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Monitor Notes: Air District, Bike Summit, ADUs, Bay Adapt

Welcome to Monitor Notes, a weekly roundup of news items, event announcements, and updates on past Bay Area Monitor articles.


Air District Updates

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is forming the agency’s first Community Advisory Council and is accepting applications. The fifteen-seat Council will be composed of representatives of the nine bay area counties and will meet once a month to develop and inform key Air District initiatives. Applications will be accepted until September 7th.

On July 21st, the Air District Board of Directors adopted amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units to further reduce particulate matter emissions from petroleum refineries. The stated purpose of the amendments are to further reduce the emissions from oil refinery equipment which comprise some of the largest sources of particulate matter emissions in the Bay Area.


Bike Summit

The Silicon Valley Bike Summit is here. It might be a little late for you to make it today (sorry for the 24-hour delay, loyal Notes readers), but the two-day zoom summit takes place today and tomorrow, August 13th from 8:30am to 1:00pm. This information-rich event is an excellent attend for elected officials and community bike advocates alike. The summit will feature breakfast and lunch networking opportunities in addition to its main sessions. Tomorrow’s agenda includes comparisons of bike-friendly cities across the globe, and strategies for successful bike- and ped-plan implementation.


Little Houses, Big City

Join the Casita Coalition on August 27th for a spotlight on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in San Francisco. This monthly series features best ADU practices from around the state and includes live Q&A with a guest panel of housing experts. Sign up, and gain insights into critical partnerships, community-building, and engaging with city and county departments to address the need for additional housing. 


Bay Adapt Joint Platform

The second of two public forums on the Bay Adapt Joint Platform is coming up on August 25th. Join SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Conservation Coalition, and community leaders on the Bay Area’s consensus-driven to protect people and their environment from a rising bay. This public forum is part of a month-long feedback process prior to the Joint Platform moving on to the next phase of implementation. Sign up to make your voice heard.




Banner art: “Adapt,” by Sophia Zaleski

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