Friday, April 17, 2009

Freeman Moves to L.A. City Hall

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that David Freeman, the former LA DWP boss and the environmental conscience of the Port of Los Angeles, is set to be named Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, with responsibility for pushing Mayor Antonio "Call Me Governor" Villaraigosa's aggressive environmental agenda. 

The Times notes:

"Viewed by activists as an elder statesman on green issues, Freeman will focus primarily on the mayor's clean-air and water conservation measures, as well as the effort to resurrect a solar energy plan that was narrowly defeated in last month's election."

In his State of the City address this week, Villaraigosa announced a commitment to creating "green collar jobs" and a Clean Tech Corridor in Los Angeles. The Mayor also was the driving force behind the recently defeated Measure B solar initiative in Los Angeles.