Environment

Since before was first elected to public office, Councilmember Krekorian has worked tirelessly to support the restoration of damaged ecosystems, fight global warming, prevent air pollution and promote sustainable development for our city and state.

As an elected leader, he has taken action to move our environmental policies forward. As a Burbank School Board member, Krekorian led the charge to invest in conservation and renewable energy that not only made the district greener, but took the budget from red to black as a result savings from lower energy bills. With Krekorian's leadership in environmental policy, the Burbank School Board proved that environmental policies are not only sound for the planet, but sound for teachers, students and entire communities.

When he was elected to the State Assembly, Krekorian continued his focus on sound sustainable policies and renewable programs by allowing local sewer districts to site renewable facilities on their rights-of-way and accelerate adoption of renewable energy at electric utilities throughout California. He also promoted water conservation, groundwater recharge and clearing our oceans of plastic debris that devastates the marine ecosystem.

In the City Council, his strong advocacy for sound environmental policies led the way for Los Angeles to become the largest city to ban single-use plastic bags and to prioritize revitalizing the LA River. Krekorian has also opened parks throughout Council District 2, pushed for the city to use and implement green technology and practices, acted to preserve our urban forest and protected our open space.


Posted on Apr 08, 2021
Los Angeles would achieve a 100% clean energy grid by 2035 under a proposal by City Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Mitch O’Farrell -- a full decade faster than state requirements. The Krekorian/O’Farrell motion, seconded by Council President Nury Martinez, instructs the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to present a Strategic Long Term Resource Plan that sets the 100% deadline and identifies the projects that must be implemented immediately to achieve it.

Posted on Feb 19, 2021
In 2016, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian authored a landmark motion, co-presented with Councilmember Mike Bonin, calling on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to develop and implement a plan to switch to 100 percent renewable energy. The Council’s approval of the motion represented one of the strongest, most comprehensive efforts of any municipal government to combat local air pollution and the catastrophic effects of climate change. 

Posted on Jan 15, 2021
Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Nithya Raman today introduced a motion to initiate a measure for the November 2022 ballot to tax oil companies that are extracting oil and gas within the city.

Posted on Sep 22, 2020
In response to a request from Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, the Federal Aviation Administration has granted an extension of the comment period regarding the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed replacement terminal at the Hollywood Burbank Airport.  The FAA action means the public now has until October 27 to comment on the nearly 3,000-page document.

Posted on Feb 14, 2020
LOS ANGELES - At a time when environmental catastrophes are measured in decades rather than centuries, the City of Los Angeles demonstrated again this week its unparalleled commitment to policies designed to counter the effects of climate change.