Open Space and Habitat Commission

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Realizing that open space was more than just recreational parks and that it included agricultural, natural, and semi-natural lands within and around the City, the City Council unanimously passed in 1996 a resolution establishing the Open Space and Habitat Commission.  Some of the Commission's key functions include:

  • Advise the City Council on all matters relating to open space issues, programs and projects including those dealing with habitat. Areas that may be included are issues related to natural areas, wildlife and wildlife habitat, agricultural land conservation, land acquisition, regional parks, trail systems, environmental education and interpretation, project site design, and project operations and maintenance.
  • Monitor the implementation of the City's open space objectives and identifies solutions to implementation problems.
  • Serve as the focal point for the community and City government for open space projects and issues.
  • Work cooperatively with the Planning Commission, the Recreation and Parks Commission, and other City and community groups on issues of mutual interest.

For more information about the City's Open Space Program, click here

City Council Liaison

Brett Lee (Regular), Lucas Frerichs (Alternate)

Staff Liaison

Tracie Reynolds, Manager, Open Space Program,  530-757-5669

Number of Members

7 Regular and 1 Alternate

Regular Meeting Time & Place

First Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers Conference Room at City Hall, located at 23 Russell Boulevard. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Monday of the month at a location to be determined. Commission is on recess during July and August.

Additional Information

Resolution Establishing the Open Space & Habitat Commission (PDF)

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