Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
Our Mission: to protect the people and the environment of Santa Barbara County from the effects of air pollution. In 1970 the California Legislature passed a law that gave local governments primary responsibility for controlling air pollution from all sources except motor vehicles. In response, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors formed the Air Pollution Control District (APCD). Our staff includes meteorologists, engineers, environmental scientists, planners, inspectors, and administrative personnel. The District was originally part of Santa Barbara County government. In 1994, we became an independent special district state legislation added city representatives to our governing Board.