Central Coast Clean Cities

The Central Coast Clean Cities works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.

Contact Information

260 N San Antonio Rd #A
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Alex Economou

Alex Economou is the coordinator of the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition (C5) and works as an air quality specialist for the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (SBCAPCD) in Santa Barbara, California. Economou has been involved with C5 since 2015 and became the coalition's coordinator in 2020.

In addition to leading the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition, Economou manages the SBCAPCD’s Clean Air Grants for Infrastructure incentive program as well as the SBCAPCD’s emission inventory program. He supports several ZEV planning and outreach efforts on the Central Coast and is a member of the Electric Drive 805 Steering Committee. Prior to working for the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, Economou served as a CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow in San Luis Obispo, building capacity for the cities of San Luis Obispo County by helping implement their Climate Action Plans and reduce GHG emissions.

Economou has dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Studies and Business Administration from the University of Oregon.

General Stats

  • Designated: August 25, 2006
  • Population: 729,134 (based on 2018 Census estimate)
  • Area: 6,034 sq. mi.
  • Boundary: Counties: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 2
  • Electric (charging outlets): 735
  • Ethanol (E85): 4
  • Hydrogen: 1
  • Natural Gas: 9
  • Propane: 6

Energy Use Impact*

Annual Energy Impact

Annual Energy Impact by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type

Emissions Reduced*

Annual Emissions Reduced

Emissions Reduced by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type
*2018 DOE-Verified Metrics

Learn about just some of the projects from Central Coast Clean Cities. Visit the Central Coast Clean Cities website for more projects and information.

Projects and Case Studies