CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: July 12, 2005
Subject/Title: Two Appointments to Citizen’s Advisory Committee regarding
Prepared by: Karen Chew, Assistant City Manager
Craig Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation
Submitted by: Donna Landeros, City Manager
Appoint Lanny Brown and Brianna Swisher to fill the two vacant positions on
the Citizen’s Advisory Committee regarding Community Facilities representing
the Park and Recreation Commission and Youth Commission, respectively.
On May 25, 2004 the City Council authorized staff to begin advertising and
accepting applications from the community to serve on a newly created
Citizen’s Advisory Committee to work with staff in determining the Community
Facilities needs, priorities and opportunities.
On August 24, 2004 the City Council appointed nine members to the Citizen’s
Advisory Committee regarding Community Facilities. These nine members
represented a number of the active community groups in the City. The
Committee was formed to make recommendations to the City Council on short
and long term community facility opportunities for Brentwood. The Advisory
Committee was charged with developing two phases of recommendations.
On May 24, 2005, the Committee presented their report on Phase I of their
scope. This phase included an inventory of existing facilities and
opportunities related to community facilities, visioning and assessment of
current needs regarding types of facilities and services and the needs of
Brentwood at General Plan build-out. This phase also included opportunities
for collaboration with other providers/agencies and fiscally responsible
consideration of costs and funding opportunities.
Ashley Clare, representing the Youth Commission, and Tom Jones, representing
the Park and Recreation Commission, have both recently resigned from the
Committee. The Youth Commission has recommended that Brianna Swisher be
appointed to replace Ashley Clare. Tom Jones, Chair of the Park and
Recreation Commission, has recommended Lanny Brown be appointed as their