Archive for 2010

Heal the Bay’s Executive Director Looks Back on the Stormwater Program’s 20 Years

by Mark Gold After 20 years, the City of Los Angeles’ stormwater program is at a crossroads. The program has come a long way since its beginnings in the early nineties as a result of the Hyperion consent decree and new regulations under the federal Clean Water Act and the first countywide stormwater permit. The…

Survivor: Stormwater Staff Reflect on the Last 20 Years

In 1990, a group of castaways (i.e. staff) were sent to the not-so-remote location of Los Angeles to start a tribe named the Stormwater Management Division that was faced with a challenge: protect water quality. OK, so maybe it’s not exactly like the show Survivor, but you get where we’re going with this. Now in…

5 Rainwater Resolutions for the New Year

The New Year means a rebirth of sorts. It is a time to reflect and a time to look forward. While we like to look at our accomplishments, it’s even more important to look at the work ahead. As such, what better way to ring in a new decade than by making a few simple…

Rainwater Resolutions for Rover

It’s hard to believe that we’re already celebrating a new year and a new decade! It seems like just yesterday we were all ushering in a new millennium and hoping Y2K wouldn’t impact us too much. With the start of 2010, we’re all making resolutions, so how about keeping your dog in mind when making…

2010 Resolution – Time to Walk The Talk

by Joyce Amaro Stormwater Public Education Manager With a week of rain forecasted, last Sunday afternoon seemed like the perfect time for me to put my New Year resolution of doing “personal community clean-ups” into action. With my dog Dodger at my side and armed with a plastic bag and a pair of gardening gloves,…

Board Passes Low Impact Development Ordinance!

The Stormwater Program is excited to announce that on January 15, 2010 the Low Impact Development (LID) ordinance was approved by a unanimous City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works’ vote. The ordinance will require 100% of runoff from a storm of three-quarter-inch magnitude to be captured or reused at new homes, larger commercial…

Reminder: LID Ordinance Hearing on January 15, 2010

Dear Clean Water Supporter, We are excited to kick off 2010 with a proposed Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance that will be heard by the City of Los Angeles, Board of Public Works on Friday, January 15, 2010. The Board of Public Works will consider this LID Ordinance at 9:30 a.m. on January 15, 2010;…

Volunteering Can Earn a Free Ticket to the Happiest Place on Earth

Usually when one decides to donate their time to volunteer for a good cause they do not expect anything more than a sense of satisfaction in return for the work they’ve accomplished. However, that is about to change with the help of Disney. The equation is simple: Do a day of volunteer work and you…

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