Posts Tagged: community members

Opinion

Let’s shift into high gear to fight vehicle-linked pollution

The Harbor Freeway in Los Angeles. (Photo: Jose Luis Stephens, via Shutterstock)

OPINION: It’s time for California to change lanes when it comes to transportation. For generations, transportation and land use decisions have placed inequitable burdens on the health of  Californians with vulnerabilities.  Communities designed almost exclusively for cars, even for the shortest trips, increase air pollution and reduce opportunities for building health into daily routines.

Opinion

SoCal air board doesn’t need more appointees

A smog L.A. skyline looms in the background. (Photo: Matt Gush, via Shutterstock)

OPINION: Sadly, some Sacramento legislators choose to ignore democratic principles and are, once again, attempting to push their “state-knows-best” attitude and diminish local control at the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Voters elect local city councils and mayors to represent our best interests. In turn, these elected officials select from among themselves the members of the SCAQMD governing board.

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