Infrastructure Management Advisory Committee (IMAC)

Mission Statement

Resolution 2014-45 states: "The mission of the Infrastructure Management Advisory Committee shall be to provide community input by advising the City Council on matters concerning public works and park infrastructure, capital improvement projects, and maintenance and preventative maintenance programs for public buildings; park sites; trails; the stormwater system; the sanitary sewer system including the Abalone Cove Sewer District; street rights-of-way and traffic control devices; the Palos Verdes Drive South/ Portuguese Bend landslide; and special projects as assigned by the City Council."

Regular Meetings

  • Committee meetings are typically monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Civic Center/City Hall Community Room. There are no meetings in the months of June, August and October.

Agendas & Minutes

Current meeting agendas are available 4 to 5 days prior to the meeting. Minutes are available following approval along with the agenda in the Archive Meetings section of the page. Agendas and Minutes

Committee Member Term Limits

NameTerm BeginsTerm ExpiresFirst Appointed
Paul Christen
Brian Haig
Sean O'Connor02/02/202106/30/202402/02/2021
Peter Shaw
John Spielman, Chair02/02/202106/30/202402/19/2019
Donald A. Swanson02/02/202106/30/202403/17/2015
Lauren Ziminsky


The Infrastructure Management Advisory Committee (IMAC) will:

  • Focus on the city’s infrastructure needs.
  • Advise the City Council on capital improvement projects, maintenance issues and solutions.
  • Participate in the creation of the city’s first-ever Infrastructure Management Plan.

The topics the IMAC will explore will include the following:

  • Palos Verdes Drive South / Portuguese Bend landslide
  • Park sites
  • Public buildings
  • Sanitary sewer system, including the Abalone Cove Sewer District
  • Stormwater system
  • Street rights-of-way
  • Traffic control devices
  • Trails

The IMAC will meet on a monthly basis and be subject to the Ralph M. Brown Act, which means the IMAC meetings are open to the public and committee member deliberations are conducted openly. The IMAC will prepare an annual work plan that includes reviewing each infrastructure category and reporting to the City Council and the community on the progress of projects, maintenance standards and performance, and the implementation of the Infrastructure Management Plan.

Contacting the Infrastructure Management Advisory Committee (IMAC)

The most effective manner to communicate with the IMAC is to send an email message to the IMAC. All email messages sent to the IMAC email address are automatically forwarded to each IMAC member’s individual City email address. You can also email each member individually by clicking the link in their name in the Committee Member Term Limits table above.