As part of the City’s growing response to the climate crisis, Public Works’ StreetsLA announced its Center for Green Innovation at a press conference Feb. 15 in North Hollywood.
The Center includes the City’s first two hybrid-electric street sweepers and the infrastructure to support it, including a solar-powered charging station and maintenance, a Roush clean tech hybrid Ford F-650 stake-bed truck.
“We want to deliver basic City services, but do it in a way that brings a green agenda, to you (the citizens),” Mayor Eric Garcetti said at the introduction.
“Environmentalism isn’t just something to be owned by a couple of departments. Every single department should have a chief sustainability officer and look at our City’s green new deal. It will have to be a group effort to meet our ambitious goals to save this planet.”
He then dedicated StreetsLA’s new Center for Green Innovation at the North Hollywood Yard.
Look for more on the new Center in future issues of Alive!