Community Environmental Advisory Commission

 Agenda for Regular Meeting – Thursday October 7, 2010, 7:00 pm
First Floor Conference Room, 2118 Milvia Street, Berkeley

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1.        Call to Order and Roll Call

2.        Action Minutes Review/Adoption: Review and adopt minutes from the meeting of 9/2/10.

3.        CEAC Action Tracker: none available.

4.        Report from the Chair: Update on Pacific Steel Casting Council Referral and Smoke from Restaurants, referral to staff.

5.        Comments from the Public (3 minute limit):

6.        Agenda Prioritization: Commissioners may request to re-arrange agenda.

7.        Reports from Subcommittees and Taskforce Delegates: Water Conservation and Biodiesel Subcommittees.

8.        Toxics Management Division Report: TBD. Update on Certified Unified Program (CUPA) enforcements, funding, inspections, software, and staffing.

9.        Discussion/Action:

a) West Berkeley Plan: Discussion on first thoughts, should CEAC be involved in future deliberations on Plan?

b) Restaurant Smoke: Evaluation of existing authority and input from stakeholders, discussion on next steps (Attachment 1)

c) CEAC Priorities: Updates on commissioner priorities.

10.     Announcements from Commissioners (3 minutes limit):

11.     Communications from Public to Commission: None

12.     Information Items: May be moved to action by majority vote. Review Berkeley Daily Planet article: “Berkeley Orders Marina Boatyard to Clean Up or Else”  (

13.     To be distributed: Subcommittee biodiesel report; Chair and Secretary Reports.

14.     Next Agenda: Proposed items for next agenda.

15.     Adjourn

Please note: Please be prepared to extend the meeting until 10:00PM, if needed   

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Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the Commission regarding any item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection at Toxic Management Division, Planning Department located at 2118 Milvia St, 3rd Floor, 94704.

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