“Public infrastructure projects create well-paying jobs that strengthen our community’s economy. Starting on day one, I will work to ensure that CD11 receives every available dollar in federal, state, county, and city funding – and that every one of those dollars is spent as effectively and efficiently as possible. I will also invest in workforce development and job training to support careers in the green economy.”
After twenty years of working side-by-side with city and county officials around the state, Traci has a keen understanding of what’s needed to reduce waste, lower costs, and build the resilient infrastructure that our future depends upon.
Traci will fight at City Hall for affordable, sustainable policies that prioritize all of our needs and move us towards a low-carbon, green-energy future. She will also be attentive to ongoing community needs, making sure constituents know how to get things fixed in a timely manner. Using all available resources, she’ll insist on infrastructure improvements in critical areas such as these:
- Community access to services
- Prioritize staff attention to MyLA311 requests from CD11 residents so their needs are quickly addressed
- Energy and power
- Push to achieve 100% clean energy by 2035
- Incentivize rooftop solar installations
- Support clean energy solutions for business and renewable energy in City-owned buildings
- Encourage energy storage projects
- Transportation and mobility
- Partner with LAUSD and LADOT to expand Safe Routes to Schools
- Increase publicity for LAnow ridesharing and expand service area and hours of operation
- Work to ensure that Metro’s purple extension is delivered on time
- Repave and repair damaged streets, sidewalks and alleyways
- Trim street trees and shrubbery that impede clear sight lines
- Keep streetlights in good working order
- Establish EV charging stations City-wide
- Support mass transit expansion, such as the Sepulveda rail line including connections to Westwood and extension to LAX
- Promote rapid conversion of the City fleet to zero-emission vehicles
- Advocate for a responsible network of safe bike lines connecting the City that account for neighborhood and business concerns as well as public safety
- Prioritize creation of last-mile connections to improve mass transit usefulness
- Fresh water supply
- Modernize the City’s antiquated underground water system
- Require high-efficiency plumbing fixture requirements
- Optimize stormwater capture and storage
- Retrofit program for high-efficiency residential/business water systems
- Wastewater and stormwater treatment
- Push forward on drought mitigation by incentivizing both residential and commercial rainwater-capture and greywater systems
- Support trash interceptor projects upstream and downstream to keep pollution out of our waterways and precious ocean
- Improve facility monitoring, including at Hyperion to prevent environmental catastrophes
- Solid waste disposal: recycling, composting, and e-waste
- Enforce illegal dumping regulations and increase attention to litter pickup service
- Establish additional localized recycling programs
- Increase use of materials with high recycling rates
- Incentivize community composting
- Support additional e-waste and recycling collection centers
- Broadband/information technology
- Provide equitable access to high quality internet
- Schools and libraries
- Institute facility assessments and upgrades
MODERNIZATION + STABILIZATION
Our infrastructure must be designed and built for the low/zero emissions, post-fossil fuel future.
California and the City of Los Angeles have some of the most ambitious goals in the nation for transitioning to zero emission vehicles. Making this essential transformation requires investing in the infrastructure needed to support it, and Traci is working on policies to ensure that L.A. and CD 11 remain leaders in this effort.
Planning for a clean energy future also requires investing in cost-effective and sustainable renewable energy systems to power our City’s homes, businesses, and government facilities. Under Traci’s watch, all of these investments will be made with full transparency.
And as we transition, it’s imperative that we’re mindful about the collateral impacts of rare earth mining and e-waste collection and disposal. Traci’s plans to address these issues are mindful of lessons from the fossil fuel era – we need to get it right from the start, not play catch-up years or decades down the road.
SUSTAINABILITY + RESILIENCY
The right choices will create the resilience to withstand adverse events and a changing environment.
L.A.’s infrastructure needs work. A lot of work, from century-old water mains to overburdened roads and seismically fragile bridges and overpasses. We’ve barely begun to plan or build for the post-fossil fuel world. We’re unprepared for extreme climate events like sea level rise or extended and intensified drought and heat waves.
Traci knows that addressing climate change and accelerating sustainable infrastructure are among the biggest challenges of our times. She understands that the payoffs for getting it right are enormous. We can create good jobs that come with the greatest of all benefits – a healthier future for all of us.
She’ll take the lead on projects within City control, and build on her existing relationships at the County level to ensure follow-through on aspects under County authority such as schools and libraries.