The year 1988 will mean a year of changes, some subtle, in the county as environmental agencies adopt plans affecting motorists, residents, major employers, and environmentalists and developers alike.
For example, one clean-air strategy the South Coast Air Quality Management District adopted in 1987 could mean staggered working hours or ride sharing at large companies.
Businesses with 100 employees or more will be required to offer incentives to share rides or use public transit--strategies designed to reduce Southern California's chronic smog problem.
In the Bolsa Chica area, 1,600 acres of environmentally sensitive wetlands are expected to move closer toward development in 1988. And a study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the feasibility of a nearby ocean channel also may be completed.