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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02/02/09 - February Regular Monthly Sustainability Meeting

  1. Welcome and Introductions: Todd, Marc, Niva, Paul, Gunnar, Stanley, Christopher, Tamara and Ashley.
  2. Continuing education and outreach report. Committee represented at CITYLabs event (1/27/10). We need committee volunteers for upcoming outreach events (Green Block Party, 2010 Community Projects Workshop Scribe). We are also inviting committee members to bring a news item to the next committee meeting and suggest potential speakers.
  3. Stanley Michaels presented a news item on technology being developed by Hewlett-Packard.
  4. Recommendation to look into getting announcements into residential building email lists/building managers.
  5. Accessibility to wireless internet and potential “hot spots” Downtown. Committee to consider motion to support the creation of a pilot project to introduce free wireless Internet in Downtown. Proposed several sites for consideration: Pershing Square (already has one); Civic Center; Skid Row/San Julian and East 5th Street; Gladys Park; Grand Central Market; LAPD Headquarters; Bringing Back Broadway; Spring Street Park; Trade Tech. Look at Experience LA which has information about available hotspots.
  6. Presentation of draft Urban Garden Guide by Sustainable Community Projects Intern. Guide will be translated into Spanish, Korean, and committee also recommended Chinese and Japanese. Additional suggestions of resources included: The Green Door (hydroponics); FarmLab, fruit trees; Bank of America Starbucks coffee grounds for compost. Pitfire Pizza has a garden – potential image for brochure.
  7. Gunnar Hand presented the status of the Skid Row Tree Planting Project. Committee passes motion to support Wells Fargo grant application for tree maintenance.
  8. 2010 Project Workshop: Overview of new meeting format and introduction of proposed 2010 Projects.
  9. Energy/Water: Education and outreach for cleaner stormwater. Pet waste (dog walks) and business waste best practices.
  10. Green business: Data gathering on what businesses need to be more “green”
  11. Green space: Mapping and building small gardens around Downtown. Harlem Place Project. Tree Planting.
  12. Mobility: Bike racks, pedestrian crosswalks, and CicLAvia
  13. Waste/Recycling: Restaurant composting and multifamily recycling; would like to develop list of Downtown resources for waste disposal.
  14. Next 2010 Community Projects Workshop (Saturday, February 27 10AM – Noon)
  15. Motion passed to approve meeting minutes SC-17-091201 and SC-19-100105.
  16. Agenda item for next meeting: to review and discuss supporting the Cyclists’ Bill of Rights.
  17. Adjournment