6 Climate and Clean Air Leaders Say YES!

Move LA is launching a statewide effort as Move CA, and together with our Northern California partner SPUR we are investigating the possibility of a voter initiative measure on the November 2022 ballot to raise the funding needed to meet California's vital climate and air quality goals while building a just and equitable economy.

On Thursday, Oct. 1, we were joined by 11 climate leaders and nonprofit partners and an audience of several hundred to talk about the ballot measure and the priorities that it should fund. The discussion was energetic, impassioned and very welcome, especially given the fires and high temperatures we’ve experienced in California so far this year.

 

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Vision 2022: When California Leads, the World Soon Follows

Move California and SPUR presented 'Vision 2022: When California Leads, the World Soon Follows' on October 1, 2020. Speakers included leaders who have been responsible for formulating California's world-leading climate strategies over the past decade as well as key environmental and environmental justice advocates. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION DECK.

The program discusses the possible statewide ballot measure to finish cleaning our air and help roll back climate change. In just the first decade the measure we will talk about could generate $30 billion in funding to use for incentives and infrastructure investments—and it could generate $70 billion over two decades.

With this funding California could:

#1: Meet the challenge set out in the 2018 IPCC Special Report and within a decade halt the progress of global warming and turn climate change around by

a) Investing in the accelerated deployment of zero-emission vehicles of all kinds and other advanced technologies, and 

b) Dramatically reducing short-lived climate pollutants. These "super pollutants" cause 40% of global warming but decay much more quickly than CO2.

#2: Finish cleaning California's air by dramatically reducing diesel emissions to ensure the attainment of federal clean air standards. Diesel technologies are the most prevalent source of the most harmful air pollution—which especially burdens disadvantaged communities near freeways and ports.

#3: Advance social equity and justice by identifying investments that can improve the health of people living in disadvantaged communities, and create jobs and opportunities that boost the economic vitality of these communities as air pollution and GHG emissions are reduced.

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Victory over climate change is possible! Truly clean air can be ours!

Once again, California is leading the way. 

Gov. Newsom issued executive orders last week requiring every new car or pickup, off-road vehicles and equipment sold in California to be 100% zero-emission by 2035, and every medium- or heavy-duty truck by 2045!   

Join us and meet the California superheroes who have made California's successes possible and learn about a possible statewide measure to accelerate their successes. (From top left, Mary Nichols, Fran Pavley, Kevin de Leon, Nancy Skinner, Terry Tamminen, Randall Winston.)

REGISTER HERE TO JOIN US AND THESE CLIMATE AND CLEAN AIR SUPERHEROES ON A ZOOM EVENT THIS THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 10 AM-NOON!

We will talk with California's climate and clean air leaders about a statewide ballot measure that Move CA and SPUR are considering for the ballot in November 2022 to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and short-lived climate pollutants and to finish cleaning our air. Our superhero panelists include:

 

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Join Climate Leaders Oct. 1 to discuss what California can do to roll back climate change!

The New York Times writes a new study has found the extremes of hot and dry weather have increased substantially in the American West. What can we do? 

We can do a lot! We are California, and when California leads the world soon follows!

It's already happening with our zero-emission cars and recently approved zero-emission trucks program. But we have to move faster and make the change bigger.

Join us next Thursday to talk with California's climate and clean air leaders about a possible statewide ballot measure in November 2022 to significantly reduce greenhouse gases and short-lived climate pollutants (including black carbon, methane, ozone andhydrofluorocarbons or HFCs), and finish cleaning our air.

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Atlantic: A Boulevard of Equity and Opportunity?

Below is a fascinating account of the Gateway Cities communities in southeast LA County that dramatically illustrates how the shortage of affordable housing in LA County and across the state has meant that many families who live here cannot afford the cost of an apartment or single-family home—causing some families to share homes instead. 

Much of the unmet housing demand reflects overcrowding like this, not just in the Gateway Cities but in other communities as well, many of which have primarily single-family housing stock. We believe there is an alternative way to provide significant affordable housing for renters on what we call "Boulevards of Equity and Opportunity," and that 36-mile-long Atlantic Boulevard, which traverses nine of the Gateway Cities, could provide an example of what can be done.

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LA City Director of Planning Vince Bertoni on Boulevards of Equity and Opportunity

You may remember that Move LA’s Boulevards of Equity and Opportunity Zoomposium in July was largely about the shortage of housing—especially affordable housing—in LA County and the City of LA, which prompted us to investigate the possibility of building housing along the county’s 2,100 miles of commercial boulevards.

We are particularly interested in the construction of housing in mixed-use, mixed-income development, along boulevards that are well-served by transit—as most commercial boulevards are—and can be improved with street trees and urban greening, made safe for walking and biking, and provide jobs and neighborhood services without displacement of current residents and businesses.

aid earlier, building infrastructure and roads has often done great harm to communities—we must acknowledge the history of zoning as it relates to systemic racism and injustice.

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Kome Ajise on Boulevards of Equity & Opportunity

California’s latest Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA)—the state-required estimate of the need for housing for people of all incomes over an 8-year period—projects that Southern California will need to provide more than 1.3 million new housing units, almost 60% of them affordable to moderate and low-income households. 

The RHNA claims that LA County alone will need a minimum of 800,000 new units to meet the housing need through 2029—about 470,000 of which must be affordable to moderate and low-income families—and that the City of Los Angeles will need about 500,000 new units, more than half of which need to be affordable.

 

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UrbanFootprint CEO Joe DiStefano on Boulevards of Equity & Opportunity

In our last e-blast about Boulevards of Equity and Opportunity Peter Calthorpe gave an overview of a study he did using UrbanFootprint, a web-based urban planning and mapping platform that he co-created with Joe DiStefano to determine the development potential along El Camino Real, a 43-mile long transportation corridor with mostly low-intensity commercial development in Silicon Valley. The goal was to determine whether a significant amount of housing could be built along this corridor to help address California’s housing crisis.
 
In this e-blast Joe DiStefano talks about a similar assessment using UrbanFootprint in LA County to determine the potential for housing development that can address our local housing demand along the 2,100-plus miles of transportation corridors in LA County, the City of LA, and along one major corridor—Atlantic Boulevard.

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Peter Calthorpe on Boulevards of Equity and Opportunity

One of the highlights of our Zoomposium on Boulevards of Equity and Opportunity last month was a presentation by Peter Calthorpe, renown architect, urban planner, a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and co-creator—with Joe DiStefano—of UrbanFootprint, a web-based urban planning and mapping platform.

Peter and Joe have used this tool to evaluate the housing potential along El Camino Real, a 45-mile mostly commercial roadway through the heart of Silicon Valley, in an effort to address California’s housing crisis. Their investigation, which was expanded to cover the five-county inner Bay Area, helps inform the increasing interest in using stretches of commercial boulevards that aren’t thriving—especially now given the interest in online shopping and concerns about the coronavirus—to provide mixed-income multifamily housing near jobs in walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented neighborhoods in California.

 

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Thanks to Measures R & M, Metro is Not Just a Transit Agency Anymore

Metro CEO Phil Washington made it clear at our Zoomposium on Boulevards of Equity and Opportunity that because voter-approved Measures R (2008) and M (2016) made Metro probably the most well-funded transit agency in the U.S., Metro is not just about mobility anymore, and not simply a big transit construction program. The agency is, in Washington’s words, “about investing in communities, delivering jobs, training programs, small business assistance programs—as well as new transit lines.” You can listen to the July 16 Zoomposium here (Phil's conversation with Move LA Executive Director Denny Zane begins about 7 minutes in.)

 

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