Mayor Garcetti Appoints Councilmember Nithya Raman to SCAQMD Board

The news was cheered by community groups and environmental justice advocates as a major shift in the role the city would take on the board.

Reporter Elizabeth Chou writes in the Los Angeles Daily News, “Signaling a potential turnabout in the city’s role in regulating air quality, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday, February 1, appointed Councilwoman Nithya Raman to the governing board of the regional agency that sets key regulation affecting the Southern California region’s air quality and polluting industries.

“Raman would replace Councilman Joe Buscaino, who had served on the governing board of South Coast Air Quality Management District since 2013. . . .”

Councilmember Nithya Raman

Read Elizabeth Chou’s full article in the Los Angeles Daily News by clicking here.

Join the SCAQMD Director’s Zoom Meeting on Friday, February 4 at 9:00 a.m. , where you can praise the selection of Councilmember Nithya Raman and advocate for converting the Torrance and Valero, Wilmington, refineries from highly dangerous HF to one of the vastly safer alternatives by clicking here.