Community Environmental Advisory Commission

CEAC Regular Meeting Agenda – Thursday November 3, 2011
7:00 to 9:30 pm
First Floor Conference Room, 2118 Milvia Street, Berkeley

PDF version of agenda packet*


  1. Call to Order and Roll Call
  2. Action Minutes Review/Adoption: Review and adopt minutes from the meeting of 10/6/11
  3. CEAC Action Tracker
  4. Report from the Chair
  5. Comments from the Public (3 minute limit)
  6. Agenda Prioritization: Commissioners may request to re-arrange agenda
  7. Reports from Subcommittees and Task Force Delegates:

    a) Climate Action Plan

  8. Toxics Management Division Report: TBD
  9. Discussion/Action:

    a) Adoption of October 6, 2011 Minutes 

    b) Presentation on Watershed Management Plan

    c) Discussion of Community Risk Reduction Plan (Zoning and Air Quality) 

    d) Discussion of contaminated Berkeley soils

  10. Announcements from Commissioners (3 minute limit)
  11. Communications to Commission (received after distribution of the November 3, 2011 agenda packet):

    a) Email from Jenny Bard re: Wood Smoke Spare the Air Season Begins, dated October 30, 2011

    b)  The Impacts of Short-term Changes in Air Quality on Emergency Room and Hospital Use in California's San Joaquin Valley, a new study which corrobrates previous studies from the American Lung Association.  CEAC had adopted some of the most conservative codes on wood smoke control.  

  12. Information Items: May be moved to action by majority vote
  13. To be distributed
  14. Next Agenda: Discussion/Action items proposed for future agenda
  15. Adjourn

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

Communications Are Public Records: Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public records and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website. Please note: email addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record. If you do not want your email address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Portal Service or in person to Commission Secretary Nabil Al-Hadithy. If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication. Please contact the Commission Secretary Nabil Al-Hadithy for further information.

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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.

Please request information from Nabil Al-Hadithy, Secretary, at (510) 981-7460 or by email at

This meeting is being held in a wheelchair accessible location. To request a disability-related accommodation(s) to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact the Disability Services specialist at 981-6346 (V) or 981-7075 (TDD) at least three business days before the meeting date.

Please refrain from wearing scented products to this meeting.

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