Today in Council

Here’s a recap of key issues and policy discussed in Council today:

Increased Collection for Water Quality

Los Angeles City Councilmembers passed a second reading of an amendment to the water rate ordinance that would allow for increased collection for water quality.

Councilmember Bill Rosendahl was one of the yes votes, however he expressed his concerns regarding the impact on seniors and low income customers, who account for approximately 50,000 of the roughly 600,000 water customers.

Rosendahl also encouraged Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to consider these folks when it comes to rate hikes.  (more)

Transportation Committee

Rosendahl, who chairs the City’s Transportation Committee, introduced a motion today that directs the Department of Transportation (DOT), in consultation with Planning Department, to review and prepare comments on the traffic analysis in the DEIR for the Bergamot project.

Brentwood constituents Nancy Freedman and Lauren Cole attended the committee meeting to support the motion and express concerns with the proposed project and the DEIR.

A representative with LADOT noted the concerns and also suggested that the deadline for comments be extended to allow adequate time for review.

The committee approved the motion with a request that the City send a letter to ask the City of Santa Monica to extend the DEIR comment deadline to Monday April.

The motion will be scheduled in Council prior to the current DEIR comment deadline of Monday, March 12.

Find out what happened on the council floor on Tuesday.

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