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City Boards, Commissions, and Committees
The City of Ukiah is fortunate to have a sizable number of citizen volunteers serving on boards, commissions, and committees which complete business of their own or make recommendations to the City Council. All members are appointed by the City Council with terms commencing throughout the year.
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54970, notice is hereby given of the following appointments for the City of Ukiah’s Boards, Commissions, and Committees for which the City Council of the City of Ukiah has the appointing power.
Miscellaneous Boards, Commissions, and Committees
This Commission shall consist of five (5) members. Except as provided herein, three (3) of the members shall be residents of the city and two (2) may reside outside the city limits but within Mendocino County. Members shall be appointed according to procedures established by resolution of the City Council. The members shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years which terms shall be staggered.
Such Commission shall: Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the operations of the municipal airport; Aid and advise the City Manager in the selection of personnel for the operation of the municipal airport in keeping with the provisions of the civil service ordinance; Recommend and advise regarding the purchase of supplies, materials and service required for the operation and maintenance of the municipal airport.
|Eric Crane||Commissioner - County Resident||11/17/21||11/17/24|
|Mark Ashiku||Commissioner - City Resident||5/20/2020||5/20/2023|
|Donovan Albright||Commissioner - County Resident||5/6/2020||5/6/2023|
|Randal S. Beckler||Commissioner - City Resident||4/7/2021||4/7/2024|
|Gregory Andronaco||Commissioner - County Resident||4/20/2022||4/20/2025|
Building Appeals Board
The Board shall consist of five (5) members and three (3) alternates appointed by the City Council. The building official is the ex officio member.
Qualifications: A person is qualified to serve on the Board, if he or she satisfies any of the following qualifications: (1) A registered design professional in good standing with the applicable licensing board with not less than five years of experience as a registered design professional; (2) Licensed general or specialty contractor in good standing with the Contractors State Licensing Board with not less than five years of experience as a licensed contractor; (3) a certified building inspector or fire inspector with not less than five years experience as a certified inspector. Members must be residents of or licensed to conduct business in the Ukiah Valley, Redwood Valley or Potter Valley. Shall serve without compensation. No officer or employee of the City shall be appointed to said Board. The members shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years which terms shall be staggered.
|Matthew Keiser||ex officio Member - Building Official||N/A||N/A|
|VACANT||Member (4 positions)||TBD||TBD|
|VACANT||Alternate Member (3 positions)||TBD||TBD|
Civil Service Board
The Civil Service Board shall consist of three (3) members. One shall be appointed by the City Council, one shall be appointed by the employees and one shall be appointed by the other two (2) members.
Qualifications: The members of the Civil Service Board shall be residents of the city for a continuous period of at least one year immediately preceding appointment to said Board, shall be qualified electors of said city, and shall serve without compensation. No officer or employee of the city shall be appointed to said Board, nor shall any member, while a member of the Board or for a period of one year after he or she has ceased for any reason to be a member, be eligible for appointment to any salaried office or employment in the service of the city or to any city elective office.
|Jim Andersen||Member - Appointed by Council||3/19/2014||Indefinite|
|VACANT||Member - Appointed by Employees||TBD||Indefinite|
|VACANT||Member - Appointed by Other Two Members||TBD||Indefinite|
Demolition Review Committee
The Committee shall consist of five (5) members who shall be appointed by the City Council as follows: Director of Community Development or assigned designee, Director of Public Works/City Engineer or assigned designee, Building Inspector or assigned designee, a representative of the Mendocino County Historical Society or other group/organization involved with local history, or a local historian, a City of Ukiah resident with expertise in architecture, building, or closely related field.
The appointments of Staff do not expire, but the remaining members terms expire after three (3) years of service.
