The Cleaner Air News
The newsletter of the Cleaner Air Partnership   
Quarterly meeting 
 Friday, November 13, 2009

Save the Date for our next Quarterly Luncheon!

Friday, November 13th
11:30AM -1:30PM
Sierra Health Foundation
Save the Date for next Quarterly Luncheon
Celebration of Air Quality Successes
Upcoming Partner Activities
CAPCOA Updates Technical Committee

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The Cleaner Air Partnership Celebrates Air Quality Successes
History of local collaboration praised 

Jane & Betty AwardJane Hagedorn and Betty Turner were honored at the Cleaner Air Partnership (CAP) August Quarterly Luncheon by the Partnership's current and past leadership.  Jude Lamare, former CAP manager, shared her gratitude of the visionary leadership provided to cultivate a collaborative voice for air quality in the Sacramento Region.  Matt Mahood, President and CEO of the Sacramento Metro Chamber, expressed his appreciation of Jane's leadership to help the partnership continue to find common ground, which was quite challenging at times.  Bill Mueller shared a brief glimpse of the Partnership's remarkable accomplishments since its founding in 1986.  The presentation included the qualities of the unique partnership, and highlighted CAP's signature successes in public education, securing funding sources, and overall advocacy.

Don't miss our next Quarterly Luncheon scheduled for Friday, November 13th at the Sierra Health Foundation where we will review public policy issues from 2009 what to look forward to in 2010!
Join or Support Upcoming Partner Activities
Support Breathe California Sacramento-Emigrant Trail's Bike Trek Fundraiser! 
This annual event raises funds which are used to support & expand clean air programs in our region.  The Trekkers hit the road this Friday, September 11th, you can help by:
  1. Supporting the event - make a general donation to the event
  2. Supporting a rider - support a specific participant
  3. Supporting a team - support a specific participating team
Join the Metro Chamber's State of the Region Forum! 
 Metro Chamber State of Region 2009
This year's event brings together a unique panel of regional thought-leaders to discuss how we can collaboratively work together to identify the Sacramento Region's "Next Big Thing".  Don't miss this informative event on Friday, September 18th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Click here to register.

Air Quality Expert Speaks to Technical Advisory Committee

Mel Zeldin, Executive Director of the California Air Pollution Control Officer's Association (CAPCOA), shared an overview of his organization at the last Cleaner Air Partnership Technical Advisory Committee (CAPTAC) meeting.  CAPCOA is a non-profit association of the air pollution control officers from all 35 local air quality districts throughout California.  California is the only state which covers every county with a local air district, and CAPCOA works to connect these districts with each other, the California Air Resources Board and the US Environmental Protection Agency.  When asked about air quality management, Mel emphasized the importance of the local air districts' continuing in their lead role of planning and coordinating regional actions to meet federal and state air quality standards. 
According to CAPCOA, diesel exhaust is the most pervasive toxic air contaminant in California.  Supporting programs which reduce diesel exhaust is one of CAPCOA's top focus areas.   Additional issues of concern to CAPCOA include Climate Change - identifying and supporting efficient programs to reduce greenhouse gases, and Federally Regulated Sources - supporting stricter emissions limits to drive cleaner technology development. 
Please visit the CAPCOA website for more information.
The Cleaner Air Partnership is a joint project of Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails, the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Valley Vision to help the Sacramento Region meet clean air standards that protect health and promote economic growth.