Archive for November, 2009

What Exactly is Low Impact Development (LID)?

Low Impact Development (LID) may seem like an oxymoron since development has to have some kind of impact. Right? Certainly any construction does impact its surroundings, but the effect development has on the local environment can actually be negative or positive. In laymen’s terms, LID refers to land planning and engineering practices that mitigate the…

Board of Public Works Weighs in on Low Impact Development Ordinance

This is the first in a series of Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance updates. Your input and engagement is vital to this process so please stay tuned. On Friday, November 13, the Board of Public Works discussed the Bureau of Sanitation’s proposed Low Impact Development (LID) ordinance. A total of 30 community members attended the…

Your Input Needed! Attend the Low Impact Development Ordinance Meeting (12/1)

Dear Clean Water Supporter, If you weren’t able to attend one of October’s Low Impact Development community meetings, you still have a chance to provide your input! The Stormwater Program invites you to an evening community meeting to encourage public participation and comment on the proposed LID Ordinance for the City of Los Angeles.  …

Los Angeles and El Segundo Celebrate a Completed Water Quality Project

Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl of District 11, El Segundo Mayor Kelly McDowell, Public Works Commissioner Paula Daniels and other dignitaries celebrated today the completion of the Imperial Highway Sunken Median Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) project. A gathering was held on Imperial Highway between Pershing Drive and Main Street, and was concluded with…

CA Legislature Passes Water Conservation Bill

The state Legislature finished with one piece of a multi-part water package Tuesday when the Assembly approved a bill mandating a statewide drop in per capita water use. The package, which includes an $11.1-billion bond that must go before voters, would nudge California in new directions on water policy while giving something to each of…

FREE Planter Boxes for Businesses (Est Value: $4,500)

We’ve received an overwhelming number of residential applicants for the L.A. Rainwater Harvesting Program, so we thank you for your interest and commitment to protecting water quality! We do still have available spots for businesses that are interested in receiving a FREE, custom-made planter box. These tailored planter boxes help beautify the property and treat…

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