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Louie A. Lujan, M.Ed.

Mayor
City of La Puente
December 18, 2007 Luis Ayala Mayor 111 South First Street Alhambra, CA 91801 RE: South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Board Appointment Dear Luis Ayala, The purpose of this letter is to officially announce my candidacy for the SCAQMD Board and respectfully ask for your support. As you know, SB 886 (Negrete McLeod) was signed by the Governor and will take effect on January 1, 2008. The bill will reorganize and expand the number of seats for cities in Los Angeles County on the SCAQMD Board. SB 886 gives the San Gabriel Valley a stronger voice on issues related to our regional air quality and its impact on our economy and quality of life. As your representative, I will work collaboratively with the SCAQMD board, staff and stakeholders to meet clean air standards. I will uphold the SCAQMD mission to undertake all necessary steps to protect public health from air pollution, with sensitivity to the impacts of its actions on the community and businesses. As Mayor of the City of La Puente, I supported the passage of a resolution in favor of the 2007 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP), which is designed to meet both state and federal Clear Air Act planning requirements for all areas under AQMD jurisdiction. Furthermore, I testified before the State of California Air Resources Board in June of 2007 urging them to strengthen their strategy by making it consistent with AQMD's AQMP by adopting AQMP's solutions dealing specifically with mobile sources. In addition to air quality, I have placed an emphasis on environmental issues in my community. I supported an agreement with Chevron Energy Solutions to complete our La Puente Community Center/Youth Learning Activity Center, a $10 million dollar environmentally "green" design, construction and landscaping project. I also supported the completion of our first ever Nature Education Center, a center designed to teach young people about environmental conservation, preservation and awareness. I have consistently earned the support and endorsement of regional environmental groups, such as the Coalition for a Safe and Clean Environment, the California Wild Heritage Campaign, and Friends of the San Gabriel River. As your SCAQMD Board Member, I

Mayor Louie A. Lujan • 15900 E. Main Street • La Puente, CA 91744 • 626.926.0875 • www.louielujan.com

Louie A. Lujan, M.Ed.
Mayor
City of La Puente
will continue to advocate, among other important issues, for clean air standards while taking the concerns of all stakeholders into account. Finally, I appreciate your support for the SCAQMD Board. Enclosed is my biography with more information about my background. Please feel free to contact me at 626.926.0875 or via e-mail at llujan@alumni.usc.edu Sincerely,

Louie A. Lujan Mayor

Mayor Louie A. Lujan • 15900 E. Main Street • La Puente, CA 91744 • 626.926.0875 • www.louielujan.com