Michael Pimentel is a Legislative and Regulatory Advocate with the California Transit Association, a nonprofit organization representing more than 200 transit-affiliated entities. In this role, Michael steers the Association’s advocacy efforts on policies and programs impacting air quality and the climate. He was the Association’s staff lead on the development of the California Air Resources Board’s Innovative Clean Transit regulation and currently represents the Association in the ongoing SB 350 transportation electrification proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission.
Prior to joining the Association, Michael held various legislative positions in the Administration of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., serving most recently as Senior Legislative Analyst at the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Michael was the Media Monitoring Coordinator for the Brown for Governor 2010 campaign and has held numerous research roles throughout his career, including for Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, the World Resources Institute, and the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
Michael received a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.