The District is governed by a five member Board of Directors. All
five Board members are County Supervisors. The Air Pollution Control Officer is appointed by the Board and serves as Executive Director of the District. The District
legal counsel is also
the County Counsel.
The Board of Directors appoints five citizens to the District's Hearing Board, which
considers appeals for rule variances and other similar matters. The Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial body.
The Board of Directors also appoints an Air District Advisory Committee to discuss and
advise the Board and District staff on general air quality programs and
As required by the California Clean Air Act and the Federal Clean Air Act,
the District is responsible for air monitoring, permitting, enforcement, long-range
planning, regulatory development, education, and public information activities related to air
Local districts are the primary mechanism for air quality management. Districts must
implement rules and regulations and provide enforcement for the attainment and maintenance of
the California and national ambient air