Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. In his quest to make Los Angeles one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the nation, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has signed agreements with firms in San Fernando Valley and China in order to develop more green-energy use in L.A.
What Made Him Haute: The first Hispanic L.A. mayor in the city’s 133-year history has revitalized the city with infrastructure projects, the wooing of tech companies, actively supporting small business, ensuring growth of the area’s unique creative capital, and an emphasis on education.