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.   


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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

2022 Chair - David Pollock, Council Member, Moorpark
2022 Vice Chair - Jennifer Cavenaugh, Council Member, Piedmont

Click to view the 2022 Policy Committee Member List

Meeting Agendas and Highlights
The Environmental Quality Policy Committee will meet virtually in 2022 on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, February 11, from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 29, from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 10, from 1:30-4:30 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 Affairs, Lobbyist, Environmental Quality
    (916) 658-8218

    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.