San Francisco Department of the Environment

Commission on the Environment

Commission on the Environment

The Commission on the Environment sets policy for the Department of the Environment and advises the mayor and Board of Supervisors on environmental issues. Appointed by the mayor, the seven member commission develops environmental policies and programs.

The Commission meets at 5:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of March, May, July, and September, the first Monday of February, and the first Tuesday of December at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 416, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public.

The Commission's Policy Committee meets on the second Monday of every month at 5 p.m. with the exception of January when there shall be no regular Policy Committee meeting and October when the Policy Committee will meet on the first Monday at 5 p.m. Meetings will be held at City Hall, Room 421, One Dr. Goodlett Jr. Place, San Francisco, CA  94102.

The Commission's Operations Committee meets on the third Wednesday in April, July and October, and the second Monday of January at 5 p.m. at City Hall, Room 421, One Dr. Goodlett Jr. Place, San Francisco, CA  94102.


Commission on the Environment 20th Anniversary

Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes



  • Past Meetings (January 2016 to present)
  • Archive (meeting materials from 2005-2012 and 2012-2015; notices from 2013-2015)
  • Video from televised Commission meetings (8/6/13-present)
  • Audio from non-televised meetings and committee meetings (6/14/10-present)

Additional Resources

2020 Annual Report (PDF); Past Reports

Commission on the Environment Resolutions
Commission on the Environment Bylaws (PDF)
Statement of Incompatible Activities (SIA) (PDF)

Statement of Incompatible Activities (SIA) 2021 Reminder Notice (PDF)

Policy and advisory bodies of the San Francisco Department of the Environment

Notice of Training

Per Ordinance 71-19 (PDF), beginning January 15, 2020, the following Commissioners on the Environment have completed the Implicit Bias training: President of the Commission Elmy Bermejo (1/6/2020), Vice President of the Commission Heather Stephenson (12/28/2019), Commissioners Eddie Ahn (12/8/2019), Tiffany Chu (12/27/2019), Mike Sullivan (12/6/2019), Johanna Wald (12/28/2019) and Sarah Ching Ting Wan (12/26/2019). Department Director, Deborah Raphael has completed the Implicit Bias training on 12/23/2019.


To reach the Commission on the Environment, call the front desk at (415) 355-3700.  The Commission on the Environment office is at 1155 Market Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. Please bring photo identification to gain admittance to the office.

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Quotes from Past and Present Commissioners

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