The duties of the Demolition Permit Review Committee shall include:
Research of historical, cultural and architectural significance of the subject structure; Evaluation of the feasibility of rehabilitating or relocating the structure if it is deemed historical; In the event that the structure is found to have historic or architectural significance, determine if the salvaging of historic materials is feasible; Recommendation to the City Council regarding whether any of the criteria listed in the Ukiah City Code Section 3016(E) apply to the subject structure, and whether or not the Demolition Permit should be issued, issued with conditions, or denied.
|Tim Eriksen||Director of Public Works/City Engineer or assigned designee||N/A||N/A|
|Craig Schlatter||Director of Community Development or assigned designee||N/A||N/A|
|Matthew Keizer||Building Inspector or assigned designee||N/A||N/A|
|Alyssa Ballard||A Representative of the Mendocino County Historical Society or other group/organization involved with local history, or a local historian (Brown)||10/7/2020||10/7/2023|
|VACANT||A City of Ukiah resident with expertise in architecture, building, or closely related field||TBD||TBD|
Design Review Board
This five (5) member advisory board meets at 3:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month as needed to evaluate development proposals. Meetings are held in the Civic Center Annex located at 411 W Clay Street.
The Board shall consist of five (5) persons with design experience and community interest, of whom: three (3) shall reside, or own real property or a business within the City of Ukiah city limits, and two (2) shall represent the community at large with no ownership or residency requirement.
This Board serves as an advisory body to the Planning Commission on Major Use and Site Development Permits, Zoning Administrator on Minor Use and Site Development Permits, Finance Review Committee on Façade Improvement Permit applications, and City Council or other city policy boards as set forth in the Ukiah City Code or as directed by the City Council.
The Design Review Board shall review construction, renovations, and alterations to building exteriors located within the boundaries of the Downtown Design District for consistency with the Downtown Design Guidelines. The Board shall represent to the degree possible a cross section of the community and a range of experience and education relevant to its functions, such as: architecture, landscape architecture, building design, community, city or urban planning, construction trades, engineering or surveying, historical or cultural preservation, environmental planning, Ukiah Main Street Program director.
|Howell Hawkes||Member - City Resident/Property or Business Owner (Brown)||12/19/2018||12/7/2022|
|Colin Morrow||Member - City Resident/Property or Business Owner (Mulheren)||12/17/2014||12/7/2022|
|Tom Liden||Member - City Resident/Property or Business Owner (Orozco)||12/19/2018||12/7/2022|
|VACANT||Member - Community at Large|
|VACANT||Member - Community at Large (Crane)|
Diversity and Equity Standing Committee
This eleven (11) member standing committee will meet virtually. The meeting day and time will be determined once the committee is fully formed.
The Diversity and Equity Standing Committee (“Committee”) shall consist of eleven (11) members. The members shall consist of two members of the City Council and one member from each of nine organizations in the City of Ukiah or the Ukiah Valley, including Redwood and Potter Valleys, which serve or represent: (1) Persons with lived experience of poverty (currently or formerly living at or below the poverty level); (2) Persons with physical or mental disabilities; (3) Persons from the LGBTQA community; (4) Native American tribes and communities in Mendocino County; (5) Persons from the Hispanic/Latino community; (6) Persons of color (7) Persons whose primary language is not English; (8) Youth 21 years and younger; and (9) Seniors 65 years or older. In addition, committee members must either reside or work in the City of Ukiah. Members shall be appointed by the City Council based on written applications submitted by deadlines established by the City Council and any oral interviews the City Council may elect to conduct.
Committe members will adopt written objectives to improve diversity and equity in the City’s workforce and in the provision of municipal services; developing a written Action Plan to achieve those objectives; implementing and overseeing the Action Plan; providing an annual review and update to the City Council on the Committee’s progress; and proposing revisions to the plan as necessary.
|Denise Gorny||Persons with lived experience of poverty (currently or formerly living at or below the poverty level)||2/17/2021||2/17/2023|
|Xochilt Morales de Martinez||Persons with physical or mental disabilities||2/17/2021||2/17/2023|
|Daren Jackson||Persons from the LGBTQA community||2/17/2021||2/17/2023|
|Les Marston||Native American tribes and communities in Mendocino County||2/17/2021||2/17/2023|
|Susan Stern||Persons from the Hispanic/Latino community||2/17/2021||2/17/2023|
|L. Jani Sheppard||Persons of color||2/17/2021||2/17/2023|
|Troyle Tognoli||Youth 21 years and younger||2/17/2021||2/17/2023|
|Corinne Jones||Seniors 65 years or older||3/3/2021||3/3/2023|
|Sonu Upadhyay||Persons whose primary language is not English||5/5/2021||5/5/2023|
Investment Oversight Committee
The Investment Oversight Committee consists of five (5) members as follows: City Manager, Director of Finance, City Council Member, the City Treasurer, and a public member who shall have governmental accounting experience and may not have been employed by the City of Ukiah at any time during the three years preceding the appointment date. Please contact the City Clerk at 707-463-6217 with any questions.
