Environmental Justice Advisory Committee

This page last reviewed October 27, 2016

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The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, (AB 32; Stats. 2006, chapter 488) calls for the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) to convene an Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (Committee), to advise the Board in developing the Scoping Plan, and any other pertinent matter in implementing AB 32.  It requires that the Committee be comprised of representatives from communities in the State with the most significant exposure to air pollution, including, but not limited to, communities with minority populations or low-income populations, or both (AB 32; Part 7. Miscellaneous Provisions Section 38591).  On January 25, 2007, the Board appointed the first Environmental Justice Advisory Committee to advise it on the Initial Scoping Plan and other climate change programs.  To advise the Board on the 2013 Scoping Plan Update, ARB solicited nominations and reconvened a new Committee on March 21, 2013.  Committee meetings are open to the public and include a public comment period.

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EJAC Local Community Meetings 

This is a unique opportunity to make your voice heard at a meeting and presentation in your region to be held by the Environmental Justice Advisory Committee and the California Air Resources Board. We are holding a series of meetings throughout California on the State’s climate plan. The meetings that are scheduled so far are shown below, and additional ones are being planned as indicated.

Community Children

Clean Air, Clean Energy, Livable Communities

  • How do we get there?
  • What are our choices?
  • And what does it mean for your family,
    neighborhood, and community?

These meetings will include presentations and discussion groups featuring the major topics of the State’s climate plan, including Industry, Transportation, Agriculture and more.

LEARN about the state’s goals and approach to addressing climate change

SHARE your thoughts about what matters most to you and your community

CONNECT with programs that are already benefitting communities that need it most

Date and Time*               Community Meeting Location Download Flyer
Monday, July 11, 2016                  
San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG)
1170 W. Third Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410
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San Bernardino Community Meeting Flyer
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Cesar E. Chavez Campus -- San Diego Continuing Education
1901 Main Street
San Diego, CA 92113
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San Diego Community Meeting Flyer
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Elihu Harris Building
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
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Oakland Community Meeting Flyer
Monday, July 25, 2016
Wilmington Senior Center
1371 Eubank Avenue
Wilmington, CA 90744
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Wilmington Community Meeting Flyer
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Holman United Methodist Church
3320 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
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South L.A. Community Meeting Flyer
Thursday, July 28, 2016
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Offices
Central Region Office 
Governing Board Room
1990 E. Gettysburg Avenue
Fresno, CA 93726
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Modesto Office
4800 Enterprise Way
Modesto, CA 95356
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Southern Region Office
34946 Flyover Court
Bakersfield, CA 93308
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Fresno Community Meeting Flyer

Modesto Community Meeting Flyer

Bakersfield Community Meeting Flyer

Friday, July 29, 2016
Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association
2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
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Sacramento Community Meeting Flyer
ARB Overview slides
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Brawley Union High School
480 North Imperial Avenue
Brawley, CA 92227
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Environmental Health
Leadership Summit Website
Friday, November 4, 2016 
12:00pm-3:00pm new
Karuk Tribe’s Department of Natural Resources
39051 Hwy 96
Orleans, CA 95556
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Karuk Tribe Community Meeting Flyer
*All times are Pacific Daylight Time zone

Topics from banners and posters presented at local community meetings 

Health Impacts of Air Pollution

Understanding Climate Change and Its Risks

The Air Resources Board: Who We Are

Our Strategy to Address Climate Change

How We Are Investing to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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EJ Committee Members

Name Organization Region
Martha Dina Argüello  Physicians for Social Responsibility
Los Angeles
Colin Bailey The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water Sacramento
Gisele Fong End Oil Los Angeles
Tom Frantz * Association of Irritated Residents Central Valley
Katie Valenzuela Garcia * Oak Park Neighborhood Association Sacramento
Sekita Grant The Greenlining Institute Statewide
Kevin Hamilton Central California Asthma Collaborative Central Valley
Rey León Valley LEAP Central Valley
Luis Olmedo  Comite Civico Del Valle Imperial Valley
Kemba Shakur Urban Releaf Bay Area
Mari Rose Taruc * Asian Pacific Environmental Network Bay Area
Eleanor Torres The Incredible Edible Community Garden Inland Empire
Monica Wilson Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Bay Area
* EJAC Leadership Team Member

Environmental Justice Advisory Committee Meetings

Recommendations from the 2013 EJ Committee to the California Air Resources Board