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.

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

Los Feliz ‘Clean Sweep’ 2017 Challenge

This year Los Feliz will not be dethroned as a LA ‘Clean Streets’ champion.   Meet up, join up and help clean up (our streets AND this year’s cash prize)!   There’s four rally locations, be there!..

Neighbor teams hit several Los Feliz trashy ‘hot spots’ – cleaning sweeping, tagging bulky items, trying to win $2K in neighborhood prize money.

There are 2 ways to join in:

1 – Join up with one of our Clean Streets teams!  Just meet at one of the following locations:

  • 8:00 AM – Barnsdall Art Park (lower parking lot)
  • 9:00 AM – Roosevelt Cafe (south of Greek Theatre)
  • 9:30 AM – Trails Cafe (with the Los Feliz MOMS club)
  • 10:00 AM – Western Avenue @ Hollywood (w/ 4 Neighborhood Councils and City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell) 

Group photo: 12:30 PM at Barnsdall Park with a BBQ at 4810 Sunset Boulevard to follow.

2 – Sweep YOUR Space:

  •  Clean in front of your own home or business, and/or report bulky items with the MyLA311 app. Please take a before & after picture of your work and hashtag it #cleanstreetsLA and #cleanstreetsLF and post on Instagram or Twitter.  There’s a prize for the most MyLA311 posts between now and Nov 30th!

Got Questions?..  E-Mail Environmental Affairs Committee Chair, Debra Matlock, at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

To download the MyLA311 app click here.

Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting – October 2017

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  1.  Call to Order.  Roll Call.
  2.  Public comment on non-agenda items.
  3. Comments by elected officials and staff.
  4. Discussion of outcome of P22 Day event.
  5. Discussion and possible action on Clean Streets Challenge.

A.  Instruction on proper usage of the MyLA311app.

B.  Identification of area in Los Feliz that Ryu’s Green Team should be assigned to.

C. Graffiti removal areas.

6. Approval of minutes.

7. Adjourn.

Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting – August 2017

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  1. Call to order. Roll Call.
  2. Public Comments on non-agenda items.
  3. Committee approval of minutes from June meeting.
  4. P-22 Day and Urban Wildlife Week Pitch by Tessa Charnofsky.
  5. Discussion/Motion to submit P-22 Day table application.
  6. Discussion on Clean Streets 2017Application/Plan.
  7. “Parking Day” Announcement.
  8. Other Comments, questions and announcements.
  9. Adjourn.

Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting — June 2017

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  1. Call to order. Roll Call.
  2. Public Comments on non-agenda items
  3. Committee approval of minutes from April meeting
  4. Discussion/Plan committee’s budget requests and activities for the 2017-2018 fiscal year
    There will be three buckets to place our funding requests in:

    1. Operations (such as outreach and events)
    2. NPGs
    3. Community Improvements
  5. Other Comments, questions and announcements
  6. Adjourn

Hollywood Community Plan Update Public Meeting

On July 8th from 10AM – 12PM, a public meeting will be held at the Los Feliz Public Library to discuss the new draft proposal of the Hollywood Community Plan:

The Hollywood Community Plan (HCPU2) sets the stage for the future of Hollywood. It directs anticipated development to already urbanized areas of the Community Plan Area, identifying suitable areas for new development while preserving existing low-scale neighborhoods.

More information can be found at the Hollywood Community Plan website. This event is not sponsored or being run by the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council.

Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting — April 2017

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Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Program Brochure (12.4 MB PDF)

  1. Call to order. Roll Call. (1 minute)
  2. Public Comments on non-agenda items (5 minutes)
  3. Committee approval of minutes from March meeting (1 minute)
  4. LA Food Policy presents the urban agriculture incentive zone (30 minutes)
  5. Free bike workshop updates and info (10 minutes)
  6. Identify interested people and devise school outreach plan for the bike skills workshop (10 minutes)
  7. Discuss and determine outreach strategy for May 21st Bike Skills Workshop (10 minutes)
  8. Identify volunteers for the May 21st bike event. (5 minutes)
  9. Other Comments, questions and announcements (5 minutes)
  10. Adjourn

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)