When the South Coast Air Quality Management District holds its monthly meeting on Friday, one of the items on the agenda will be looking at the performance of executive officer Barry Wallerstein.
A recent shift in the board’s makeup, including several new appointees, was part of a campaign to change its focus to making life easier for business by rolling back pollution regulations.
The South Coast AQMD is made up of elected officials from L.A., Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties and is responsible for controlling pollution across Southern California.
Tony Barboza, L.A. Times reporter covering air quality and the environment
Morgan Wyenn, staff attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council