The Green Committee is thrilled to report that the MVCC has sent a letter of support for the proposed Low Impact Development ordinance to Commissioner Paula Daniels at the LA Department of Public Works. We support this ordinance as an important step to insure that Los Angeles moves forward on water conservation.
The proposed Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance will be heard by the City of Los Angeles, Board of Public Works on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Room 350. Click here to view the meeting agenda. Several members of the MVCC Green Committee will be at the meeting to speak to the importance of this ordinance. Please consider joining them!
This is the approved motion:
The Mar Vista Community Council Board of Directors, at its regular January 12th Board meeting, approved the following motion:
Whereas stormwater pollution, water shortages, flood control, climate change and the availability of natural green space have all become pressing environmental issues for the City of Los Angeles, and
Whereas Low Impact Development (LID) has been designed to address many of these concerns, and
Whereas the Mar Vista Community Council shares these concerns and would like to lend support to practices that encourage and provide for sustainability and smart growth that preserves the characteristics of the City’s watersheds, water supplies and natural resources, and
Whereas the Community of Mar Vista believes that the Stormwater Low Impact Development Ordinance will benefit the residents of our community and the City of Los Angeles by replenishing groundwater supplies, improving the quality of surface water runoff, stabilize natural stream characteristics, preserve natural site characteristics and minimize downstream impacts especially the water quality of our local beaches,
Therefore, the Mar Vista Community Council supports the City of Los Angeles Stormwater Low Impact Development Ordinance.
Mar Vista Community Council
Board of Directors