ACTION ALERT: We need your voice at the AQMD!

Posted October 10th, 2018 | Status:


Dear Friend,

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) in late September adopted the final blueprint for the Community Air Protection Program (AB 617). The landmark environmental legislation identifies specific communities in California effected by air pollution and directs CARB to work with local districts, residents and community members to reduce emissions in that area. To learn more, view CARB’s factsheet here.

AB_617_First_Year_Communities_Map.png10 communities were identified as the first targets for this program, including three in the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). These communities are Wilmington/West Long Beach/Carson, San Bernardino/Muscoy, and East Los Angeles/Boyle Heights. 

Part of the program involves creating local steering communities who give feedback to the SCAQMD on ways to help reduce emissions in the area. We need to make sure business is at the table! 

If you live, have a business or represent businesses in any of these areas – we need your voice! Fill out an application and submit it to the AQMD by clicking here:

Due dates for applications:
Community Due Date
Wilmington / West Long Beach / Carson Oct. 12, 2018
San Bernardino / Muscoy Oct. 19, 2018
East Los Angeles / Boyle Heights Oct. 26, 2018




Please let BizFed’s Sarah Wiltfong know that you are submitting an application by emailing her at The SCAQMD also is holding a series of community kickoff meetings and has already set the first steering committee dates. If you are interested in attending any of these meetings, please see the list below.

Kickoff Meetings:   Steering Committees:
Tues., Oct. 2, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tues., Oct. 30, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Wilmington Senior Center Wilmington Senior Center
1371 Eubanks Ave. 1371 Eubanks Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744 Wilmington, CA 90744
Meeting Flyer (PDF)
Tues., Oct. 9, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Ruben Campos Community Center Ruben Campos Community Center
1717 W. 5th St. 1717 W. 5th St.
San Bernardino, CA 92411 San Bernardino, CA 92411
Meeting Flyer – Folleto de la Reunión (PDF)
Tues., Oct. 16, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Weds., Nov. 28, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Commerce Senior Center Resurrection Church
2555 Commerce Way 3324 Opal St.
Commerce, CA 90040 Los Angeles, CA 90023
Meeting Flyer – Folleto de la Reunión (PDF)

We hope you and your business or association will be a part of this process. If you have any questions about the program and/or BizFed’s position, please contact Sarah Wiltfong at who is the policy manager on this issue.

Tracy Hernandez
Founding CEO, BizFed

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