Environmental Design & Protection Committee

Regular Meetings

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • The 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Town Hall

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Council Liaison: 

Kavita Tankha 


  • Peter Brown, Chair
     Term Expires: July 2025
  • Vijay Chawla
     Term Expires: August 2026
  • Elizabeth Loinaz, Secretary
     Term Expires: August 2025
  • Grace Tsang

    Term Expires: June 2026
  • Carol Gottlieb
    Term Expires: August 2024
  • Hajime Murakami Vice Chair
    Term Expires: March 2023

Associate Members

  • Kjell Karlsson
  • Nancy Couperus

Committee Overview

The membership of this Committee shall consist of a minimum of 5 members and a maximum of 8 members, including whenever feasible, professionals in the fields of landscape design and construction, environmental science, and pollution control. The Environmental and Design Protection Committee currently has 8 members. Five members are required for a quorum.

(updated: 3/22/2018)


The charges to and duties of this committee shall be to:

a. to work for the beautification of the Town and the protection of its resources;

b. to assist staff in implementation of the Town landscape policy
through recommendations at subdivision, site development, Planning Commission and City Council meetings, and through review and inspection of required plantings;

c. to study and make recommendations relating to landscaping and
protection of public property, such as park lands, and treatment of riparian habitat and open space within the Town;

d. to identify nuisance problems and sources of pollution and recommend actions for abatement; and

e. to prepare educational materials for residents outlining Town
ordinances and enforcement with regard to landscape design and protection of the environment.
When requested to make recommendations to staff on proposed new development including new homes, remodels, secondary dwellings, and auxiliary structures as to impact on site specific and the surrounding neighboring sites reviewed by the Site Development Plans and Field visits. Such impacts would include topography, vegetation, drainage, lighting, skylights, riparian habitat and conservation easements.
To attend all Fast Track/Site Development meetings to support committee and staff recommendations.

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