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 (Co Chair)
    Term Expires: May 2019
  • Alice Sakamoto
    Term Expires: March 2018
  • Sharen Schoendorf
    Term Expires: February 2018
  • Wendy Ward
    Term Expires: August 2021
  • Jean Struthers
    Term Expires: May 2019
  • Richard Contreras
    Term Expires: November 2020
  • Susan Welch
    Term Expires: November 2020
  • George Clifford
    Term Expires: May 2019

Associate Members

  • Karen Lemes
  • Peter Brown

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 9 members. Five members are required for a quorum.
(updated: 8/18/2017)


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

  • Advise and assist the City Council and Staff in implementing the policies and goals of the Open Space and Conservation Elements of the General Plan, specifically with respect to acquisition and maintenance of voluntary conservation easements and open space
  • Make recommendations at subdivision, site development, Planning Commission and City Council meetings regarding the acquisition and maintenance of voluntary conservation easements and open space
  • Advise and assist the work for the preservation, restoration and enhancement of the open space within the Town for the use and enjoyment of all residents
  • Study and recommend ordinances and resolutions relating to the acquisition, construction, maintenance and use of open space within the Town, including the identification of properties for which preservation is recommended
  • Communicate Town policies and procedures regarding open space and open space preservation if advised to do so by the City Council
  • Provide support to conservation education programs and to provide informational forums and programs to the public regarding open space if advised to do so by the City Council
  • Develop relationships with neighboring towns and regional entities to identify mutually beneficial open space opportunities

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