Copy
View this email in your browser
Dear <<First Name>>,

In the same week I led a unanimous vote approving new rules banning oil drilling in Los Angeles, my team and I are continuing to put forward creative solutions to urgently address the climate emergency and move us closer to 100% renewable energy by 2035. 

This includes two new initiatives I introduced at City Council: 

The first effort would install solar panels atop the Los Angeles Aqueduct. The aqueduct delivers water to Los Angeles and has a combined approximate length of over 370 miles, a span that is virtually entirely exposed to evaporation from the sun, which causes it to lose approximately 10-11% of water each year. While the aqueduct is the reason our modern metropolis exists, we have to be smarter about how we use it. By covering the aqueduct with solar panels, we can reduce evaporation and help provide fossil fuel-free power to 1.54 million Angelenos.

In addition to solarizing the aqueduct, I’m also calling for rules that would require new buildings to recycle wastewater that’s generated internally. Known as graywater, this would include wastewater generated in households or office buildings from streams without fecal contamination, including from bathtubs, showers and washing machines. Though non-potable, graywater has tremendous value as a recycled water source, and could help Los Angeles significantly conserve its water resources. These rules would apply to buildings of more than 100,000 square feet depending on water use.  

We’re already doing so much to fight the climate crisis and advance our environmental justice goals but we must continue to act with urgency. 

My actions this week will move us forward in big, bold steps. Let's keep going!
 
With kind regards,

MITCH O'FARRELL

 

WEEKLY HEADLINES

This LA district can receive $5K per household for rental aid as eviction moratorium ends [FOX11]

O'Farrell declares 'Bros Day' [Beverly Press]

Groundbreaking of Lucena on Court affordable housing [LA This Week]

TEAM MITCH MAKING A DIFFERENCE

HOLLYWOOD - The Council District 13 Clean Team removes upwards of three tons of illegal dumping each week. This includes neighborhoods like Hollywood, where they picked-up abandoned furniture from a parkway, enhancing the pedestrian experience. If you know of an area in need of service, please contact our team at (213) 207-3015.
MONDAY: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY 
GRAND PARK - Indigenous Peoples Day returns to Grand Park - Tongva Land - this Monday, October 10, at 4pm! As Los Angeles’ first Native American City Councilmember, Mitch looks forward to welcoming you back, in person, to this beloved event celebrating the original inhabitants of our land and uplifting Indigenous voices. Join us for an evening of performance, tradition and unity. 
CALLING FOR AN UNARMED MODEL OF RESPONSE
CITY HALL - On Friday, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved Mitch's motion that calls for the creation of a citywide Office of Unarmed Response and Safety. The motion adopted yesterday unites existing Council initiatives toward unarmed response, including CIRCLE (Crisis and Incident Response through Community-Led Engagement) and the Therapeutic Van Pilot Program, as the City moves toward a more comprehensive and holistic approach to public safety. In doing so, we can focus law enforcement where they are best suited and treat mental health and substance abuse issues with the skill and response that is most appropriate.
OCTOBER IS FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH!
LOS ANGELES - Mitch kicked off Filipino American History Month by declaring October 7 as Jo Koy Day in the City of Los Angeles and honoring the Los Angeles Filipino Association of City Employees, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary advocating on behalf of Filipinos in City government. Filipino Americans have made an indelible impact on Los Angeles, enriching our lives and culture. This includes my district and even my team, where I’m privileged to work with Filipino American partners and colleagues every day, advancing our collaborative, constituent-based approach to public service.Happy Filipino American History Month! Mabuhay!
WE'RE HERE FOR OUR FAMILIES
WILSHIRE CENTER - One of Mitch's passions is meeting with 13th District parents one-on-one to listen to their concerns and share our team's work to make our neighborhoods safer and more livable. On Thursday morning, Mitch joined parents at Alexandria Elementary where he shared more about his work to address homelessness; enhance pedestrian safety for local students; and implement neighborhood improvements surrounding our schools. If you would like to meet with Mitch, please contact us - (213) 207-3015.
HONORING MAMA CASS ELLIOT
WALK OF FAME - On Monday, Mitch posthumously honored Mama Cass Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While Mama Cass left us far too soon, her legacy lives on in countless songs that shaped modern American music - California Dreamin’, Monday Monday, Dream a Little Dream and many more. We thank you Mama Cass, for the joy you’ve brought to millions around the world through your music and songs. Your spirit lives on through your incredible contributions to us all during the short time you graced this world.
OBSERVING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
CITY HALL - In observance of Indigenous Peoples Day, Team Mitch's offices will be closed on Monday, October 10. We will reopen on Tuesday, October 11

13TH DISTRICT RESOURCES

Twitter
Facebook
Link
Website
Email
Copyright © 2022 Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp