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.   


Solid Waste and Recycling 

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Policy Committee


Committee Members

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

Committee Officers

Chair - Chris Rogers, Council Member, Santa Rosa
Vice Chair - David Pollock, Mayor Pro Tem, Moorpark

Meeting Agendas and Highlights
The 2021 Environmental Quality Policy Committee will meet virtually this year on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, January 14, from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • April Meeting Part 1: Thursday, April 8, from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • April Meeting Part 2: Thursday, April 15, from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30p.m.
  • Thursday, June 3, from 1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.



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Take Action

Our advocacy efforts are strongest when joined by the voices of city leaders. Visit the action center for a list of current priority legislative bills and proposals, and sample letters of support or opposition.


Make your voice heard

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Contact Staff

Dolfie, Derek
Derek Dolfie
Legislative Representative: Environmental Quality, and Community Services
(916) 658-8218

Caroline Cirrincione
Policy Analyst
(916) 658-8250

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.