About the Air District

Mission Statement

The Air District aims to create a healthy breathing environment for every Bay Area resident while protecting and improving public health, air quality, and the global climate.


Five core values drive all aspects of our work and vision for the future:


Our programs and policies are founded on science, developed with technical expertise, and executed with distinction.


We are at the forefront of air quality improvement and pioneer new strategies to achieve healthy air and protect the climate.


We include and engage all stakeholders to create broad acceptance for healthy air solutions.


Our staff are genuinely committed to our mission and values.


We maintain the right of Bay Area residents to breathe clean air.


We aim to achieve our mission through a number of strategic goals:

  • Reduce and eliminate health problems caused by air pollution.
  • Achieve and maintain air quality standards for all criteria pollutants.
  • Create high-quality, relevant regulatory programs and ensure they comply with federal, state, and local laws.
  • Through incentives and partnerships, establish the Bay Area as a leading area for emissions reductions in mobile sources, land-use planning, innovative technology, and energy.
  • Through educational programs and partnerships, engage all Bay Area residents to spare the air every day.
  • Serve as an air quality authority in the development of policy and information.
  • Apply state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and technology in our operations.
  • Retain a top-performing and motivated workforce.
  • Apply environmental stewardship best practices in our operations.

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Last Updated: 11/2/2016