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Electrifying Transportation in SoCal: Opportunities & Challenges for 2030

  • Southern California Assocation of Governments (map)

Join LARC as we explore the mobility shift in our region with top experts in the field.

Sponsor: Edison International

Partners: UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, Southern California Association of Governments & Los Angeles County

We will discuss:

  • Electric Vehicles & the Southern California Mobility Shift

  • Innovative Electric Vehicle Case Studies for Southern California

  • Trasnportation Electrification & Frontline Communities

  • Governor's Office & State Legislature Keynote

Draft Agenda:

Panel I: Electric Vehicles & the Southern California Mobility Shift


  • JR DeShazo, Executive Director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

  • Michael A. Backstrom, Managing Director, Energy & Environmental Policy at Southern California Edison

  • Kome Ajise,Planning Director at SCAG (Invited)

  • Moderator: Felicia Williams, Kosmont Companies

Panel II: Innovative Electrification Case Studies for Southern California


  • Ariana Vito, City of Santa Monica

  • Doran Barnes, Executive Director of Foothill Transit

  • Katie Sloan, Principal Manager of Product Development & Division Management at Southern California Edison

  • Duane Baker, Deputy Executive Director at San Bernardino County Transportation Authority

  • Moderator: Marco, Anderson, SCAG (Invited)

Panel III: Transportation Electrification & Frontline/Disadvantaged Communities


  • Tom Knox, Valley Clean Air Now

  • Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice

  • Joel Levin, Plug-In America

  • Roman Partida-López, Environmental Equity Legal Counsel at the Greenlining Institute

  • Moderator: Ben Russak, Liberty Hill Foundation

California Governor’s Office & State Legislature Keynote Panel


  • Alice Reynolds, California Governor’s Office

  • Assemblymember Chris Holden (Invited)

  • Moderator: Senator Fran Pavley