The Committee assists in the public review and understanding of the City’s investment practices and serves to meet the goals of the “Prudent Investor” rule to which all local governments should follow in their financial transactions. The Committee considers recommendations from the investment advisor. The investment Oversight Committee meets bi-annually, inclusive of a report to City Council, and on an as needed basis.
|Allen Carter||City Treasurer||N/A||N/A|
|Sage Sangiacomo||City Manager||N/A||N/A|
|Dan Buffalo||Director of Finance||N/A||N/A|
|Monte Hill||Public Member (Baldwin)||10/17/2012||Indefinite|
|Douglas Crane||City Councilmember||N/A||N/A|
|Juan V. Orozco||Mayor||N/A||N/A|
|PFM Group||Investment Company||N/A||N/A|
Measure P Oversight Committee
This Committee Was Sunsetted on June 7, 2017
- Meeting Agendas and Minutes (Note: this is a new committee and no agendas or minutes have yet been generated.)
This Committee meets on an as needed basis to review the City’s budget for public safety services and the expenditure of revenues so budgeted. The Measure P Oversight Committee is a five-member Committee appointed by the City Council.
Commission shall consist of five (5) members who represent a broad range of interests in the City, including such interests as business owners, ethnic minorities, (1) Ukiah City firefighter, (1) Ukiah City peace officer, homeowners and tenants.
It shall be the function and duty of the Measure P Oversight Committee to review the City’s budget for public safety services and the expenditure of revenues so budgeted. The City Manager shall provide the Oversight Committee with any information it requests which is not exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records Act and shall assist it in organizing and analyzing the information so provided. The Oversight Committee must prepare a written report which shall be presented to the City Council at a noticed public hearing and which shall be available to the general public for not less than 10 calendar days prior to the scheduled hearing date. The report shall contain an analysis of the level and types of service provided by the City’s police department and fire department or other arrangement approved by the City Council, the revenues and expenditures of the designated fund or account. It shall also make recommendations concerning the future use of these funds and levels and types of service. The Oversight Committee shall dissolve after it files its report with the City Council, until a new Oversight Committee is appointed for the next two-year review.
Public Spaces Commission
The Commission shall consist of seven (7) at large members who may reside within the City limits or outside the City limits but within the Ukiah Valley; provided, that a majority of the seven (7) Commission members must reside within the City limits. All members of the Commission shall be appointed by the City Council. (Note: there are currently nine members from merging two commissions together.)
The Public Spaces Commission shall provide advice and recommendations to Council regarding 1) City-owned properties that are open to the public, free of charge, such as parks, paths, and public right-of-ways; 2) creeks within the City limits; 3) open spaces within and outside of the City limits that are undeveloped and conserved or in consideration of future conservation; 4) and the recreational uses of these spaces. In addition, the Public Spaces Commission shall have the power and duty to: A) Solicit, collate, and analyze public input on the wise use of public spaces. B) Provide recommendations and advice to both City staff and the City Council based on said public input. C) If deemed necessary by the Commission, form working groups in collaboration with City staff to explore and formulate advice or recommendations on specific areas regarding the wise use of public spaces. D) Commission activities related to solicitation, review, and analysis of public input shall be guided by the Community Outreach Plan. The Commission shall prepare and annually update a Community Outreach Plan to be approved by City Council. The Community Outreach plan will guide the methodology, scheduling, and tracking of the Commission’s community engagement. E) The Commission shall hold at least six (6) regular meetings per year as scheduled and noticed in compliance with the annually updated Community Outreach Plan. It shall adopt rules for the transaction of business which shall be included in the Community Outreach Plan. F) The Commission shall keep a record of its transactions, findings, recommendations, and any other action item, which record shall be a public record.
