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Fresno County, CA March 2, 2004 Election
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Clean Air Stewardship Program

By Debilyn Molineaux

Candidate for Supervisor; County of Fresno; Supervisorial District 3

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Healthy air quality for our Valley requires that EVERY resident, business and visitor make daily choices to reduce or eliminate behavior that harms the air we breathe. It's no longer about what "THEY" do, it's about what "WE" do.
The Goal: Entice all community stakeholders to participate in a community-wide effort to improve our air quality. The plan should be voluntary, exciting, competitive and measurably improve our air quality.

The Plan: Develop a formula to calculate a "Personal Pollution Index" (PPI). The idea is to give people a tool to estimate the amount of pollution they vent into our air and establish an index. This index may be based or personal behavior or a community-wide average, to be determined.

Simultaneously, develop a formula for businesses to calculate a "Business Pollution Index" (BPI), giving business owners a tool to evaluate their business. Add to their formula a factor for employee participation in the PPI program.

The Reward: Once a baseline is established, develop a community wide contest for "Clean Air Stewardship". The contest may award the lowest emitters, an improvement ratio, the largest improvement etc. Plan an awards banquet with media support to publicly recognize these Clean Air Stewards and reward them with one or more of the following:

  • Hybrid vehicle
  • Fee abatement
  • Free downtown parking pass
  • Publicity
  • Plaques
  • Other?

Continue the contest on an annual basis, increasing the scope and reaching out to all Valley residents. Funding may be provided by grants, ticket sales (awards banquet), private donations etc.


  • Clean air
  • Community pride
  • Leverage to gain assistance at the state & federal levels

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