Environmental Sustainability Commission


  • 6:00 pm
  • Third Monday of each month
  • City Manager’s Conference Room
    City Hall
    8130 Allison Ave.
    La Mesa, CA 91942

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings and minutes are available following approval.
Agendas and Minutes


NameTerm Expires
Dasmine McFarlin (Y)June 30, 2027
Barbara Shustek (O)June 30, 2027
Mary Nooristani (P)June 30, 2027
Stephen Grooms (G)June 30, 2024
Richard Williams (P)June 30, 2024
Jean-Guillaume Lonjaret (G)June 30, 2024
Michael Bourton (P)June 30, 2025
Joe Garuba
(Helix Water District)

Fabian Rodriguez
(EDCO Disposal Corporation)

Joe Britton
(San Diego Gas & Electric)

Jen Lebron
(San Diego Community Power)

Barbara Dagman
(High School District)

(Elementary/Middle School District)

Table Key

G = General populous
P = Professional experience
S = Senior adult population
Y = Youth population


The commission consists of 12 members appointed by the mayor with the approval of the City Council. Seven of the members shall be residents of the City of La Mesa and be comprised as follows:

  • Two members from the general populous
  • Three members with professional experience related to environmental sustainability
  • One member representing the senior adult population (at the time of appointment shall be not less than fifty-five years of age)
  • One member representing the youth population (at the time of appointment shall be not more than 21 years of age and live or attend school in the City of La Mesa)

The remaining five members are from the business community and shall be representatives from the city’s water utility, franchise waste and recycling hauler, electricity and gas utility, high school, and elementary/middle school district. These five members shall not be required to be residents of the city, but shall act as advisory members on the commission and shall not be entitled to vote.

Terms are for four years and members serve without compensation.


The commission:

  • Serves as an advisory body to the City Council on how actions and policies of the city may preserve and enhance the quality of La Mesa’s environment
  • Addresses the effects of climate change and assists in the identification of measures that will improve environmental sustainability in La Mesa and the region