Mayor Eric Garcetti wrapped up his 2015 State of the City speech at Cal State Northridge and touched on various quality of life issues that impact where Angelenos live, work, and play. He reaffirmed commitment to city workers and ended his address with an emotional appeal of how much he loves Los Angeles.
"The possibilities of the city has made a believer out of me."
He addressed the drought and urged residents to tear out their turf and that they would get through the drought. Mayor Garcetti pointed out that an earthquake that could last for up to two minutes will someday strike the city and he's taking steps now to get as prepared as possible.
Look for a hotel tax on AirBnB to help fund an affordable housing trust fund.
Lyft and Uber drivers will soon be able to pick up passengers again at LAX without fear of being ticketed and detained.
The city has launched a clean streets initiative to add 5,000 trash cans in the next four years.
He called Los Angeles #1 for tech and said tax breaks for Internet companies have worked.
Look for police to have wearable cameras for increased safety and transparency.
A data sharing agreement with Waze will signal street closures and construction detours.
The mayor also mentioned the city is building "the largest public works program in the country with @MetroLosAngeles rail and bus expansion."
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