News Release

Over 85 Mayors, City Councilmembers and Other Local California Leaders Say “Yes” to Clean Vehicles

Supporting Gov. Brown’s Goal to Reach 1.5 Million Zero Emission Vehicles by 2025
For Immediate Release

Los Angeles – Zero emission cars, trucks and buses are on the rise in California, and a growing number of local California leaders are seeking to accelerate the adoption of clean vehicles by supporting Governor Brown’s goal to place 1.5 million zero emission vehicles on California’s roads by 2025. 

To date, over 85 mayors, city councilmembers and supervisors from Oakland and Sacramento to Fresno and San Diego, who collectively represent millions of Californians, have signed on to say “Yes! I endorse Governor Brown’s pioneering vision to place 1.5 million zero emission vehicles on California’s roads by 2025. By accelerating the deployment of clean vehicles, we can clean up our air, reduce global warming pollution, improve public health, save Californians money at the pump and stimulate economic growth.” (Full list of endorsers below.)

“Accelerating the transition to zero emission vehicles will bring tremendous benefits to all Californians,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate with Environment California Research & Policy Center. “By achieving the 1.5 million goal, California will create a tipping point for clean vehicle sales, lead the country towards a clean vehicle revolution, and continue its position at the forefront of innovative climate change solutions.”

California is continuing to push the envelope of what is possible in the clean vehicle revolution. By August 2014, California had more than 100,000 electric vehicles on the road – more than any other state in the country. Last month, Governor Brown signed into law the Charge Ahead California Initiative (SB 1275 De León), which will put California’s first million electric vehicles on the road by 2023 and ensure that low-income communities, which are disproportionately impacted by air pollution, benefit from the transition to zero tailpipe emissions. Brown signed this law on the eve of the United Nations Climate Summit, where he voiced clear and passionate support for climate change solutions, including clean vehicles.

“California has a critical opportunity—and responsibility—to head off the worst impacts of climate change on local communities,” Kinman said. “Rapidly transitioning the state’s transportation sector to zero emission vehicles is critical to meeting California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals and setting a strong precedent for other jurisdictions to follow.” 

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As of October 21, 2014, over eighty-five local elected officials endorse this statement:

Yes! I endorse Governor Brown’s pioneering vision to place 1.5 million zero emission vehicles on California’s roads by 2025. By accelerating the deployment of clean vehicles, we can clean up our air, reduce global warming pollution, improve public health, save Californians money at the pump and stimulate economic growth.

Councilmember Steve Cohn - Sacramento
Councilmember Steve Hansen - Sacramento
Councilmember Darrell Fong - Sacramento
Councilmember Kevin McCarty - Sacramento
Councilmember Steven Detrick - Elk Grove
Mayor David Glass - Petaluma
Mayor Eric Lucan - Novato
Councilmember Katy Miessner - Vallejo
Vice Mayor Michael Menesini - Martinez
Councilmember Jim Rogers - Richmond
Councilmember Peter Maas - Albany
Mayor Tom Bates - Berkeley
Councilmember Linda Maio - Berkeley
Councilmember Darryl Moore - Berkeley
Councilmember Max Anderson - Berkeley
Councilmember Susan Wengraf - Berkeley
Councilmember Kriss Worthington - Berkeley
Vice Mayor Ruth Atkin - Emeryville
Councilmember Jennifer West - Emeryville
Councilmember Dan Kalb - Oakland
Councilmember Libby Schaaf - Oakland
Mayor Pro Tem Mary Rocha - Antioch
Mayor Edwin Lee - San Francisco
Supervisor Mark Farrell - San Francisco
Supervisor David Chiu - San Francisco
Supervisor Scott Wiener - San Francisco
Supervisor David Campos - San Francisco
Supervisor Norman Yee - San Francisco
Supervisor Katy Tang - San Francisco
Councilmember Lena Tam - Alameda
Councilmember Stewart Chen - Alameda
Councilmember Jim Prola - San Leandro
Mayor Tim Sbranti - Dublin
Vice Mayor Don Biddle - Dublin
Councilmember Jenny Kenoyer - Modesto
Vice Mayor Vinnie Bacon - Fremont
Councilmember Anu Natarajan - Fremont
Councilmember Ian Bain - Redwood City
Councilmember Michael Kasperzak - Mountain View
Mayor Nancy Shepherd - Palo Alto
Councilmember Larry Klein - Palo Alto
Mayor Jim Griffith - Sunnyvale
Councilmember Tara Martin-Milius - Sunnyvale
Mayor Jose Esteves - Milpitas
Mayor Chuck Reed - San Jose
Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen - San Jose
Councilmember Ash Kalra - San Jose
Councilmember Sam Liccardo - San Jose
Councilmember Xavier Campos - San Jose
Councilmember Kansen Chu - San Jose
Councilmember Rich Constantine - Morgan Hill
Councilmember Gordon Siebert - Morgan Hill
Councilmember Don Lane - Santa Cruz
Councilmember David Terrazas - Santa Cruz
Councilmember Oliver Baines - Fresno
Mayor Helene Schneider - Santa Barbara
Mayor Pro Tem Carmen Ramírez - Oxnard
Councilmember Larry Spicer - Monrovia
Councilmember Sam Kang - Duarte
Councilmember Mary Sue Maurer - Calabasas
Mayor Zareh Sinanyan - Glendale
Mayor Bill Bogaard - Pasadena
Mayor Marina Khubesrian - South Pasadena
Mayor Eric Garcetti  - Los Angeles
Councilmember Jose Huizar - Los Angeles
Councilmember Paul Koretz - Los Angeles
Councilmember Christina Carrizo - Pomona
Councilmember Ted Winterer - Santa Monica
Councilmember Kevin McKeown - Santa Monica
Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells - Culver City
Mayor Pro Tem Eduardo De La Riva - Maywood
Mayor Rusty Bailey - Riverside
Councilmember Mike Gardener - Riverside
Mayor Pro Tem Miguel Canales - Artesia
Councilmember Albert Robles - Carson
Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw - Huntington Beach
Mayor Miguel Pulido - Santa Ana
Councilmember Larry Agran - Irvine
Councilmember Beth Krom - Irvine
Councilmember Toni Iseman - Laguna Beach
Councilmember Lisa Shaffer - Encinitas
Deputy Mayor Lesa Heebner - Solana Beach
Councilmember Peter Zahn - Solana Beach
Councilmember Ed Harris - San Diego
Councilmember Myrtle Cole - San Diego
Councilmember David Alvarez - San Diego
Councilmember Marti Emerald - San Diego
Councilmember Mary Salas - Chula Vista