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Community Air Protection

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 available here

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). 

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Turning Down the Heat! http://www.airquality.org/AB617/Lists/AB617Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=27Turning Down the Heat! 7/23/2020 1:00:00 AMLearn more about urban heat in Sacramento and how it affects you! Join the Sac Metro Air District to learn more about how urban heat impacts our communities in Sacramento and what you can do to help cool our region.Webinar7/23/2020 2:00:00 AM<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"> <strong> </strong></p> <div align="center"><table class="MsoNormalTable" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="width:100%;border-collapse:collapse;min-width:100%;"><tbody><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" style="width:100%;background:#82ac69 none repeat scroll 0% 0%;padding:0in;"><table class="MsoNormalTable" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="width:100%;border-collapse:collapse;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" style="padding:7.5pt 15pt;min-width:100%;"><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><strong><span style="font-size:21pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:white;">Register Now!</span></strong><span style="font-size:21pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:white;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><strong><em><span style="font-size:18pt;color:white;">Ver abajo para versión en español.</span></em></strong><span style="font-size:21pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:white;"></span></p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><strong><span style="font-size:19.5pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#1a4e7f;"></span></strong> <span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><div style="text-align:center;"></div><div style="text-align:center;"> <strong> <span style="font-size:19.5pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#1a4e7f;">Learn more about urban heat in Sacramento and how it affects you!</span></strong></div><div> <br> </div><div><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"> <strong> <em> <span style="font-size:15pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#0073b2;">Join the Sac Metro Air District to learn more about how urban heat impacts our communities in Sacramento and what you can do to help cool our region.</span></em></strong><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p> <strong> <span style="font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:black;">Webinar: </span> <span style="font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#21a0db;">6pm, Wednesday, July 22, 2020</span></strong></div><div> <br> </div><div><div align="center"><table class="MsoNormalTable" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="background:#82ac69 none repeat scroll 0% 0%;border-collapse:collapse;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" style="padding:6.75pt;"><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;margin:0px;"> <strong> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:white;"> <a href="https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YjodcZzCQCiz1hdwRy1nBQ"> <span style="font-size:18pt;color:white;text-decoration:none;">Register Here!</span></a></span></strong><br></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/1b8d4d72701/1ae1a7be-da4b-4b71-8cd8-6b24821c320b.png" alt="Sacramento County Urban Heat Island effect" class="ms-rtePosition-4" border="0" style="width:3.229in;margin:5px;" /><br></span></div><div style="text-align:left;"> <span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;"></span> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Some areas of Sacramento are more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than their rural surroundings, largely because of how neighborhoods have been planned and built. Buildings, roads, pavements, and machinery all generate additional, artificial heat, making our communities hotter. Trees and parks, as well as other strategies, can help to cool communities down, but they are often lacking in historically under-resourced and under-served communities. </span> <span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">For more than a year, Sac Metro Air District has been studying this phenomena (know as the urban heat island effect) in the region in attempts to reduce heat health risk, particularly among those most vulnerable. </span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">This webinar is intended for community-based organizations, non-profits and residents who would like to learn about urban heat islands in Sacramento. </span> <span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> <strong> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">In this webinar, we will:</span></strong><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><ul><li> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">Explain what an urban heat island is, and why it is an environmental justice and equity issue </span></li><li> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Tackle why urban heat affects certain neighborhoods and not others  </span></li><li> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Explore effective cooling strategies being implemented in other jurisdictions </span></li><li> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Begin to strategize how to cool down our neighborhoods </span> <span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></li></ul> <strong> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1f1f20;">DATE</span></strong><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1f1f20;">: Wednesday, July 22, 2020</span><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#403f42;"> </span> <br> <strong> <span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1f1f20;">TIME</span></strong><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1f1f20;">: 6-7pm</span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"><br></span></div><div style="text-align:left;"> <span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"><br></span></div><div style="text-align:left;"> <span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"> <a href="https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YjodcZzCQCiz1hdwRy1nBQ" target="_blank"> <strong> <span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1f1f20;">Click Here to Register</span></strong></a></span><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#403f42;"> </span></strong> <span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"> <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1f1f20;">The webinar will be recorded and live Spanish translation will be provided. Participants will be able to send written questions or comments during the meeting through Zoom.</span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p> <span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1f1f20;">Please feel free to share this invite broadly with your network.