Sustainable City Committee

Recruitment Now Open:  Join the Sustainable City Committee

The City of Signal Hill is seeking volunteers to fill three (3) Community Member positions on the Sustainable City Committee. The appointees shall serve a full term of office of two years and will expire June 30, 2021. This is an unpaid position. Candidates must be a resident or business owner in Signal Hill, at least 18 years of age, and a legal resident of California. The Sustainable City Committee will conduct interviews at its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019.  Submit your application today.

Mission and Responsibilities

The City of Signal Hill is committed to striking a balance between economic growth, social responsibility, and environmental well-being by partnering with our neighbors, businesses, and the community to provide a healthy and enduring environment for future generations. The City Council has charged the Sustainable City Committee (SCC) with developing and recommending a sustainability framework to the Council that promotes environmentally sound and financially practical objectives.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every other month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. The 2019 schedule is:

  • February 5, 2019
  • May 7, 2019   
  • July 2, 2019           
  • October 1, 2019

Members - The Committee holds regular noticed meetings and includes community members as well as representatives of the City Council, Civil Service Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, and Planning Commission. Two members of the City Council who serve on the Committee are appointed by a majority vote of the City Council.

Compensation - A Sustainable City Committee Member receives no compensation.

Beacon Spotlight Awards

The Sustainable City Committee is proud to participate in the Beacon Program, sponsored by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative. The program provides a framework for local governments to share best practices that create healthier, more vibrant and sustainable communities. The Beacon Award Program honors the efforts of local governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, and promote sustainability. In 2018, the City of Signal Hill received two Spotlight Awards – one for energy savings and one for sustainability best practices. Congratulations to the City and the Sustainable City Committee for their efforts in advancing this worthwhile cause.

Sustainability Award Program

The Sustainable City Committee’s Sustainability Award recognizes those who employ sustainable practices and have a positive environmental mentality. Past award recipients have been recognized for accomplishments such as:

  • Landscaping/irrigation upgrades, lighting upgrades, eliminating redundant lighting;
  • Reducing the amount of waste the school site produces annually by recycling, composting and donating uneaten food;
  • Offering green products, recycling practices, reusable bags for online order delivery and energy efficiency; 
  • Reducing to almost zero waste and participating in cardboards, waste and food recycling programs; and
  • Using state-of-the-art construction methods and energy saving materials that meet or exceed all current building codes. 

Take a look at the Award Winners page.

Proper Disposal of Fats, Oils and Grease

The Sustainable City Committee needs your help to keep our water supply clean and our sewer system healthy. Properly disposing of fats, oils and grease in the kitchen goes a long way in our fight for clean waterways. Download our Guide to FOG (PDF) to learn more. 

Watershed Update

John L. Hunter and Associates provides quarterly newsletters regarding their work for the City. Click here for the latest newsletter.

Yellow Pages Opt Out Program

Do you use your Yellow Pages? If not, the Sustainable City Committee invites you to participate in the Yellow Pages Opt Out Program.