ACTION ALERT: 3 Ways to Save Stormwater in L.A.
1. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will decide July 17 (formerly July 10) whether to place a public funding measure (The Safe, Clean Water Program) on the November ballot to increase stormwater capture throughout our region.
The measure would raise $300 million for such nature-based water quality amenities as green streets, multi-benefit parks and revitalized wetlands.
We are going to turn greater L.A. into a sponge, harvesting billions of gallons of rain for reuse instead of sending it uselessly to the sea! There are dozens of reasons to support increased capture of rainwater and other urban runoff.
These projects would:
- Keep harmful bacteria and trash from ruining your favorite beaches.
- Protect the animals that call the Bay home from gross runoff and plastic pollution.
- Provide a supply of reliable and locally sourced water as climate change worsens.
We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink L.A.’s outdated water model and better prepare for an increasingly arid future.
We need YOU to attend the public hearing with us on July 17, 2018 to encourage the Board to place this water-saving measure on the ballot. RSVP here, and wear your favorite blue shirt to show your support!
2. CONTACT YOUR ELECTED SUPERVISOR
If you can’t make it to the public hearing in person, you can still take action! If you live in greater Los Angeles, please contact your supervisor to show your support during this critical time:
Look up your district by your zip code.
Then, find your district’s elected Supervisor:
- First District: Hilda L. Solis
- Second District: Mark Ridley-Thomas
- Third District: Sheila Kuehl
- Fourth District: Janice Hahn
- Fifth District: Kathryn Barger
Next, call or email your Supervisor:
“My name is (your name), from (city) and (zip code). I stand with Heal the Bay and the OurWaterLA coalition in full support of The Safe, Clean Water Program, which could raise $300 Million every year for nature-based stormwater capture projects. I hope we can count on you, to vote YES at the Public Hearing on July 17th, in support of this important measure.”
First District: Hilda L. Solis
Second District: Mark Ridley-Thomas
Third District: Sheila Kuehl
Fourth District: Janice Hahn
Fifth District: Kathryn Barger
Finally, send a Tweet to your Supervisor:
Please vote YES on The Safe, Clean Water Program, a public funding measure for nature-based water quality projects in L.A. County #OurWaterLA @SheilaKuehl @mridleythomas @HildaSolis @SupJaniceHahn @kathrynbarger
- First District, Hilda L. Solis: @HildaSolis
- Second District, Mark Ridley-Thomas: @mridleythomas
- Third District, Sheila Kuehl: @SheilaKuehl
- Fourth District, Janice Hahn: @SupJaniceHahn
- Fifth District, Kathryn Barger: @kathrynbarger
3. GET THE FACTS
The Safe, Clean Water Program treats runoff as a resource—not a nuisance. Watch Meredith McCarthy, Interim Operations Director at Heal the Bay, explain why we need to save more stormwater in L.A.
OurWaterLA, a coalition of leading environmental, labor and social justice organizations, is united behind The Safe, Clean Water Program. See our joint letter to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors: