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Get updates The Open Space Advisory Committee is appointed by the City Council and serves as an advisory body directly to the City Council.  The specific charge of the committee is to: 
  • Prioritize land at risk for development based upon the Priority Property List developed by the Open Space Task Force; and
  • Based upon the prioritization of the Priority Property List recommend potential properties for preservation; and
  • Advise the City Council regarding opportunities and resources available for establishing a secure funding source for open space acquisition, permanent preservation, and maintenance for properties contiguous to the City limits; and
  • Provide a forum for input from the community regarding open space issues which are consistent with the Committee's charge; and
  • Seek partnerships with other open space advocacy groups for the purposes of sharing information on funding sources and ways to permanently preserve open space; and
  • Prepare and submit an annual Work Program for approval by the City Council.



Lorraine Kalich
Term Expires: July 2022
Aparna Madireddi 
Term Expires: July 2022
Bob Peoples
Term Expires: July 2021
Jon Miklos
Term Expires: July 2021
Seth Adams
Non-Governmental Organization 
Term Expires: July 2022
Sally Scholl
Alternate Member
Term Expires: July 2022
Eric Wallis
Planning Commissioner
Don Birnbaum
Parks & Community Services Commissioner


Kathi Heimann, Parks and Community Services Director 
(925) 973-2611

Public Comment Instructions

On September 14, 2020, the Health Officer of Contra Costa County issued Order No. HO-COVID19-28 that directed that all individuals living in the county to continue to comply with social distancing and face covering requirements and avoid most gatherings, and directing government agencies to comply with specified restrictions necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Under the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, this meeting may utilize teleconferencing. As a precaution to protect the health and safety of staff, officials, and the general public. Committee members will not be physically in attendance, but will be available via video conference.

There will be no physical location for members of the public to participate in the meeting. We encourage members of the public to shelter in place and access the meeting online using the web-video communication application, Zoom. Zoom participants will have the opportunity to speak during the Public Comment period (for topics not on the agenda), in addition to each of the agendized items. 

This Committee meeting will be conducted on the web-video communication platform, Zoom. In order to view and/or participate in this meeting, members of the public will need to download Zoom from its website, www.zoom.comIt is recommended that anyone wishing to participate in the meeting complete the download process before the start of the meeting.

All public comment is subject to the 3 minute time restriction.

MEETING: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. 


1.  Livestream online at:

           Webinar ID:  935 4448 2901

2.  For audio access to the meeting by telephone, use the dial-in information below:

+1 (669)900-6833  or

Webinar ID: 935 4448 2901 


1.  Provide live remote public comments:

From a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.

 Webinar ID:   935 4448 2901

To supplement a PC, Mac, tablet or device without audio, please also join by phone: +1 (669)900-6833

To comment by video conference, click the “Raise Your Hand” button or *9 on your telephone to request to speak when Public Comment is being taken on the Agenda item. You will then be unmuted when it is your turn to make your comment for up to 3 minutes. After the allotted time, you will then be re-muted.

2.  Provide public written comments prior to the meeting by email to

If you are submitting public comment via email, please do so by 7:30 a.m. on Monday, October 12, 2020 to Please include “Public Comment 10/12/2020” in the subject line. In the body of the email please include your name and the item you wish to speak on. Public comments submitted will be read during Public Comment and will be subject to the regular three-minute time restriction.