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About the Open Space Advisory Board

Information about rules pertaining to the Open Space Advisory Board.

Authorization

View Ordinance (14-13-3-7)

Meeting Time & Location

Fourth Tuesday of the month at the location stated in the agenda.

Board Purpose

A board composed of seven citizen volunteers appointed alternately by the Mayor and City Council, which meets at least once monthly to implement a broad range of duties required by City ordinances, policy resolutions and administration of the open space system. Major concerns of board include investment policy for the Open Space Trust Fund, Acquisition of selected Additional open space lands, maintenance of the existing system, plans for improvements such as trails, revegetation, or visitor access, and coordination with the Bernaillo County open space system. Consistent with the requirements of the Open Meetings Act, all meetings of the Board are advertised in advance and are open for public participation.

Board Composition

  1. Study data, including ecological data, which should guide the adoption and amendment of open space plans and programs, maintain liaison and seek input from citizen interest groups including especially the Open Space Task Force.
  2. Advise the EPC, the Mayor, and the City Council as to an appropriate city open space program, which advice shall include:
    1. Implementation of adopted open space plans;
    2. Priorities for the acquisition of "major public open space" or "public easement or rights" implementing the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan;
    3. Basic policies on management of city-owned open space; and
    4. Criteria for evaluating proposals for significant physical changes and installations on and adjacent to open space lands;
    5. Evaluation of proposals to install extraordinary facilities on city-owned open space; and
    6. Evaluation of proposals to sell, lease, exchange, or otherwise dispose of open space exchange lands or other lands acquired with open space funds.
  3. Annually make recommendations to the EPC, the Mayor, and the City Council on updating the open space program, including land acquisition and other open space capital improvements.
  4. Periodically review open space plans in consultation with citizen interest groups, especially the Open Space Task Force. Advise the EPC, the Mayor, and the City Council on needed new plans and plan amendments, ranging from detailed project plans to the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan. Make recommendations for the annual proposed city planning program.
  5. Upon request, advise or assist the Mayor in negotiations for open space land acquisition.
  6. The Board's recommendations shall be consistent with the conditions imposed on expenditure of interest of the Permanent Fund for Open Space as specified in §§ 4-2-3-1 et seq. and the conditions imposed on the expenditure of monies from the Quality of Life Fund as specified in Resolution 89-1987; the Board's proposals shall also take into account all funding sources available for the Open Space program.
  7. Approve the sale or lease of certain interests in Open Space Exchange Lands, as provided in § 4-2-3-5. ('74 Code, § 7-15-6) (Ord. 10-1983; Am. Ord. 79-1989; Am. Ord. 39-1990)

Board Membership

2016 Membership

Representing Name Term
1. At Large Vacant
2. At Large Mr. Alan Reed May 1, 2018
3. At Large Mr. Michael J Jensen May 1, 2016
4. At Large Vacant
5. At Large Mr. Loren J. Hines May 1, 2017
6. At Large Ms. Janet W. Saiers May 1, 2017
7. At Large Mr. Griffin Lechner May 1, 2016

2015 Membership

Representing Name Term
1. At Large Mr. Rodger J. Sack May 1, 2015
2. At Large Mr. John Kwait May 1, 2015
3. At Large Vacant May 1, 2013
4. At Large Vacant May 1, 2016
5. At Large Mr. Loren J. Hines May 1, 2014
6. At Large Ms. Janet W. Saiers May 1, 2014
7. At Large Mr. Griffin Lechner May 1, 2016