Santa Clarita, Named a ‘Model Community’ by AQMD, WINS 2008 CLEAN AIR AWARD

(l-r) County of Los Angeles 5th District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, City Manager Ken Pulskamp, Environmental Sercvices Manager Travis Lange, Mayor Bob Kellar

(l-r) County of Los Angeles 5th District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, City Manager Ken Pulskamp, Environmental Services Manager Travis Lange, Mayor Bob Kellar

The South Coast Air Quality Management District presented a handful of prestigious awards to cities in the region which have demonstrated their commitment and action to improving the air we breathe.  Santa Clarita was the recipient of the Model Community Award presented to Mayor Bob Kellar.

Santa Clarita received the award for its innovative and aggressive approach to improving the air quality in our region.  Some of the programs presented in the winning award application include Bike to Work Day, Transit Oriented development plans, an environmentally preferable purchasing policy, air quality advocacy, a community energy partnership, facilities energy efficiencies and the City’s urban forestry programs.

“One of the very unique aspects of Santa Clarita is our ability to effectively balance the needs of businesses and residents with our concerns about the environment.  Our winning of both a Model Community Award for Air Quality and being consecutively named one of Los Angeles Top 5 Most Business Friendly Cities is a clear example of this successful balance,” commented Bob Kellar, Mayor.

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