Community Air Protection Program (AB 617)
What is the Community Air Protection Program?
In response to Assembly Bill (AB) 617 (C. Garcia, 2017), the California Air Resources Board (ARB) established the Community Air Protection Program (Program). The Program's mission is to reduce pollution exposure in communities based on environmental, health and socioeconomic information. This first-of-its-kind statewide effort will require community air monitoring, community emission reduction plans, and incentive funding to deploy the cleanest technologies in the most impacted areas. The Air Pollution Control District (District) is leading efforts to implement the Program in San Diego County.
More information about the program can be found on the ARB Community Air Protection Program webpage.
The Portside Environmental Justice Community encompasses parts of Barrio Logan, Logan Heights, Sherman Heights, and National City. In 2018 the Portside Community was selected as a monitoring community and in 2019 was selected to develop a Community Emissions Reduction Plan (CERP). Since 2018, the District has been working with the Portside Steering Committee made up of local businesses, community groups, and residents of the community to develop strategies to improve the air quality for all in the community.
Check out the AB 617 Community Maps to find out if you live in one of the communities.
Steering Committee Meetings
The Steering Committee is a diverse group of people representing various interests in the community. The Steering Committee currently meets monthly virtually using Zoom video conferencing. All meetings are held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. A link to join the meeting will be added below approximately one week prior to the meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. If you have any problems contact the facilitator at email@example.com or by phone at (323) 212-6447. The District is currently looking for more community members to join the Steering Comittee. If you are interested, please return this form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
11/17/20 (Sign up), 12/15/20, 1/19/21, 2/16/21, 3/16/21, 4/20/21, 5/18/21, 6/15/21, 7/20/21, 8/17/21, 9/21/21, 10/19/21, 11/16/21, 12/21/21
If you have more questions or concerns, a staff contact list and a description of their roles are provided in this list.