Green Party members of the London Assembly have confirmed they will be supporting the Mayor's budget on 15th February following publication of his final proposals today which meet all the conditions put forward by the Greens. Both Darren Johnson and Jenny Jones had previously welcomed the letter from the Mayor confirming his support for the 33 projects the Greens had put forward to make London a safer and greener city.
Darren Johnson, Green Party Member of the London Assembly, said:
"I am very pleased that the Mayor has lowered the precept, whilst at the same time delivering more police and a set of practical projects for making London a greener city. I am very pleased that Ken Livingstone listened to the Greens and agreed to action on all 33 of our demands. This represents a massive step forward in making London a greener city."
Jenny Jones, Green Party Member of the London Assembly, said:
"Londoners are getting safer neighbourhoods, safer stations and safer roads. This budget will result in Londoners having cleaner air, better food and a chance to help save the planet. There will be more renewable energy being used in London, better facilities for cyclists and improved protection for wildlife. Local people fighting massive developments like Heathrow will get more support from the GLA and London will become a world leader in fighting climate change."
Greens on the London Assembly have secured funding for a raft of Green measures following an agreement with the Mayor of London. The measures include:
a.. a Green Home Advice Centre, to help people to install solar panels, wind turbines and energy conservation measures; b.. £5 millon extra funding for cycling; c.. £3.5 milllion for developing local food projects such as farmers markets; d.. support for people campaigning against a third runway at Heathrow.