Statement attributed to Leadership
Counsel for Justice and Accountability
first time in our state’s history, our governor has called for transportation
funding to align with state goals on climate and the environment, and to help
people access modes of transportation that improve public health and reduce
hazardous emissions. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-19-19 addresses the
links between transportation investments, housing, and land use planning, and
the need for an integrated approach to meet our goals.
Counsel for Justice and Accountability supports this executive order because
this is a real, serious step to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the
transportation sector, which produces almost half of our state’s total
emissions and contributes to poor air quality.
are disappointed in the governor’s decision to veto SB 127, which would have
enacted the order and ensured that state roads that run through local
communities are safe for everyone to walk, bike and use wheelchairs. To be
clear, SB 127 would have encouraged more walking and biking and made it much
safer to do so.
bold leadership from Gov. Newsom and will hold state agencies accountable to
implementing a comprehensive approach to address our state’s climate crisis
that reduces our dependence on fossil fuels, encourages clean transportation
options and invests in communities that are most impacted by climate change.