The committee will prepare a report within a year's time to present to the county supervisors as well as McDonald's office.
Taking on the issues now will leave the area better prepared to meet the challenges of the future, said Matthew Veitch. Even now, government on the state and national level is trending towards more environmentally and energy-sound practices, and the county needs to be prepared for that shift.
"In Saratoga we like to be at the forefront of the issues," he said. "One day, we're going to be living in a different type of way, and we need to get in front of the issue.""