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Numerous local officials attended the groundbreaking event, including county Supervisor Lindsey Horvath, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky, Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel and Sen. Ben Allen.


bill now being considered from state Sen. Ben Allen would require developers to analyze fire behavior and create evacuation plans in cooperation with local fire authorities as part of their projects.

Earlier this year, state Sen. Ben Allen, a Redondo Beach Democrat, introduced Senate Bill 709 at the behest of environmental groups seeking to require the board to directly regulate the dairy sector like it does other methane-producing industries, like landfills.

The bill’s signing drew plaudits from Environmental Legislative Caucus co-chairs Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) and Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale).

“Emerging research is making it clear that artificial turf poses an environmental threat due to its lack of recyclability and presence of toxins such as lead and PFAS,” said state Sen. Ben Allen, the Redondo Beach Democrat who authored the bill.

“It’s clear young people are focused on climate change and for good reason. A lot of past policies, actions, and inactions have created a situation that has folks very worried about the future, and I share that worry,” said state Sen. Ben Allen, the Redondo Beach Democrat who sponsored the 2021 budget item that funded the school program.

"Politicians tend to shy away from water because it’s so politically fraught,” said Marcus. She pointed to lawmakers like Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas (D-Hollister), who has roots in both environmental and agriculture worlds, and Sen.