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Supervisor Fletcher Appointed to California Air Resources Board by Gov. Newsom

01/28/19

Today, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher (D-San Diego) was nominated for appointment to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) by California Governor Gavin Newsom.   

“I am honored to be appointed by Governor Newsom to serve on the California Air Resources Board,” said Supervisor Fletcher. “It will be a privilege to work with leaders from across the state to adopt policies to tackle climate change and improve California's air quality. I look forward to working with the Senate during the confirmation process to earn their trust to serve in this important role.”

According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) website, the organization is charged with protecting the public from the harmful effects of air pollution and developing programs and actions to fight climate change. From requirements for clean cars and fuels to adopting innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California has pioneered a range of effective approaches that have set the standard for effective air and climate programs for the nation, and the world.

The Board position requires Senate confirmation.

Supervisor Fletcher has been a member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the San Diego Air Pollution Control District since 2019. Fletcher has been a professor of practice in political science since 2013 at the University of California, San Diego.  He served as a member of the California State Assembly from 2008 to 2012 and is a combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  He is a member of the Board of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, and the San Diego Association of Governments’ Transportation Committee.

The position normally pays $48,789 but the Supervisor is not eligible to receive that compensation because he is an elected official in the State of California.