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?
Come one, come all—Let your voice be heard with our local governance!
The Culver City Council will be hearing public comments and deciding a policy direction for Culver City’s plastic bag policy. After LA County and LA City, Culver City is the last jurisdiction on Ballona Creek without a plastic bag ban. We need to turn out all interested Culver City residents for maximum impact:
CULVER CITY PLASTIC BAG PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, December 10th, 2012 7pm
Culver City Council Chambers
9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 90232
Culver City residents only, please email your support to the
Culver City Mayor and Councilmembers in advance:
Help us protect Santa Monica Bay and the oceans beyond by stopping pollution before it starts. Come deliver your 3 minutes in person to the council, or write an email to the council to be read aloud next Monday night in the chambers.
When you come to City Hall chambers, fill out a speaker’s card—ask for assistance if its your first time.
Here are some helpful talking points:
From Heal the Bay >>
From Surfrider >>
A blog link to pass along >>
TCC’s Plastic Bag Think Tank Video >>
Council member Meghan Sahli-Wells’ Plastic Bag Report on 350.org >>
A recent article in the Culver City News by Gary Walker >>
For inspiration: THE MAJESTIC PLASTIC BAG (a mockumentary) >>
Where do many of those bags end up? Swirling around in one of the FIVE GYRES! >>
Get Ready for MISINFORMATION TACTICS from the Plastic Bag Industry >>
In Defense of Plastic Bag Bans (on GreenBiz blog) >>
“PLASTIC BAG WARS” article in Rolling Stone >>
And your official TCC FACEBOOK invite >>