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City Council and Committees

City Council

The City Council is responsible to the citizens of Sand City for the proper and orderly government of the City and is directly elected by the registered voters of Sand City. As the legislative body, the Council enacts the laws and establishes the policies which govern the many activities of the City.

The Council is composed of five members elected at large to staggered terms. Councilmember terms last for four years, though the Mayoral term is only for two years. The Council appoints the City Administrator, City Attorney, and members of advisory committees. The Council chooses one of its members as Vice-Mayor, who presides at the Council meetings in the absence of the Mayor.

The Council receives recommendations on proposed legislation from the Mayor, the City Administrator, department heads, various committees and the general public. In each legislative enactment, comments from citizens and organizations are heard and considered.

The Council is also responsible for adopting the City’s annual budget and authorizes the expenditure of funds for items in the budget. Plans and specifications for public works are approved by the City Council.

 


Mary Ann Carbone

Mayor
Phone: 831-394-3054
Email: maryann@sandcityca.org
Personnel & Budget Committee


Jerry Blackwelder

Vice-Mayor

Phone: 831-917-6227
Email: jerry@sandcityca.org
Coastal Committee, Personnel &
Budget Committee and
Public Safety Committee

Kim Cruz

Council Member

Phone: 831-241-3488
Email: kcruz@sandcityca.org

   Gregory Hawthorne

Council Member

Phone: 831-884-3949
Email: ghawthorne@sandcityca.org
Design Review Committee

Elizabeth Sofer

Council Member

Phone: 831.394.3054
Email: libby@sandcityca.org

Art Committee

The Art Committee was formed by the City Council to guide and encourage the growing artist community within Sand City. The primary function has been the organization and management of the annual West End Event.

All members are appointed:
Gregory Hawthorne- Chairperson
Don Davis
Dawn Peters
Shelby Hawthorne
Brian Clark
Aaron Blair

Sand City Art Committee Website

WEST END EVENT CO-ORDINATOR:

Stephen Vagnini

Coastal Committee

The Coastal Committee was formed by the City Council to ensure coastal preservation and encourage only limited development.

Members:
Mary Ann Carbone
Greg Hawthorne
Aaron Blair
Charles Pooler

 

Design Review Committee

The Design Review Committee (DRC) reviews architectural design of new development and makes recommendations to the City Council. DRC also reviews sign application.

John Lewis
Chris Barlow
Greg Hawthorne
Libby Sofer
Don Davis
Paul Davis, Jr. 
Aaron Blair
Charles Pooler

Housing Committee

The Housing Committee was formed by the City Council to provide review and insight on the number and kind of housing units proposed for Sand City.

Members:
Jerry Blackwelder
Charles Pooler
Aaron Blair

Parking Committee

The Parking Committee was formed in 2006 to address growing parking and congestion problems within Sand City, particularly within the West End District.

Members:
Greg Hawthorne
Jerry Blackwelder
Aaron Blair
Charles Pooler
Leon Gomez

Personnel and Budget Committee

The Personnel and Budget Committee addresses the City Budget and personnel policy issues. This committee reports to the City Council.

Members:
Jerry Blackwelder
Linda Scholink
Mary Ann Carbone
Aaron Blair

Public Safety

The Public Safety Committee was formed by the City Council to provide input and guidance to the area safety providers.

Members:
Jerry Blackwelder
Libby Sofer
Brian Ferrante
Aaron Blair
Linda Scholink

West End Oversight Committee

The West End Oversight Committee provides oversight and guidance for the West End Event.

Members:
Mary Ann Carbone
Aaron Blair
Brian Ferrante
Steve Vagnini
Greg Hawthorne

West End Celebration Website

 

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