Environment Commission

The Commission on the Environment sets policy for the Department of the Environment and advises the mayor and Board of Supervisors on environmental matters. Appointed by the mayor, the seven-member commission develops policies and programs in recycling, toxics reduction, environmental justice, energy efficiency, commute alternatives, climate change, and the city's urban forest. Contact the Commission on the Environment for information on disability access and language access.

Upcoming Meetings

The commission meets at 5:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, and November) at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 416, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public.
Commission on the Environment 2015 Meeting Schedule >

Archived Meetings

Audio & Video

  • Video/audio archives  from televised Commission meetings (August 6, 2013 - present)
  • Audio archives from non-televised meetings (July 27, 2010 - August 6, 2013, and November 12 Special Meeting)
  • Audio Archives: (June 4 - present) from subcommittee Meetings

Past Meeting Minutes & Agendas


Environment Commission Subcommittees

The Commission on the Environment office is at 1455 Market Street, Suite 1200., San Francisco, CA 94103. Please bring photo identification to gain admittance to the office.

Contact the Commission

Disability Access

City Hall is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and other assistive mobility devices. Ramps are available at the Grove, Van Ness and McAllister entrances.

  • The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street.
  • Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness and the Metro Stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center.  For information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142.  
  • There is accessible curbside parking adjacent to City Hall on Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue and in the vicinity of the Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products.  Please help the City accommodate these individuals.  Individuals with chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call the Mayor’s Office on Disability at (415) 554-6789 or (415) 554-6799 (TTY) for additional information.

The following services are available on request 72 hours prior to the meeting; except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline shall be 4:00 p.m. of the last business day of the preceding week:

  • For American sign language interpreters or the use of a reader during a meeting, a sound enhancement system, and/or alternative formats of the agenda and minutes, please contact Monica Fish at (415) 355-3709 to make arrangements for the accommodation.  Late requests will be honored, if possible.

Language Access

Language Assistance: To request an interpreter for a specific item during the meeting, please contact the Commission Secretary, Monica Fish, at (415) 355-3709 or Monica.Fish@sfgov.org at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.


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