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The Role of the Sustainability Commission

  • Advise the City Council on ways and means of meeting solid waste diversion goals and hazardous waste management goals established by the state of California
  • Plan and undertake public education and public relations programs to encourage residential and commercial participation in recycling and waste reduction programs
  • Advise the City's designated garbage and recycling collector on ways to improve operations and the accomplishments of waste reduction programs
  • Advise the City Council on waste management issues related to county and/or regional plans and programs
  • Advise the City Council on issues related to sea level rise and assist in the development and maintenance of the City's Climate Action Plan


  • The seven-member Sustainability Commission meets monthly on the second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room at 420 Litho Street
  • Meeting times and agendas may be viewed on the meetings and agendas page for the Sustainability Commission


  • There are seven at-large commissioners
  • Commissioners must be Sausalito residents
  • Commissioners must be appointed by the City Council
  • Commissioners may not serve on any other appointed City board or committee, except for those positions specified by the municipal code
  • The City Council encourages residents to apply to serve on the Sustainability Commission; if interested, please fill out an application form
  • The term length is three years, with a maximum of two terms
  • A member may continue to serve after her or his term expires, until a new member is appointed


  • The City Council Liaison is Vice Mayor Joan Cox
  • The Staff Liaison is Andrew Davidson, Senior Civil Engineer, (415) 289-4180 or
  • Greg Christie serves as the representative of the City's waste and recycling hauler, Bay Cities Refuse


  • To send a group email message to the commissioners, please use this email address:
  • If you have any questions about the Sustainability Commission or an item under consideration by the commission, please contact Andrew Davidson, Senior Civil Engineer, at (415) 289-4180 or
  • The Public Works and Community Development counter in City Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon