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“Garcetti gave Clinton credit for inspiring Los Angeles, under former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, to convert 144,000 street lamps to LED bulbs, reducing energy costs and cutting carbon emissions. The city now plans to install solar panels and Wi-Fi hot spots on the street lamps, Garcetti said.”
Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2014
“As mayor and the city’s CEO, I want to make sure that we hold every city department head accountable and measure their performance to save taxpayer dollars and deliver better services. I want Los Angeles to be the best run city in America.” - Mayor Eric Garcetti
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"These are places that people collectively want to bring back or, for the first time, kind of bring up."
-Mayor Eric Garcetti
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#LAGreatStreets Council District 15: Gaffey St -
Gaffey St is the entrance to San Pedro and is its main artery, passing neighborhood restaurants and businesses as it makes its way through San Pedro to the southern tip of Los Angeles. Great Streets seeks to take advantage of existing improvements and planned investment to transform Gaffey…
Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights is one of Los Angeles’ most active commercial corridors. Originally served by the Red Car system, Cesar Chavez has early 1900s tree-lined blocks of neighborhood-oriented shops, restaurants, and services. Great Streets seeks to strengthen the linkages between Cesar Chavez and the nearby Gold Line while improving the pedestrian and bicycle facilities in the area, proving residents better options for getting to and from the corridor.
#LAGreatStreets Council District 13: Hollywood Blvd -
Hollywood Blvd is a national destination and locus of activity for Angelenos and tourists alike, who come from far and wide for the Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theater, the Pantages Theater, and the Dolby Theater. Great Streets seeks to take advantage of this activity, building linkages with…
The Sprawling, Booming LA Tech Scene Is Having a Moment -
In Part One of this LA Stories series, Nellie Bowles has kale shakes with engineers and sits in freeway traffic, chatting up venture capitalists on Bluetooth.
On July 24th, Mayor Garcetti led his first meeting as Chair of the MTA Board of Directors. Mayor Garcetti is focused on reducing traffic by building a regional transportation system that utilizes trains, buses, bikes, and walkable communities to get everyone “door-to-door” as easily as possible. He plans to bring innovation, technology, and accountability to MTA so it can serve customers better and more efficiently while making sure its major construction projects get done on time and on budget. (Photo: Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Rep. Xavier Becerra discussing regional transportation issues at City Hall)
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The Beacon Solar Project is a 250-megawatt project that the LADWP and solar contractors were scheduled to start building July 23rd. The land is 14 miles south of Red Rock Canyon State Park, near Cantil, the Kern County town. The Beacon Solar Project is part of a plan to increase renewable energy to 25% by 2016. SunEdison and Hectate Energy will help with the project.