Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC)

CEAC Regular Meeting Agenda

Thursday, May 2, 2013

8:00-9:30 PM

North Berkeley Senior Center - 1901 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley
Workshop B room

Agenda (PDF)* 

I.    Call to Order and Roll Call

II.    Informal Action Minutes Review: Review informal action minutes from the meeting of April 4, 2013

III.   Report from the Chair

IV.  Comments from the Public (3 minute limit)

V.   Agenda Prioritization: Commissioners may re-arrange agenda

VI.  Reports from Subcommittees and Taskforces

a.  Watershed and Measure M Subcommittee

VII   Toxics Management Division Report   

VIII.  Discussion/Action 

           a.  Adoption of April 4, 2013 Minutes     
           b.  Use of Anthropogenic Mercury Within the City of Berkeley

i.   Council Referral by Councilmember Capitelli
ii.  Draft Report and Resolution on Use of Anthropogenic Mercury Within the City of Berkeley (April 25, 2013)

c.  May 2, 2013 Community Meeting on Measure M (Streets and Watershed Improvements)

i.   Community meeting flyer
ii.  Discuss next steps for June 8, 2013 community meeting on Measure M  

IX.  Announcements from Commissioners (3 minute limit)

X.   Communications to Commission

a.  Berkeley Amalgam Legal Counsel Opinion by Diane F. Boyer-Vine and Daniel Vandekoolwyk
b.  Reducing Dental Exposure to Mercury in Dental Amalgam by Informed Consent by Edward R. Blonz
c.  Comments on Commissioner Goldhaber's Statement for April 4, 2013 CEAC Meeting by Kristin Homme
d.  History of California Dental Materials Fact Sheet by Kristin Homme
e.  Legal Opinion by James M. Love
f.   Comments on Requesting Berkeley Dentists to Avoid Use of Dental Amalgam by Dr. Norman Ozaki

XI.  Information Items: May be moved to action by majority vote                     

XII.  To be distributed

XIII.  Next Agenda: Discussion/Action items proposed for future agenda

XIV.  Adjourn


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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, Commission Secretary, by calling (510) 981-7460 or emailing

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