AGENDA FOR THE
SAUSALITO SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION
6:00 P.M. in the Conference Room at 420 LITHO STREET, SAUSALITO, CA
Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Chairperson: Cynthia Nimmo
Secretary: Sue Currier
Members: Jann Johnson, Greg Kandankulam, Linda Schanfein, Monica Towers
City: Ray Withy, Andrew Davidson
BCRS: Greg Christie
1. Call to Order – 6:00 pm
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of the minutes of the June meeting.
4. Sausalito City Matters 6:10 - 7:05
A. City / City Council Update
B. Potential new JPA grant & uses
C. Sausalito Community Magazine-- Winter edition materials are due October 7th, need themes and articles scheduled out for deadlines
5. Bay Cities Refuse Service 7:05 – 7:15
A. Location of permanent compost pile needs signage
B. List of restaurants that recycle and/or compost
D. Downtown washroom need more cleaning, has that been scheduled
E. Mandatory recycling and composting
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
4 BaitTanks have been purchase and awaiting installation 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 continuing to work with Willow Creek Academy
C. Single Use Plastic Bag ordinance – Ongoing education and outreach plans
D. Restaurant and Business composting outreach – Ongoing education and outreach
E. Review Greg Kandankulam’s ongoing city web site changes and add suggestions
F. Leaf Blower Ban – tabled until after outreach plans implemented
8. Agenda for Next Month 7:50 – 8:00
9. Adjournment 8:00
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