The Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters today announced its endorsement of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s re-election, underscoring his leadership on local initiatives to clean LA’s air and water and his national and global initiatives to combat climate change.
LALCV issued the following statement:
The Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters (LALCV) – which has supported pro-environment local candidates throughout Los Angeles County for more than three decades – today announced its endorsement of Eric Garcetti for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles in the upcoming March 7th election.
“Eric Garcetti has a longtime environmental champion with an extraordinary record of making LA work for the people he represents,” said LALCV Director Aura Vasquez, who led the organization’s Endorsement Team for this race. “Mayor Garcetti has integrated sustainability into every City department and emphasized that protecting the environment is a core value, not an afterthought. Under Garcetti’s leadership, LA has the nation’s boldest transportation plan – to reduce traffic and improve air quality – and a groundbreaking homelessness plan that will improve public health and quality-of-life for neighborhoods throughout the city.”
Mayor Garcetti’s environmental priorities have included climate change, homelessness, air pollution, renewable energy, Los Angeles River restoration, parks, open space, public health, and transit. For example, he implemented LA’s first Sustainable City pLAn, exceeded his goal of 1,000 publicly available electric vehicle-charging stations (more than any city in the country), and led efforts to pass landmark initiatives to improve transportation (Measure M) and tackle homelessness (Measure HHH).