City of Fresno Settlement
$49,250 in Fines Paid by The City of Fresno
In July 2009, the City of Fresno, agreed to pay $49,250 in penalties; $36,937.50 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $6,156.25 to the Peralta Community College District, and $6,156.25 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that the City of Fresno failed to properly self-inspect their diesel vehicles to assure the vehicles met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI). To settle the case, the City of Fresno agreed to the $49,250 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.