Energy & Resource Management Committee
Loretta Van der Po
Resolution No. 6755 established the Fullerton Energy and Resource Management Committee (ERMC) in February 1981 and consolidated the Citizens’ Resource Recovery Committee and the Energy Committee. Resolution 2013-25 refined the original purpose, role and responsibilities of the ERMC. The Committee consists of five members, with a maximum of eleven members at Council’s discretion, from various areas of interest in the community (as stated in the establishing resolution) appointed for four-year terms. The Committee currently meets quarterly and the Chairperson is selected annually.
The ERMC is an advisory body to the City Council on policies, plans, and broad programs as they relate to energy use, natural resources, compliance with environmental laws, and the protection of the environment in the City of Fullerton. It also acts as hearing body regarding any and all utility billing disputes as set forth in Section 10 of the Water Rates, Rules, and Regulations.
Examples of the Energy and Resource Management Committee's advisory responsibilities are primarily related to the following issue areas and include:
- Waste Management: Advise the City Council on fees, proposed capital expenditures, City plans and policies, waste diversion efforts, federal and state legislation/regulations, and hazardous/household hazardous waste management programs.
- Water: Advise the City Council on conservation efforts, rates and fees, proposed capital expenditures, City plans and policies, including programs necessary to comply with the Clean Water Act.
- Energy: Advise the City Council on issues as they relate to the impact of the deregulation of the electric and natural gas industries, conservation efforts, and other City plans and programs, including the implementation of motor vehicles powered by non-petroleum based fuels.
- Public Outreach: Advise the City Council on public information efforts necessary to facilitate the implementation of City policies and programs. In addition, with approval of the City Council, the Committee may endorse and participate in other special events that may be of interest to the community.
An ideal applicant would be a dedicated individual who has interest and some level of experience in conservation and energy and resource policy.
(Qualification for appointment: Fullerton resident)
The committee acts as an advisory body to the City Council on matters relating to energy and resource recovery.
The Committee meets on the third Wednesday of February, May, September, and November with the option of scheduling a Special Meeting as needed at 7:30 a.m., in Fullerton City Hall, Council Conference Room, or Council Chambers at 303 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832.
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