The Commission on the Environment was created by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1993. The Belongings Return Project
of 1989, which coordintated the city's effort to return lost property from earthquake damaged homes to their owners, predates
the department's existence and includes materials from the Chief Administrator's Office.
The Commission on the Environment was created by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1993, and charged with developing
a Sustainability Plan for San Francisco. The original Commission was replaced by a seven-member Commission appointed by the
Mayor as a result of a voter initiative passed in 1996, which also created the Department of the Environment. A citywide effort,
involving hundreds of San Franciscans, culminated in the adoption of the City's Sustainability Plan by the Board of Supervisors
in 1997. The Department was initially responsible only for public outreach, implementing the City's Integrated Pest Management
Program, and implementing Green Building.
1 small pamphlet box.
(.25 Cubic Feet)
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