Low Impact Development

Stormwater Plan Checks Available At Valley Office

The City of Los Angeles reviews all plans for new development and redevelopment projects to ensure that the appropriate best management practices are incorporated to address stormwater pollution prevention goals as set forth in the Low Impact Development (LID) ordinance. Now LA Stormwater offers two locations where the public can have their stormwater mitigation plans checked…

Is Your Project Required to Comply With LID?

On May 12, the Low Impact Development Ordinance’s road to adoption ended and LID became effective in Los Angeles. This landmark legislation will improve water quality here in LA by amending and expanding on the existing Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan (or SUSMP) requirements of capturing the first ¾-inch of rain from a storm event…

April Workshops to Focus on New LID Requirements

LA Sanitation is hosting two Low Impact Development Requirement Workshops in April, and we invite you to attend one of these workshops to learn more about how the new LID Ordinance and its requirements, which become effective on May 12, 2012, will affect you. Here are the specifics regarding these workshops: Who Should Attend? We…

How Low Impact Development Applies to You

Effective May 12, the Low Impact Development [LID] ordinance will become law in the City of Los Angeles. With its passage, LA becomes an environmental leader in new and redevelopment construction projects. While this is great news for Angelenos at large, some might still be wondering how LID might affect their homes and businesses. By…

Los Angeles Puts The LID On Stormwater Pollution

The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously passed a landmark Low Impact Development Ordinance (LID). Developed by the Bureau of Sanitation in collaboration with community members, environmental organizations, business groups and the building industry, LID calls for development and redevelopment projects to mitigate runoff in a manner that captures rainwater at its source, while utilizing natural resources including rain…

City Council LID Ordinance Hearing Date Confirmed for September 27, 2011

Dear Clean Water Supporter, The proposed Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance will be heard by the City of Los Angeles, City Council on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. The ordinance is Item 17 on the City Council Agenda. Here are the specifics regarding the meeting: Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: City of…

Save the Date! City Council LID Ordinance Hearing Date Set for Tuesday, Sep 27 (*Tentative Date)

Dear Clean Water Supporter, The proposed Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance will be heard by the City of Los Angeles, City Council on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Here are the specifics regarding the meeting: Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 (*Tentative Date) Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: City of Los Angeles, City Hall, Council Chambers 200 North…

LID Handbook Adoption at Board of Public Works

Dear Clean Water Supporter: We are pleased to announce that on July 1, 2011, the City of Los Angeles’ Board of Public Works adopted the 4th Edition of the Development Best Management Practices Handbook – Part B: Planning Activities, which incorporates Low Impact Development (LID) principles and strategies. The Bureau of Sanitation is working with the…

Agenda Available for LID Meeting on Friday, July 1

Dear Clean Water Supporter: The 4th Edition of the Development Best Management Practices Handbook – Part B: Planning Activities (4th Edition) will be considered for approval on Friday, July 1, 2011 by the Board of Public Works. The meeting’s agenda is now available online. Agenda Item #2 will be an oral report by the Bureau of…

LID Handbook at Board of Public Works on Friday, July 1

 Dear Clean Water Supporter, The Bureau of Sanitation is pleased to announce that the 4th Edition of the Development Best Management Practices Handbook – Part B: Planning Activities (4th Edition) will be considered for approval by the Board of Public Works on Friday, July 1, 2011. The 4th Edition incorporates Low Impact Development (LID) principlesand strategies that…

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