California Clean Air Day Mayors Council

From California’s bustling metropolises to its pastoral towns, mayors are saying “count me in” to California Clean Air Day.

While California is home to amazing cities, eight of the most polluted cities in the United States are located here. No part of California is immune: last year, California had some of the worst air quality in the world.

The mayors on our Clean Air Day Mayors Council are taking a stand for clean air. The council, already representing nearly 6 million Californians, continues to grow as mayors sign the pledge and encourage their cities to take action.

Here are a few ways our council is commemorating California Clean Air Day:

  • Spreading the word about California Clean Air Day in their communities
  • Passing a resolution declaring October 2, 2019 California Clean Air Day in their cities
  • Planting trees for Clean Air Day
  • Leading “Mayor’s Bike Rides”
  • Recognizing local businesses and organizations as California Clean Air Day “Local Champions” with a proclamation or certificate for their work on air quality issues

Here’s why one California mayor, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, joined the Mayors Council:

“California Clean Air Day is a timely reminder of the responsibilities we have as a community to do our part to reduce air pollution. For Oakland, that means utilizing active transportation, which improves public health, promotes economic development, and most importantly helps the environment.”

clip art of two bicyclists with the caption "Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval has pledged to bike to work on October 3rd"
Last year, Mayor of Pomona Tim Sandoval pledged to bike to work for California Clean Air Day, held on October 3rd in 2018.

The following mayors have already joined the council:

Mayor Adele Andrade-Stadler, City of Alhambra

Mayor Jose Gurrola, City of Arvin

Mayor Ali Saleh, City of Bell

Mayor Jesse Arreguin, City of Berkeley

Mayor David Shapiro, City of Calabasas

Mayor Melanie Bagby, City of Cloverdale

Mayor Megan Sahli-Wells, Culver City

Mayor Steven Scharf, City of Cupertino

Mayor Brett Lee, City of Davis

Mayor Rick Rodriguez, City of Downey

Mayor Ruben Abrica, City of East Palo Alto

Mayor Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, City of El Cerrito

Mayor Catherine S. Blakespear, City of Encinitas

Mayor Harry T. Price, City of Fairfield

Mayor Judy M. Nelson, City of Glendora

Mayor Harvey Rarback, City of Half Moon Bay

Mayor David Hagele, City of Healdsburg

Mayor Stacey Armato, City of Hermosa Beach

Mayor Larry Weber, City of Hidden Hills

Mayor James T. Butts, City of Inglewood

Mayor Racquel Vasquez, City of Lemon Grove

Mayor Robert Garcia, City of Long Beach

Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles

Mayor Eddie De La Riva, Maywood

Mayor Rob Schroder, City of Martinez

Mayor Bill Zimmerman, City of Menifee

Mayor Janice S. Parvin, City of Moorpark

Mayor Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, City of Moreno Valley

Mayor Margarita L. Rios, City of Norwalk

Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland

Mayor Peter Weiss, City of Oceanside

Mayor Johnny Johnston, City of Ojai

Mayor Sue Vaterlaus, City of Pacifica

Mayor Eric Filseth, City of Palo Alto

Mayor Michael M. Vargas, City of Perris

Mayor Teresa Barrett, City of Petaluma

Mayor Juan Antonio Banales, City of Pittsburg

Mayor Ann Wengert, City of Portola Valley

Mayor Rusty Bailey, City of Riverside

Mayor Darrell Steinberg, City of Sacramento

Mayor Heidi Harmon, City of San Luis Obispo

Mayor Rebecca Jones, City of San Marcos

Mayor Mary Ann Carbone, City of Sand City

Mayor Martine Watkins, City of Santa Cruz

Mayor Neysa Hinton, City of Sebastopol

Mayor Gloria Olmos, City of South El Monte

Mayor Larry Klein, City of Sunnyvale

Mayor Steve Bilderain, City of Twentynine Palms

Mayor Maureen Mulheren, City of Ukiah

Mayor Robert Link, City of Visalia

Mayor John D’Amico, City of West Hollywood

Want to join the California Clean Air Day Mayors Council?

If you’re a mayor who’d like to sign on to clear the air on October 2, 2019, email Joe at joe@stratiscope.com to learn more.