Climate Action Committee

On December 3, 2019 the City Council adopted a City Council Resolution declaring a climate emergency and committing to ongoing actions to restore a safe environment. On January 7, 2020 the City Council approved the creation of a Climate Action Subcommittee. The Climate Action Subcommittee will include a cross-section of community members from all sectors working together to create a recommendation to the City Council on specific actions.

At thier meeting on February 10, 2021, their name was formally changed to Climate Action Committee.

The Climate Action Committee will consist of eleven (11) to thirteen (13) members from the following backgrounds:

  • One City Councilmember
  • One Planning Commissioner
  • One Member of City Staff (Planning Director or designee)
  • Youth (ages 17-23)
  • Sebastopol business owner
  • Sebastopol Climate Action or other local climate group representative
  • Environmental justice/equity background
  • Rights of nature background
  • Climate background
  • Reside within Sebastopol city limits
  • Reside outside Sebastopol city limits within the 95472-zip code

Duties of Climate Action Committee:

  • Formulate a Work Plan for the committee
  • Research composition and duties of other cities committees
  • Update CAP Document for City
  • Prioritize Climate Emergency Resolution Attachment A
  • Create Climate Calendar
  • Create Volunteer Appreciation Events/Ideas for Climate Events

In creating the climate action committee, it is not the intent of the council to duplicate or overlap the functions, duties, or responsibilities assigned to any other board or commission. It is likely, however, that the work of the climate action committee may involve areas of concern of other City boards and commissions. In these situations, City staff may be asked to bring those items to those relevant boards and commissions and report back to the committee.

The Climate Action Committee (also known as the CAC) meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

You can reach Climate Action Committee members through the City of Sebastopol Planning Department (707-823-6167).

Current Climate Action Committee Members

Committee Members  
Gerald Glaser  
Alex Goodman  
Dena Allen  
Josho Somine  
Kenna Lee  
Liselotte Pierce  
Sarah Elliot  
Sunali Shanti Sikand  
Woody Hastings  
Diana Rich, Councilmember  
Luke Lindenbusch, Planning Commissioner  
Sarah Gurney, Councilmember (Alternate)  

Staff Liaison
Kari Svanstrom, Planning Director