LA 2024 congratulates Eric Garcetti on his re-election as Mayor of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee congratulates Eric Garcetti on his re-election as Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. With 58% of precincts reporting, Garcetti received more than 80% of votes cast, the highest margin of victory in nearly a century of LA mayoral candidates, securing a second term to lead the City of Angels and its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Mayor Garcetti set out to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games back to Los Angeles on his first day in office when he sent a letter to the United States Olympic Committee expressing the City's interest in bidding for the Games. Since then, he appointed Casey Wasserman as LA 2024 Chairman, helped oversee the domestic bid campaign, led international delegations and spoke at the first official presentation to the Olympic family at the Association of National Olympic Committees General Assembly in November in Doha, Qatar.
Under Mayor Garcetti's leadership, during his first term in office LA's unemployment was rate cut in half, 170,000 new businesses started-up and the city attracted a record number of visitors. In 2016, Garcetti led passage of the largest transit construction program in the nation, a $120 billion investment in new rail and bus lines and highway improvements to reduce traffic and redefine the future of mobility. And to provide greater opportunity for all Angelenos, in 2015, Garcetti raised the minimum wage, the largest anti-poverty program in LA history.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said: “I am honored and humbled to have been reelected as Mayor and entrusted with a second term by the voters of Los Angeles. We Angelenos have achieved a great deal together over the last four years, but we have big dreams and work still to do. Now we continue our journey towards opportunity, global leadership on the defining issues of our time and hosting an exceptional Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024 that welcomes the world to the city of the future.”
LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said: “Mayor Garcetti has been LA 2024’s leading advocate since day one, and his vision and enthusiasm for this project will be a tremendous asset for us in the final six months of the bid. Like all of us at LA 2024, Mayor Garcetti recognizes that our plans align perfectly with the unstoppable upward trajectory of Los Angeles: as City Hall improves the lives of Angelenos, the City of Angels becomes more ready to host a low-risk, high-tech and truly sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024.”
United States Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst said: “On his first day in office, Mayor Garcetti wrote to me expressing LA's interest in hosting the Games, and since then his passion for bringing the summer Games back to the United States has only increased. He has been the ideal partner for the US Olympic Committee throughout the bid process and if LA is elected the 2024 Host City I have no doubt that he will be the ideal partner for the International Olympic Committee during those critical, pace-setting first years as an Organizing Committee.”
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