This week at City Council: 3b Senator Portantino’s Legislative Update, CERT Program Overview and Future, Outgoing Mayor’s Comments, Selection of a New Mayor, New Mayor’s Comments, Single Use Plastics Ordinance in City Facilities, Direction on the future of the slow streets program
Ascend Analytics’ 100% Clean Energy by 2030 analysis is well received, follow up action requested; Hazard Pay passes; The ordinance for a ban on polystyrene and single use plastics for city sponsored events and city facilities had its first reading and will come back for a vote; the city plans for 5 electric buses and accepts funding for charging infrastructure.
This week at City Council: Hazard Pay, Mayoral Selection, 100% Clean Energy by 2030 Study; Ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene and single use plastics in the serving of prepared food at certain City managed events and facilities; Electric Bus Charging Infrastructure funding and more.
Council voted to have staff draft a letter opposing the Griffith Park Aerial Tram project which they will then review and vote upon. A Metro Board funding increase to the Doran railroad crossing project was discussed and key project highlights announced. There was a request for additional reporting to be included in an Urban Tree Report.
(Item 7b) Vote to adopt revisions to Recycling Ordinance (Item 8a) Council will consider a request to write a letter opposing the Griffith Park Tram project
Council voted in Councilmember Agajanian’s nomination to the Sustainability Commission, Aleen Laura Khanjian. Council voted to adopt revisions to Recycling Ordinance. Local “Skip the Stuff” ordinance proposed.
(1) Council will consider a request to write a letter opposing the Griffith Park Tram project [UPDATE: Item postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 2], (2) Council will vote on Councilmember Agajanian’s nomination to the Sustainability Commission, Aleen Laura Khanjian, (3) Vote to adopt revisions to Recycling Ordinance
City Council approves motion requesting staff to prepare an ordinance prohibiting use of Polystyrene and Single Use Plastics at City Facilities and City Events and council members make first two nominations to Sustainability Commission.
GEC’s comment letter was quoted extensively at council. Council voted unanimously to move forward with drafting an ordinance.
GEC Requests support of an item on this week’s agenda:
Action Item 8A: Management Services, re: Polystyrene and Single-Use Plastic Ban. This is a Motion providing direction to staff to prepare an ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene and single-use plastic products in all City facilities, City-managed concessions, City-sponsored events, and City-permitted events that serve prepared food.