Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee
The Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee is responsible for developing and reviewing policy on environmental and resource issues that affect county operations and local economies. This wide range of issues includes: agriculture, air quality, water, forestry, mining, endangered species, disasters, energy, parks and recreation, public lands, coastal resources, fish and game, regulatory streamlining, solid waste and hazardous waste. The committee’s policy direction is utilized by CSAC staff when representing county interests on state and federal legislative proposals, state budget items, regulatory issues and ballot measures relating to the environment and California’s natural resources.
Chair: Vito Chiesa, Tuolumne County
Vice Chair: Carole Groom, San Mateo County
Vice Chair: Chris Howard, Del Norte County
- Cara Martinson, Senior Legislative Representative
- Nick Cronenwett, Legislative Analyst
- Karen Schmelzer, Legislative Assistant