All project types funded with Community Air Protection (CAP) Incentives must have community support. The Sac Metro Air District is reaching out to our community and residents to ask their opinion on what they feel is impacting the quality of the air they breathe in their neighborhood. Our information gathering activity results are opinion based and so far have mostly centered around mobile air pollution source due to current programs available and CAP Incentive guidelines.
So far the feedback from residents shows that the following are top priority projects for our communities:
Heavy Duty Trucks (big rigs, trash trucks, etc.)
Improving access to electric charging stations
Sac Metro Air District has postponed public outreach at community events due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease). We hope all our residents stay safe during this unprecedented time.
During 2019, the Sac Metro Air District went out to various community events and asked residents “In your opinion, what projects would benefit the air quality in your neighborhood?”
The bucket voting activity focused on mobile sources of air pollution as selections and included an option for people to write additional comments for their thoughts on air pollution.
In addition to attending community events, the District continued its outreach to community leaders, neighborhood associations and non-profit organizations.
Less Polluting Farm Equipment: Have all equipment related to agricultural production or farming switch to a less polluting option.
Less Polluting Medium Heavy Duty Trucks: Switch to trucks that run on cleaner fuels instead of diesel. Familiar trucks of this size would be delivery trucks or utility trucks.
Zero/Low Emission Transit Buses: Switch transit buses to run on cleaner fuels instead of diesel. These are buses that run on fixed routes or in a specific area for public use, such as Grey hound, or Sac RT buses.
Zero/Low Emission Freight or Heavy Duty Trucks: Switch to heavy duty trucks that run on cleaner fuels instead of diesel. Common trucks of this size are the big rigs transporting goods on our highways or the garbage trucks you see once a week.
Lack of Sustainable Fueling Infrastructure: Not having access to fuel types beyond gasoline, such as electric car charging stations. This limits the ability to bring zero emission cars to the neighborhood and help clean up passenger cars.
Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment: Switch all gas powered equipment used to maintain our lawns and green spaces to electric.
Zero/Low Emission School Bus: Clean up the yellow school bus that transports kids to and from public school from diesel to a cleaner fuel.
Low Emission Locomotives: Switch our locomotives to run on the lowest polluting engine available. These are the trains that move goods and people in and out of our communities.
Other: Any other identified concerns that were not covered above.
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During 2018 the Sac Metro Air District kicked events off with a stake holder and community leader workshop in June. Outreach was focused towards non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, and community leaders.
Input on program and project types for CAP incentives was gathered from a paper questionnaire that was passed out at meetings and was available online. Our second version was also available in Spanish.
There were two questions on our 2018 Community Air Protection program that applied to incentives. From the results, we found that the top 3 choices for project types to help clean up air pollution from mobile sources in our communities were cars, trucks and buses.
Question 1: Rank the technologies we should pursue based on your
community needs with 1 being the highest preference and 6 being the lowest.
Technology Types: Cars, Buses, Trucks, Farm Equipment, Harbor Craft, Locomotives
Question 2: Rank the technologies we should pursue based on your individual preferences with 1 being the highest and 6 being the lowest.