Statement From Councilwoman Nury Martinez on the Passage of Her Motion Introducing a Green New Deal for the City of Los Angeles

On Tuesday, April 16, Councilwoman Nury Martinez issued a statement after her motion in support of creating a Green New Deal for the City of Los Angeles was passed by the Los Angeles City Council.

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Tuesday, April 16. 2019

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Statement From Councilwoman Nury Martinez on the Passage of Her Motion Introducing a Green New Deal for the City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA - City of Los Angeles Councilwoman Nury Martinez issued the following statement after her motion to introduce a Green New Deal for the City of Los Angeles was passed by City Council:

“This morning, I was proud to stand with my colleagues as we voted in support of my motion calling for an equitable Green New Deal in the City of Los Angeles. City agencies and departments are instructed to develop a plan that also includes:

  • By 2030, reduce by 50% the number of census tracts that have a top-third CalEnviroScreen burden, bringing long overdue restorative justice to communities such as the East San Fernando Valley, Eastside Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, and Harbor/Wilmington.

  • Create a 10-year $100 million local version of a “Transformative Climate Communities” program, similar to the California Strategic Growth Council for community-led transformation in communities.

“As a lifelong resident of the Northeast San Fernando Valley, I have spent my entire career fighting against the injustices in our community to leave our children with a cleaner environment than the one I inherited. Historically, when we have talked about green energy innovation, we have forgotten to include the very frontline communities that stand to benefit most.

“But that was then. Today, the Los Angeles City Council voted in favor of my motion calling for a Green New Deal in Los Angeles that begins and ends with our frontline communities. Together, we will guide Los Angeles towards a more environmentally friendly, and more equitable future. It is called environmental justice for a reason. By starting in our most burdened communities, from Sun Valley to Wilmington, we are finally living up to the name."

 

Councilwoman Nury Martinez is the President Pro-Tem of the Los Angeles City Council. She represents the Sixth Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Van Nuys, Lake Balboa, Sun Valley, Panorama City, Arleta, North Hollywood, and North Hills East.

http://www.nury-martinez.com/

 

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