Open Space Committee


  • 9:00 a.m.
  • The 2nd Thursday of the month
  • Los Altos Hills City Council Chambers

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Council Liaison: Roger Spreen
  • Kit Gordon (Co Chair)
    Term Expires: November 2019
  • Nancy Couperus
    Term Expires: May 2019
  • Peter Brown
    Term Expires: March 2022
  • Wendy Ward
    Term Expires: August 2021
  • Jean Struthers
    Term Expires: May 2019
  • Richard Contreras (Co-Chair)
    Term Expires: November 2020
  • Susan Welch
    Term Expires: November 2020
  • George Clifford
    Term Expires: May 2019

Associate Members

  • Karen Lemes
  • Sharen Schoendorf
  • Alice Sakamoto

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. Five members are required for a quorum.
(updated: 7/13/18)


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 easementsand 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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