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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for telephonic public comment by 12pm the day of the meeting.
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.
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.
Presentations: LA County on the OurCounty Countywide Sustainability Plan, and Long Beach Fleet Services Bureau on Green Fleet and Sustainability Initiatives.
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
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
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.
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.
Presentations: Long Beach Office of Equity on Framework for Reconciliation and Long Beach Development Services on Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.
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
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.
Presentations: Resolution to restrict offshore oil drilling from Oceana, Wilmington Field Operations Outlook from Energy Resources, and Breakwater Ecosystem Study Update from Public Works.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Presentations: Development Services’ Planning Bureau on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Vulnerability Assessment and strategy development.
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.
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.
Presentations: Public Works on the Health of the Urban Forest, and Development Services Planning Bureau on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan
Theme: Community Resilience
Presentations: Environmental Services Bureau on Waste Reduction Programs and Accomplishments, and Marcia Tolentino with the Residential GHG Reduction Workshop Presentation
Theme: Climate Action
Theme: Water Conservation
Presentations: LB Water on Conservation Metrics and Programs, Sustainability staff on the Draft 2018 Work Plan
Sustainable City Commission Retreat: 2018 Sustainable City Workplan discussion
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.
Theme: Community Choice Energy
Theme: Multi-modal Transportation
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
Theme: Port of Long Beach
Presentations: Port of Long Beachabout the Clean Air Action Plan and On-Dock Rail
Other Items: Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Update, EV Charger Giveaway Update
Theme: Stormwater Treatment
Presentations: Stormwater Management Division
Other Items: EV Charger Giveaway Update, Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Program