Los Feliz Neighborhood Council

Committee Environmental Affairs

The LFNC Environmental Affairs Committee Mission is to improve our community by promoting sustainable solutions for our changing environment through action, education and participation.

Members
Stakeholder Members
Debra Matlock (Co-Chair)
Group Info

Email environment@losfeliznc.org

Files Agendas & Minutes (Google Drive)

Regular Meeting Time 4th Monday – 6pm

News & Updates

Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting – March 2017

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  1. Call to order. Roll Call. (1 minute)
  2. Public Comments on non-agenda items (5 minutes)
  3. Committee approval of minutes from February meeting (1 minute)
  4. Report Back/Discussion on Guerilla Harvest Event (10 minutes)
  5. Discussion/Motion on urban gardening workshop at Fig Earth Supply with Highland Park Neighborhood Council (10 minutes)
  6. Brainstorm best uses of the LFNC Table at the bike event on May 21st. (10 minutes)
  7. Discussion/ Motion for chotchsky giveaway item at bike event (bandana? Water bottle? Something else?) (10 minutes)
  8. Identify volunteers for the May 21st bike event. (5 minutes)
  9. Discussion to build IKEA grow room type urban garden at the Vermont Triangle. http://www.ecowatch.com/ikea-the-growroom-2274117828.html (10 minutes)
  10. Other Comments, questions and announcements (5 minutes)
  11. Adjourn

Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting — February 2017

  1. CALL TO ORDER. ROLL CALL. (1 minute)
  2. Approve last month’s minutes (1 minute)
  3. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items (5 minutes)
  4. Presentation/Discussion: Gerry Hans – founder, Friends of Griffith Park. He will speak on the issue of the use of rodenticide in residential and city property. (20 minutes)
  5. Presentation/Discussion/Possible Action: Nello DiGiandomenico – LFNC District D representative and chair of the Cultural Affairs committee. He will discuss the Seattle City Council’s move to divest from Wells Fargo due to DAPL financing and whether Los Angeles City Council should do the same, starting with a letter of support from the Environmental Committee. (15 minutes)
  6. Presentation/Discussion/Possible Action: Matthew Luery – LFNC chair of the Public Works committee. He will fill us in on his committee’s free tree planting project and we will decide if we would like to collaborate on it. (15 minutes)
  7. Recap of LFNC meeting specifically the status of our three agenda items: letter of support for Food and Water Watch, letter of support with suggestions for the GP Southern Railroad turf reduction project, and the $1000 outreach money for the children’s bike skills workshop. (5 minutes)
  8. Discussion/Possible Action – Vote on type of item to offer as a giveaway at the bike skills workshop. If you are suggesting an item, please have a (ballpark) price quote from a vendor (preferably local to cut down on shipping costs and to promote Los Angeles area businesses) since we will be voting on the amount to spend as well. We will also be considering if the item should be bike skills workshop specific or “evergreen” in case we have leftover items. (30 minutes)
  9. MOTION: Adjourn

Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting — January 2017

Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting — January 2017 Agenda (PDF)

  1. Call to order. Roll Call. (1 minute)
  2. Public Comments on non-agenda items (5 minutes)
  3. Committee approval of minutes from October 24th meeting  (1 minute)
  4. Suggestions/Discussion on what to spend the Clean Streets Award Money towards in the neighborhood (20 minutes)
  5. Suggestions/Discussion on how to spend the rest of our budget by June 30th, 2017. (45 minutes)

Clean Streets Challenge A Success

Thank you to all of the Los Feliz stakeholders who cleaned up our neighborhood!

We exceeded our goal of 50 trash bags, taking over 65 bags of trash off the streets of Los Feliz.  In addition, we removed dangerous items such as hypodermic needles and filed dozens of bulky item pickup requests (via the MyLA311 app.)

Check out some photos of the cleanup below, or head to our instagram or facebook page to see more.

If you have photos to share, post them online and add the hashtags #cleanstreetslosfeliz & #cleanstreetsla.

If you have any questions, comments, or stories, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required

Let’s keep Los Feliz looking great!

 

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Cleaning the off ramp by Griffith Park

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This trash won’t be gracing the streets of Los Feliz anymore!

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Cleaning up the curb.

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Just a few of the many Clean Streets Los Feliz volunteers.

Make Los Feliz Look Its Best – Clean Streets Challenge – Nov. 6th

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NEW VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

Team up with the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council to help make Los Feliz look its best through the Clean Streets LA Challenge!

The LFNC Environmental Affairs Committee is spearheading Los Feliz’s participation in this city-wide effort to clean up our neighborhoods.

You can help by:

  • Downloading the MyLA311 App to report clean up of large bulky items, graffiti, illegal dumping and more.
  • Becoming a Block Captain to lead our efforts to report things on your block to MyLA311.  Apartment managers, business owners, and dog walkers are great fits!  Clean Email email hidden; JavaScript is required to sign up! Clean-up supplies will be provided (see instructions below.)
  • Identify an area where a public trash can is needed.  Take pictures of full trash cans or areas where trash accumulates and the LFNC can request a new can.
  • CLEAN UP YOUR IMMEDIATE AREA ON NOVEMBER 6th, from 9AM-1PM.  Join forces with your neighbors or local organization.
However you decide to participate, BE SURE TO DOCUMENT YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER WORK ON SOCIAL MEDIA!  USE THE HASHTAGS #CleanStreetsLA and #CleanStreetsLosFeliz so we can promote your pics.

Contactt the LFNC Environmental Affairs Committee co-chairs with any questions or to find out more:

Amy Foell (email hidden; JavaScript is required) and Debra Matlock (email hidden; JavaScript is required.)

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Environmental Affairs Meeting — September 2016

Environmental Affairs September 2016 Meeting Agenda REVISED (PDF)

1. Call to order. Roll Call (1 minute)

2. Public Comments on non-agenda items (5 minutes)

3. Committee approval of minutes from August 22nd meeting (1 minute)

4. Craig Raines from Recreation and Parks- presenting the Los Feliz Entry Water Conservation/Irrigation   Upgrade project. (20 minutes)

5. Q & A for Craig Raines regarding CIS submitted by Pacific Palisades NC about the use of Round Up (5 minutes)

6. Colin Bogart from the LACBC – presenting a biking clinic for youth of Los Feliz (20 minutes)

7. Discussion to bring Ron Finley’s Guerrilla Gardening program to community in partnership with the Norm Harriton Community Garden (20  minutes)

Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting – August 2016

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  1. Call to Order. Roll Call. (1 minute)
  2. Welcome and introductions. (4 minutes)
  3. Public Comments on non-agenda items (5-10 minutes)
  4. Faith Myhra, of Food and Water Watch. (30 mnutes)
  5. CIS/discussion regarding spraying of Monsanto chemicals at Griffith Park (30 minutes)
  6. Clean Streets Campaign discussion. (20 minutes)
  7. Other comments and announcements. (5 minutes)
  8. Ajourn