Darrell Park literally wrote the book on solving some of the world's toughest problems. He is the author of Better Than We Found It: Simple Solutions to Some of the World's Toughest Problems.
Darrell wrote this book using the insights he gained as a public servant, environmental entrepreneur and an educator. Darrell served two Presidents in the White House Office of Management and Budget where he played a role in the historic balancing of the federal budget four times. Since moving to Los Angeles County over a decade ago, he has divided his time between helping clean energy start-up companies (he has received patents in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency), teaching, and writing.
He is a graduate of Allegheny College, Georgetown University's Graduate Public Policy Program and Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He and his wife are the proud parents of a young son.
I believe elected officials have a responsibility to make our community better and to solve problems.
When a public servant fails to meet this basic standard, it's time to elect a new leader.
That's why I am running for Los Angeles County board of Supervisors.
On our current Supervisor's watch:
Homelessness has risen in LA County by over 25% and last year the number of chronically homeless families in our District increased by a staggering 1,550%
Los Angeles County received a failing grade in air quality from the American Lung Association
LA County taxpayers will pay $7 million to the family of a man wrongfully killed by a "secret society” of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies
The current Supervisor stated, "America needs President Donald Trump's approach” and on Trump's inhuman treatment of immigrants she said, "I'm hoping tough love does it because obviously playing nice in the sandbox has done nothing”.
LA County residents deserve better. LET'S FIX IT!
As your Supervisor I will:
Convert 95% of County-owned passenger vehicles
to electric vehicles by 2023
Donate half of my salary to ending homelessness in LA County until 99% of our homeless are in safe, permanent, supportive housing
Immediately make all animal shelters no-kill shelters, 20,000 cats and dogs are being killed each year under the incumbent's guard
Plant 100 million trees per year. Each resident gets to name 10 trees
Immediately ban fracking and waste water disposal from fracking
Immediately Shut down Aliso Canyon gas storage facility
Antelope valley operating on 100% renewable energy for electricity by end of 2025
Entire LA County operating on 100% renewable energy for electricity by 2030
All county investments are non-fossil fuel investme
Replace all county owned cars with electric vehicles by end of 2023
Free public transportation for all
No burning of fossil fuels by 2030
Annual environmental review of all wells in LA County
LA county zero waste County by 2027
Immediately ban poisonous methane gas from all new construction and remove it from all county run facilities by end of 2021
Ban single use plastics by end of 2025 And make LA County the world leader in packaging technology, material science, and reusability
Actively facilitate the creation thousands of new green energy businesses by ensuring a market for their Products and services
Use conversion of energy and transportation sectors to lift millions out of poverty and into the middle class in LA County while ensuring high paying clean energy opportunities for current dirty energy workers
Comprehensive 100 year water plan by end of 2022
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