open space & conservation element OSC-9: Air Quality
Only areas below are considered part of the General Plan.
Better indoor and outdoor air quality for Menifee and the air basin will improve the quality of life of residents, workers, and visitors. Improved air quality can also make the city a more desirable place to be and support long-term prosperity. Local air quality improvements can be achieved by minimizing pollution and particulate matter and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2006, the Governor of California signed Assembly Bill (AB) 32. The act requires that California cap its GHG emissions at 1990 levels by 2020. This legislation requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to establish a program for statewide GHG emissions reporting, as well as monitor and enforce of that program. CARB is also required to adopt rules and regulations to achieve the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective GHG emission reductions. As a result, many communities identify strategies to minimize the effects of climate change and reduce GHG emissions.
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