President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Malia Cohen introduces Oakland Mayor Libby Scaaf in an announcement of California municipalities cooperating to form partnerships to help solve infrastructure and affordable housing challenges. With the federal government gridlocked in Washington DC Missing in Action, local leaders have had to find alternative solutions and paths to solve the economic and budgetary challenges facing California cities in need of urban renewal, Today’s press conference called by Accelerate For America Advisory Chair Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles , along with 2018 Gubernatorial candidate, current State Treasurer, and former California State Controller John Chiang, the Mayors jointly announced “We’re coming together to help cities across California, and we’re doing it with state support. to launch a dynamic new Opportunity Zones partnership” at the meeting being held in conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.