We are going to get the United States off dirty fuels and onto clean energy. Of course, it won't happen overnight nor everywhere at once. Our success will come from winning hundreds, if not thousands, of victories -- big and small. This is about one of the big ones.
No single "silver bullet" will solve the climate crisis. The good news, though, is that we have a clear objective to keep in our sights. All we need to do is keep moving away from dirty fuels and toward clean energy and sustainable transportation.
Los Angeles today is the safest it's been since the Eisenhower administration. Together, we have made significant progress, revitalizing Los Angeles and making our city a safer place to live, work and visit. But we have to stay vigilant.
There are many reports of the protests, violence and arrests as the final, large-scale Occupy protest in the country came to end. Nonetheless, I feel compelled to tell my story as a clergy witness to the police crackdown.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as a survivor of abuse and as mayor of LA, I have worked to leverage every resource at my disposal to end this cycle of violence. But we have our work cut out for us.
The healthy feelings of giving, of connecting in person, and coming together with our peers to do good cannot be replaced by texting, emailing, or clicking on a link that gives a penny to a charitable cause.
My friendship with Janice stretches back years. She has always been an unwavering supporter of job creation, transportation innovation, and a healthy environment. Her track record in these areas is unparalleled.