PALM DESERT – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a resolution to recognize and support California Clean Air Day on October 5.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez introduced the resolution, which was passed 4-0. Supervisor Perez is serving as a co-chair for this year’s Clean Air Day in the Inland Empire.
The resolution proclaims California Clean Air Day as an official day in Riverside County, and highlights ways to participate in the statewide effort for clean air and the environment. The Clean Air Day Web page, www.cleanairday.org, shows local events taking place on or around Clean Air Day as well as the Clean Air Pledge, which outlines measures anyone can take to improve air quality in the region.
“This resolution recognizes the upcoming California Clean Air Day, and encourages all residents, businesses, employees and community members to participate,” said Supervisor Perez. “Working together, we can make a difference for air quality and the environment.”
“Inland Empire residents suffer from some of the worst air quality in the United States and low income communities of color experience the worst of it” explained Coalition for Clean Air President and CEO Dr. Joe Lyou, “but everyday actions can make a big difference in our efforts to protect public health, improve air quality and prevent climate change. On Clean Air Day, businesses, government agencies, and individuals can all join in to make sure the benefits of breathing clean air can be shared by everyone.”
The Coalition for Clean Air welcomes municipalities to pass resolutions recognizing California Clean Air Day. A sample resolution can be found at www.cleanairday.org/resources.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the 4th District is the largest geographical district in the county.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.