Environmental Quality Committee

About the Committee

Established March 3, 2008 by Resolution 2008-13, the Environmental Quality Committee (or EQC) is a Council-appointed body of residents and businesses who work to involve the community directly in understanding and reducing our impact on the environment.

What does the EQC do?

EQC members are currently working to:

  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council, staff, other boards, commissions, and committees, and the residents of the City with regard to environmental quality issues within
    the City of El Cerrito;
  • Recommend programs, policies, and ordinances to the City Council and promote the City's environmental quality efforts; and
  • Promote and foster public awareness, education, interest and support for environmental quality efforts, foster volunteer opportunities, and educate El Cerrito residents regarding
    environmental quality and issues relating to environmental impacts.

Enabling Legislation

Resolution 2008-13

Resolution 2021-54

EQC Projects

Get Involved

EQC meets every 2nd Tuesday, 7 PM, City Council Chambers-City Hall

Meetings are open to the public. Please attend if you want to learn more about EQC and City environmental activities, have an idea or an issue that you would like to address, or to express interest in joining the Committee as a Council-appointed member or as a volunteer.

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Howdy Goudey, Chair
Simrun Dhoot, Vice-Chair
Buddy Akacić
Pamela Austin
Fred Bialy
Mark Miner
Sean O'Connor 
Paloma Pavel 
Sheila Tarbet 
Rose Vekony
(5 Vacancies)

Council Liaison 

Carolyn Wysinger

Staff Liaison 

Christina Leard, Management Analyst
Email staff liaison

Regular and Special Meetings

Regular Meetings of the Environmental Quality Committee typically occur at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month Council Chambers City Hall - 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito. 

Regular Meetings and Special Meetings are periodically subject to change or cancellation. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the agenda, visit the City's Calendar of Events, or contact the staff liaison (details above).


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To receive email notification of upcoming meetings, agendas, reports, and minutes, please contact Staff Liaison Christina Leard.