A program that would pump treated sewage water into LosAngeles homes after an extensive purification process has fueledcontroversy among city officials and residents.
A program that would pump treated sewage water into LosAngeles homes after an extensive purification process has fueledcontroversy among city officials and residents. The East ValleyReclamation Project finds support as an effective method of waterconservation among city and state water officials, environmentalists andresidents, but some city officials express health concerns surroundingthe "toilet-to-tap" project. Construction of the $55 million pumpingplant that is key to the project is nearly complete, and if the citydoes not utilize the plant, penalties may be incurred as it wasprimarily built with federal and state funds. While a similar programwas shut down by the San Diego City Council in 1999, the Los Angelesprogram includes a more extensive filtration process.
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European Cities Act on Density
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Nashville Sets Downtown Parking Maximums
Nashville is the latest city to enact a substantive change to the parking requirements set by the city’s zoning code—doing away with parking minimums and setting parking maximums in the city’s Urban Zoning Overlay.
Houston Development Aims to Create Hyper-Walkable, Micro-Living Neighborhood
The 17-acre Second Ward project has spurred both optimism for a more walkable city and concerns about displacement and gentrification.
Lyft Pulls Micromobility From Los Angeles Area
The company will no longer provide shared bikes and scooters in the L.A. region, citing a ‘lack of longterm commitment’ from cities.
King County Water Treatment Station Set to Open
The facility is part of a plan to protect the Duwamish River from polluted runoff from overflowing sewer pipes.
Proposed Park Yet Another Hurdle for Houston Interstate Expansion
The Interstate 45 widening project, halted by a federal order and opposed by many local officials and organizations, could hit a new snag if White Oak Bayou becomes a city park.
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