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The Parkway Landscaping Report: YES, the Public WILL be Heard!

Drought Tolerant Parkway Curb


Will Culver City residents be allowed to put veggies on the parkways abutting their homes?

Can property owners place benches and community library boxes on the parkways without getting fined? 

In these economically challenging times, would a permit fee of $151.50 for installing drought tolerant perennials and succulents in one’s parkway promote or prevent people from removing their thirsty lawn strips? 

How can our city ordinances support best-use of abundant residential parkway public land?

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May: Community Gardens, Confident Cycling, Energy Policy & Movie Night!

May is National Bike Month – so hop on your bikes & join us at these inspiring events!

GrassUProots Campaign
Do you want to pull up your lawn in order to plant a sustainable garden, but lack the people-power to do it?
Transition Culver City has launched its GrassUProots campaign to help two local households make the change our planet needs!
To apply (and learn more), just fill out the survey here.
This is a community-powered effort: to volunteer for the GrassUProots campaign, click here!

May 5, Thursday, 6PM-7:15PM
Culver City New Community Garden Group
has a vision to create a learning garden – a marvelous resource for the entire community, an inclusive place where community members gather to garden, learn and share. Join a monthly planning meeting.
Contact Michelle,, 310-390-3021

May 7, Saturday, 10AM-2PM
Confident City Cycling: Second Session

This 2-day class is designed to help cyclists age 16 and up gain confidence and skill to ride a bike safely and legally in city traffic. League of American Bicyclists certified Cycling Instructors give students practical guidance through both classroom and hands-on instruction. Cost: $75 per person.
Presented by Sustainable Streets, co-hosted by Transition Culver City & Culver City Bicycle Coalition
Location: Linwood E. Howe Elementary School, 4100 Irving Pl., Culver City, 90232
Pre-register with Sustainable Streets by email at or by phone at 424-288-1747.

May 11, Wednesday, 7PM
Energy Policy: the Perfect Storm

Michelle Weiner of Transition Culver City joins a panel speaking on energy issues and solutions at the Culver City Democratic Club monthly meeting. The public is invited and welcome. Along with TCC’s Michelle Weiner, panelists include: Evan Gillespie, Sierra Club Regional Representative & lead organizer on the LA Beyond Coal campaign; Brian Treanor, Director of Environmental Studies at Loyola Marymount University; and Dr. Jimmy Hara, Vice-President of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles.
Location: Veterans Auditorium, Rotunda Room, 4117 Overland Ave., CC.
For more information, click here.

May 16, Monday, 6:30PM-9PM
Knitters’ Circle

Inviting all people who knit, crotchet, needlepoint or quilt to a joint meeting of Our Timebank and Transition Culver City groups. Please bring a healthy snack to share. Drinks will be provided.
RSVP to Nicky for location:; 310-837-7332.

May 19, Thursday, 6:30PM
Film night feature: GAS HOLE

Join TCC for a home screening of Gas Hole, a new documentary film about the history of oil prices and the future of alternative fuels. Narrated by Peter Gallagher, the film features a wide range of viewpoints including the US Department of Energy.
Contact Michelle,, 310-390-3021

May 29, Sunday, 10AM-1PM
Family Ride

The Culver City Bicycle Coalition hosts a monthly family-friendly bike ride. Meet at Town Plaza in Culver City at 10am. Helmet required.
More info coming soon at