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AD HOC COMMITTEE ON SUSTAINABILITY


  November 13, 2017
12:30 P.M.
651 Pine Street, Room 101, Martinez

 
Supervisor John Gioia, Chair
Supervisor Federal D. Glover, Vice Chair
Agenda Items: Items may be taken out of order based on the business of the day and preference of the Committee
 
             
1.   Introductions
 
2.   Public comment on any item under the jurisdiction of the Committee and not on this agenda (speakers may be limited to three minutes).
 
3.   APPROVE Record of Action for September 25, 2017, meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on Sustainability.
 
Attachments
Minutes - 9/25/2017 Ad Hoc Committee on Sustainability
 
4.   RECEIVE report from Contra Costa County Sustainability Commission.
 
5.   RECEIVE report on discussion paper “Navigating the Changing Landscape of Energy Efficiency Programs in the East Bay”, and PROVIDE DIRECTION as appropriate.
 
Attachments
East Bay Energy Watch - Energy Efficiency Landscape, Oct. 2017
Tables Summarizing Energy Efficiency Program Offerings and Providers
 
6.   RECEIVE report on energy usage data and REFER item to Board of Supervisors.
 
Attachments
Energy Usage Data Presentation
 
7.   RECEIVE update on Model Solar Ordinance Toolkit and PROVIDE DIRECTION regarding next steps. 
 
8.   RECEIVE update on zoning for commercial solar projects.
 
Attachments
Commercial Solar Report to Planning Commission 11/8/2017
 
9.   RECEIVE update from the County’s Sustainability Coordinator.
 
10.    The next meeting is currently scheduled for January 22, 2017, 9:00 A.M.
 
11.    Adjourn
 

The Ad Hoc Committee on Sustainability will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities planning to attend Ad Hoc Committee on Sustainability meetings. Contact the staff person listed below at least 72 hours before the meeting.
Any disclosable public records related to an open session item on a regular meeting agenda and distributed by the County to a majority of members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Sustainability less than 96 hours prior to that meeting are available for public inspection at 651 Pine Street, 1st floor, during normal business hours.
Public comment may be submitted via electronic mail on agenda items at least one full work day prior to the published meeting time.
 

  For Additional Information Contact Jody London, Sustainability Coordinator, Phone: (925) 674-7871/Jody.London@dcd.cccounty.us

Glossary of Acronyms, Abbreviations, and other Terms (in alphabetical order): Contra Costa County has a policy of making limited use of acronyms, abbreviations, and industry-specific language in meetings of its Board of Supervisors and Committees. Following is a list of commonly used abbreviations that may appear in presentations and written materials at meetings of the Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee:

 
AB Assembly Bill FTE Full Time Equivalent
ABAG Association of Bay Area Governments FY Fiscal Year
ACA Assembly Constitutional Amendment GHG Greenhouse Gas
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 GGRF Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds
BAAQMD Bay Area Air Quality Management District GIS Geographic Information System
BART Bay Area Rapid Transit District HSD Contra Costa County Health Services Department
BAYREN Bay Area Regional Energy Network IPM Integrated Pest Management
BGO Better Government Ordinance (Contra Costa County) JPA/JEPA Joint (Exercise of) Powers Authority or Agreement
BOS Board of Supervisors LAMORINDA Area of Lafayette-Moraga-Orinda
CALTRANS California Department of Transportation MAC Municipal Advisory Council
CAO County Administrative Officer or Office MBE Minority Business Enterprise
CAP Climate Action Plan MOA Memorandum of Agreement
CARB California Air Resources Board MOE Maintenance of Effort
CCA Community Choice MOU Memorandum of Understanding
CCE Community Choice Energy Aggregation MTC Metropolitan Transportation Commission
CCWD Contra Costa Water District NACo National Association of Counties
CEC California Energy Commission NEPA National Environmental Protection Act
CPUC California Public Utilities Commission PDA Priority Development Area
CEQA California Environmental Quality Act PV Photovoltaicv
CSA County Service Area PWD Contra Costa County Public Works Department
CSAC California State Association of Counties RDA Redevelopment Agency or Area
DCC Delta Counties Coalition RFP Request For Proposals
DPC Delta Protection Commission RFQ Request For Qualifications
DWR California Department of Water Resources SB Senate Bill
DCD Contra Costa County Dept. of Conservation & Development SGC Strategic Growth Council
EBEW East Bay Energy Watch SR2S Safe Routes to Schools
EBMUD East Bay Municipal Utility District TWIC - Transportation, Water, and Infrastructure Committee
EIR Environmental Impact Report (a state requirement) U.S.EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
EIS Environmental Impact Statement (a federal requirement) WBE Women-Owned Business Enterprise


 

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