LADWP's newly released budget proposes to dramatically slash investment in essential environmental initiatives including energy efficiency, water conservation and stormwater capture. LADWP will present their budget categorized into two types of costs: basic business needs (minimum to meet regulatory mandates and basic operations) and “strategic investments.” “Strategic investments” include a higher percentage of support for such programs as: water conservation, energy efficiency, water reuse, groundwater recharge, water recycling, smart meters and stormwater capture. Both “basic costs” and “strategic investments” are critical to ensure water sustainability. Visit www.ladwp.com/laforward to learn more about the 2011 Rates Process and to RSVP.
This is a great opportunity for your family and your friends to join citizens from 90 countries to honor Oceans Day and the international effort of Coastal Cleanup Day. With over 60 locations, it's easy to find a site near you.
curated by Pulitzer Prize winning food critic, Jonathan Gold
In the third year celebrating Los Angeles cuisine, Jonathan has chosen a fresh new roster of the area’s tastes, as well as welcoming back a few tried and true favorite restaurants with brand new dishes making their debut. A sample of confirmed restaurants include: A Frame, Bistro LQ, Chichen Itza, Earlez Grille, Jitlada, La Casita Mexicana, Manilla Machine, Mayura Amrit, Meals By Genet, Mozza, Park’s BBQ, Slaw Dogs, Street, The Gorbals, Mo-Chica and Upstairs 2.
The LID ordinance was heard by the Energy and Environement Committee of the Los Angeles City Council this week. The committee chair, Jan Perry, has asked for more information in the form of a COA report that is generated by the city. The LID ordinance will be reheard on December 14th with the hope of it passing to the full city council on December 17th. Please join us in support of this crucial vote.
Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance To Be Heard at L.A. City Council Energy and Environment Committee
The proposed Los Angeles Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance is scheduled to be heard at the December 7, 2010 meeting of the City Council's Energy and Environment Committee.
This is an important step in the adoption of the LID Ordinance. If approved at this meeting, the LID Ordinance is then considered by the City Council’s Land Use Committee, then goes before the City Council for final approval.
We hope you're able to attend this meeting to show your support so that the Ordinance can move forward in the approval process! Important - please arrive by 9am. Although the LID Ordinance is fourth on the meeting agenda, it may be considered first and the other items will not take much time.
History will be made November 16th. Please join Heal the Bay in supporting the Board of Supervisors as they vote to ban plastic bags in Los Angeles County unincorporated areas. The rally will precede the meeting on the steps of the Hall of Administration. Please stay and testify in support of the ordinance. With a population of over a million people, this will be the largest municipality in the country to ban the use of plastic bags.
Please RSVP if you will be joining us. We’ll keep you updated on any changes as the Board can postpone any agenda item at their discretion. Don't forget to wear blue.
Californians use more than 19 billion plastic grocery and merchandise bags each year, roughly 552 bags per person. This usage generates 147,038 tons of unnecessary waste — enough to stretch around the globe over 250 times.
Californians throw away over 600 plastic bags per second.
California taxpayers spend millions to collect and landfill plastic bag waste each year. That figure does not include external costs, e.g.