“As Mayor, I have a responsibility to ensure city government is making life better for all Angelenos, especially those whose past hard work laid the foundation for the city we enjoy today. Whether someone is born here, or comes here for college, career, or retirement, I want L.A. to be a place that welcomes all generations”
– Mayor Eric Garcetti
Mayor Garcetti’s life has been shaped by a deep commitment to the core values of justice, dignity, and equality for all. Since taking office in 2013, Angelenos have experienced the results of his vision and leadership to promote inclusive growth and opportunity through initiatives including: Measure M, the largest local infrastructure initiative in North American history; L.A. College Promise, a higher education access program serving over 4,000 low-income students; the Executive Directive “Standing with Immigrants: A City of Safety, Refuge, and Opportunity for All” to protect the American Dream; and the Sustainable City pLAn to make Los Angeles environmentally healthy, economically prosperous, and equitable in opportunity for all.
Mayor Garcetti previously served four terms on the L.A. City Council as Council President. Prior to serving in public office, he was as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve and taught at the University of Southern California and Occidental College.
The Sustainable City pLAn was launched in 2015 as a roadmap for a Los Angeles that is environmentally healthy, economically prosperous, and equitable in opportunity for all – now and over the next 20 years. Three years into the Sustainable City pLAn, Mayor Garcetti has put the city on track to a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025— with innovative initiatives like electric car-sharing in disadvantaged communities, led L.A. to become the #1 solar city in America — with enough power from the sun to power 82,500 homes and save more than 187,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions — and is guiding the Department of Water and Power toward a transition to 100% clean, safe and renewable energy. In 2016, Los Angeles experienced remarkable progress, with an 11% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and 7,464 new green jobs — a 31% increase over the last year.