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City of Ukiah to Host Community Forum Regarding Climate Initiatives and Western Hills Acquisition

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The following is a press release issued by the City of Ukiah:


The legendary “U” in Ukiah’s Western Hills [Picture by Matt LaFever]

The City of Ukiah’s Public Spaces Commission will be hosting a Community Forum as part of its scheduled Commission Meeting on November 8th at 5PM at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center, 200 South School Street. 

City of Ukiah staff will present information and entertain questions regarding the following topics: 1) the City’s actions on Climate Change, 2) the recent Western Hills Acquisition, Thirty minutes has been scheduled for a brief presentation on each topic and a question and answer period. After the two presentations, staff will be available for an open question and answer period regarding public spaces in general. 

About the presenters: Deputy City Manager Shannon Riley will speak about the policies, procedures, and actions the City is taking to address the challenges of a changing climate. Director of Community Services Neil Davis will be joined by Program Analyst Maya Simerson to present on the recent acquisition of the 700-acre Western Hills Watershed Protection Area. 

The Public Spaces Commission provides advice and recommendations to the City 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. 

There are two open positions on the Public Spaces Commission and interested parties can apply at https://cityofukiah.com/boards-commissions-committees/

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