Santa Clarita City Council members appointed several city commission and panel members Tuesday at City Hall.
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Returning from the summer recess, council members unanimously filled vacancies on the Planning, Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Arts Commission, as well as the Financial Audit and Accountability Panel.
There were no new faces here, as City Council members re-upped the terms of current members: Tim Burkhart, director of park operations for Six Flags Magic Mountain, who was appointed by Dante Acosta; Lisa Eichman, an accountant and gym owner who was nominated by Marsha McLean; and Dennis Ostrom, an earthquake risk consultant who was nominated by Laurene Weste.
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will welcome a new face when it swears in members at its next meeting.
Acosta nominated Kevin Korenthal, who has a public relations firm, and will be serving his first term on the commission. Marsha McLean nominated retired city parks employee Dianna Boone for another term. Mayor Laurene Weste nominated Ruthann Levison, who’s been a committee member since 2006
Acosta nominated Susan Shapiro, a TV executive, for another term; McLean nominated Michael Millar, a music industry professional, who was also previously on the commission; and Weste nominated Patti Rasmussen, who was named an interim member to replace Paul Strickland, to a full term.
The purpose of the Financial Accountability and Audit Panel is to Review and approve the annual work program to ensure land acquisition priorities are adhered to; Review the accounting of the funds generated by the Open Space Preservation District; and make determinations as to whether the proposed expenditures are consistent with the criteria and the requirements established in the Engineer’s Report, in addition to other responsibilities.
TimBen Boydston nominated Wendy Langhans, an outdoors enthusiast, former KHTS AM-1220 radio show host and chaplain; McLean nominated Sandra Cattell, a recently retired educator who’s active in several environmental groups; and Weste nominated Susan Orloff, a director at Thomson Reuters property tax services and former senior manager with Deloitte & Touche.
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Source: Santa Clarita News