The most current and lively council files we're working on are:
LA100 (added April 13, 2021)
CF 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)
CF 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)
(This was unanimously passed by City Council March 12. We expect ordinance language will be heard April 15 in the ECCEJR Committee and hope it will be passed by the full City Council by Earth Day!)
CF 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.)
CF 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.)
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)
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
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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