AB 617 West Oakland Plan Adopted

On December 5, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted the West Oakland AB 617 Community Action Plan. The first AB 617 community plan in the state to be adopted since the legislation was passed in 2017, the “Owning Our Air” Plan identifies over 80 strategies related to freight movement, passenger transportation, land use, and health policies that aim to improve regional air quality and the affiliated disparate health impacts in the West Oakland community. The West Oakland Community Steering Committee reconvened in December to refocus its efforts on implementation, which will require robust collaboration between numerous public agencies. BPC has played a key role in the development of the plan and looks forward to continuing to be a supportive partner in its implementation.