The intent of CUGU is to lessen cumulative health impacts from incompatible land uses in communities affected by a concentration of environmental hazards. This will be accomplished through new regulations in the Planning and Zoning Code and the Building Code. These new regulations will be augmented by the appointment of an Ombudsperson (pending budget approval). The intent of the Ombudsperson is to support existing businesses in complying with current environmental regulations. The position will also assist new and existing businesses to utilize funding and incentive programs that promote “greener” business practices and help businesses keep up with changing regulations. The Ombudsperson will work to improve visibility, accessibility, successful enrollment, and participation in such programs. Specific roles include: education and outreach, collaboration, industry-specific facilitation, identifying funding opportunities, and establishing metrics for participating businesses.

 

Source: http://planning.lacity.org/Code_Studies/greenla/QA.pdf
 

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