Southern California’s top air quality officials are set to go on a two-day retreat this week to Palm Desert.

Board members at the South Coast Air Quality Management District are planning to gather at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert on Thursday and Friday for a series of special board meetings.

Several policy topics are on the agenda, including a proposed plan for drought management and water conservation.

It’s unclear whether the agency will allow public participation from its headquarters in Diamond Bar, for those who can’t make it to the desert.

You can reach Nick Gerda at, and follow him on Twitter: @nicholasgerda.

Since you've made it this far,

You are obviously connected to your community and value good journalism. As an independent and local nonprofit, our news is accessible to all, regardless of what they can afford. Our newsroom centers on Orange County’s civic and cultural life, not ad-driven clickbait. Our reporters hold powerful interests accountable to protect your quality of life. But it’s not free to produce. It depends on donors like you.

Join the conversation: In lieu of comments, we encourage readers to engage with us across a variety of mediums. Join our Facebook discussion. Message us via our website or staff page. Send us a secure tip. Share your thoughts in a community opinion piece.