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Novato Streetscape Committee

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About 

The Novato Streetscape Committee was established by Novato City Council in 1994 to foster collaboration among Novato’s residents, community organizations, businesses and public agencies to develop and implement community-based volunteer programs that promote environmental stewardship, increase civic pride, and contribute to a cleaner, more beautiful Novato.

Mission Statement

Based on awareness of the City of Novato's goals for an attractive streetscape that fits Novato's beautiful natural setting and based on knowledge of the City's streetscape plantings and maintenance needs, the Committee shall function as a team of citizens, businesses and public agency employees.

Members enlist the support of citizens and businesses in order to:

  • Develop recommendations to the City Council for policy actions that are budgetarily achievable and which will stabilize high-quality landscape maintenance in Novato; and
  • Directly communicate with businesses and citizens to help implement volunteer maintenance work and donations for maintenance purposes.

Current Programs

  • Landscape Recognition Programs
  • Team Up to Clean Up
  • Adopt a Spot
  • Adopt an Island

Volunteer Opportunities

Meetings: Second Monday of every month beginning at 7:00 p.m., to be noticed 72 hours in advance per Brown Act requirements.
Responsibility: Develop recommendations to the City Council for policy actions that are budgetarily achievable and which will stabilize high-quality streetscape maintenance in Novato, and directly communicate with businesses and citizens to help implement volunteer maintenance work and donations for maintenance purposes.
Staff Liaison: Gretchen Schubeck, Sustainability Programs Coordinator, gschubeck@novato.org
Authorization: Resolution 12-14
No. of Members: Seven (7) confirmed members plus no maximum of volunteers to serve on task forces.  Only Council-appointed members may vote.  A quorum of the Committee will be three (3) voting members.
Tenure: Two (2) years
  Agendas & Minutes
 Members:  
   Committee/Name  Term Begins  Term Expires
   Michael Furry, Chair  September 1, 2017  February 28, 2021
   Marcia Basalla, Vice Chair  September 1, 2018  February 28, 2021
   Ginny Hanna  March 10, 2020  March 9, 2022
   Nancy Hughes  January 14, 2020  January 13, 2022
   Andrea Kiesel  January 14, 2020  January 13, 2022
   Mia Morris  January 14, 2020  January 13, 2022
   Sherry Temple  August 1, 2019  July 31, 2021
   Kisstrin Kaikkonen Cozier (Alternate)  March 10, 2020 March 9, 2022

 

 

 

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