San Gabriel Valley ranks in the lowest tier, in terms of sustainability measures, emitting less greenhouse gases per job than the County but compensating workers at lower wages.
San Fernando Valley ranks in the middle tier, in terms of sustainability measures, emitting less greenhouse gases per job than Los Angeles County but compensating workers at lower wages.
A new report by the Economic Roundtable, Industry Greenhouse Gas and Wage Sustainability released on Mother’s Day in honor of Mother Earth, identifies the climate change effects as well as the wage sustainability of jobs in each industry. The report is available here: http://economicrt.org/publication/sustain-los-angeles/
Twenty-three years ago, Los Angeles exploded with outrage and indignation. Will the city keep its commitments to South LA?
One out of four restaurant workers in Los Angeles lives in poverty. A raise in minimum wage that includes tipped workers will save taxpayers on public assistance programs.
A raise to $15.25 by 2019 is an investment in Los Angeles. Dollars earned by minimum wage workers will be spent locally, thereby growing our city.
Economic Roundtable mapped the locations of street vendors and brick and mortar retail and restaurants in Los Angeles. What we found was surprising.
We at Economic Roundtable are excited to launch our new blog, Seeds of Change, alongside our redesigned website. The title is a reference to the tree of knowledge in our logo, symbolized in Los Angeles by the Wisdom Tree atop Cahuenga Peak. The lone pine tree sits on its perch overlooking the city from its vantage point close to the Hollywood sign.
Recent rains in Southern California are a welcome change amid the ongoing drought affecting the region. Each week sees a little more rainfall, sometimes in brief torrents that wake you at night, and others in slow, steady drizzle that last all day. A challenge for the state — and for water-guzzling Los Angeles in particular — is to capture and store that water today for use during the dry days, weeks and months ahead.