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Sustainable City Commission

The eleven member Sustainable City Commission advises the City Council on environmental issues such as buildings and neighborhoods, urban nature, transportation, water, energy, waste reduction and eco products and services, and is responsible for creating a Sustainable City action plan. View the Sustainable City Commission Enacting Ordinance.

The Sustainable City Commission meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm in the City Council Chambers and are open to the public.

City Hall is located at 411 W. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802. There are multiple ways to get to City Hall and members of the public are encouraged to be sustainable by walking, biking, carpooling or taking public transit.

Next Meeting

March 25, 2021

Agenda Items: receive a presentation from the Long Beach Department of Energy Resources on Environmental Programs & Initiatives, and receive a presentation from Southern California Edison on their Pathway 2045 to achieve a carbon neutral future.

This meeting will be held via teleconference pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom. 

The Civic Chambers will be closed to the public. Public will have the option to provide comments on agenda items prior to the meeting via email sustainability@longbeach.gov or sign up for telephonic public comment by 12pm the day of the meeting.

Past Meetings

February 25, 2021

Agenda Items: receive a Brown Act Training from the City Attorney's Office, receive a presentation from the Long Beach Water Department on Water Saving Projects and Programs, and receive a presentation from the Port of Long Beach on the Green Port Initiatives.

January 28, 2021

Agenda Items: review and approve the draft letter on commission policy priorities and forward to City Council, receive a presentation on the preliminary results of the Sustainable City Action Plan 10 Year Report, and discuss focus areas and priorities for a new Sustainability Strategic Plan.

December 10, 2020

Presentations: LA County on the OurCounty Countywide Sustainability Plan, and Long Beach Fleet Services Bureau on Green Fleet and Sustainability Initiatives.

October 22, 2020

Presentations: Public Works on the Long Beach Municipal Urban Stormwater Treatment (LB-MUST) Project, and Long Beach Transit on their Sustainability Programs and Emissions Reductions

September 24, 2020

Presentations: Long Beach Airport will report on their progress towards a Sustainabl Airport Plan, Long Beach Sustainability Staff will present the Draft 2020 Work Plan, and Commissioners will discuss priorities for 2021 Commission meetings

August 27, 2020

Presentations: Coalition for Clean Air on Recommended Priorities for Oil Tax Revenue, Environmental Services Bureau on Waste Reduction Programs and Organics Recycling, and Potential Industries on Long Beach's Curbside Recycling Program.

July 23, 2020

Presentations: Climate Resolve on Climate Action and Adaptation Plans, City Staff and AECOM on Oil Barrel Production Tax, and Clean Power Alliance on Community Choice Energy. 

June 25, 2020

Presentations: Long Beach Office of Equity on Framework for Reconciliation and Long Beach Development Services on Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. 

May 28, 2020

Presentations: Long Beach Public Works Mobility Team on Active Transportation Projects and Programs, and the Aquarium of the Pacific on their Climate Resilience Work, Pacific Visions exhibit, and moving forward in the era of COVID-19.

Election for the positions of Chair and Vice Chair of the Sustainable City Commision for 2020-2021.

March 26, 2020

Meeting cancelled

February 27, 2020

Presentations: Long Beach Water Department on Water Saving Projects and Programs, and Port of Long Beach on the Green Port Policy, Water Quality, and Community Grants. 

January 23, 2020

Presentations: Resolution to restrict offshore oil drilling from Oceana, Wilmington Field Operations Outlook from Energy Resources, and Breakwater Ecosystem Study Update from Public Works.

December 4, 2019

Presentations: LA County Public Works on the LA River Plan, Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine on the development of the Parks Strategic Plan, Discussion of Sustainable City Commission policy priorities for 2020.

October 24, 2019

Presentations: Department of Public Works on the sustainability of the new Civic Center, Development Services Planning Bureau on the Uptown Planning Land Use and Neighborhood Strategy (UPLAN), and Sustainability staff on the 2020 Work Plan.

July 25, 2019

Presentations: Department of Development Services’ Building & Safety Bureau on Local Code Adoption of the Latest Edition of the California Building Standards Code, and Roman Vazquez, Engineering Senior Project Manager for Southern California Edison, and electric vehicle subject matter expert, on Transitioning to Electric Vehicles in California.

