The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD) is
committed to achieving environmental justice and equity by striving
towards clean air for all. While we have made important progress in
improving air quality for the region as a whole, we recognize that
there is more work to be done, especially in communities that have
been disproportionally burdened by air pollution because of systemic
racism, discriminatory government policies, lack of engagement, and
poor access to information and to the decision-making process.
SDAPCD commits to advancing policies, programs, and services that
achieve environmental justice and equity. In order to meet this
commitment, SDAPCD will provide appropriate resources, timelines, and
budget to support staff and enhance public participation. SDAPCD has
adopted an Environmental Justice Framework and a Public Participation
Plan that will guide the agency in its work to improve information
access, promote meaningful public engagement, and address
environmental injustices, particularly for under-resourced communities.