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County Seeks to Fill Seats on Air District Citizens Advisory Committee

County Seeks to Fill Seats on Air District Citizens Advisory Committee

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District Citizens Advisory Committee filling two current environmental vacancies, one primary member and one alternate member.   

The Citizen’s Advisory Committee was formed by the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District for the purpose of facilitating public input relating to the actions and decisions of the Air District. The committee consists of 24 primary and 24 alternate members representing agriculture, environmental and city interests groups from eight San Joaquin Valley counties.

The Board of Supervisors will appoint a member to represent Tulare County in the environmental position on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee, and an alternate member. Anyone interested in serving must be a resident of Tulare County and be a representative of a recognized environmental interest group. Meetings occur on the first Tuesday of each month (except for July and November) at 10:00 a.m. and run until noon at the District office in Fresno.

Duties of the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District Citizens Advisory Committee include the following:

  • Provide input in the establishment, updating, and monitoring of the District's Rule Development Procedures.
  • Provide early proactive review and input on current and new rules. Question the effectiveness of the rules and whether or not they are working.
  • Provide input on District funding sources.
  • Generate ideas and develop those ideas into possible approaches to improve air quality and recommend these approaches to the District.
  • Study special subjects at the request of the Governing Board and/or the APO and provide recommendations or input on these subjects.
  • Support and encourage optimal public input at all public workshops held by the District.
  • Encourage press coverage of the existence and make-up of the District and its committees.
  • Facilitate public education of the District's decisions/actions and approaches to clean air.
  • Encourage the sharing of information uniformly among the CAC, the APO, the Governing Board, and others interested in reducing air pollution in the San Joaquin Valley.
  • Take responsibility for working with interested parties in their area and coordinating with District staff on all aspects of informing the public regarding the District's actions.

Applications are available at www.tularecounty.ca.gov under Boards, Commissions and Committees, Special District Application or you can contact Candice Ruby at the Clerk of the Board’s office at (559) 636-5000.