Diesel-fueled trucks are responsible for almost one-third of California’s annual emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. They also emit more particulate matter pollution than all of California’s power plants combined.
Imagine what those resources could do. We would have schools that actually work for all of us: balanced student-teacher ratio, counselors, school nurses, or enough soap and toilet paper to last a full day.
Many housing providers are forced to cut back all non-essential services as no substantial relief or help has been offered to them since the start of the pandemic.
With a continued rise in COVID-19 cases and the county slowly taking steps to reopen, it is imperative that the city act quickly to ensure the safety of all of the city of Long Beach, especially people who lack a stable home.
From a political lens, his comment comes across as defensive and racially tone-deaf to the political moment the country is experiencing.
As large employers in the city and leaders in the housing industry we do ask however ask that the city remembers that there will be an economic “trickle down” effect on owners of residential real estate and management companies.
We have great leadership in both our schools and city who can serve us well in expediting a resolution to the violence, but it will take courage and a sense of urgency to make things happen.
We hope that Delgado, as she approaches her new duties on the SCAQMD board, will give first priority to the health of community residents, and that she will support health-protective measures to reduce emissions from warehouses, rail yards, ports and refineries.