<br></span></div><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1f1f20;"><br></span></div><div style="text-align:left;"><div align="center"><table class="MsoNormalTable" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="background:#82ac69 none repeat scroll 0% 0%;border-collapse:collapse;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" style="padding:6.75pt 11.25pt 9px 6.75pt;"><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;margin:0px;"> <strong> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:white;"> <a href="https://urbanheat-smaqmd.hub.arcgis.com/"> <span style="font-size:19.5pt;color:white;text-decoration:none;">More Information</span></a></span></strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1f1f20;"><br></span></div><div style="text-align:left;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1f1f20;"></span> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"> <strong> <span style="font-size:15pt;color:#0073b2;"></span></strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><strong><span style="font-size:15pt;color:#0073b2;">SEMINARIO WEB</span></strong><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><strong><span style="font-size:15pt;color:#1a4e7f;">¡Rebaje el calor!</span></strong><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><em><span style="font-size:13.5pt;color:#21a0db;">Participe en este seminario para aprender más sobre el efecto de la isla de calor urbana en la región de Sacramento.</span></em><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">Algunas áreas de Sacramento suelen ser más calurosas por hasta 10 grados Fahrenheit que las áreas rurales a su alrededor. Este efecto es conocido como la <strong>isla de calor urbana</strong>, y es debido mayormente a la manera en que las comunidades fueron planeados y construidos. Los edificios, las calles, los pavimientos, y la maquinaria, todos generan calor y hacen a nuestras comunidades más calurosas que las áreas no urbanizados. </span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">Los árboles y los parques pueden ayudar a refrescar las comunidades, pero se ve que hacen falta en las comunidades donde vive la mayoría de la gente de menos recursos.</span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">Por más de un año, el Distrito de Aire de Sacramento ha estado estudiando este fenómena de la isla de calor urbana para saber más sobre cómo se puede reducer los riesgos de salud, especialmente entre la gente más necesitada.</span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">Este seminario web es dirigido a las organizaciones comunitarias, las organizaciones sin fines de lucro, y a cualquier persona que se interese en el asunto de las islas de calor urbanas en Sacramento.</span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">En este seminario web:</span></strong><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><ul><li style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">Explicaremos lo que es una “isla de calor” y por qué es asuntoF de la justicia ambiental y de la equidad</span></li><li style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">Averigüaremos por qué el calor urbano le afecta a ciertas comunidades y no tanto a otras</span></li><li style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">Exploraremos cómo algunas otras ciudades han tenido éxito en reducir el calor</span></li><li><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">Empezaremos a planear cómo rebajar las temperaturas en nuestra comunidades de Sacramento</span></div><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"> </span><br><div style="text-align:left;"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">FECHA:</span></strong><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">         El miercoles, 22 de julio de 2020</span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"> </span></div><div style="text-align:left;"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">HORA:</span></strong><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">           Las 6:00 a las 7:00 de la tarde</span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"> </span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></div><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"><a href="https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YjodcZzCQCiz1hdwRy1nBQ" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1c1c20;"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1c1c20;"></span></strong></a></span><br><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"><a href="https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YjodcZzCQCiz1hdwRy1nBQ" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1c1c20;"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1c1c20;">HAZ CLIC AQUI PARA INSCRIBIRSE</span></strong></a></span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">El seminario se presentará en español a la misma vez que en inglés. Si usted participle, podrá mandar sus preguntas o comentarios escritos durante la reunión por Zoom.</span></div><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#1c1c20;">El seminario también será grabada para que usted pueda escucharla de nuevo más tarde.  </span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"><br></span></div></li></ul> <span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1c1c20;">¡Favor de compartir esta invitación con todas sus colegas!</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1c1c20;"><br></span></div><div style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1c1c20;"><br></span></div><div style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#1c1c20;"></span> <div align="center"><table class="MsoNormalTable" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="background:#82ac69 none repeat scroll 0% 0%;border-collapse:collapse;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" style="padding:6.75pt 11.25pt 7.5pt;"> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;margin:0px;"> <strong> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:white;"> <a href="https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YjodcZzCQCiz1hdwRy1nBQ"> <span style="color:white;text-decoration:none;">HAZ CLIC AQUI PARA INSCRIBIRSE</span></a></span></strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div style="text-align:center;"> <br> </div><div style="text-align:center;"><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"> <strong> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:#403f42;">Questions/Preguntas?</span></strong><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:#403f42;">For questions on the urban heat island and content of this webinar, please reach out to Shelley Jiang at <a href="mailto:SJiang@airquality.org">SJiang@airquality.org</a>.</span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:#403f42;">Trouble registering? If you have any difficulties registering for this webinar, please reach out to</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#403f42;"> Ashley Reynolds at <a href="mailto:areynolds@airquality.org">AReynolds@airquality.org</a>.</span><br></p></div></div>
20th Air Quality Steering Committee Meeting for South Sacramento - Florin Communityhttp://www.airquality.org/AB617/Lists/AB617Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=2620th Air Quality Steering Committee Meeting for South Sacramento - Florin Community7/29/2020 1:00:00 AMMeeting information to be determined.Teleconference7/29/2020 3:00:00 AM

 

 

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