South El Monte wants to go green

South El Monte’s Councilwoman Angelica Garcia is proposing that the city establish an ordinace to put more of the city’s public information online. Here’s how it reads on the agenda:

“Look into establishing an ordinance to incorporate ‘paperless’ agendas for City Council meetings in order to reduce the city’s carbon footprint.”

The city already puts the agendas online, so I wonder if she is talking about putting the staff reports online.

Garcia also wanted to establish a recycling program for all recycling materials at City Hall.


What has Hilda Solis done for your community?

Congresswoman Hilda Solis sent out a mailer, which was “prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense,” detailing the money that she has secured for communities in the SGV. Here’s how its broken down:

South El Monte: Secured $47,000 to teach at-risk youth computer and other skills through Project Amiaga’s Transistional Life Skills for At-Risk Youth Project.
-Secured $73,000 to upgrade computer techonology in the Valle Lindo School District.

Rosemead: Secured $98,700 for graffiti and vandalism responses.

Irwindale: Secured $225,600 for updated communications equipment for the police department.
-Secured $28,200 for the city to expand after school activities and weekend youth programs.

Baldwin Park: Secured $400,000 to replace older transit buses with clean enery buses.

West Covina: Secured $517,000 to update its emergency communications system.

Azusa: Secured $477,000 to provide dental services at the Azusa Health Center
-Secured $150,000 to renovate the National Guard Armory.

She also lists regional projects:
-$3 million for the San Gabriel Basin Restoration Fund
-$235,000 for the Court Appointed Special Advocates Volunteer Program
-$282,000 for the Tune Up Tune In program at Rio Hondo College and ELAC

She also says that she is a “strong supporter of federal assistance for Foothill Tranist, the Alameda Corridor-East and extension of Metro Gold Liune through Azusa, Irwindale and Duarte.” But since no money is listed, I am assuming she didn’t help secure any funding for those projects.