Air District Operations

The Air District is taking steps to ensure Bay Area air quality and public health are protected while the shelter-in-place orders are in effect. Permits for businesses adjusting operations to aid in the public health response will also be expedited. Read more... | en Español

Air Quality Advisory

On Friday and Saturday, smoke from the August Complex Fire may impact the North Bay and parts of the East Bay, causing smoky and hazy skies. There is no Spare the Air Alert in effect and air quality is not expected to be unhealthy. See our hourly air quality data for the most up-to-date information, as well as Press Releases@AirDistrict, and our Wildfire Safety Tips web page.  Sign up for Bay Area Air Alerts.  en Español

About the Air District

Committees

The Board of Directors has 11 standing committees that assist the Air District in its mission to improve air quality.

Ad Hoc Building Oversight Committee

Ad Hoc Committee on Equity, Access, and Inclusion

The Ad Hoc Committee on Equity, Access, and Inclusion will advise the Board of Directors regarding equitable and inclusive actions the Air District takes to create a healthy breathing environment for all people of the Bay Area, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, national origin, immigration status, or sexual orientation. The Ad Hoc Committee will oversee staff efforts in developing policies for both internal and external operations, which impact the Bay Area. Internal operations include applying an equity lens to programs, policies, practices and procedures related to staffing, recruitment, promotions, inclusive practices in the workplace, contracting for capital projects and services, and continuous racial equity training. External operations include addressing disparities by applying an equity lens to Air District programs, policies, practices, and procedures. The Committee will prioritize traditionally marginalized and disinvested communities for investment opportunities to ensure communities highly impacted by air pollution receive program and policy prioritization.

Members

Bay Area Regional Collaborative

This committee coordinates regional planning efforts of regional agencies in the Bay Area pursuant to SB 375.

Budget & Finance Committee

This committee prepares the Air District’s annual budget and presents budget recommendations to the Board of Directors. The committee evaluates the District’s goals and objectives, and may recommend changes to the Board. The committee also approves financial, procurement, insurance, and related policies proposed by the Executive Officer.

Climate Protection Committee

This committee reviews the Air District’s climate protection policies, activities, and funding, and makes applicable recommendations to the Board of Directors. The committee stays informed on current and proposed climate protection actions by local, regional, state, federal, and international agencies and organizations.

Community and Public Health Committee

This committee leads the District’s public outreach program. The committee also reviews and recommends to the Board of Directors contractor proposals related to the public outreach program.

Executive Committee

This committee reviews Air District policies and activities when the Board of Directors is not in session. With input from District officers, the committee adopts and refines District policies and programs, within the Board’s typical parameters. The committee also defines policies for the District’s officers.

Legislative Committee

This committee reviews and recommends legislative proposals for the Air District, and the District’s position on all proposed laws that affects it. The committee stays informed on pending legislation and meets with policymakers as needed.