Cumulative Impact Work Group of Green LA

USC Professor
Manuel Pastor will present an overview of toxic air emissions and
exposure in LA neighborhoods.  Community members from East Los Angeles
and Wilmington will testify about environmental health conditions in
their neighborhoods, as well as describe a recent "Ground Truthing"
effort in which residents surveyed and mapped the industrial and
transportation-related hazards in specific areas.  Representatives from
Communities for a Better Environment and Eastyard Communities for
Environmental Justice will share some policy recommendations from the
CI Work Group with the Commissioners and Planning staff.

Please RSVP to mhale@libertyhill.org

Los Angeles City Hall Room 1010
200 North Spring St

Los Angeles, CA 90012

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Bicycling is for Everyone: The Connections Between Cycling in Developing Countries and Low-Income Cyclists of Color in the U.S.

|
A Missing Story As urban transportation bicycling becomes more popular, planners and advocates often use “bike friendly cities” like Portland, Amsterdam and Copenhagen as examples for facilities as well as political strategies and tactics.  Although these are wonderful cities with dazzling bike networks and impressive ridership numbers, a narrative is emerging that bicycle advocacy needs […]

Separate but Eco: Livable Communities for Whom?

|
Note: The authors are active advocates in the urban sustainability movement, focusing on non-motorized transportation in low-income urban areas. As mixed race women of color, we believe that we are in a unique position to bridge the advocacy communities trying to better conditions for the urban poor and for the environment. In this series, we […]

MyFigueroa! Plan for LA’s First Protected Bike Lanes Clears Environmental Review

|
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning released the Final Environmental Impact Report for the South Figueroa Streetscape Project (MyFigueroa!). The $20 million MyFigueroa! Project will bring Los Angeles its first protected bike lanes and a transit-only lane while removing some street parking and mixed-use travel lanes. “As the first such protected bicycle facility […]
Councilmember Paul Koretz claimed S.B. 827 would "destroy the city" Tuesday at a hearing for a resolution to oppose the bill.

Los Angeles City Council Votes Unanimously to Oppose S.B. 827

|
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday morning for a resolution opposing State Senate Bill (S.B.) 827, the bill authored by State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) that would override local zoning near transit to allow for denser housing. The resolution — introduced by Councilmembers David Ryu and Herb Wesson — is just the […]