Equity Statement

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.