Clean Up Green Up is a public health and economic development pilot proposal to make LA communities healthier by establishing Green Zones in Boyle Heights, Pacoima and Wilmington. Clean Up Green Up aims to prevent and reduce pollution in order to protect the health of residents there, especially the ones most sensitive to pollution—children, the elderly, the chronically ill. Clean Up Green Up is healthy for local businesses, too. The proposed policy creates an ombudsman office to connect businesses with city, state and federal resources—business planning support, low interest loans—as well as help them comply with existing regulations and streamline city permitting processes (saving time and hassles). JOIN USand check out our FAQfor more info.
On December 8, 2015, a 14-0 vote gave the Los Angeles City Council's stamp of approval to the cutting-edge Clean Up Green Up measure. Now the policy moves on to the City Attorney to draft a final ordinance, to be reviewed by the City Council Planning and Land Use Management Committee in early 2016.
IN THE NEWS
Esteemed USC Professor Manuel Pastor highlights Latino leadership on environmental issues, and uplifts Clean Up Green Up as a model policy to protect community health and promote economic vitality. Manuel Pastor / Huffington Post, July 31, 2015.
Look for Clean Up Green Up in this KCET piece Up In the Air: The Fight for Clean Air in Boyle Heights, a segment of the KCET SoCal Connected series.