Governor Brown to Join Obama Administration Officials, Mayor Garcetti and Others in LA for Climate Task Force Meeting


LOS ANGELES – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join senior Obama Administration officials including White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs David Agnew, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary David Poneman as well as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and state, local and tribal leaders from across the country for the second meeting of President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience in Los Angeles next Thursday.

The following media availability will be held at the conclusion of the meeting:

When: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PST
Where: Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, CA 90012

**NOTE: This availability is open to credentialed media only.

The President established the Task Force in November to advise the Administration on how the Federal Government can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change. Supporting state and local efforts to protect communities from the effects of climate change is an important part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

The Task Force meeting will focus on improving the resilience and longevity of our Nation’s transportation, water and energy infrastructure in the face of extreme weather, sea level rise, extreme temperatures, drought and other impacts of climate change, and will provide an opportunity for Task Force members to share their experience in implementing climate preparedness measures and continue to develop recommendations for the President. Administration officials and Task Force members will be available to the media following the meeting.

The Task Force held its first meeting in December at the White House.