Keeping our Air Clean

Clean Air in Contra Costa

As our county and region continues to grow at a dramatic pace, it is essential that we make significant changes to preserve quality of the air we breathe. Children on our northern waterfront face higher rates of asthma and Spare the Air days occur more and more frequently. We must be bold. 

As your District IV Supervisor, I have championed air quality throughout my career, and serve on the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), which is responsible for monitoring air quality and implementing solutions that reduce pollutants in our atmosphere. Learn more about our work below: 

BAAQMD Mission Statement: 

"The Air District aims to create a healthy breathing environment for every Bay Area resident while protecting and improving public health, air quality, and the global climate."

Central Goals of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District:

  • Reduce and eliminate health problems caused by air pollution.
  • Achieve and maintain air quality standards for all criteria pollutants.
  • Create high-quality, relevant regulatory programs and ensure they comply with federal, state, and local laws.
  • Through incentives and partnerships, establish the Bay Area as a leading area for emissions reductions in mobile sources, land-use planning, innovative technology, and energy.
  • Through educational programs and partnerships, engage all Bay Area residents to spare the air every day.
  • Serve as an air quality authority in the development of policy and information.
  • Apply state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and technology in our operations.
  • Retain a top-performing and motivated workforce.
  • Apply environmental stewardship best practices in our operations.