SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

January 17, 2008 20:10 ET

State Treasurer Lockyer Talks With TOWN HALL About the Greening of California

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 17, 2008) - The Honorable Bill Lockyer, Treasurer, State of California, will deliver his address "California: Greening the Golden State" on January 31, 2008 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. Angelenos may ask Lockyer if green innovations will boost the state's economy.

On going "green" long-term Lockyer said, "If someone told me I could save $1,000 every year on my utility bills if I spent $500 now to make my home more energy efficient, I'd jump at the chance. I think most homeowners would... We need to move away from the first-year fiscal mentality to more of a life-cycle approach. That's another way of saying we need to think long-term."

Lockyer was elected state Treasurer on November 7, 2006. From 1999-2006, he served as Attorney General and is currently California's longest serving state official. He served for 25 years in the state legislature where he held the position of Speaker pro-Tempore.

According to Lockyer, studies indicate that the state could earn as much as $863 million in energy savings for each $500 million spent to make its buildings more efficient. "If the public sector doesn't make an adequate effort to meet those goals, then the burden is greater on the private sector."

Throughout its 70-year history, TOWN HALL has hosted discussions with state elected officials. In 2006, Senator Dianne Feinstein delivered her address "Global Warming: A Time to Act." In 2007, Senator Barbara Boxer and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O'Connell spoke with TOWN HALL.

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When:     Thursday, January 31, 2008
          9:00 AM Address with Audience Q&A

Where:    Omni Los Angeles Hotel
          251 South Olive Street
          Los Angeles, CA 90071

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