Open Space & Agriculture Committee Members

The Open Space and Agriculture Committee consists of seven members who have interest, knowledge or experience in active and passive recreation, fish and wildlife, land trusts, local agriculture and farming, watershed management, wetland/riparian ecology and economic land use policy. Of the seven members, five must live within Arcata City limits and two may live or work in the Arcata Planning Area. See current vacancies and residency qualifications.

Terms

Committee members serve three year staggered terms ending April 30.

Lisa Brown
Term: 2017
Sarah Caldwell
Term: 2016
Uri Driscoll
Term: 2016
Brad Freeman
Term: 2017
Brad Hendrickson
Term: 2015
Kanton Levine
Term: 2017

Julie Perry - Chair
Term: 2015

Staff Liaison: Mark Andre
Environmental Services
Powers and Duties

The powers and duties of the Open Space and Agriculture Committee are as specified in the Arcata Municipal Code, Sections 2251 to 2254. These powers and duties are outlined as follows:

A. To serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council, Commissions or City staff as appropriate in regard to matters that relate to policies affecting open space and agriculture.

B. To participate in the preparation and development of a detailed open space program to implement the Open Space Element of the General Plan.

C. To provide recommendations to the Council, Commissions or City staff as appropriate on the acquisition and/or protection opportunities for open space and agricultural lands.

D. To provide recommendations to the Council, Commissions or City staff as appropriate for specific actions to take to secure open space.

E. To provide recommendations to the Council, Commissions or City Staff as appropriate for promotion of sustainable agriculture.