We definitely would love to support what you are doing. We need more
leaders like you in our city. Let me know exactly what you need from
me and I will do my best to provide you with that information.
If there is something you'd like to get published also send that my way.
Keep up the great work.
Publisher / Editor
A publication for the Eco-Conscious Community
8350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90211
On 10/30/08, Ashley Zarella, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA
> Dear Tony,
> As you know, I am a new member of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood
> Council and recently launched a Sustainability Committee to develop a
> community greening strategy for our neighborhood. We have an enthusiastic
> and diverse group of community members participating and we look forward
> to developing a program that compliments the great work being done at the
> city level. The intent is to enhance existing programs and services at the
> neighborhood and community level through outreach and education as we hope
> to foster a healthy urban environment for this and future generations.
> Although we are a new committee, we have already gotten to work on a grant
> opportunity that would provide this community with valuable resources and
> expert advice through the AIA (American Institute of Architects). The
> Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) program is a community
> assistance program that focuses on the principles of sustainability. SDATs
> bring teams of volunteer professionals (such as architects, urban
> designers, planners, hydrologists, economists, attorneys, and others) to
> work with community decision-makers and stakeholders to help them develop
> a vision and framework for a sustainable future. We believe that this
> opportunity will empower our neighborhood with valuable information and
> resources and facilitate the work being pursued by the Downtown Los
> Angeles Neighborhood Council Sustainability Committee.
> You can read more about the SDAT grant here: http://www.aia.org/liv_sdat
> I am writing because one requirement of the grant application is to
> provide letters of support from community leaders. I would like to ask you
> to partner with us as we pursue this exciting opportunity to focus on the
> environment at the community level. Your publication provides a focused
> look at work being done in Los Angeles and your partnership would help us
> fulfill some of the grant requirements for media outreach. Our deadline is
> fast approaching and we will need any letters of support by Wednesday,
> November 12. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please let
> me know as I would be happy to meet with you to provide you with more
> Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
> Ashley Zarella
> Ashley Zarella, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA
> Director, Area-Wide Work-Force, Private Sector
> Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, 2008-2010