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Comment 42 for Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameSIlvia
Last NameCalzada
Email Addresssilviamcalzada@gmail.com
AffiliationSelf
SubjectTestimony: Scoping Plan 22-9-1
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SILVIA CALZADA

Meeting: CARB, draft Scoping Plan
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Re: Trucks Emissions - Scoping Plan Item# 22-9-1
Testimony/Comment
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My name is SILVIA CALZADA. a constituent of District 1 in the County of San Diego  living in the portside neighborhood of Westside National City for more than 25 years.

As a long-time patient with asthma, I understand the impact decision-making has on my family’s present and future. For this reason, I am a resident member of the AB 617 Community Steering Committee and the Maritime Clean Air Strategy Committee for the Port of San Diego supporting the reduction of emissions for the Portside Environmental Justice Neighborhoods

I am here today requesting CARB consider implementing cleaner trucks faster and more efficient public transportation for our communities by 2030. We deserve it! 

The Port of San Diego is committed to 100% clean trucks by 2030, so the rest of California should do the same. Dirty trucks full of toxic emissions, known as diesel particulate matter, circulate through the streets of our neighborhoods day after day, month after month, year after year. Those toxins spread into our homes and schools and become intruders in our very own lungs. They pollute the air we breathe affecting our health - mentally and physically. We need electric trucks in our ports. 

 

It is also necessary that California invests in public transportation including in the reduction of rates/lower fares, more frequency and better services for our constituents by 2035. I look forward to the improvement of our air quality in our neighborhoods. Thank you for your attention and interest in serving our communities better.


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