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 over 1 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
clip art of two bicyclists with the caption "Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval has pledged to bike to work on October 3rd"
Last year, then-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 Jose Gurrola, City of Arvin

Mayor David Shapiro, City of Calabasas

Mayor Megan Sahli-Wells, Culver City

Mayor Brett Lee, City of Davis

Mayor Catherine S. Blakespear, City of Encinitas

Mayor Harry T. Price, City of Fairfield

Mayor Harvey Rarback, City of Half Moon Bay

Mayor Racquel Vasquez, City of Lemon Grove

Mayor Robert Garcia, City of Long Beach

Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles

Mayor Margarita L. Rios, City of Norwalk

Mayor Teresa Barrett, City of Petaluma

Mayor Darrell Steinberg, City of Sacramento

Mayor Rebecca Jones, City of San Marcos

Mayor Larry Klein, City of Sunnyvale

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 to learn more.