There were 2 speakers:
Maria from Lot to Spot and Julie from the LA Garden Council. The meeting lasted 2 hours. About 87 people attended.
They provided updates as to the issues at the garden with the water and the future of the garden.
The Sanitation department cut the water to the gardeners because Mayor Garcetti ordered a 20% water reduction at all city facilities.
Gardeners were unaware of this and suffered because of non-communication from the sanitation department.
In order to get the garden back to working condition in all aspects of water, leadership, and finances decision will have to be made.
The 2 biggest decisions facing the gardeners is to vote on 2 measures:
A) To accept the LA Garden council assistance to organize the garden and leadership.
B) To vote to install a new separate water meter which would increase the cost of having a garden.
The Sanitation department will pay for the installation of a new separate meter.
Watering schedule changes every 2 weeks because they are running tests as to why there is low water pressure.
Engineers came in to analyze the issues with water pressure. There is a report of the findings.
Redoing the piping to all the gardens with the new water meter will very expensive, a grant will be needed to fund the project.
Each has its good and bad.
At a future meeting, the decision will be made on these issues.