Dear Water Quality Urban Design Advocates,
Good news! Clifton Allen, Benjamin Feldman and I just had an excellent meeting with Alisa Katz, Maria Chong Castillo and Phil Doudar of Los Angeles County to discuss opportunities to strengthen the proposed County of Los Angeles Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure.
We're confident that County of LA Department of Public Works is going in the right direction and we've been reassured that our commitment to advancing multiple-benefit projects to enhance the beautification and environmental/ economic performance of our communities will be supported from a policy perspective.
It appears that we're all on the same page. But of course, the devil is in the details.
Therefore, I need your support ASAP.
A Call to Action -
PLEASE REVIEW the attached draft ordinance and program elements and SHARE your specific thoughts and RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ANY CHANGES IN THE LANGUAGE. Specific changes in the draft ordinance's language // not conceptual critiques, etc.
Please make your suggestions as specific as possible, so that I can synthesize everyone's response as cohesively as possible.
Deadline = November 16
We have between now and early December to provide specific comments on the draft ordinance and program elements. Therefore, I need to receive your specific recommendations by Friday, November 16 so that we can be as effective as possible.
Although we may not have our recommendations integrated into the final draft of the measure, we at least have an opportunity here to share our input.
Your leadership and commitment to this endeavor is much appreciated!
For more details on the proposed County of Los Angeles Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure:
As an FYI, I am also attaching a copy of the 2012 slate of AIA|LA Issue Briefs, which further elaborates AIA|LA's position on the how to optimize our investment in water quality projects that also revitalize the Los Angeles River, our streets, sidewalks and public realm.
Very truly yours,