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Boards, Commissions, Committees

St. Helena Boards, Commissions, Committees:

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission conducts public meetings and makes decisions on various project applications including use permits, variances, parcel maps and design review for residential, commercial and industrial development. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on Amendments to the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and subdivision maps. All new construction in the City is generally subject to Planning Commission review with the exception of minor expansion of residential structures and interior remodels.

Membership:

The Planning Commission consists of five (5) members appointed by the City Council. The terms of the members of the Planning Commission are four (4) years.

Meeting Schedule:

The Planning Commission meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The meetings commence at 6:00 p.m. in the Vintage Hall Board Room located on the St. Helena High School campus, at 465 Main Street.


Active Transportation & Sustainability Committee

The St. Helena Active Transportation & Sustainability Advisory Committee is an advisory committee for the City Council and Planning Commission to promote and encourage safe bicycling and walking to further St. Helena’s goal of becoming bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly. One of the Committee's main focuses will be on St. Helena’s interest to increase the safe usage of bicycle and pedestrian facilities as a significant and beneficial mode of transportation and recreation.

Membership:

The St. Helena Active Transportation & Sustainability Advisory Committee consists of five members and two alternates appointed by the Mayor with consent of the City Council. The members shall reside within the City Limits; however, the Council may approve an exception to this rule on a case-by-case basis. Member terms
are two years.

Meeting Schedule:

The St. Helena Active Transportation & Sustainability Advisory Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. at the City Hall conference room located at 1480 Main Street.

Click here for ATC Committee agendas and minutes.


Parks and Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council and Recreation and Public Works Departments in matters pertaining to public recreation and park development and management. The Commission advises the City Council on development of recreation areas, facilities and programs and aids in coordinating recreation services with programs offered by other governmental agencies and private organizations. The Commission reviews the annual budget and makes recommendations on long-term capital improvement.

Membership:

The Parks and Recreation Commission consists of five members appointed by the City Council. Four members must be St. Helena residents and one member may reside outside the city limits, but within the boundaries of the St. Helena Unified School District. Member terms are two years.

Meeting Schedule:

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the third Monday of each month.  Meetings begin at 4:30 p.m. at the City Hall conference room located at 1480 Main Street.


Sustainability Committee

The mission of the Sustainability Committee is to educate St. Helena citizens, businesses, city staff and elected officials and assist with reasonable measures to achieve greenhouse gas reduction and effective sustainability practices.  The Committee strives to make St. Helena programs a model of sustainability for the state..

Membership:

The Sustainability Committee consists of five members appointed by the City Council. The terms of the members are two years.

Meeting Schedule:

The Sustainability Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month. The meetings commence at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Helena Public Library conference room located at 1492 Library Lane.


Board of Library Trustees

The Board of Library Trustees makes and enforces all regulations for administration of the library, subject to approval of the City Council. The Board also purchases books and publications for the library, maintains inter-library lending, and establishes conditions for nonresident lending. The Board administers any trust created for the library and receives and disposes of gifts and bequests.

Membership:

The Board of Library Trustees consists of five members appointed by the City Council.  Members need not be St. Helena residents. Member terms are two years.

Meeting Schedule:

The Board of Library Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of each month.  Meetings commence at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Helena Public Library conference room located at 1492 Library Lane.

Click here for Library Board Agendas & Minutes


Tree Committee

The Tree Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council, the Director of Public Works, the Parks and Recreation Commission, the Planning Commission and the public on matters pertaining to trees in St. Helena.  The Committee serves as an appeals board to decisions of the Director of Public Works on tree issues.  The Tree Committee is committed to maintaining, improving, renewing and protecting the trees in the public right of way, as well as to sharing information with the public, enhancing appreciation of trees, and promoting proper tree care.

Membership:

The Tree Committee consists of five members and two alternate members appointed by the City Council. A majority of the members must be St. Helena residents. The terms of the members are two years.

Meeting Schedule:

The Tree Committee meets on the second Thursday of each month.  If necessary, a second meeting is held on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. at the City Hall conference room located at 1480 Main Street.

Click here for Tree Committee agendas and minutes.

Click here for 2014 Main Street Tree Plan


Multi-Cultural Committee

The Multi-Cultural Committee encourages and facilitates Latino community involvement in City issues to strengthen the community as a whole.  The Committee promotes cultural awareness and the exchange of ideas to create a sense of unity between our Latino and non-Latino communities.

Membership:

The Multi-Cultural Committee consists of five members and two alternate members for a term of two years appointed by the City Council.

Meeting Schedule:

The Multi-Cultural Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month.  Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Rianda House located at 1475 Main Street.


Napa County Boards, Commissions, Committees:

 

Napa Active Transportation Advisory Committee

The Napa County Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC), formerly the Bicycle Advisory Committee is an advisory committee for the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency establish by the NCTPA's Board of Directors to promote and encourage safe bicycling and walking, for both transportation and recreation. In addition to transportation and recreational benefits, there are additional benefits that the ATAC will review, including: economic vitality, overall health, environmental factors, and quality of life.

Membership:

The ATAC is consists of eleven members. Members are nominated by NCTPA member agencies and appointed by the NCTPA Board of Directors. Members serve for three-year terms and are eligible for renewal. The qualification for an ATAC member is to either live or work within Napa County.

Meeting Schedule:

The Active Transportation Advisory Committee meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. at the NCTPA/NVTA Conference room, located at 922 Burnell Street, Napa, CA, 94559.


Napa County Mosquito Abatement Board of Trustees

The Napa County Mosquito Abatement Board of Trustees acts in an advisory capacity for mosquito abatement and for mosquito and disease control. The Board serves all citizens of the County of Napa, providing information and services. The Board focuses on abatement of mosquitoes, yellow jackets, rodents and ticks.

Membership:

The Napa County Mosquito Abatement Board of Trustees consists of six members from Napa County, with one being from St. Helena appointed by the Mayor. The terms of the members can vary in length.

Meeting Schedule:

The Mosquito Abatement Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. at the District Office ‚Äď 15 Melvin Road, American Canyon, CA.

Click here for the Napa County Mosquito Board of Trustees website.

Click here for the most recent Board Meeting agenda.