The purpose of this Commission is to advise the City Council on matters pertaining to the activities of the Open Space and Parks Division and the Recreation and Golf Division (the two Divisions) of the Community Services Department, excluding daily administrative operations. The Commission's responsibilities include:
Advising on planning and policy matters relating to the goals of and the services provided by the two Divisions;
Advising on planning and policy matters relating to the construction and renovation of capital facilities;
Reviewing state legislative proposals that may affect the operation of the two Divisions; and
Receiving community input concerning parks, open space and recreation activities.
The Parks and Recreation Commission is composed of seven members who are not Council Members, officers, or employees of the City, and who are residents of the City of Palo Alto. Terms of Commissioners will be for three years. See Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Sections 2.16 and 2.25. In order to be notified of vacancies and appointment procedures, you may contact the City Clerk's Office at 650-329-2571.
To contact members of the Parks and Recreation Commission, write to: Parks and Recreation Commission, 3201 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 or you may send an email to ParkRec.Commission@cityofpaloalto.org.
Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month and are taped for cablecasting on Government Channel 16. Please check the Schedule of City Meetings for exact dates, times and location.
Chair: Ed Lauing Vice Chair: Jennifer Hetterly Staff Liaison: Rob De Geus/463-4908 Council Liaison: Greg Schmid