The most current and lively council files we're working on are:
PARKING MINIMUMS (added 7/19/2021)
Council File 21-0002-S106, AB 1401 (Koretz), is in opposition to Assembly Bill (AB) 1401, which would eliminate parking-minimum requirements near transit.
At our July 11 meeting, our representatives voted to oppose this.
CITY FIRE DISTRICT 1 EXPANSION (added 6/17/2021)
Council File 19-0603, City Fire District 1 Expansion (Blumenfield/Rodriguez)
The report from the Department of Building and Safety was as negative as a polite report can be, but there were many public comments in support, so PLEASE do submit a CIS!!!!
At our 6/13 meeting, our representatives voted to oppose this.
We had reached out to Councilmember Blumenfield’s staff regarding our concerns and never heard back, but he did post this response to the criticism.
PUBLIC BANKING (added 6/17/2021)
We anticipate this will pass.
CF 19-1235 AB 857 / California Law / Municipal Bank of Los Angeles (MBLA) / Establishment / Public Bank License (Wesson)
At our 6/13 meeting, our representatives voted to support this.
LA100 (added April 13, 2021)
Council File 21-0352 LA100 / Strategic Long Term Resource Plan / 2035 100% Carbon-Free Energy / Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (Krekorian & O'Farrell; Martinez)
EQUITABLE CAPITAL-IMPROVEMENT PLANNING (added March 13, 2021)
This passed City Council April 21; now we wait for a report.
Council File 21-0039 Capital Improvement Expenditure Plan / Infrastructure Conditions / Equity / Low-Income Communities of Color (Martinez/Price)
Instructs the City Administrative Officer as well as the Chief Legislative Analyst to prepare a plan to reform the city’s Capital Improvement Expenditure Plan. This plan should assess infrastructure conditions and need across the city, and align current and future funding across city departments to address them. It should also prioritize equity,
particularly for low-income communities of color.
FOOD ACCESSORIES UPON REQUEST (added March 3, 2021)
(The ordinance was passed by the full City Council on April 21. Happy Earth Day!)
Council File 21-0064 Foodware Accessories Upon Request / Disposable Foodware Acessories / Small Business Commission / Food Service Providers / Zero-Use Trash (Koretz & Krekorian, seconded by Bonin)
Requires restaurants and other food service providers to provide all disposable foodware accessories, including but not limited to straws, utensils, condiments, and napkins, only upon the request of the customer, and to require third-party food delivery companies and other online platforms to enact an “opt-in” model for foodware accessories across all digital platforms and applications.
HEALTHY SOIL STRATEGY (added December 24, 2020)
(This is lower-priority, as we anticipate this will pass, but it is nice to get some support documented.)
Council File 20-1225 LAs Green New Deal/Healthy Soil Strategy/Urban Agriculture/Carbon Sequestration/Water Capture/Composting and Mulching Operations/Development (Koretz/Bonin)
Requires the LA Department of Sanitation to report back on grant and employment opportunities regarding composting, healthy soil, urban agriculture, and regenerative land management—directly mentions working with NCSA.
See the motion.
ENSURING TRANSPARENCY OF POWER PLANT LEAKS (added December 3, 2020)
(This is lower-priority, as we anticipate this will pass, but it would be nice to get some support documented.)
DIVESTING FROM FOSSIL FUELS
Here are two motions that will help LA move away from its investments in the fossil-fuel industry. (Both of these have passed City Council! Thank you SO much for your support.)
Council File 19-1577 LACERS Investments/Climate Risk (Blumenfield/Bonin), fact sheet is here (THIS PASSED 12/2/2020, but if you have the capacity, please go ahead and chime in anyway—this is just the beginning, and it would be great to have your NC on record)
Council File 20-0492 City Insurance Policies/Fossil Fuel (Blumenfield/Bonin), fact sheet is here (City Council passed this unanimously March 3! Thank you to the following NCs: Arroyo Seco, Arts District Little Toko, Eagle Rock, East Hollywood, Greater Wilshire, Los Feliz, Northwest San Pedro, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, Sunland-Tujunga, Wilshire Center Koreatown.)
LIMITING VEHICLE IDLING
This unanimously passed the Transportation Committee May 4, 2021. Thank you to so many neighborhood councils that have weighed in!
Please chime in on Council File 19-0604 to help limit vehicle idling and improve our air quality, as many other areas in the US have already done! Visit ncsa.la/advocacy_vehicle_idling to learn more.
Please ask your NC to weigh in!!!
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