Category Archives: Environment

Legislators says dont listen to staffers, listen to us

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An interesting letter hit the inbox of 2 Urban Girls, over the weekend, and was written on the letterhead of Asm. Mike Gipson.  The support letter is written to Bill Burke, Chairman of SCAQMD and father of Asm. Autumn Burke.  Gipson’s letter basically asks the environmental organization to ignore staff recommendations, and instead, listen to […]

Neighborhood Integrity Initiative message is confusing

After taking office in 2013, City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti got busy appointing his supporters to key city commissions.  As the city prepares to fight the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, which forces the city to follow their own rules for development, it has emerged one of the mayor’s commission appointees, has pledged their support […]


Black Assembly members will face Latino challengers

Assembly members Cheryl Brown of San Bernardino and Mike Gipson of Los Angeles represent safely Democratic districts where re-election should be a mere formality. But Brown faces a challenge from Eloise Gomez Reyes, an attorney who ran for Congress in 2014. And a Los Angeles planning commissioner, Marta Segura, has filed a statement of intent […]

Exxon Mobil to sell Torrance plant to company buying faulty plants

Residents in the city of Torrance are still thanking their lucky stars that they are alive and breathing.  An explosion, in early 2015, at the Torrance based Exxon Mobil refinery, set the wheels in motion that the plant was sold the previous month, to an independent company based in New Jersey.  It also revealed a highly […]

Making the case to release Cap & Trade Funds

As urban communities continue to be plagued with a flawed transportation system, that allows for the movement of goods, via smog causing trucks, the cap & trade program sought and receives, funds from gross polluters, which is to be reinvested back into the communities they are polluting. 

Compton City Council Member Joins Metropolitan Board

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Compton Mayor Pro Tem Janna Zurita took her seat November 10, 2015, as the city’s representative on the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Inglewood Unified receives sound insulation funding

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Inglewood schools have received $10 million in federal sound insulation funding.  At tomorrow’s scheduled Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) board meeting, current state trustee, Dr. Don Brann, will formally announce the funding to aid schools which lie directly under the flight path.  The application was submitted by former state trustee, LaTanya Kirk-Carter, and the Inglewood students and […]

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