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.