Posts Tagged Low Impact Development

Make Your Garden Ocean Friendly – A Chat with Surfrider Foundation’s Paul Herzog

Paul Herzog works for Surfrider Foundation and is the National Coordinator for their Ocean Friendly Garden Program. The LA Stormwater Program recently caught up with Paul to discuss the program he oversees and glean a little insight on how to make our yards and gardens friendlier to our waterways. LA Stormwater: Hi Paul! Can you…

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…

New Edition of LID Handbook Released

Dear Clean Water Supporter: The Bureau of Sanitation is pleased to present the 4th Edition of the  Development Best Management Practices Handbook – Part B: Planning Activities. The 4th Edition incorporates Low Impact Development (LID) principals and strategies that will assist developers in meeting the requirements of the pending LID Ordinance and is presented in…

Volunteer With Your Voice for a Cleaner LA

By Shahram Kharaghani This issue of the LA Stormwater newsletter is full of articles that are sure to excite your volunteering spirit. We feature an article by TreePeople, one of the most active community groups in Los Angeles, explaining why it is important to plant some roots and give a little back to the city we love by…

Attend the 5/5 LID Meeting and Comment on the Handbook

Dear Clean Water Supporter: Much has happened since our previous Low Impact Development (LID) stakeholder meeting in January. We have completed the first draft of the LID Handbook and are pleased to provide it to you for your review and comment. Our staff has also been working with the City Attorney’s Office on finalizing the…

LID Ordinance Stakeholder Meeting on May 5

Dear Clean Water Supporter: Much has happened since our last LID stakeholder meeting in January. Our City staff has begun working with the City Attorney’s Office on finalizing the language of the Ordinance and we’ve retained Geosyntec Consultants to assist us with the preparation of the LID Technical Handbook.   With work on both fronts…

I ♥ LA – LA’s Stormwater Program, That Is!

As Program Manager for the City of Los Angeles’ Stormwater Program, I’m fortunate enough to have a job that I look forward to doing everyday. I have the pleasure of coming to the office knowing that the work I do is cleaning up our local creeks, rivers, lakes and beaches. Even better, I get to…

The Lowdown on LA’s Low Impact Development

If you visited the LA Stormwater blog in recent weeks, you would have likely noticed postings on the Low Impact Development Ordinance (LID). In late 2009, the City of Los Angeles proposed a LID Ordinance, which would dramatically improve water quality in our city by incorporating LID strategies into the City’s already-existing stormwater requirements for…

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