Move CA and SPUR invite you to join us on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for a high-level virtual conversation with environmental and environmental justice leaders to discuss a possible statewide ballot measure in California in November 2022 that could generate significant new funding to accelerate deployment of the cleanest available transportation technologies, infrastructure and other systems, and finish cleaning our air and significantly abate climate change.
Panelists will be asked to share their views on what the priority investments in such a measure should be if the goals in the first decade are:
- Dramatically reducing diesel emissions and ensuring attainment of federal clean air standards throughout the state of California.
- Significantly reducing greenhouse gases, including short-lived climate pollutants, sufficient to meet the challenge laid out in the 2018 IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Special Report on Global Warming, which highlighted a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
Panelists will include: Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board; Kevin De Leon (invited), LA City Councilmember-elect and former CA State Senate President Pro Tempore; Senator Nancy Skinner, CA Senate Majority Whip; former International Director of ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability/Cities for Climate Protection Program; Senator Fran Pavley (ret.), author of AB 32 and SB 32, California's landmark legislation to fight climate change; Terry Tamminen, Former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency under Gov. Schwarzenegger; Randall Winston, Former Executive Director, Strategic Growth Council; Alvaro Sanchez, Environmental Equity Director, Greenlining Institute; Chanell Fletcher, Executive Director, Climate Plan; Bill Magavern, Policy Director, Coalition for Clean Air; Chione Flegal, Managing Director, PolicyLink; Mary Creasman, CEO, California League of Conservation Voters.
This conversation is envisioned as part of a series of such discussions to 1) clarify the program we would need to develop in order to achieve the stated goals, and to 2) begin to build a coalition that could help achieve these goals and create public awareness of this effort.
Mark your calendar and join us on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon! We will continue to provide updates on our progress!