Sustainability Commission

Serve on the Sustainability Commission!

The Sustainability Committee of the Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications from individuals for four (4) at-large seats on the Contra Costa County Sustainability Commission.

  • One member representing a community group, 
  • One member representing a commercial group or organization, 
  • One member representing environmental justice issues (the incumbent in this seat is from East County), and 
  • One member representing an education or research institution.  

Incumbents may re-apply. Click here to review the notice for applications.

Applications are due Friday, February 5, 2021 at 5:00 P.M.   For more information on County advisory bodies and how to apply, visit www.contracosta.ca.gov/3418/Appointed-Bodies-Committees-Commissions

Responsibilities

  • Provide Advice to staff and the Board on successful implementation of the Climate Action Plan, including suggestions on how that work can be performed more efficiently and effectively.
  • Advise the Board on opportunities to realize equity and fairness across the diverse communities of Contra Costa County in sustainability programs that support the Climate Action Plan.
  • Provide suggestions to staff and the Board on how to better engage Contra Costa County residents and businesses on sustainability issues and implementation of the Climate Action Plan.

Agenda/Meetings

The Sustainability Commission meets every other month on the fourth Monday, 5-7 p.m. (the December meeting is earlier in the month).  Meetings are held online for now. Agendas are posted online a few days before the meeting. The 2021 meeting dates are:

February 22
April 26
June 28
August 23
October 25
December 13 (tentative)

2020 Meeting Recordings

Starting in June 2020, the Sustainability Commission meetings began being held online. Recordings of the meetings are posted below.
June 22 - Click here to see a recording of the meeting, which was held on Zoom.
August 24
Click here to see the overview presentation on draft environmental justice policies for the County's General Plan.  The draft policies are included in the agenda for this meeting, which you can find through the link below.
Click here to see a recording of the meeting, which was held on Zoom.

October 26
Click here to see a recording of the meeting, which was held on Zoom.

December 14
Click here to see a recording of the meeting, which was held on Zoom.

Most Recent Agenda
All Agendas

To sign up for Sustainability Commission email or SMS alerts, please visit the County’s Notify Me page. You will need to log in and go the Sustainability Commission, located under Agenda Center.

Members

The Sustainability Commission consists of twelve members and five alternates, selected as follows:

  • Five members - one member from each Supervisorial district (must be a resident of that district), nominated by the Supervisor for that district, and approved by the Board of Supervisors. Each Supervisor also appoints an alternate;
  • Two members representing community groups whose mission includes sustainability and/or environmental issues;
  • Two members representing commercial groups or organizations whose business focuses on sustainability and/or environmental issues;
  • Two members representing environmental justice issues and who live in a disadvantaged community, and who represent the geographic diversity of the County;
  • One member representing an education or research institution.

Current Committee Roster

Annual Reports and Climate Action Plan Progress Reports

Annual Reports

Sustainability Commission 2019 Annual Report and 2020 Work Plan (PDF)
Sustainability Commission 2018 Annual Report and 2019 Work Plan (PDF)
Sustainability Commission 2017 Annual Report and 2018 Work Plan (PDF)

Climate Action Plan Progress Report

2019 Climate Action Plan Progress Report
Climate Action Plan Report 2018 (PDF)
2018 Climate Action Plan Progress Report - All Measures (PDF)
2017 Climate Action Plan Progress Report (PDF)

Recent Presentations

03-28-19-Workshop SB1000-Presentation (PDF)
03-28-19-Workshop-SB1000-Implementation (PDF)
03-28-19-Workshop SB-379-Climate Adaptation (PDF)