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CAP Incentive Outreach

Sac Metro District staff at Back to the Blvd. 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:

  • School Buses

  • Heavy Duty Trucks (big rigs, trash trucks, etc.)

  • Improving access to electric charging stations

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2020 Online Survey. 

We will be posting the results soon. 

Click on the links below to read more about the District's outreach for each year. 

2019 Outreach Summary

District staff at community event running the bucket voting information gathering activity

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.

Graph showing the results of our bucket activity: #1 School Bus, #2 Freight Trucks, #3 Transit Buses

Bucket Description

District staff helps kid spin prize wheel after his mom votes for

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.

Comments Submitted as OTHER:

  • Request for fewer electrical things
  • More street cleaning
  • Less cigarette smoke pollution
  • Bathrooms out at parks
  • School buses do not have AC
  • Stop using electric cars
  • ZEV fueling for freight trucks specifically
  • Put zero emission fueling stations in parks and parking lots
  • Transit buses need to be safer and cleaner
  • Hydrogen Core Fuel Stations
  • I will love to see electric trucks on the roads instead of diesel trucks
  • More swings at parks
  • Build more parks
  • Want cleaner air and no smoke
  • I would like to see transit buses cleaned up
  • More EV vehicles on the road
  • More education on air health
  • Clean up trash pick up trucks
  • Get rid of leaf blowers
  • People throwing their trash on the floor
  • People should be more consistent, and they should walk or be on a bicycle
  • We need more school buses
  • More security and activities for youth and the community
  • Better clean transportation for school buses
  • I would love to see less gas stations, as a native American, the impact it has had on our land is heartbreaking
  • More affordable EV options
  • Too many trucks on the freeway
  • Diesel Fuel stinks
  • Lower Rent
  • Hearing and breathing affected by exhaust
  • More solar
  • More zero emission fueling stations
  • More buses
  • End controlled burns
  • Cleaner cars
  • Better water quality
  • More natural gas school buses
  • Add motorcycles to the options
  • Too many delivery and diesel trucks
  • Wood burning pollutes my air
  • Garbage in the streets
  • Cleaner construction equipment
  • Smoke from fires
  • Need better, more efficient ways to travel
  • Buses and cars cause a lot of bad air quality
  • Need to cleanup the homeless issue   
2019  Public Outreach Events Summary
Date Community Event Identified Community/Area Approx. Attendees
4/27/2019 United Latinos Health & Environmental Justice Town Hall South Sacramento/Florin Air Monitoring Community, Fruitridge
5/4/2019 Hmong Health Fair South Sacramento/Florin Air Monitoring Community 150
8/6/2019 National Night Out- Jack Davis Park in Oak Park (Hosted by Phil Serna) N. Oak Park/Elmhurst 400
8/6/2019 National Night Out - North Laguna Creek / Valley High Neighborhood Association South Sacramento/Florin Air Monitoring Community 200
8/28/2019 Our Community Car Share Event -  On the Greenway Hosted by Breathe South Sacramento/Florin Air Monitoring Community, Fruitridge 50
9/15/2019 Back to the Blvd - Hosted by Franklin Blvd TCC Fruitridge 2000
9/15/2019 Concert in the Park-Laguna Park South Sacramento/Florin Air Monitoring Community 600
10/16/2019 Davis Senior Health and Safety Fair Davis 160
10/26/2019 Mutual Housing Assistance Network - Harvest Festival Norwood/Old N. Sacramento 2000
12/4/2019 Merriment on Main Vacaville 2000

2018 Outreach Summary

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.

2018 Public Outreach Events Summary
Date Meeting City
6/5/2018 Sac Metro Air District Community Workshop Sacramento
6/7/2018 Meeting with Lisa Nava and Kerri Aiello, Sacramento County Supervisor Serna’s office Sacramento
6/7/2018 Meeting with City Council Member’s Carr Outreach Coordinator Sacramento
6/14/2018 Presentation at the Stockton Boulevard Partnership Sacramento
6/20/2018 Presentation at the Meadowview Neighborhood Association Sacramento
6/21/2018 Presentation at the South Oak Park Communication Association Sacramento
6/29/2018 Participation in Clean Air Partnership Luncheon Panel discussion advising groups on AB 617 community outreach efforts, and provided community selection survey link Sacramento
7/10/2018 Fulton Avenue Association Sacramento
7/26/2018 Sac Metro Air District’s Board Meeting Sacramento
9/24/2018 Old Foothill Farms Neighborhood Association Meeting Sacramento
10/25/2018 Environmental Justice Element Community Workshop – South Sacramento Sacramento
10/26/2018 Sacramento Neighborhood Coalition meeting Sacramento
Survey Results Summary

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

Graph showing community needs ranking #1 Cars, #2 Buses, #3 Trucks, #4 Locomotives, #5 Farm Equipment, #6 Harbor Craft

Question 2: Rank the technologies we should pursue based on your individual preferences with 1 being the highest and 6 being the lowest.

Technology Types: Cars, Buses, Trucks, Farm Equipment, Harbor Craft, Locomotives
Graph showing individual needs ranking #1 Cars, #2 Trucks, #3Buses, #4 Locomotives, #5 Farm Equipment, #6 Harbor Craft
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