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Question of the week: Are mandatory Spare the Air alerts worthwhile?

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From page A7 | January 10, 2014 |

The Fairfield-Suisun area is nearing a record for Spare the Air alerts this year, drawing some criticism.

What do you think? Are the alerts worthwhile? Participate in this week’s poll:

Last week’s results:

Will 2014 be better for Solano County than 2013?

Yes: 39 percent

No: 43 percent

The same: 18 percent

49 Daily Republic voters

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Discussion | 9 comments

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  • The MisterJanuary 05, 2014 - 8:01 am

    Is tyranny worthwhile?

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  • http://ysaqmd.org/documents/BudgetNarrativeProposedBudget2013-14.pdfJanuary 05, 2014 - 8:37 am

    Budget for Yolo Solano District

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  • http://www.baaqmd.gov/The-Air-District.aspxJanuary 05, 2014 - 8:41 am

    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is the public agency entrusted with regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southwestern Solano, and southern Sonoma counties.

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  • http://www.baaqmd.gov/~/media/Files/Finance/FYE2014ApprovedBudget.ashx?la=enJanuary 05, 2014 - 9:01 am

    Bay Area Air Quality Management District 2014 Budget....Solano County Supervisor Jim Spering sits on this Board.....look at page 29 - executive office....2014 funding for 8.73 FTE positions ( round up to 9 ) Total Personnel Expenditures category ( for this one department of BAAQMD ) is $ 1,779,381 divided by 9 equals $197,709 each average salary.

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  • MLBJanuary 05, 2014 - 9:13 am

    I don't think anyone realizes how important good air is until they have a condition that makes smoke from fireplaces detrimental to their health. The damage that occurs may take years to manifest itself but in people with any kind of lung problem, the effects are felt quickly. Spare the air days are life saving!

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  • The MisterJanuary 05, 2014 - 10:24 am

    Guess what was the greatest source of death during the last century... was it potential particulate matter? No, it was death by government or democide. Democide is when a tyrannical government intentionally kills its citizens. 350 to 400 million souls were victims of tyrannical democide last century. What do you really think we have to fear the most, MLB? The correct answer is tyranny.

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  • Rhee MedboyJanuary 10, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    So you would rather inflict your personal wishes on the hundreds of others that may find enjoyment in outdoor burning once in a while?

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  • my2centsJanuary 08, 2014 - 5:05 am

    Let's wait to address air quality until our air looks like Los Angeles'. In fact, why get a flu shot, I'll just wait until I'm really sick and then address it.

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  • Typical County WorkerJanuary 08, 2014 - 6:20 am

    BAAQMD does not care about the air quality. All they are concerned about is keeping their money machine working. I am not sure what happened to the comments yesterday.

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