Thursday, March 31, 2005

City Hall Update: Open Space and the Environment

The passage of revisions to the city's Landscape Ordinance(.pdf) came and went without much hullaballoo, but its effects will change the way Los Angeles looks and feels. The new regulations reduce water waste in commercial landscaping and protect the city’s rivers and the ocean from polluted run-off. They will make L.A. a cleaner, greener city, with more trees in parking lots cooling down our heat islands.