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File #: 21-036    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Information/Discussion Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/6/2021 In control: Environmental Quality Commission
On agenda: 1/20/2021 Final action:
Title: Welcome and Introductions
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EQC Meeting Date:                     January 20, 2021


To:                                          Members of the Environmental Quality Commission


From:                                          Beth Kallestad, Program Coordinator



Welcome and Introductions



Action Requested:                     

As the EQC has several new members, they will take time at the beginning for some introductions.


Summary Report:

EQC members are asked to share:


                     What are some things you do when not participating in EQC?  (ex - work (where, what), school, exercise, etc.)

                     What is one thing people would not know by looking at you?

                     Why did you join EQC?


The February meeting will include an orientation, process/roles, review of bylaws, etc. A new Vice Chair will also be elected at the February meeting.  For now, some brief background on EQC work in 2020:



                     Updating the city’s noxious weed ordinance to address invasive plants

                     Creation of a carbon fund to support the health of the urban forest

                     Resolution in support of federal carbon tax legislation


Projects worked on:

                     Updating city’s Dark Sky policy to address blue-rich light

                     Development of zero-waste policy, beginning with a plan for single-use plastics

                     Collaborated with Planning Commission and city forester on creating a single “approved tree list”


Projects for next year:

                     Collaborate with Planning Commission as they revise the Comp Plan and LDC

                     Develop policy on downtown parking, zero-waste, and voluntary green building standards

                     Support demonstration projects like the CAC Affordable/Net Zero Energy Housing and native plantings in city parks


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