Open Space Committee


  • 9:00 a.m.
  • The 2nd Wednesday of the month
  • Park and Recreation Center, Los Altos Hills

Agendas & Minutes

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Council Liaison: Lisa Schmidt


  • Kit Gordon, Chair
     Term Expires: November 2023
  • George Clifford, Vice Chair
     Term Expires: June 2023
  • Richard Contreras, Secretary
     Term Expires: November 2020
  • Peter Brown
     Term Expires: March 2026
  • Jean Struthers
     Term Expires: May 2023
  • Wendle Ward
     Term Expires: August 2025
  • Viggy Mokkarala
    Term Expires: February 2026
  • Anita Baldwin
    Term Expires: February 2026

Associate Members

  • Karen Lemes
  • Sharen Schoendorf
  • Nancy Couperus
  • Hayley Ditzler

Committee Overview

The membership of this Committee shall consist of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 9 members. The Open Space Committee currently has 8 members. Four members are required for a quorum.

(updated: 12/12/22)


The charges to and duties of this Committee shall be to:

a. to advise and assist the City Council, Planning Commission and Staff in implementing the

policies and goals of the General Plan, specifically with respect to acquisition, maintenance, and protection of voluntary conservation easements, open space easements and open space; 

b. to make recommendations at subdivision, site development, Planning Commission and City Council meetings regarding the acquisition, maintenance, and protection of conservation easements, open space easements and open space;

c. to advise and assist the work for the preservation, restoration and enhancement of the environment and natural resources within the Town; 

d. to study and recommend ordinances and resolutions relating to acquisition, restoration, maintenance and use of conservation easements, open space easements and open space within the Town; 

e. to communicate Town policies and procedures regarding conservation easements open

space easements and open space following standard Town communication policies; 

f.. to provide educational material and informational forums and programs to the public regarding natural resources (e.g. wildlife, creeks, native plants and wildlife habitat) following standard Town communication policies; and

g. to develop relationships with other Town committees, neighboring municipalities and regional entities to collaborate on environmental issues.

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