June 12, 2014 Regularly Scheduled Meeting
June 19, 2014 @ 6PM
Conference Room at 420 Litho Street, Sausalito
AGENDA FOR THE
SAUSALITO SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION
6:00 P.M. in the Conference Room at 420 LITHO STREET, SAUSALITO, CA
Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Note that the Sausalito Sustainability Commission may, at its discretion, consider agenda items out of the order in which they are listed. The public may comment on any item on the agenda that has not previously been subject to public comment. To give everyone an opportunity to be heard and to ensure the presentation of different points of view, the Commission requests that members of the audience who speak:
1) Always address the Chair;
2) (Optional) State his/her name;
3) State views succinctly; and
4) Limit presentations to three (3) minutes.
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Chairperson: Cynthia Nimmo
Secretary: Monica Towers filling in for Sue Currier
Members: Jann Johnson, Greg Kandankulam, Linda Schanfein
City: Ray Withy, Andrew Davidson
BCRS: Greg Christie
Absent/Excused: Sue Currier
1. Call to Order – 6:00 pm
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of the minutes of the May meeting.
4. Sausalito City Matters 6:10 - 7:05
A. City / City Council Update
B. Status of PG&E and MCE discussion with City Council
C. Sausalito Community Magazine-- Fall edition materials are due Tuesday June 17th,, if any interest in submitting an article
D. Lappert’s ice cream—Removal of Composting Bin?
5. Bay Cities Refuse Service 7:05 – 7:15
A. Update on location of permanent compost pile and outreach needs, and discuss signage
B. Whiskey Springs survey status
C. Downtown waste cans
D. Update on Caladonia Street Festival.
6. Public Comment. 7:15 – 7:20
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS: This is the time for the Commission to hear from citizens regarding matters that are not on the agenda. Comments on matters that are on the agenda shall be made at the time the Commission considers those matters. Except in very limited situations, state law precludes the Commission from taking action on or engaging in discussions concerning items of business that are not on the agenda. However, the Commissioners may refer matters not on the agenda to be put on the agenda for a future meeting. Speakers are limited to 3 minutes each.
7. Ongoing Efforts 7:20 – 8:00
A. Public Ashtrays / BaitTanks
Our Commission has purchased 4 BaitTanks and is intending to install them at the waterfront, 2 at Yee Tock Chee Park, and 2 at the Ferry Terminal.
BaitTanks collect cigarette butts and the placement of these "cute" receptacles in tourist coastal towns has helped towns like Carmel, Monterey Wharf, and Santa Cruz with their cigarette butt problems. Tourists seem to love them, and USE them more, and immediately get what they are. Currently, around town and in tourist areas, we use concrete ashtrays with sand tops, which fill with water in the rain, and the butts float out onto the street / park, plus into the Bay..
Bay Cities will empty the BaitTanks. And say it's actually easier to open the container, and tip out the butts, versus having to pull out individual butts from the sand traps.
The larger objective is to keep the butts out of the Bay, and stop smoking tourists from throwing their butts onto the street or into the Bay.
B. School composting programs – Cynthia to update on Willow Creek Academy implementation
C. Single Use Plastic Bag ordinance – Brainstorm education and outreach plan
D. Restaurant and Business composting outreach – Brainstorm education and outreach plan
E. Greg Kandankulam to bring city web site changes and suggestions for review
F. Leaf Blower Ban – tabled until after outreach plans implemented
G. Dock Walkers Program – Linda to update on volunteer needs and next steps
8. Agenda for Next Month 7:50 – 8:00
9. Adjournment 8:00
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