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In this section of the site, you can see where the Mayor stands on key issues, and how his key initiatives are progressing.
The Mayor begins his second term in office with a renewed focus on Los Angeles’ biggest challenges, determined to finish what he started.
The Mayor is centering his efforts around five focused goals for the next four years:
Keep LA on track as one of the safest big cities in America
Reconstitute failing schools in the city
Lead the largest mass transit construction program anywhere in America
Put LA on a path to permanently break our addiction to coalAnd his number one priority, job creation.
Mayor Villaraigosa will dedicate his second term - first and foremost - to helping lead Los Angeles out of this economic recession. It will begin with training young adults and adults alike for the jobs of tomorrow.
From summer youth jobs and sector-based training to creating living wage jobs through economic development, the Mayor will focus on putting people back to work.
He partnered with Chief William Bratton to bring crime down to historic lows and worked with Chief Douglas Barry to usher in a new era of professionalism and excellence at the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Teaming up with transportation leaders throughout the county, Mayor Villaraigosa led the effort to pass a once-in-a-generation investment in the mass transit system of Los Angeles and now LA County is poised to invest $40 billion in new transit, rail and highways.
Mayor Villaraigosa is committed to increasing the convenience, reliability, safety and speed of Los Angeles’ transportation system, and to make getting around Los Angeles easier than ever.
Mayor Villaraigosa has dedicated much of his first term to reforming Los Angeles’s public schools because of his passionate belief that LA will never succeed as a great global city if we don’t give every child a world-class education.
Fighting for reform from both inside and outside of the school district, the Mayor now oversees the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools which runs ten of the city's lowest-performing schools. Within one year, we see test scores are rising.
With the launching of GREEN LA, the Clean Air Action Plan and Securing LA’s Water Supply, we set the benchmark for turning Los Angeles into one of the greenest big cities in the nation and we are meeting that challenge.
LA met the Kyoto targets for reducing greenhouse gases, four years ahead of schedule; we’ve taken over 2,000 dirty diesel trucks off the road; we met our first target of getting 10% of our energy from renewable sources; and we put into place a far-reaching green building program.
The Mayor's is bringing a new level of transparency and stability to the City’s housing investment strategy, which will allow it to leverage $1 billion in public funds into a $5 billion investment in affordable housing throughout local neighborhoods.
The Clean Tech Corridor is the cornerstone of the Mayor’s vision to put Los Angeles at the forefront of the clean tech revolution and to transform the old, downtown industrial core into an incubator for green jobs, technology and for the growth of LA’s economy.
The Corridor will bring together researchers, designers and manufacturers dedicated to the development of clean technology products and solutions to climate change challenges.
By completely changing the way the city fights gang violence, we now have a comprehensive gang strategy - suppression, prevention, intervention and re-entry services - that is starting to produce a real drop in gang violence.
Creating clear lines of oversight, accountability and performance measures, the Mayor has consolidated the delivery of gang prevention and intervention services in the Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development.
In the midst of an economic crisis, the Mayor is focused on ensuring core services. To learn about FY 2011-12 Budget and the budget development process for FY 2012-13, please click HERE.