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Aug 9, 2022, 7:23:14 PM8/9/22
CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ CRRA San Diego Chapter and Zero Waste San Diego Public Meeting
WHEN:  Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.
This meeting will be virtual
Phone call in through Teams:
Call +1 619-343-2539 United States, San Diego (Toll) and enter the meeting ID 591 154 284#
Contact: Steve Weihe 858-694-2559
Submit Agenda Items to Chair Rick Anthony and County Staff Steve Weihe 2 weeks prior to the next meeting: and
·         Welcome and Introductions
·         Approval, Minutes July 2022 
·         Chair’s Report
·         Staff Reports
·         Cities
·         County
·         Haulers
·         Non-Profits
·         LWV
·         Public Comments and Communication
·         Regional Planning Issues
·         Legislative Update
·         Roundtable
·         Adjournment
WHEN: Thursday, July 14, from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
·         Welcome and Introductions
·         Rick Anthony (Zero Waste San Diego), Steve Weihe (County of San Diego), Derek Lam (City of San Diego), Beryl Flom (League of Women Voters), Hemant Phadnis (non-profit-Wave/Hughey Zero), Kim Knox (President, League of Women Voters), Ruth Sandven (Chair Environmental/Sustainability committee, League of Women Voters), Stephen Mergener (Scalvage Bros.), Debbie Dodson (Carton Council), Bob Hill (EDCO), Laura Anthony (Zero Waste San Diego), Janine Rands (San Luis Obispo zero waste advocate), Petra (resident), Anne (climate consultant)
·         Approval, Minutes June 2022 – Approved no changes.
·         Chair’s Report
·         Webinar on July 19 at 2 PM entitled “Cool Now”
o   Focuses on the importance of organic waste recycling and composting
·         CRRA conference is September 6-9 in Oceanside, CA
·         Staff Reports
·         City of San Diego
o   The City is increasing edible food recovery assistance
o   The City is continuing SB 1383 efforts with commercial customers while offering technical assistance
o   The City’s I Love A Clean San Diego contract will be expanding to once again include public landfill tours
·         County of San Diego
o   The County is surveying food recovery agencies to identify if there is additional capacity available to recover edible food
o   The County is providing outreach to Tier I and II sites for food donation education and assistance
o   The County will be conducting site visits to construction and demolition sites in the coming months
o   Staff continue to conduct outreach and site visits to commercial and multi-family complex units regarding mandatory recycling and organic waste
o   An update on the Organic Materials Ordinance will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on August 31 at 9:00 AM
o   Happy Hour for the BrewCycle group will be held the week of CRRA (September 6-9) at Belching Beaver Oceanside.  Date and time are TBD
·         EDCO
o   Continuing SB 1383 roll out efforts, including commercial business and multi-family properties
o   Option for a future CAC meeting to be held at EDCO’s Escondido facility
§  Please let Bob Hill know if there is any interest
o   Members asked about when commercial organics would roll out in City of San Diego for EDCO customers
§  EDCO is concentrating on exclusive (franchise) cities first then will branch out to others
·         League of Women Voters San Diego
o   People’s Ordinance
§  Will be heard at San Diego City Council on July 25.  A “Yes” vote would add it to the November ballot.
§  A simple majority from the voters would be needed for it to pass
·         If passed, this would remove the prohibition to charge a fee for waste collection under the People’s Ordinance
§  A study would then be undertaken to determine rates/etc
§  Laura Anthony made a motion for this group, Citizen’s Advisory Committee, to support putting this measure on ballot
·         Beryl Flom seconded the motion
·         None opposed-the motion passes
·         Carton Council
o   No report
·         Zero Waste San Diego
o   Hosting upcoming FixIt Clinics with Carlsbad and Chula Vista
o   There is increased interest in repair
§  Furniture/appliance/clothes/mending
·         Public Comments and Communication – No comments.
·         Regional Planning Issues – No report
·         Legislative Update
·         AB 2440, Battery and Battery-Embedded Product Recycling and Fire Risk Reduction Act of 2022. Passed the Assembly, now in Senate Approps.
·         SB 1215, Battery and Battery-Embedded Product Recycling and Fire Risk Reduction Act of 2022 – Passed the Senate, in Assembly Approps.
·         SB 1256, Waste management: disposable propane cylinders. Passed Senate, Third reading, on Assembly Floor.
·         SB 54, Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Act. Signed by the Governor 6/30/22.
·         AB 1760, Bulk merchandise pallets. In Senate Approps on suspense (Suspense File bills are then considered at one hearing after the state budget has been prepared and the committee has a better sense of available revenue. No testimony is presented – author or witness – at the Suspense File hearing.)
·         AB 2026, Recycling: plastic packaging.  Passed Assembly, hearing in Senate Approps on 8/1/22.
·         AB 2247, Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and PFAS products and product components: publicly accessible reporting platform. Passed Assembly, hearing in Senate Approps on 8/1/22.
·         AB 2374, Crimes against public health and safety: illegal dumping. Passed Assembly, third reading in Senate.
·         AB 2481, Household hazardous waste: facilities: transportation and acceptance. Amended 6/28/22.  Passed Assembly, third reading in Senate.
·         SB 1046, Solid waste: precheckout bags. Passed Senate, third reading in Assembly.
·          SB 1187, Fabric recycling: pilot project. Passed Senate, hearing in Assembly Approps 8/3/22.
·         Roundtable
o   Hemant
§  Working on zero waste program with restaurants utilizing a stainless-steel container for takeout
§  Are customers may not be receptive to this sort of offering and can cities sponsor some of the pilots? 
o   Janine
§  City of Palm Springs is offering a stipend for reusables
·         Adjournment

Richard Anthony
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Sep 5, 2022, 12:11:43 AM9/5/22
CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ CRRA San Diego Chapter and Zero Waste San Diego Public Meeting
CRRA conference in Oceanside
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