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Town of Atherton
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS COMMITTEE AGENDA
July 21, 2022
THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD VIRTUALLY & IN-PERSON AT 80 FAIR OAKS LANE, ATHERTON, CA - COUNCIL CHAMBERS
This meeting is being held via teleconference pursuant to Government Code section 54953(e) and in compliance with the Brown Act. Section 54953(e) permits the Town to hold a meeting during a proclaimed state of emergency via teleconference in order to determine whether as a result of the emergency meeting in person would present an imminent risk to attendees' health or safety. The public may participate in the City Council Meeting via Zoom Meeting or by attending in-person in the Council Chambers.
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1. ROLL CALL
Committee Members: Farrell, Frederick, Loew, Chair Holland-Miles
Council Member Liaison: Council Member Hawkins Manuelian
Staff: City Manager Rodericks, Sustainability Coordinator Kim, City Clerk Suber
2. PUBLIC COMMENTS
(This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Committee on any matter not on the Agenda that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Committee. State law prohibits the Committee from acting on items not listed on the Agenda except by special action of the Committee under specified circumstances. Speakers’ time is limited to three minutes. Additionally, the public may address the Committee on any subject listed on the Regular Agenda.)
3. INTRODUCTION OF NEW ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Report: Anthony Suber, City Clerk / Deputy City Manager
Recommendation: Introduce the two newly appointed committee members.
4. APPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES FOR THE MAY 19, 2022, MEETING
Report: City Clerk, Anthony Suber
Recommendation: Approve the meeting minutes
Description: This item will involve a committee review and discussion of the minutes from the May 19, 2022 Environmental Programs Committee
5. SELECTION OF COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR
Report: City Clerk, Anthony Suber
Recommendation: Oral Report Only. In accordance with the City Council Committees and Commissions Resolution No. 20-26, selection of Chair and Vice Chair.
Description: This item will involve the selection of the Chair and Vice Chair for fiscal year 2022-23. The term will be for one-year at the decision of the Committee.
6. COMMITTEE AND STAFF REPORTS/COMMENTS
a. Review of Subcommittees – Oral Report Only
- Leaf Blower
- Reach Codes
- Website Revisions
- Earth Day
b. Committee Goals Review and Discussion – Oral Report Only
c. Climate Action Plan Discussion – Oral Report Only
d. Holbrook-Palmer Park In-Service Day - Oral Report Only
e. Atherton Green Infrastructure Projects Review - Oral Report Only
Review Atherton Capital Improvement Projects
8. NEXT MEETING DATE CONFIRMATION
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
If you challenge a Town zoning, planning, or any other decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this agenda, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Judicial review of any Town administrative decision may be had only if a petition is filed with the court not later than the 90th day following the date upon which the decision becomes final. Judicial review of environmental determinations may be subject to a shorter time period.
Copies of all staff reports and documents subject to disclosure that relate to each item of business referred to on the agenda are available for public inspection by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before each regularly scheduled City Council meeting.
Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 752-0500. Notification of 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (29 CRF 35.104 ADA Title II)
TELECONFERENCING AND COVID-19 NOTICE:
The Council is required (1) to post notice and agendas as otherwise provided by the Brown Act and applicable law, (2) allow members of the public to access the meeting via call-in line or internet-based service line, (3) provide details on the agenda on how to access the meeting and give public comment, (4) provide an opportunity to comment pursuant to Government Code section 54954.3 and allow a reasonable amount of time during public comment for a person to register, login, and comment, and (5) monitor the call-in line and/or internet-based service line to ensure no disruption hinders access or ability to comment, if there is, take no action until public access is restored. The Town is not required to provide a location to attend in-person.
The Governor proclaimed a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic on March 4, 2020. The proclamation remains active and applies statewide. The Council is meeting pursuant to Section 54953(e)(1)(B) to determine if the emergency conditions pose a threat to attendees' health and safety, warranting teleconference meetings. The Council is complying with other public access and participation obligations, as required and to ensure that any member of the public may attend, participate, and watch the City's legislative bodies conduct their business.