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Letter of Support: Proposed Recycling Chute Ordinance

April 29, 2009

Dear Councilmembers Garcetti, Huizar and Perry,

On behalf of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council and the community of stakeholders we represent, we would like to encourage your support for the proposed ordinance to amend Section 12.03 and Subsection A of Subdivision 19 of Section 12.21 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to include definitions and regulations for recycling chutes and areas in multi-family and commercial buildings throughout the City. This ordinance will provide residents and businesses more convenient options for recycling and divert unnecessary waste from landfills in and around Los Angeles.

The Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council supports this initiative as it supports the goal of diverting 75% of solid waste by 2013 as mandated by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council. While this ordinance does not address the challenges of waste generation, it will provide residents and businesses in the city the opportunity to make better choices when disposing of their waste.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to seeing this ordinance come before the City Council and hope you will agree to support this update to the Los Angeles Municipal Code.

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