Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bill Clinton Does L.A.

Bill Clinton was in Los Angeles over the weekend, but he wasn't there to hang out with movie stars or for a television appearance. What drews the gadfly former President to southern California? Traffic lights.

Clinton's charity, the Clinton Climate Initiative apparently is a big supporter of energy-efficient LED traffic lights and he attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony with LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (who reminds us more than a little bit of Bill Clinton--ane we're not talking politics here!) where the City of L.A. announced its plans to retrofit 140,000 traffic lights with LED , at a cost of $57 million.

The Torrance Daily Breeze has the story: