Green Party Assembly Member Darren Johnson has responded to recent criticisms of the Green’s budget deal with the Mayor of London.
Mr Johnson said the package had helped create “a budget that provides a serious framework for tackling change in London.”
Under the deal announced last month the Mayor is proposing to invest next year in green projects in the capital including:
- £8 million to make existing buildings more energy efficient
- a comprehensive Green homes programme
- an £8 million Transport for London Climate Change Fund to support green technology
- an extra £40 million for cycle lanes, parking and training over the next three years
The deal has been attacked by critics on the Assembly. Damian Hockney, leader of One London, has previously said Mr Livingstone “could just as easily” have secured a deal with his party which would have ensured “a zero increase” in Council Tax.