Parks and environment

Throughout his career, Councilmember Blumenfield has been an environmental champion. Before serving as an elected official, Blumenfield worked for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and in the subsequent years, he has created new parks and sucessfully advocated for clean and green policies at the state and local levels.

  • Since he joined the City Council in 2013, Councilmember Blumenfield built five new parks in Council District Three and made improvements to the equipment and facilities at many of our recreation centers. 

  • Working with StreetsLA, he created the first “Cool Pavement” neighborhood using a light reflective surface on top of the road asphalt to reduce the heat island effect. 

  • He fought for the City’s street tree program to trim and take care of the trees in our district and reduce the backlog of trees needing trimming. 

  • To reduce litter, overgrown weeds, and nuisances, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield funded the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, which gives job training to local people while cleaning up our neighborhoods. He also supports local efforts, like the local group Overdue, which organizes community cleanups and is a longtime partner with the LA River Walkers and Watchers –a group that keeps an eye on and reports problems along the river paths.

Climate Change

  • He led the effort to divest city pension funds from companies that are negatively impacting climate change. 

  • Councilmember Bob Blumenfield supported the successful effort to begin the phase out of oil drilling in Los Angeles and is a proud supporter of LA’s Green New Deal, which includes initiatives to dramatically increase renewable energy and locally sourced water, create more green jobs, and strengthen green building standards.

  • Blumenfield fights to ensure that the transition to cleaner energy can be done with a fair transition for workers.