L.A. is the 2nd largest city in America so we cannot stand on the sidelines when it comes to the decisions made in Washington, D.C. That's where I am right now, making the case for federal investment in initiatives to cut traffic, revitalize the L.A. River, and create jobs. I'm meeting with President Obama, Members of Congress, and Administration Officials to make sure L.A. gets its fair share.
Since becoming your mayor, I've focused my administration on getting back to basics with a City Hall that works and an economy that's on the move. What we're not focused on is politics and gridlock.
Washington should take a cue. Rather than spending time and taxpayer dollars on drama, I'd rather they focus on infrastructure, transit, and jobs. This is where you can back me up. One of the projects I'm fighting for is the full implementation of Alternative 20 to revitalize our Los Angeles River. In addition to providing recreation and green space in our city, Alternative 20 will generate 4 times the amount of jobs as the other proposals.