Councilwoman Nithya Raman is seeking for city maintenance and transportation operations in Griffith Park to transition to zero emissions, according to a motion filed Wednesday.
Raman is looking to phase out, electrify or decarbonize any equipment or vehicles that run on gas or diesel. Most of the maintenance work and groundskeeping at the park is performed by “heavily polluting, gasoline-powered equipment,” which exposes visitors to emissions and noise pollution, according to Raman’s motion.
Raman suggested using commercially available equipment that do not produce emissions and can maintain the city’s green spaces.
“It is time for the city to create a zero-emissions Griffith Park, which can serve as a symbol of our city’s values and a model for decarbonizing the rest of the city’s parks and outdoor spaces,” the motion states.
The motion calls for the Department of Recreation and Parks to report in 60 days with a plan for the transition.