2020 Santa Monica City Council Endorsement: Terry O’Day
General Election: October 5 – November 3, 2020
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Mayor Pro Tem Terry O’Day has served on Santa Monica City Council since 2010 and has been a longtime champion for climate action and environmental justice. O’Day is a daily bike commuter who was instrumental in putting the Big Blue Bus on track towards a zero emission fleet. O’Day is a proponent for active transportation, both in public discourse and in collaboration with city staff.
In his thoughtful and enthusiastic response to Bike The Vote L.A., O’Day highlights his work to build out Santa Monica’s bike network and to provide more efficient alternatives to driving. O’Day has consistently worked to fund and implement active transportation, and notes that his “first proud accomplishment as a councilmember ten years ago was to redirect almost $10 million in funding to creating bike lanes.”
Over the past decade, Santa Monica has made major strides in encouraging safe and convenient travel by bike. As the City works to upgrade its network to protected bike lanes amidst budget challenges, it will be well served by the leadership and ingenuity of its bike riding Mayor Pro Tem. Bike The Vote L.A. is honored to again endorse Terry O’Day for Santa Monica City Council.