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Paula Daniels Leaves Board of Public Works to Rally New Sustainable Food System For Los Angeles

By Tonya E. Durrell When I sat down with Paula Daniels, Senior Advisor to Mayor Villaraigosa, to talk about her new role in jumpstarting a sustainable regional food system in the City, it was clear that she would approach the challenge with the same savvy and vigor she brought to the Board of Public Works…

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…

Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project Update, September 14, 2011

The City of Los Angeles has been working to rehabilitate Echo Park Lake in order to improve its stormwater pollution problem, meet the State’s water quality standards, and give the Echo Park community a fresh and more sustainable lake to enjoy! Below is an update on the latest information about the Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation…

Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project Kicks Off

    In 1984, Echo Park Lake was drained and cleaned up in preparation for visitors from around the globe during the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. Now, almost three decades later, LA’s most iconic lake is being emptied once again. This time Echo Park Lake, long considered the crown jewel among Los Angeles’ recreational…

Celebrate the Completion of Westside Park Rainwater Irrigation Project!

The LA Stormwater Program invites you to the Grand Opening Celebration of the Westside Park Rainwater Irrigation Project on Saturday, July 23rd at 11am (details below). The Prop O funded project at the park is significant for the quality of life of the surrounding community and the health of the coastal environment. Runoff from approximately…

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…

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…

18th Annual Kids Ocean Day Screams “Kelp Us!”

It’s been eighteen years since the very first Kids Ocean Day, and this year’s event was the largest to date. On June 2nd, over 6,300 students along with teachers and volunteers from the Los Angeles area cleaned up Dockweiler Beach and formed a massive talking fish that said “Kelp Us!” The 18th Annual Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up…

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