Environmental Sustainability

It has been one year since the release of the Sustainable City pLAn and we have already seen significant progress. Angelenos stepped up to the challenge and we have reduced water use by 19%, nearly achieving our goal of 20% water reduction a year ahead of time and continuing L.A.’s leadership as the most water efficient per capita of any big city in the U.S. We have exceeded our goal of 1,000 publicly available EV charging stations by 2017 ahead of time, making L.A. home to the most of any city in the country. We have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 20% since 1990. We were the first big U.S. city to raise the minimum wage to $15. While the progress is promising, we still have a lot to do and have also faced unexpected challenges. Much work remains on the pLAn outcomes we have set for 2017 and beyond. How would you make Los Angeles the most sustainable city in the U.S.?