The Los Angeles Board of Public Works votes to establish a zero food waste task force

The Los Angeles Board of Public Works approved a motion today to establish a Zero Food Waste Task Force. The Board will collaborate with various City agencies to explore and promote opportunities in Los Angeles to reduce food waste, increase the amount of recyclable resources and create clean, renewable energy.

Crown jewel of Los Angeles river revitalization

Escrow closes on purchase of G2 property north of Downtown, property that is key to habitat restoration and opening new access for surrounding communities. Taylor Yard is on the east bank of the L.A. River, north of Downtown in the community of Cypress Park. The surrounding parcels at Taylor Yard have already been developed into Rio de Los Angeles State Park, the Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies, and the Taylor Yard Transit Village.

Mayor Garcetti talks about the Safe Sidewalks initiative to repair damaged and dangerous sidewalks across the city

The City of L.A. is undertaking a record $31 million annual investment to repair City sidewalks so they are no longer hazardous to children, older Angelenos, and people with disabilities. To target resources where they are needed most, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council launched Safe Sidewalks LA in December 2016. The program, which is managed by the Bureau of Engineering, prioritizes requests by Angelenos with mobility-related disabilities, and takes into account proximity to transportation corridors and transit stops.

Mayor Garcetti announces halfway mark in promise to place 5000 trash cans on L.A. streets in four years

The Mayor announced the milestone today alongside the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation and a team of City workers. The City has already added more than 1,250 new trash bins to streets across Los Angeles since Mayor Garcetti announced the ambitious goal in April 2015. Another 1,250 will be deployed in the next month, pushing the City halfway toward the 5,000-bin goal in less than two years.

Mayor Garcetti, LA Bureau of Engineering, LA Street Services break ground on the first new asphalt plant in Los Angeles in over 70 years

The new plant will use 50 percent recycled asphalt material, up from 7 to 12 percent in the current mix. Recycled asphalt is more environmentally responsible and sustainable, and its increased use will reduce the City’s reliance on expensive and energy-intensive raw materials. The recycled material will come from the City’s own streets as they are repaved.

Riverside Bridge Ribbon cutting

The Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering fully opened the Riverside Drive Bridge today with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Gil Cedillo of CD1 and Gary Lee Moore, City Engineer, among others. The $60 million project included the replacement of the old bridge, which was seismically deficient, as well as multiple street and traffic improvements. The bridge also features the first Class 1 (protected from traffic) bike lane on a City bridge and the City’s first modern traffic roundabout. 

City of Los Angeles Delivers on River Revitalization with purchase of G2 Parcel

Unanimous City Council vote marks major milestone in extraordinary plan to revitalize the L.A. River. The G2 parcel will connect Rio de Los Angeles State Park with the Bowtie parcel, another State Park site — opening up more than one mile of direct riverfront access.