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AD HOC COMMITTEE ON SUSTAINABILITY


  July 31, 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 May 22, 2017, Ad Hoc Committee on Sustainability Meeting. This record was prepared pursuant to the Better Government Ordinance 95-6, Article 25-205 (d) of the Contra Costa County Ordinance Code. Any handouts or printed copies of testimony distributed at the meeting will be attached to this meeting record. (Jody London, Department of Conservation and Development)
 
Attachments
05-22-17 SUS-CTTE Minutes
05-22-17 SUS-CTTE Sign In Sheet
 
4.   RECEIVE oral update from the Sustainability Commission. (Jody London, Department of Conservation and Development)
 
5.   DISCUSS options for preparing Contra Costa County for increased use of electric vehicles and DIRECT the Directors of the Departments of Conservation and Development and Public Works, or their designees, to prepare an Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan by February 2018. (Jody London, Department of Conservation and Development)
 
6.   DISCUSS Consideration of statements and actions Contra Costa County could take in response to the withdrawal by the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, including the We Are Still In letter, the County Climate Coalition, and the Under2 Coalition, and RECOMMEND County support the We Are Still In letter and County Climate Coalition. (Jody London, Department of Conservation and Development)
 
Attachments
Attachment A - We Are Still In doc.
Appendix B - County Climate Coalition
 
7.   RECEIVE update on County nominations to Resilient by Design program. (Jody London, Department of Conservation and Development)
 
Attachments
Bay Point - Resilient By Design Nom. Form -final
N Richmond - Resilient by Design Nom. Form -final
Rodeo - Resilient by Design Nom. Form -final
 
8.   CONSIDER report of updates from the Sustainability Coordinator, and take ACTION as appropriate. (Jody London, Department of Conservation and Development)
 
9.   The next meeting is currently scheduled for September 25, 2017.
 
10.   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 TWICTransportation, 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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