Wednesday, March 23, 2011
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Street
6:30 PM

 PDF Version of the Agenda Packet (3.93MB)*

1.    Call to Order and Roll Call
2.    Public Comments and Announcements

Action Items

3.    Approval of Minutes of February 23 

Information Items

4.    Reports on Zero Waste Commission (Constantine), Public Works Commission (Abrams), Community Environmental Advisory Commission (Grimes), Transportation Commission (Hutchison), Planning Commission (Murtishaw) and City Council (DeSnoo)

5.    Report Back from Commissioner’s Meetings with their Council Members

6.    Discussion of Transition Town Berkeley. Attachments:

       a)  Transition Town Article

       b)  Transition Town Summary 

7.    Discussion of Economic Stimulus Incentive Program

8.    Report on Solar Programs

9.    Report on East Bay Energy Watch

10.  Discussion of new CPUC and CEC appointments

11.  Discussion of CA Council on Science & Technology Report on Smart Meter Safety. Attachments:

       a)  Council Report on support of AB37 

       b) “Health Impacts of Radio Frequency from Smart Meters” (California Council on Science and Technology, January 2011. Included in February packet.)

12.  Discussion of the Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance

Action Items

13.  Items for Next Month’s Agenda

14.  Adjournment

Action may be taken on any item if moved to the Action section of the agenda at the request of a Commissioner.  If Commissioners are unable to attend, please call Neal De Snoo at the Energy Office, 981-7439 by 4:00 PM, March 23.

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