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
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