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Join the Coalition for Our Water Future

March 12, 2013 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Let  your voice heard in the fight for clean water, rivers, and beaches.

Show the Board of Supervisors the public supports the need for investing in our water future.

L.A. youth at the beach

What is this new fee all about?

Almost every waterway in Los Angeles County has been found to be contaminated with toxins, trash and pollutants at levels well above public health standards and Clean Water Act regulations, and 7 of the 10 most polluted beaches in California are in LA County.

When it rains in L.A. County, millions of gallons of water flow over paved surfaces like rooftops, sidewalks, parking lots, and streets. “Urban runoff” is the largest source of water pollution in the region and flushes bacteria, toxic chemicals, and trash into storm drains, beaches, lakes and rivers with little or no treatment. And in a county that imports 2/3 of our drinking water, fresh, free rainwater is not something we can afford to flush down the drain.

How Will Our Money Be Spent?

While Los Angeles Waterkeeper has fought hard for strong protections to create and enforce water quality standards to safeguard the health of our families, the county and cities are in the process of allocating the needed funding to build and maintain the water quality infrastructure needed to clean up our water. You have the opportunity to be part of this solution. This fee will help fund Low-Impact Development (LID) projects like the Elmer Avenue green street renovation in Sun Valley or the South L.A. Wetlands.

L.A. County is developing a stormwater measure to provide funding for regional solutions to clean up our water. The Coalition for Our Water Future, a new alliance of community, business, and conservation leaders, has been working together to create an effective policy that has broad support. While there is more work to be done, County Supervisors need to see and hear from supporters now to move forward. Submit a letter to the Board of Supervisors on behalf of your organization, business, or as a resident. Your voice and presence on this issue could make the difference.

Please join us at the County Board of Supervisors Hearing – the Supervisors need to hear from all of us!

County Board of Supervisors Hearing
Tuesday March 12, 9:30am-1pm; (Please arrive at 8:30AM to get a seat we expect the room to fill up)– PLEASE NOTE MEETING TIME IS NOW 11:00 A.M.

Kenneth Hall of Administration Rm 381B
500 West Temple St. Los Angeles, CA

You may also email letters of support to the Board of Supervisors via ExecutiveOffice@bos.lacounty.gov and cc: Coalition for Our Water Future graciela@libermanassociates.com


March 12, 2013
9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Kenneth Hall of Administration, Rm 381B
500 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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