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The State of Stormwater 2016

As California enters its fifth year of severe drought, it’s a good time to take stock of the progress Los Angeles has made in building a brighter water future. Here’s a look at some of the latest strides the City has made to strengthen our relationship with stormwater: Stormwater-Capturing Projects From green streets to pocket…

Thankful For Our Team

Here at LA Stormwater, we are grateful for many things as we enter this season of thanksgiving. We are especially thankful for the many program stakeholders who have partnered with us to make 2012 a productive year for LA Stormwater. Working as a team towards the goal of sustainability for Los Angeles, we achieved these…

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…

5 Ways To Make Your Home Water-Friendly

  When the urban runoff from thousands of individual homes in LA comes together, whether it’s from wasteful practices or natural rainfall, it can end up carrying trash, debris, oil, grease, fertilizers and other toxic chemicals, in addition to bacteria and viruses, into our local waterways. Clearly, this has a huge impact on our local…

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…

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