On September 8, 2016, Governor Brown signed off on legislation to combat climate change. See Mayor Eric Garcetti’s statement on climate change:
“Today, our state has set bold and historic goals in the global fight against climate change — and I applaud Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tem de León, Speaker Rendon, Senator Pavley, and Assemblymember Garcia for their leadership and hard work. California is showing the world how we can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect vulnerable communities from the health and environmental impacts of carbon pollution, and make meaningful investments in our clean energy future.
Cities are where these commitments become progress, and that’s why Los Angeles was proud to host the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit last year. We will continue to lead by pursuing the bold targets laid out in our Sustainable City pLAn — ending L.A.’s dependence on coal by 2025, creating thousands of green jobs, installing the most electric vehicle chargers and local solar of any city in America, and expanding what is already the nation’s largest municipal EV fleet. Together, we’re making a difference for our planet and our people.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti
Original statement can be found on lamayor.org