The Environmental Commission meetings are held quarterly on the 1st Tuesday of the month, at 7:00pm, in the Council Chambers (subject to change)

Meetings are based on an agenda prepared in advance, focused discussion, teamwork and where possible, the use of total quality management concepts

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City of Calabasas
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302

City Hall Hours
M-Th, 7:30am-5:30pm
Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm
The Public Counter is closed
 on Fridays


Julie Shy-Sobol, Chair
Martha Fritz, Vice Chair
Lisa Brackelmanns-Wilder
David Cohan
Julie A. Elginer
Camille Sylvester, Student Member
Elijah Schwartz, Alternate Student Member
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Alex Farassati, Environmental Services Supervisor

This environmental organization is composed of a diverse group of volunteers who contribute their time and energy to work as a team to continuously monitor and improve the quality of life for all species and the quality of resources by providing ideas and information that advocate the communities vision for Calabasas, Los Angeles County and the State of California.

The commission advocates sound environmental policy and action in the areas of air quality, land use, water quality, waste management, flora and fauna and resources (water & energy). This commission meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month based on an agenda prepared in advance, focused discussion, teamwork and where possible, the use of total quality management concepts.

The commission provides assistance to the Planning Department and City Council by reviewing and commenting on City ordinances and state mandates and identifies important environmental goals for the City and estimates resources needed to accomplish these goals.



A. The commission shall consist of five (5) members who shall be lawful residents of the city and electors during their respective terms of office.

B. Commissioners nominated by individual councilmembers shall have a term lasting for the lesser of two (2) years or until the expiration of the term of the councilmember who nominated that commissioner. Notwithstanding the expiration of a term, a commissioner shall continue until his or her successor has been appointed.

C. If a vacancy occurs other than by expiration of a term, a new commissioner shall be appointed in the manner set forth above and shall serve the unexpired portion of the term to which he or she is appointed.

D. The commission may appoint or reappoint one (1) high school student lawfully resident in the city as a nonvoting commissioner for a one-year term.



The commissioners shall serve without compensation, but may receive reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in connection with the performance of their duties. No expense of any kind shall be incurred by the commission or any commissioner unless first authorized and approved by the city council.

Air Quality
Arbor Day Celebration
Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award
Coyotes - Living with Coyotes in Calabasas
Earth Day Celebration
Environmental Services Division
Expanded Polystyrene Ban
E-Waste Collection/Recycling
Green City
Green Streets Project
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Mobile Car Wash
Plastic Bag Ban
Recycling Drawing Contest
Sustainable Communities
Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve (formerly Ahmanson Ranch)
Ways You Can Promote Wildlife Habitat

City of Calabasas 2017