Eric Garcetti

Chair, C40 Cities and Mayor, City of Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti is a fourth-generation Angeleno and the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles.

Why you should listen

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, the son of public servants and the grandson and great-grandson of immigrants from Mexico and Eastern Europe, Mayor Eric Garcetti's life has been shaped by a deep commitment to the core values of justice, dignity and equality for all people.

Garcetti's leadership is making an extraordinary impact on the national and international stages: he rallied more than 400 mayors in cities across America to adopt the Paris Climate agreement after the Trump Administration pulled out of the pact. He led the first National Day of Action on Immigration and has put unprecedented local resources toward providing Dreamers and others with legal aid to fight deportation. He signed America's strongest earthquake retrofit law to protect thousands of people's lives from natural disaster. He also successfully led the bid to bring the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to the United States for the first time in more than 30 years.

Garcetti has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and Africa and appointed Los Angeles' first Deputy Mayor for International Affairs to expand L.A.'s global ties and bring more jobs, economic opportunity, culture, education and visitors to the city. 

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