When February 25 February 25, 2024 at 6:30pm 2 hrs
Where via Zoom
Contact Lisa Hart [email protected] 323.660.2780

Join us for a CD 14 candidate forum. 

We will start off the evening with discussion and two votes among our LANCSA voting body recommended by our advocacy committee: 1) whether to support Councilmember Raman's motion on gas-powered leaf-blowers and 2) whether to formally join the fight (which started in our advocacy committee) against artificial turf.

1) Gas-powered leaf blowers

Here is Councilmember Raman's motion (in Council File 24-0055) that our advocacy committee recommends we support.

You can see a tally of the advocacy committee members' decisions on the topic under our 2024 02-04 meeting notes.

Here is more information:

Small off-road engines fact sheet (CARB)
South Coast AQMD's Commercial Lawn and Garden Exchange Program
California lawGlendale's ban, Irvine's banPasadena's ban

2) Artificial turf

Our advocacy committee recommends we support a city-wide ban or moratorium on artificial turf. 

You can see a tally of the advocacy committee members' decisions on the subject under our 2024 01-07 meeting notes.

Here is a helpful list of resources about artificial turf compiled by Tarzana NC board member Terry Saucier. And check out this article from the Los Angeles Times.


This article on the American obsession with lawns is relevant to both topics—thank you to Los Feliz NC board member Aida Ashouri for sharing it.


Time permitting, we will do some additional networking before the candidate forum.


Then, we will host a candidate forum for City Council 14. We are excited to announce that Genny GuerreroTeresa Y. Hillery, and Eduardo "Lalo" Vargas have confirmed their participation. Ysabel Jurado withdrew Friday, Nadine Diaz withdrew Saturday evening, and Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo's team said they would let us know but haven't yet. We haven't heard from either Assemblymember Miguel Santiago or Kevin de León.

LANCSA and Pico Union NC board member Aurora Corona will moderate the conversation.

If you have a question for one or more candidates for Council District 14, please submit it via this Google form. (It might be asked—no promises!) 

City Attorney Hydee Felsdstein Soto has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 14. Please join us then!

And please help spread the word! Here are our most recent posts on Instagram and X.

You can check out a recording of the meeting on our YouTube channel here.

Will you come?