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Get Bruce back

A friend of mine, who has a child with asthma, mentioned recently that she didn’t know why the ozone air pollution is so low this year. A few years ago, everyone said nothing could be done because it came from other areas.

Bruce Conklin found out that the Bay Area was the only urban area which did not have the highest level of smog checks. He went to the Legislature and asked them to be fair to our children by having the Bay Area meet higher standards. They passed the legislation and now it is in effect.

I don’t know if Bruce’s testimony ultimately made the Legislature change its mind (it had rejected this idea four times previously). I don’t know if that caused our cleaner air this summer. But I do know we had an effective supervisor and we can get him back in November.

Shirley Benedick

Grass Valley

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