Environmental Quality Commission

Agendas and minutes

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Name Email
Term expires
Josie Gaillard
Email n/a April 30, 2023
Tom Kabat Email n/a April 30, 2022
Janelle London Email n/a  April 30, 2024
Deborah Martin Email n/a April 30, 2021
James Payne - Vice Chair
Email n/a April 30, 2024
Ryann Price - Chair
Email n/a April 30, 2022

April 30, 2023

Roles and responsibilities

The Environmental Quality Commission is charged primarily with advising the City Council on matters involving environmental protection, improvement and sustainability.

Commission priorities

  • Preserving heritage trees
  • Using best practices to maintain city trees
  • Preserving and expanding the urban canopy
  • Making determinations on appeals of heritage tree removal permits
  • Administering annual Environmental Quality Awards program
  • Organizing annual Arbor Day Event; typically a tree planting event 
  • Advising on programs and policies related to protection of natural areas, recycling and waste reduction, environmentally sustainable practices, air and water pollution prevention, climate protection, and water and energy conservation