Leadership and direction of air pollution control activities in the Valley are provided
by the Governing Board of the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (Valley District).
The Board is comprised of 15 members: eight county Supervisors from each of the eight Valley counties
(Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare) selected by their respective
county Boards of Supervisors, five City Council members selected by the cities within the District,
and two public members appointed by the Governor. These locally elected officials and appointees,
acting as policy makers, ensure that implementation of state and federal air
pollution mandates in the Valley is tailored to local conditions and is responsive to local needs.
The Board ensures that the process of developing and implementing the
policies, procedures, plans, rules and regulations necessary to fulfill the
state and federal mandates is carried out in an open, public forum, as required
by California law. Public participation and input are encouraged at meetings of
the Governing Board and at rule and plan development workshops. Most information
created and used by the District is available to the public. This includes
financial and budget reports, rules and regulations, planning documents, data on
air quality and meeting agendas.
Governing Board Meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each
month at 9:00 A.M. at the Central Region Office, Governing Board Room, 1990 E.
Gettysburg Avenue, Fresno, CA. To encourage public participation, the Governing
Board Meetings are held via the Districts video teleconferencing system and
can be attended in either the Central Region Office, Fresno, the Northern Region
Office, 4800 Enterprise Way, Modesto or the Southern Region Office,
34946 Flyover Court, Bakersfield.