Established by municipal resolution in 1970, the Clifton Environmental Commission is an advisory body composed of Clifton residents appointed by the Mayor. It is comprised of 7 regular and 2 alternates including a member of the Clifton Planning Board. All commissioners serve one, two and three-year terms. The commission is also a member of Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC).
Role of the Commission
The role of the commission is to study, evaluate, and make recommendations to the City Council regarding local environmental issues, including (but not limited to):
Air, noise, and light pollution control
Clean water resources
Energy conservation and renewable energy resources
Preservation and use of parks and other open spaces
Protection of flora, fauna, soil, and landscape
Solid waste management and recycling
The Commission also conducts research and coordinates activities regarding the use and potential use of open land areas, including recommendations to the City Council for acquisitions of open space. It also serves as a watchdog for environmental concerns opportunities within the city. The Clifton Environmental Commission provides environmental education to residents.