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Jerry Meral
Submitted on May 10, 2018 - 3pm

California voters are being presented with two upcoming water bond propositions in the June and November elections. VX News sat down with Gerald Meral, official proponent of the November Water Bond, to discuss what his bond would prioritize.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer
Submitted on May 10, 2018 - 3pm

Oregon Congressmember Earl Blumenauer returns to VX News to explain why infrastructure issues are so difficult to tackle under the Trump administration, and shares his most urgent priorities: funding road maintenance through a higher gas tax and, eventually, a road user charge; passing a farm bill that ensures nationwide access to clean water and healthy food; and helping a growing number of states capitalize on the newly legal cannabis industry.

Mayor Eric Garcetti
Submitted on May 10, 2018 - 3pm

At the Milken Global Conference 2018, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced former Vice President Al Gore to present on “The Sustainability Revolution: Seizing the Investment Opportunity of Our Generation.”

Jeff Kightlinger
Submitted on March 13, 2018 - 1pm

In an exclusive interview with VX News, Metropolitan Water District General Manager Jeff Kightlinger explains the current status of the WaterFix project and what can be expected as the agency considers taking a majority stake in the infrastructure project.

Mary Nichols
Submitted on March 3, 2018 - 12pm

VX2018 brought together electric vehicle leaders to discuss the future of zero emission mobility, right after California Governor Brown announced a new target to get to five million electric vehicles by 2030.

Dr. Sandra Whitehouse
Submitted on March 3, 2018 - 12pm

VX2018 covered the progress of AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, an innovative project aimed at fostering a new ocean-focused "BlueTech" economy and increasing educational opportunities for Southern California.

Steve Westly
Submitted on March 3, 2018 - 12pm

Former California State Controller and investor Steve Westly addressed the VerdeXchange 2018 Conference to illustrate how the new Internet of Things data-driven economy is evolving from the oil and auto industry economy, lifting innovation to irreversible heights around the globe. Westly explains how California is playing a crucial leadership role.

Justin Trudeau
Submitted on February 23, 2018 - 6pm

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's remarks on trade negotiations during his visit to Southern California opined on the mutually-beneficial relationship between Canada, the U.S., and specifically the LA region.

Rick Cole
Submitted on February 22, 2018 - 2pm

VX2018 convened smart city leaders Brian Swett (Arup), Amanda Daflos (City of LA), Miguel Santana (LA County Fair Association), LA Controller Ron Galperin, Michael Kelly (LA Coalition), and Rick Cole (Santa Monica) to discuss strategies for using data and building public-private partnerships.

Submitted on February 22, 2018 - 2pm

National Association of Clean Water Agencies CEO Adam Krantz contextualizes the White House's Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure.

Dr. Arnoldo Matus Kramer
Submitted on February 20, 2018 - 3pm

At VX2018, global resilience leaders convened to share their experiences dealing with 2017 events such as Hurricane Harvey and the Mexico City Earthquake.

Renata Simril
Submitted on February 16, 2018 - 5pm

VX2018 and Urban Land Institute-LA's FutureBuild covered the transportation, development, and infrastructure investments in process to prepare for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Bob Foster
Submitted on January 31, 2018 - 1pm

“I would argue that what happens after VerdeXchange, with the contacts, that you make is as valuable—maybe even more valuable—than what occurs in the rooms.”

Ron Nichols
Submitted on January 31, 2018 - 1pm

“There is no better place than VerdeXchange to talk about energy challenges and opportunities in Southern California. At Southern California Edison, this conference is a major asset to future collaboration and cross-sector education.”

Robin Chase
Submitted on November 9, 2017 - 12pm

At the ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, thought leaders discussed the role of the built environment in planning for disasters.

Tom Steyer
Submitted on November 9, 2017 - 11am

After the success of Measure M, Steyer believes Los Angeles can be a model for financing public transportation and by proving how cities can address housing, environmental, and infrastructure challenges.

Minh Le
Submitted on November 9, 2017 - 11am

Recently, NREL research showed the cost of solar power is under $1 per watt. Minh Le explains the importance of this price reduction to the global energy market.

Naomi Kelly
Submitted on October 26, 2017 - 6pm

As San Francisco aims to integrate resiliency into all of its planning efforts, CAO Naomi Kelly joins VX News to provide a status update.

Submitted on October 26, 2017 - 6pm

Mayor Darrell Steinberg updates VX News on Sacramento's designation as the first city to receive Electrify America funds for the Green City initiative.

Robert Garcia
Submitted on October 25, 2017 - 3pm

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia is pursuing an aggressive lineup of sustainable energy and water initiatives at the local, regional, and state levels.