Skip to code content (skip section selection)
A. To coordinate at the request of Council ongoing, and to propose and promote new environmental protection and sustainability initiatives among residents, businesses, governmental and nongovernmental agencies, and educational organizations through education and outreach programs.
B. To advise and make recommendations to City Council, City Administration, and City boards, authorities and commissions on policies and programs that infuse the work of City government with an operating philosophy based on environmental protection and sustainability.
C. To recommend plans and programs to the appropriate agencies for promotion and conservation of natural resources and for the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment within the City of Reading and surrounding areas.
D. Make recommendations as to the possible use of open land areas within the City of Reading.
E. To promote community environmental awareness programs.
F. Keep an index of all open areas, publicly or privately owned, including but not limited to, flood-prone areas, wetlands and other unique natural areas.
G. To prepare an annual report to City Council on its activities, goals and accomplishments.
H. For each issue that the EAC reviews, it will generate a report to City Council that sets forth its findings and dissenting opinions, if any.
I. To consult and cooperate with other agencies, departments, boards, authorities and commissions of the City of Reading on environmental matters.