In an email this morning, the Sacramento Bee noted today’s Sustainability Summit sponsored by the Los Angeles Business Council: SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT: The Los Angeles Business Council is hosting a conference on clean energy programs. Speakers will include Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles; Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; White House Council on Environmental Quality chair Nancy Sutley; billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer; state Sens. Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, and Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills; and Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. At the Getty Center, starting at 7:30 a.m. If you pay attention, you’ll notice that all the politicians on that list have a “D” after their names. If you visit the LABC website, you’ll find this: Our Mission: Uniting the power of business with the power of government for education and advocacy to promote environmental and economic sustainability. The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) is renowned for its effective advocacy and educational programs throughout the region, and is a vital representative of business leaders from all industry sectors. The LABC provides its members with strong conduits to local, state and federal officials through targeted policy recommendations and key issue briefings, and annually hosts the influential Mayoral Housing, Education and Sustainability Summits and Los Angeles Architectural Awards luncheon. The LABC targets three key issue areas that are integral to our city’s economic competitiveness and quality of life: Energy & Environment Housing & Transportation Economic Development If you read about the initiatives that the LABC supports, they are all about clean/green tech and public transit, building workforce housing along rapid transit corridors. (The group also trumpets its support of recent modest public employee pension reform.) Forcing workforce members to use public transit to get to their jobs in Los Angeles is why traffic backs up at the Los Angeles County line on the 405 and 5 Freeways. OCTA improves the freeways. Los Angeles County whines that workers should use public transportation. LABC advocates for policies that impact the Greater Los Angeles Area, including Orange County, where a good chunk of its workforce lives. That advocacy directly effects the quality of life in northwest Orange County. Attention should be paid.
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