets: 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 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

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Caroline Hall

416 English Street, 94962

707.328.8718

7/1/13-6/30/17

Scott Hess

1107 'F' Street, 94952

707.765.0580

7/2/12-6/30/16

Annee Booker Knight, Vice Chair

202 Dana Street, 94952

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/17

Alison Marks, Chair and Petaluma Arts Center Representative

1327 'I' Street, 94952

707.338.3844

7/1/13-6/30/17

Kevin McDonnell, Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative

311 Howard Street, 94952

707.763.6747

2013-2014

Karen Petersen

2630 Western Avenue, 94952

n/a

10/15/12-6/30/16

Rodrigo Santamarina

829 St. Francis Drive, 94954

n/a

7/2/12-6/30/16

Senior Advisory Committee

Chair: Sarah Young
City Management Liaison: Don Streeper 707.778.4349

Meets: 2nd Thursday of every 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, age 55 and older, appointed by the City Council, serving two-year terms.

Current Agenda (when applicable)
Archived Minutes

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Judith Hillery

1745 East Madison Street, 94954

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/15

Marianne Kambur

531 Laurel Street, 94952

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/15

Susan Kraemer

241 Simon Drive, 94952

707.765.6675

7/1/13-6/30/15

Bonnie Martini

521 Rosewood Circle, 94954

707.782.0628

8/5/13-6/30/15

Paula Moors, Secretary

579 Vallejo Street, #113, 94952

707.782.8165

7/2/12-6/30/14

Sarah Young,Chair

5 North Napa Drive, 94954

707.658.2090

7/1/12-6/30/14

Wayne Wilson

9 Canyon Court, 94952

n/a

11/18/13-6/30/15

Technology Advisory Committee

Chair: Jason Davies
Vice Chair: Ryan Williams
City Council Liaison: Mike Harris
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

Jason Davies, Chair

n/a

707.933.7695

7/1/12-6/30/14

Christopher Farkas

516 Walnut Street, 94952

707.347.9722

7/1/13-6/30/14

Domenica Giovannini

1593 Rainier Avenue, 94954

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/15

Mike Harris,
Council Liaison

P.O. Box 751361, 94975

707.773.3196

2014

Sharel McVey

112 McNear Circle, 94952 n/a 7/1/13-6/30/15

Daniel Powers

304 Stanley Street, 94952

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/15

Ryan Williams, Vice Chair

P.O. Box 140, 94953

n/a

7/2/12-6/30/14

Transit Advisory Committee

Chair: David Alden
Vice Chair: Sheldon Gen
City Council Liaison: Gabe Kearney

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)

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

David Alden, Chair

416 Webster Street, 94954

707.658.0569

7/1/12-6/30/14

Dana Ervin

911 5th Street, 94952

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/15

Sheldon Gen, Vice Chair

1685 Madeira Circle, 94954

707.782.0148

7/2/12-6/30/14

Thomas Gough

408 Sheldon Street, 94952

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/15

Gabe Kearney, Council Liaison

P.O. Box 61, 94953

707.238.2199

2014

Roger Leventhal

703 West Street, 94952

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/15

Ed McLean

149 Wyndham Way #222, 94954

415.860.6033

8/5/13-6/30/15

Tree Advisory Committee

Chair: Rod Scaccalosi
Planning Commission Representative: Gina Benedetti-Petnic
Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative: Teresa Barrett
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

Name
(click on names to send email)

Address

Phone

Term

Teresa Barrett, RMPC Representative

P.O. Box 901, 94953

707.953.0846

2014

Gina Benedetti-Petnic, Planning Commission Representative 511 "D" Street, 94952 n/a 2013-2014
Peter Ehrlich 18 Pearce Street, 94952 707.778.7120 7/2/12-6/30/14

Tom Joynt

5 Grossland Way, 94952

707.303.6840

7/1/13-6/30/15

T. Baxter Martin

1015 "G" Street, 94952

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/15

Tammara Norman

501 Keller Street, 94952

n/a

7/1/13-6/30/15

Rod Scaccalosi,,
Chair

125 Olive Street, 94952

707.280.8990

7/1/13-6/30/15

 

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Contact Information

City Clerk,
Claire Cooper, CMC

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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