County Supervisor Nora Vargas appointed to state air board
San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas will join the California Air Resources Board, as part of a slate of new appointments by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Vargas, 50, was elected to the board of supervisors in 2020 and took the seat in District 1 last year, representing southern San Diego, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City.
She is vice-chair of the board and chair of the San Diego Association of Governments Transportation Committee and serves on the San Diego Air Pollution Control District, according to the county website.
Vargas previously served on Southwestern College’s Governing Board and was vice president for community engagement for Planned Parenthood for the Pacific Southwest from 2009 to 2019.
The California Air Resources Board is the state’s lead agency for managing climate action and air pollution control. The board is responsible for protecting the public from toxic air pollution and creating climate action programs, according to the state. It regulates auto tailpipe emissions, clean fuel formulas and greenhouse gas reduction measures.
The board includes 16 members who serve six-year terms, including five members from local air districts. The position pays $100 per diem and must be confirmed by the state senate.
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