The DLANC Sustainability Committee meets on the First Tuesday of every month at the Central Public Library.
Our committee chairs host office hours and neighborhood stakeholders gather for project workshops
to help advance several community-driven initiatives - for Downtown Los Angeles.

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Solar Energy and Politics

There is a lot of chatter around City Hall these days about the Solar Plan on the March 3 ballot. The Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council has not taken a position on this issue so this post is for your information only. If a position is taken, you will have the opportunity to join the debate and have your opinion heard.

The Sustainability Committee has invited Soledad Garcia of the DWP to present at our February meeting. I think it is important for us all to get up to speed on this issue in advance of the meeting. Please note, we will not be debating ballot measure rather we are looking forward as we develop our strategies for the community greening plan and hope to partner with the DWP.

With that said, I have included links to more and I encourage you to look into this issue in greater detail. Check out the final ordinance language here:

If you have any suggested reading, please send me an email at

Some links of interest:
Simplified Ballot Measure Language
Final ordinance for March 3, 2009 ballot
Full Solar Plan (published by Mayor's Office)
Overview of the Solar Plan (published by Mayor's Office)

11/25/08 Villaraigosa unveils solar plan for Los Angeles (LA Times Article)
12/19/08 Analysis calls ambitious L.A. solar plan 'extremely risky' (LA Times Article)

LADWP Renewable Energy Workshop SATURDAY, JANUARY 10
In an effort to inform and seek input from Neighborhood Council members and stakeholders, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold a workshop about efforts to reduce L.A.'s reliance on fossil-fuels and to increase the supply of renewable energy to 20% of the City's energy use by 2010 and 35% by 2020. The discussion will also include an overview and question and answer period regarding the Comprehensive Solar Plan, an integral part of our move to renewable energy. This is an opportunity for all Neighborhood Councils to learn more about LADWP's renewable energy programs and projects and dialogue with LADWP's CEO David Nahai and Senior Power System Managers on this timely topic.

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
LADWP John Ferraro Building
LA/Portland/San Francisco Conference Center
111 North Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012