And throughout his terms in office, Councilmember Huizar has promoted a “complete street” road model that prioritizes bike, pedestrian and public transit-friendly policies. By furthering the availability of alternative transit options, which includes bringing the electricity-powered Streetcar back to Downtown Los Angeles, Huizar is promoting cleaner air alternatives and reducing pollution in the City of Los Angeles.
In an effort to dramatically increase park space and improvements across the entire city, councilmember Huizar led an effort to charge developers more money when they build new development in the city of Los Angeles.
The so-called revamped “Quimby Fee’s” legislation that Huizar introduced and led, will provide about $30 million more annually for park improvements. This park developer fee had not been updated since the 1970s and its overall effect on our park system in the City of Los Angeles will be profound.
Despite representing one of the most densely populated and urban Council Districts in Los Angeles, José Huizar has created more than 100 acres of open space and new parks in his district, finding creative ways to work with our local communities in Downtown, Boyle Heights, El Sereno and Northeast LA, to create new gathering open spaces, large and small, for children and families to enjoy for generations to come.