Eric Smith's passion is environmental justice. He's the director of Green Depot, a coalition of biodiesel organizations, and has helped lead the city to switch its buses and official vehicles to the cleaner fuel. He's working on ways to get the city to move its waste by train. And he talks about the important of green jobs (and not just green jobs for the top college graduates.)
Smith told us he's not fond of the Lennar project, but he supports the Communit Benefits Agreement and would have voted for the project EIR. He's concerned about the city's plans to bring 40,000 more housing units, mostly high-end condos, to the neighborhood, particularly the threat to light-industrial jobs. He complains about the lack of centralization in city services and the sometimes overlapping jobs of nonprofits and public agencies. He's an opponent of the gang injunctions and Sit-Lie.
You can listen to our interview here: