In 2017, Governor Brown signed
Assembly Bill 617 (C. Garcia, Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017) to develop a new community-focused program to more effectively reduce exposure to air pollution and preserve public health. This bill directs the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and all local air districts, including the Sac Metro Air District, to take measures to protect communities disproportionally impacted by air pollution. There are five central components to the new AB 617 mandate: community-level air monitoring, a state strategy and community specific emission reduction plans, accelerated review of retrofit pollution control technologies on industrial facilities subject to Cap-and-Trade, enhanced emission reporting requirements and increased penalty provisions for polluters. This page is a portal to the Sac Metro Air District's air monitoring plan, maps, community engagement and incentive programs that will help ensure that those being excessively impacted by air pollution in disadvantaged communities are protected.
On September 27, 2018, CARB selected 10 communities across the state to be the first communities to develop and implement a community emission reduction plan and/or an air monitoring plan. The South Sacramento/Florin community was one of the 10 to be selected. This community will be a part of the inaugural implementation year for the State's Community Air Protection Program for air monitoring.
Additional information on funding for implementation of the Community Air Protection program is
available here. Funding information for Community Air Protection incentives programs is
Updated July 1, 2020: The District worked with the Steering Committee to develop a Community Air Monitoring Plan for the South Sacramento/Florin Community and on June 23, 2020, the plan was recommended by the Steering Committee to be submitted to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The District submitted the plan to California Air Resources Board on July 1, 2020 (available here).
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Zoom Meeting (Agenda)
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (Sac Metro Air District) will host a public virtual meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., for the Air Quality Steering Committee representing the South Sacramento/Florin Community. The Steering Committee will help the Sac Metro Air District implement the Community Air Monitoring Plan to monitor and improve air quality in the South Sacramento/Florin community. The Steering Committee Meeting is anticipated to cover the following topics:
The Sac Metro Air District recognizes the challenges that we all are experiencing with COVID-19. Consistent with Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-29-20 (March 18, 2020), this meeting will only be conducted via web conferencing (Zoom Meeting) or telephone. See web conferencing information below.
Attend the meeting via ZOOM (ZOOM Orientation Help):
Or call into the meeting:
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