Gov. Jerry Brown. State photo
Gov. Jerry Brown. State photo

Mayor Eric Garcetti is praising Gov. Jerry Brown and the leaders of the California Legislature for the passage of a plan to raise gasoline taxes and vehicle fees by $5.2 billion, saying it will enable Los Angeles to repave its roads.

The commitment by the Legislature “will deliver better roads, bridges and transportation infrastructure from one end of the state to the other,” Garcetti said in a statement. “Here in Los Angeles, we will be able to repave our roads and give our residents a smoother rides on their daily commute and on their drives to see the people and the places they love.”

The mayor praised the officials who had a hand in the bill’s passage.

“None of this would have been possible without the persistence and vision of Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon, Assembly speaker Anthony Rendon and Senator Jim Beall,” the mayor said. “Their years of hard work and determination will serve generations to come.”

—City News Service

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