San Francisco Commission on the Environment

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The San Francisco 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 forests. [1] The Commission on the Environment was created in December 1992 to advise the Board of Supervisors on legislation and policy related to the city's environment and ecology. Its 15 voting members and three ex officio non-voting members were representative of the environmental and ecological interests of all segments of the population and all geographic areas of the city. A new city charter made effective in July 1996 created the current Commission on the Environment. Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. appointed the first commission members on October 5, 1996. [2]"

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