The Environmental Commission seeks to be a focal point for information to guide city leaders on environmental issues and promote environmental awareness in the community.
Commissioner membership eligibility requires one of the following:
Resident of Monterey Park
An individual operating or working in Monterey Park
A professional / scholar in the environmental field
Youth Advisor membership eligibility requires the following:
Members must be currently attending high school or attended within the last six months.
If you are interested in becoming a commissioner or youth advisor, please complete the application and submit to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754
At their meeting of March 2, 2005, the City Council unanimously approved Ordinance 2029 to create the Environmental Commission that would assist the City in preserving its natural resources and the sustainability of the community. The ordinance sets forth the Commission’s responsibilities to:
Serve in advisory capacity to the City Council on related issues
Assist in issues that are deemed necessary for the environmental integrity of the City of Monterey Park
Monitor legislative activities
Develop and implement policies and procedures
Advocate and promote programs to increase awareness of the environment
Investigate funding to implement programs to benefit the community
Each of the five City Council members nominates a commissioner who is then subject to be ratified by the full Council. Youth Advisor members are non-voting members and appointed by the Commission.