|Susan Knopf||Commissioner - At Large, City Resident||8/7/2019||8/7/2022|
|Vicki Bitonti-Brown||Commissioner - At Large, City Resident||12/15/21||12/15/24|
|Roger Vincent||Commissioner - At Large, County Resident||3/18/2020||3/18/2023|
|Elora Babbini||Commissioner - At Large, County Resident||6/2/2021||6/2/2024|
|Henry Sadowski||Commissioner - At Large, County Resident||7/21/21||7/21/24|
|James Bair||Commissioner - At Large, City Resident||8/18/21||8/18/24|
|Megan Parker||Commissioner - At Large, County Resident||5/15/19||5/15/22|
|Jeanne Wetzel Chinn||Commissioner - At Large, City Resident||6/5/19||6/5/22|
|Diane Knox||Commissioner - At Large, County Resident||1/15/20||1/15/23|
This five (5) member Commission meets at 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month to make determinations on development projects within the city.
Said Commission shall consist of five (5) members who shall be registered voters of the city. They shall be appointed by a majority of the City Council, each to serve at the will of the City Council up to a term of four (4) years. Members may be appointed to successive terms without limitations. Members may be appointed according to procedures established by resolution of the City Council or by utilizing a procedure approved by a majority vote of the City Council, and may be required to complete an application. If a commissioner vacates or is removed from his or her office before the expiration of his or her term of office, a successor shall be appointed to complete the unexpired term by a majority of the City Council. Commissioners shall be nominated and voted upon at a single City Council meeting, unless a different procedure is approved by a majority vote of the City Council.
It shall be the function and duty of the Planning Commission to prepare, make and adopt, subject to the provisions of law, a master plan for the physical development of the city, and of any land situated outside the boundaries thereof which in the Commission’s judgment bears relation to the planning thereof.
|Alex de Grassi||Commissioner||10/20/21||12/7/2022 (unexpired term)|
|Douglas 'Rick' Johnson||Commissioner||4/7/2021||4/7/2025|
Traffic Engineering Committee
The Committee shall consist of the City Manager, the Chief of Police, the City Engineer, the Planning Director, the Superintendent of Public Works or their duly appointed representatives, together with a representative of the local transit authority, an active transportation representative and two (2) city residents of driving age, each of whom may from time to time be determined and appointed by the Council. The chairman shall be chosen by vote of the committee. Any member of such committee, whether appointed by this Chapter or by action of the Council, may be removed by the Council at any time.
It shall be the general duty of the City Traffic Engineer to determine the installation and proper timing and maintenance of traffic-control devices and signals, to conduct engineering analyses of traffic accidents and to devise remedial measures, to conduct engineering and traffic investigations of traffic conditions and to cooperate with other city officials in the development of ways and means to improve traffic conditions, and to carry out the additional powers and duties imposed by ordinances of this city. (Please note: whenever in this Chapter the designation of term “City Traffic Engineer” is used, it shall mean the committee comprising the office of City Traffic Engineer acting through a majority of the members thereof, or a duly authorized representative of the office of City Traffic Engineer.)
|Tim Eriksen||TEC Chairman, Public Works Director / City Engineer||N/A||Indefinite|
|John Lampi||TEC Vice Chairman, Public Representative (Rodin)||7/19/2006||Indefinite|
|Erich Sommer||Public Representative (Brown)||10/18/2017||Indefinite|
|Jacob King||Mendocino Transit Authority Representative||N/A||Indefinite|
|Neil Davis||Active Transportation Representative||N/A||Indefinite|
|Shannon Riley||City Manager Representative||N/A||Indefinite|
|Sean Kaeser||Chief of Police Representative||N/A||Indefinite|
|Craig Schlatter||Community Development and Planning Director Representative||N/A||Indefinite|
|Don Brown||Superintendent of Public Works Representative||N/A||Indefinite|
Apply for a Board, Commission, or Committee
Each Board, Commission, and Committee has its own application. Download the application for the one you’re interested in below. Return the completed application and attachments to:
City Clerk’s Office
300 Seminary Avenue
Ukiah, CA 95482
- Airport Commission Application
- Building Board of Appeals Application
- Demolition Permit Review Committee Application
- Design Review Board Application
- Diversity and Equity Application
- Planning Commission Application
- Public Spaces Commission Application
If you have any questions or are interested in the Civil Service Board or the Traffic Engineering Committee, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (707) 463-6217.