The Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters has backed Mike Bonin for the 11th District Council seat in the March Los Angeles City Council election.
LALCV President Tom Eisenhauer said of Bonin, “For years, Mike Bonin has been a strong environmental leader for Los Angeles, working to keep our air and water clean. The 11th Council District is home to some of the greatest natural resources in the area, including the coast, the Ballona Wetlands and the Santa Monica Mountains. We know we can count on Mike to defend these environmental treasures and to protect public health throughout Los Angeles."
In response to the endorsement Bonin said, “To represent the coast and the mountains is a sacred charge, and one I take seriously. It will be my honor to promote and create green and sustainable communities, and to champion an agenda that will make Los Angeles a city that sets the standard for environmental protection and sustainability.”
Bonin added he was particularly eager to reduce the city’s reliance on fossil fuels, promote solar energy and cool paving, increase alternative means of transportation, and promote discovery of an access to his district’s environmental treasures.
Bonin’s environmental concerns date back to the 1990s, when he helped create a capital improvement project that treated urban runoff and kept pollution from the Santa Monica Bay.
According to an official release, Bonin has also been involved in efforts to convert a former oil drilling sight into a popular and heavily used recreation area; worked to promote and expand recycling, ban plastic bags, and reduce fees for farmers’ markets. He is also a member of the Expo Metro Construction Authority, building mass transit to the Westside, and helped win approval of a plan for a citywide network of bicycle lanes.
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