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Dear <<First Name>>,

We took huge steps this week toward a not too distant Los Angeles that is plastics-free and fossil-fuel free.

At today’s Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice and LA River Committee, which I’m privileged to chair, we moved forward my initiative to phase out single-use plastics at City facilities and City-sponsored events.  

We’re leading by example and setting the stage for a zero-waste City that will include hydration stations at City facilities; the prohibition of styrofoam to-go packaging citywide and expansion of our single-use bag law; and more. 
In other electrifying news, the Los Angeles City Council approved my initiative with Councilmember Krekorian to electrify over 10,000 city vehicles, while building out a citywide network of charging infrastructure at more than 600 public properties, including public parks and libraries.  

The impact of our Electric Vehicle Master Plan cannot be overstated:

✅ Cleaner air, especially for historically marginalized communities bearing the weight of Los Angeles’ freeway system
✅ Less pollution and clearer skies
✅ Good-paying union jobs
✅ Conveniently placed charging stations across the city - regardless of geography or income - making it easier for all Angelenos to access electric vehicles

Ditching fossil-fuel powered vehicles also helps us to achieve 100% carbon-free energy by 2035, which we’re well on our way to meeting. 
 
Together, these initiatives aren’t just aspirational goals. They're part of the work plan to green and clean Los Angeles, doing our part for a world in trouble.

We’re wasting no time. Let’s keep it up.
 
With kind regards,

MITCH O'FARRELL

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