Environmental Quality

The Environmental Quality (EQ) Policy Committee reviews issues related to air, water and water quality, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), solid waste and recycling, hazardous materials, coastal issues, utilities, and wildfires.   


Policy Committee

Committee Leadership

2024 Chair - Illece Buckley Weber, Council Member, Agoura Hills
2024 Vice Chair - Max Perrey, Council Member, Mill Valley

Committee Members

The committee's membership is comprised of representatives from each of the Cal Cities professional departments, regional divisions, and caucuses, and appointments by the Cal Cities president.

Meeting Agendas and Highlights

The Environmental Quality Policy Committee will meet in 2024 on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, March 22, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel
  • Friday, June 21, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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      Melissa Sparks-Kranz
      Legislative Affairs, Lobbyist, Environmental Quality

      Curious why Cal Cities supports or opposes certain bills or measures? Advocacy efforts are determined by Annual Conference Resolutions or the  Existing Policy and Guiding Principles.