Closer to home, I will be co-chairing a newly formed joint Leadership Council with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block to help advance the Sustainable City pLAn, and the UCLA Grand Challenge for a Sustainable L.A. The Leadership Council will kick off in April and bring together key leaders from community, business, government, and other sectors to help advance the pLAn goals (including the 4 year update of the pLAn we will begin by the end of 2017, and release early in 2019), inform UCLA research, and engage more Angelenos.
I am very grateful to everyone who has played a role in our progress — most importantly our residents. Angelenos have stepped up by conserving water, reducing energy use, and taking advantage of our growing integrated transportation network. I also want to acknowledge my Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen and his entire team, as well as the 27 sustainability chiefs across our City departments, for helping us advance, and track, all the targets in the pLAn.
We are unique among great cities: We have our own sea port, a major international airport, and our own utility. And we have 292 days a year of sunshine for clean power.
While much work remains to be done, together we can and will succeed in making Los Angeles the most sustainable city in the United States, and the world.
Mayor Eric Garcetti