The Environmental Commission is forming an Environmental Health Committee. The function of the committee is to advise the Environmental Commission on environmental health issues as they arise, including, but not limited to potential health aspects of environmental policy recommendations from the commission to the city council, as well as addressing community public health concerns with an identified environmental origin. Members will be appointed by the chairman of the commission to an initial appointment set to expire on June 14, 2023.
For more information and to apply to serve on the Committee, click here.
The Environmental Commission advises the City Council on issues related to the environment, sustainability, and the implementation of the Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan (CECAP). The commission will support equitable and effective action as appropriate to resolve environmental issues as they arise.
The next meeting of the Environmental Commission will be on February 11, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you would like to register to speak during the meeting, contact Erin Diehl at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00p.m. February 10th and provide the following information:
Agenda item/topic you will speak on
Whether you will attend virtually or in-person
A recording of the meeting will be posted on the City’s website.
The Environmental Commission was created by Ordinance No. 21847 on April 22, 2021. It is composed of 15 voting members of the general public and eight non-voting technical expert members. Each city council member appoints one voting member to the commission. The mayor appoints the commission chair, and the full council appoints the vice-chair. The non-voting technical experts are appointed by the full council from each sector of the CECAP. Two of the general public members must have public health experience. All other general public members must have a minimum of two years of environmental experience or a minimum of two years of neighborhood environmental advocacy.
Chair: Kathryn Bazan
District 1: Philip Hiatt Haigh
District 2: Mark Wootton
District 3: Vacant
District 4: Candace Thompson
District 5: Tracy Wallace
District 6: Esther Villarreal
District 7: Temeckia Derrough
District 8: Renee Roberson
District 9: Kathryn Bazan
District 10: Vacant
District 11: Dr. Colleen Murray
District 12: Vacant
District 13: Charles Dankert
District 14: Paula Day
District 15 (Mayor): Vacant
Buildings: Alan Hoffmann
Energy: Michael Martin
Transportation: Dr. Maria Boccalandro
Zero Waste: Raj Daniels
Water Resources: David Marquis
Green Space: Micah Pace
Food & Urban Agriculture: Cristian Camacho
Air Quality: Rita Beving