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04Oct
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM Commonwealth Club
Date: October 04, 2018 to October 04, 2018
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street (at Second) Second floor, San Francisco, California, United States, 94105
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Other
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The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los AngelesModerator TBA As the 42nd mayor of California's largest city, Eric Garcetti is the chief executive of a municipal government that serves 4 million people and also oversees the nation's largest public utility and seaport as well as the nation's busiest arrival and destination airport. He is increasingly seen as a voice for America's diverse cities and as an advocate for good, effective government that can serve that needs of all citizens. Los Angeles has created a record number of jobs under his watch, with Garcetti creating immediate and future opportunity by implementing a program that will raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020, cutting the city business tax, making two years of community college free, launching the nation's largest anti-homeless and affordable housing initiatives, and spearheading the passage of the nation's largest local infrastructure plan. Los Angeles was named America's top digital city in 2016 and 2017 by the Center for Digital Government and, this year, the Bloomberg Foundation selected Los Angeles as the only city to receive its top gold certification for excellence in city governance. Garcetti is a leader among his peers, serving as chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' infrastructure task force and as chair of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, which organized 392 climate mayors, representing 69 million Americans, to commit to the goals of the Paris Agreement after President Trump's withdrawal from the accord. The mayor's government service began on the Los Angeles City Council, where he spent four terms as council president before being elected mayor in 2013 and reelected in 2017 with a record-breaking 81 percent of the vote. Beyond his time at City Hall, Garcetti has served his country as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve. He is also a jazz pianist and photographer. Garcetti will discuss the future of Los Angeles and America. Location: 110