Healthy air

Healthy air is important to our well-being. Poor air quality can contribute to environmental degradation and illness. Important things that you can do include:
  • Burn less firewood
  • Carpool
  • Drive less (take transit, ride your bike or walk)
  • Sign up for Spare the Air alerts

Gas-powered leaf blower regulations


Municipal Code 8.07 prohibits the use of gas-powered leaf blowers on Spare the Air Days. Please alert your landscaping service provider. (Spare the Air restriction does not apply to electric-powered leaf blowers.)

Air quality resources


When encountering situations dealing with air quality, please contact the following organizations:
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District
    General complaints: 1-800-334-ODOR (1-800-334-6367)
    Wood smoke complaints: 1-877-4NO-BURN (1-877-466-2876)
    Smoking vehicle complaints: 1-800-EXHAUST (1-800-394-2878)
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
    If there could be a gas leak, leave the area immediately, and then call 911 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
  • West Bay Sanitary District
    If a foul smell/odor could be related to a sewage problem, call 650-321-0384.

Air quality forecasts and Spare the Air alerts


  1. Spare the Air Status for Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    No Alert

  2. BAAQMD Air Quality Forecast for Tuesday

    AQI and Pollutant Forecast for Tuesday by district. North Counties - AQI: 46, Pollutant: PM2.5. Coast and Central Bay - AQI: 38, Pollutant: PM2.5. Eastern District - AQI: 42, Pollutant: PM2.5 South and Central Bay -...

  3. BAAQMD Air Quality Forecast for Wednesday

    AQI and Pollutant Forecast for Wednesday by district. North Counties - AQI: 53, Pollutant: PM2.5. Coast and Central Bay - AQI: 46, Pollutant: PM2.5. Eastern District - AQI: 51, Pollutant: PM2.5 South and Central Bay -...

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