Environmental Quality Committee

About the Committee

Established March 3, 2008 by Resolution 2008-13, the Environmental Quality Committee (or EQC) is a Council-appointed body of residents and businesses who work to involve the community directly in understanding and reducing our impact on the environment.

What does the EQC do?

EQC members are currently working to:
  • Act as ambassadors for citywide environmental quality efforts
  • Review requests for policies pertaining to the environment
  • Develop programs to reduce citywide environmental impacts
  • Educate and involve residents in City environmental programs and activities
  • Involve more members of the community in order to expand the range of areas where the Committee can promote environmental quality

Enabling Legislation

Resolution 2008-13
Resolution 2021-54

EQC Projects

Get Involved

EQC meets every 2nd Tuesday, 7 PM, City Council Chambers-City Hall (Currently Meeting via Zoom)

Meetings are open to the public. Please attend if you want to learn more about EQC and City environmental activities, have an idea or an issue that you would like to address, or to express interest in joining the Committee as a Council-appointed member or as a volunteer.

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Howdy Goudey, Chair
Rose Vekony, Vice-Chair
Buddy Akacić
Rebecca Milliken
Mark Miner
Eevelyn Mitchell 
Beth Molnar
Sean O'Connor
Paloma Pavel
Ellen Spitalnik
Sheila Tarbet
Neil Tsutsui
Dave Weinstein
(2 Vacancies)

Council Liaison

Lisa Motoyama

Staff Liaison

Will Provost, OESD Manager
Email staff liaison

Regular and Special Meetings

Regular Meetings of the Environmental Quality Committee typically occur at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month Council Chambers City Hall - 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito. (Currently Meeting via Zoom)

Regular Meetings and Special Meetings are periodically subject to change or cancellation. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the agenda, visit the City's Calendar of Events, or contact the staff liaison (details above).


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To receive email notification of upcoming meetings, agendas, reports, and minutes, please contact Staff Liaison Will Provost.