What is AB 617?
Assembly Bill 617 (AB 617) requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and air districts to develop and implement additional emissions reporting, monitoring, reduction plans and measures in an effort to reduce air pollution exposure in disadvantaged communities. Given that 20 of the 30 most disadvantaged communities in California are in the San Joaquin Valley, this process is expected to bring additional clean air resources and strategies to many Valley communities.
The District actively participates with and is facilitating full engagement of all sectors within each of the San Joaquin Valley’s disadvantaged communities through meaningful and effective implementation of AB 617. The following webpages provide a wealth of information regarding this process and ways all Valley residents can get involved.
South Central Fresno and the City of Shafter are the first Valley communities selected for investment of additional resources under AB 617. The Valley Air District has established a steering committee for each of those communities and has worked hard to be inclusive and representative of all sectors.