Our Next Meeting – Tuesday, April 9

TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2024, 7:00 PM



Dear members and supporters—

Our April 9th meeting at 7pm will focus on the quality of our air.  As the weather warms up and we start spending more time outdoors there is no better time of year to have this program, especially in light of a recent Level-3 Incident at our local refinery.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), which many refer to as simply “the Air District,” is our local regulatory agency when it comes to air pollution.  It’s been around for decades, but its mission and activities are still a mystery to many.  Luckily, we have secured an amazing panel of Air District representatives to guide us through what it does, how it does it, and what it’s working on to keep Bay Area residents healthy and safe.

Air District Panel

We are pleased to have as our panel BAAQMD’s Executive Officer/Air Pollution Control Officer, Dr. Philip Fine, formerly a presidential appointment to the EPA and the South Coast Air Management Quality District; Deputy Executive Officer of Public Affairs Viet Tran, Board of Directors member and Benicia Mayor Steve Young; and BAAQMD’s Community Advisory Council Co-Chair Ken Szutu, who also founded the Citizen Air Monitoring Network in Vallejo before serving as its director.  We also expect that other staff members of the Air District will join us.

Terry Mollica will also provide a brief update about the status of the Benicia Industrial Safety Ordinance.

Renew Your Membership, Vote in Upcoming Endorsements

I want to remind everyone that it is not too late to renew your membership.  This is an election year and we hope to have a robust program around the election.  Only people who have been members for 60 days prior to the endorsement in question are allowed to vote.  We could do our first endorsements in August.  The mayor, city council and school board will all have open seats so it is important you join up in time to vote for your preferred candidates.  Visit our membership page on our website for more information.

Zoom Details

The link and sign-in information for most PDB membership meetings in 2024 is below. For the most part you can use this link, meeting ID, and passcode through 2024.  

Topic: PDB General Meeting
Time: April 9, 2024 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 862 7382 1941
Passcode: 528756

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We look forward to seeing you Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 pm via Zoom!