Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2017

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82 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 0 2 PHOTO: PUBLIC DOMAIN, HTTPS://COMMONS.WIKIMEDIA. ORG/W/INDEX.PHP?CURID=1392230 Santa Monica 'Water Neutrality Ordinance' Takes Effect July 1 On May 9, 2017, the Santa Monica City Council adopted a water neutrality ordinance to keep water usage at current levels, the lowest since the early 1990s. The law caps water use for new developments and new or enlarged pools, spas, water features and ponds to the historical five- year average for the site. For example, if a proposed development is projected to use 400,000 gallons of water each year and the historical use on the parcel is 150,000 gallons a year, the new development would have to offset 250,000 gallons each year. Projects in plan check, or that received a building permit before June 30, 2017, will not have to comply with the ordinance. ASLA Elevates 23 Members to Council of Fellows The American Society of Landscape Architects has elected 23 members to the 2017 ASLA Class of Fellows. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members. Fellows are recognized for their contributions to the profession based on one of four categories: works, leadership and management, knowledge or service. The designation of Fellow is conferred on ASLA members in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over time. Criteria include being a member in good standing for at least 10 years, and recommendation to the Council of Fellows by their local chapter, or by the executive committee of ASLA or Council of Fellows. The Fellows Investiture dinner will be held October 22 in Los Angeles. View all the 2017 ASLA Class of Fellows at , or at article-a.php?number=29398 . Don't Drink the Water On June 14, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged five Michigan officials, including Michigan Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon, with involuntary manslaughter for deaths and illnesses in Flint, Michigan tied to lead poisoning from the city's aging water pipes. Twelve deaths are attributed to Flint's tainted water. Evan Mather, ASLA, of AHBE Landscape Architects of Los Angeles, is among the 23 ASLA members elected to the 2017 Class of Fellows. Evan was nominated in the knowledge category. Evan uses film and video to communicate the complexities of landscape architecture to clients.

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