Clean Air Fund Advisory Committee

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Clean Air Fund Advisory Committee Meeting


The Clean Air Fund Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet at the following time and location:


May 18, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Second Floor Santa Cruz Conference Room
Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
669 County Square Drive
Ventura, CA


Following is the agenda for the meeting:




  1. Call to Order
  2. Approve summary of March 2, 2017, meeting
  3. Public Comment
  4. Staff Report
  5. Old Business:

    Phase 2 Ventura County APCD Electric Vehicle Rebate Program at $226,946 (Revisit Recommendations from March 2nd Meeting)

    1. Funding Goal of Battery EVs vs Plug-in Hybrids at least 60/40 in favor of Battery EVs (Mr Reach would like to revisit this goal to increase number of Battery EV rebates by a 60/40 goal in terms of units instead of funding amounts).


    2. Funding Rebates for Vehicles Base MSRP capped at $75,000 (Mr. Reach would like to revisit this recommendation with a higher cap or no cap).


    3. Rebate Reservation Expiration at 60 days from Issue Date (Staff Recommendation):

    Since staff does not have the resources to track this program in real time or on the weekends, a rebate reservation system with a reasonable expiration period of 60 days is recommended to ensure that rebates will still be available to program participants when they purchase their vehicles.  Reservation expirations are necessary to ensure that the program grant funds will not be in limbo indefinitely.  A notable example of this issue was a Clean Air Fund grant issued to the fire department back in 2002 for retrofitting a training facility that was never built, and this tied up $150,000 in grant funds until April 12, 2016 because there was no expiration date assigned to this grant.

  6. New Business:

    1. Potential Proposals ($60,000 grant)

        A. Fund Phase 3 EV Rebate Program, or

        B. Fund Conversion of Level 2 EV Charging Station at Toland Jail in Santa Paula to a DC Fast Charger (subject to county approval), or

        C. Fund an Electric Commercial Leaf Blower Rebate Program.


    2. Review Clean Air Fund Advisory Committee Operating Procedures and Membership Interest Group Allocation (Mr. Reach Recommendations)


       A. Change Name from Operations Procedures to Bylaws

       B. Add Officers to Bylaws (Chairman, Vice-Chairman, etc.)

       C. Add Fundraising Chairman to solicit tax-deductible donations.

       D. Term Limits for Officers at 2 years (election on first meeting every   other year)

       E. Establish Procedures for selecting new committee members

       F. Adjust the Membership Interest Group Allocation as follows:
           (subject to APCD Board approval)

                    Existing Allocation               Proposed Allocation
                    Business (4 members)          Business (3 members)

                    Environmental (3)                Environmental (4 members)

                    Citizen (3 members)             Citizen (3 members)
                    Transportation (1)               Transportation (1 member)

  7. Adjournment


This is a public meeting. Please contact Stan Cowen at (805) 645-1408 if you have any questions or need additional information.

NOTE: Any Committee member who cannot attend the meeting should notify Stan as soon as possible if they have not already done so.