Because of the urgent climate crisis and the Trump Administration’s outright assault on our environment, California must continue to act to protect our future air and water quality. In Sacramento, I will fight to protect our community's incomparable natural beauty, including defending our coastline from offshore drilling.


We must continue to lead the way on adapting to climate change, including investing more in clean, green and renewable energy, such as wind and solar. Defending the environment and economic growth can go hand-in-hand, as these investments will enable us to protect our coastline from irreparable damage while creating a new generation of good-paying green-energy jobs.


We can also enhance fuel efficiency standards, increase infrastructure development for renewable fuels and electrical vehicles, introduce innovative agricultural practices, incentivize zero-waste practices, and expand our public transit systems.


A few ways in which we might achieve our goals while prioritizing working-class communities are:


  • Making electric vehicles and charging stations more accessible to low-income and multi-family tenants.

  • Providing incentives to low-income households to install solar.

  • Using a regional approach to power distribution so we can maximize the amount of renewable energy on the grid.

  • Encouraging creation of Community Choice Energy programs that allow local jurisdictions to have more say in their power generation mix.


I am committed to ensuring Costa Mesa will continue to be a leader in environmental protection.