June 27, 2019

Presentations: Long Beach Fleet Services on Green Fleet Initiatives, Public Works Mobility Team on Mobility Projects and Programs, Long Beach Transit on Green Transit Initiatives.

May 23, 2019

Presentations: Long Beach Disaster Preparedness on Emergency Communications on Emergency Preparedness Programs and Initiateives, Aquarium of the Pacific on their Climate Resilience Work, and CSU Long Beach Office of Sustainability on Sustainability and Resiliency Programs and Initiatives.

Election for the positions of Chair and Vice Chair of the Sustainable City Commision for 2019-2020.

March 28, 2019

Presentations: Conservation Corps of Long Beach on programs and activities, Environmental Services Bureau on Waste Reduction Programs and Accomplishments, Sustainability Staff on Earth Month Events and the Go Green Pledge Campaign.

February 28, 2019

Presentations: Port of Long Beach on Green Port Initiatives, Long Beach Water on Water Conservation Projects and Programs, Long Beach Airport on the Sustainability Plan Outline.

January 24, 2019

Presentations: Public Works, Stormwater Management Division on Stormwater Projects and Programs, and Office of Sustainability Staff on the new Fruit Tree Program and PACE Provider Expansion.

December 5, 2018

Presentations: Development Services’ Planning Bureau on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Vulnerability Assessment and strategy development.

October 25, 2018

Presentations: Mayor's Office on the Green Airport Policy, Public Works on the Breakwater Reconfiguration Plans, and Sustainability Staff on the 2019 Draft Work Plan.

July 26, 2018

Presentations: Fleet Services on their Green Fleet Program, Long Beach Transit on the Alternative Fuel Bus Program, and LB Sustainability Staff on the Ranchos Walk event.

June 28th, 2018

Presentations: Public Works on the Bicycle Master Plan and Mobility Programs, and Southern California Edison on the Clean Power and Electrification Pathway

May 24th, 2018

Presentations: Public Works on the Health of the Urban Forest, and Development Services Planning Bureau on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

March 22nd, 2018

Theme: Community Resilience

Presentations: Aquarium of the Pacific on their Community Resilience Outreach, and The Trust for Public Land on the Green Alleys Program

January 25th, 2018

Presentations: Environmental Services Bureau on Waste Reduction Programs and Accomplishments, and Marcia Tolentino with the Residential GHG Reduction Workshop Presentation

December 6th, 2017

Theme: Climate Action

Presentations: Sustainability Staff on the Green Business Recognition for Maple Village Waldorf School, and Planning Bureau on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan update

October 26th, 2017

Theme: Water Conservation

Presentations: LB Water on Conservation Metrics and Programs, Sustainability staff on the Draft 2018 Work Plan

September 28th, 2017

Sustainable City Commission Retreat: 2018 Sustainable City Workplan discussion

July 27th, 2017

Theme: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Presentations: Long Beach Fleet Services on their progress towards a Green Fleet, and a presentation on Energy Efficient Mortgages and other home efficiency financing options.

June 22nd, 2017

Theme: Community Choice Energy

Presentations: Long Beach Gas & Oil, Los Angeles Community Choice Energy, and South Bay Clean Power on the options for Community Choice Energy in Long Beach

May 25th, 2017

Theme: Multi-modal Transportation

Presentations: LB Transit about Efforts to Reduce Emissions and Public Works about Mobility Programs and Projects

March 23rd, 2017

Presentations: Environmental Services Bureau about the Environmentally Acceptable Food Packing Ordinance and Long Beach Gas & Oil about Current Oil and Gas Operations in Long Beach

February 23rd, 2017

Theme: Port of Long Beach

Presentations: Port of Long Beachabout the Clean Air Action Plan and On-Dock Rail

January 26th, 2017

Theme: Resilience

Presentations: Aquarium of the Pacific, CSULB Sustainability

Other Items: Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Update, EV Charger Giveaway Update

December 8th, 2016

Theme: Stormwater Treatment

Presentations: Stormwater Management Division

Other Items: EV Charger Giveaway Update, Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Program