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Town of Atherton
 ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS COMMITTEE AGENDA

January 20, 2022

1:00-3:00 PM

   REGULAR MEETING
 
THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD VIRTUALLY
 
 

This meeting is being held via teleconference pursuant to Government Code section 54953(e)(1)(B) and in compliance with the Brown Act.  Section 54953(e)(1)(B) 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 via: Zoom Meeting.


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1.           ROLL CALL    

Committee Members: Holland, Loew, Vice-Chair Carrico, Chair Conn

Council Member Liaison:  Council Member Hawkins Manuelian

Staff: City Manager Rodericks, Sustainability Coordinator Kim, City Clerk Suber 

2.         PUBLIC COMMENTS (only for items that are not on the agenda - limit of 3 minutes per person)

3.          APPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES FOR THE NOVEMBER 18, 2021, 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 November 18, 2021 Environmental Programs Committee 

4.           COMMITTEE AND STAFF REPORTS / COMMENTS 
  1. Update on Leaf Blower Ordinance - Oral Report Only
  2. Update on Sustainability Website Revisions - Oral Report Only 
    Report: Anthony Suber, Deputy City Manager / City Clerk 

5.          DISCUSS AND PROVIDE AUTHORIZATION FOR AN EARTH DAY 2022 PROPOSAL TO THE CITY COUNCIL 

Report: Committee Member Loew and Holland, EPC Earth Day Planning Ad Hoc Subcommittee 

Recommendation: Discuss and provide authorization to the Ad Hoc Subcommittee to prepare and present a proposal for Earth Day 2022 to the City Council.

Description: This item will be a committee discussion where the Ad Hoc Subcommittee will be seeking Committee authorization to present a proposal including a budget to the City Council related to Earth Day 2022. The Ad Hoc Subcommittee will present an oral review of options for consideration for the Earth Day events and are seeking Committee feedback. 

Earth Day 2022 PowerPoint Presentation

6.               FUTURE AGENDA TOPICS

7.               NEXT MEETING DATE CONFIRMATION

8.            ADJOURN 


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.