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Arvin/Lamont Steering Committee meetings and infosign up
Stockton Steering Committee meetings and infosign up
South Central Fresno Steering Committee meetings and infosign up
Engaging the public throughout the development and implementation of AB 617 will be paramount. The District plans to host a series of workshops, public meetings, and community forums to educate the public, yet more importantly, to solicit suggestions and feedback on a wide variety of issues, including allocation of funds, identifying communities for potential enhanced monitoring and action plan development.See all AB 617 Related Events
Regular District Meetings
AB 617 and the recent Cap and Trade extension legislation is expected to bring significant additional funds to the Valley to help reduce emissions and improve public health in disadvantaged communities. Learn about qualifying projects, impacted communities and investment priorities.Read About AB 617 Funding
The District also administers an existing comprehensive incentive-based grants program to reduce emissions throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
You can contact the Valley Air District about any AB617 related issues or questions.
Ask for Jessica Olsen, Stephanie Ng or Heather Heinks
Emissions summaries for District permitted facilities within the Stockton community boundary:
Stockton is the largest metropolitan area in the Northern Region of the District, with a current estimated population over 310,000. A number of heavily trafficked freeways pass through the City of Stockton, including interstate 5 and highways 99 and 4, contributing a significant amount of PM2.5 emissions in the community. Specifically, the Stockton AB 617 area is a densely populated community within the City of Stockton directly impacted by large freeways, the Port of Stockton, freight locomotives, industrial sources, and emissions traveling downwind from the northern portion of the city.
The Stockton AB 617 community, as approved by the Community Steering Committee, is approximately 16 square miles, has an estimated population of 132,000 and is impacted across a number of health and pollution indicators. Using the State CES tool, all census tracts located within the Southwest Stockton proposed community rank in the top 5% most disadvantaged communities in California, and rank highest in the Valley amongst census tracts not already a part of an AB 617 community. Southwest Stockton also contains the highest ranked census tract in the District’s Northern Region (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced Counties) for overall CES score, which represents a number of health and socioeconomic factors (asthma, cardiovascular disease, low birth weight, educational attainment, housing burdened low-income households, linguistic isolation, poverty, and unemployment).
This community also ranked highest in PM2.5 impacts, and second highest in diesel PM exposure, compared to all other disadvantaged communities in the northern District counties. Specifically, the average overall CES score, PM2.5 exposure, and pollution burden values are all above the 90th percentile. Additionally, most of the community is within the “Rise Stockton” Transformative Climate Community boundary, which allows the District and community to leverage resources to maximize benefits under AB 617.