Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra Votes to Approve Landmark Climate Change Policy, Extending California’s Global Leadership in Environmental Policy

Monday, July 17, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – This evening, the state legislature passed important legislation that will ensure that California continues to lead the nation in enacting sustainable and substantive climate change policy. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D- Pacoima) voted to support both Assembly Bill 398 (E. Garcia) and Assembly Bill 617 (C. Garcia) which will enable California to meet its greenhouse gas reductions targets by 2030 while making significant strides to reduce local air pollution.

“I am proud to have voted for legislation that will work to clean the air in the San Fernando Valley,” Bocanegra said after the vote. “We will empower our local air quality district to monitor the worst polluters in the Valley, like Whiteman Airport and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power powerplant in Pacoima.”

The legislation passed today will also generate potentially billions of dollars in revenue annually that will fund programs like low-carbon transit infrastructure, electric vehicles, and incentives for Californians to be more energy efficient.

Raul Bocanegra is the Democratic Majority Whip in the California State Assembly.  He represents the 39th Assembly District, which includes the Los Angeles communities of Arleta, Granada Hills, Lakeview Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Shadow Hills, Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga, Sylmar and the City of San Fernando.