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newsrel -- Media Advisory: ARB Press Conference in Fresno

Posted: 15 Oct 2007 09:37:18
Please consider the following media advisory announcing a press
conference held in Fresno this morning at 11:00 am to
celebrate the signing of SB 719 which increases the San Joaquin
Valley air board membership.  You can as well read the advisory
online at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/newsrel/nr101507.htm .
Thank You
Dimitri Stanich


Release 07-44
October 15, 2007
Patricia Rey
(916) 322-2990 

ARB announces new legislation increasing San Joaquin Valley air
board membership

SB 719 (Machado) was signed by the Governor

Fresno: The new legislation guarantees that both urban and rural
perspectives have a voice in the Valley's policy decisions. SB
719 adds a total of four new members to the local air district
governing board: two medical experts appointed by the governor
and two representatives of large valley cities with more than
100,000 residents (Fresno, Modesto, Stockton, Visalia and

A ceremony to announce that Governor Schwarzenegger signed
legislation that will add public health and science expertise to
the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. SB 719,
authored by Senator Mike Machado (D-Linden), calls for the
governing board to increase its membership from 11 to 15 by
adding two public members appointed by the Governor and two
large valley city representatives.

Mary D. Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources
Public health practitioners, and members of the San Joaquin
Valley Air Quality Task Force

Monday, October 15, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.

Elm Health Center
2790 Elm Avenue
Fresno, California 93706
(559) 457-5200

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California
Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and
protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through
effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and
considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air
pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain
health based air quality standards.


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