Know Your Town Council

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Know Your Town Council
The Topanga Town Council (TTC) and its hard-working volunteers provide an essential service that keeps the lines of communication open with our government and the agencies that serve our unincorporated mountain community. We at The Canyon Chronicle recommend that residents keep its website,, on hand and sign up for its online newsletter with civic news and information, solutions and resources that are there...for us. For example: Did you know Waste Management (WM) 0ffers customers bulky item pickup services for a nominal fee? Things like mattresses, sofas, cabinets—WM will come get them! Learn more: also has the most extensive calendar for holiday and year-round events in Topanga and surrounding areas. TTC continues monthly meetings via Zoom, making it convenient for everyone who wants to attend. Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month, starting again on January 11, 2023, when they will introduce our newly elected government representatives. Here are two examples of important resources found on County Fire Dept. Revises Zone Map Through a collaboration among Los Angeles County public safety agencies, the Board of Supervisors Third District office, and cities of the Santa Monica Mountains, residents can now see the official Zone Map used for emergency operations and evacuations. Knowing your zone is an important part of disaster preparedness. The Fire Department has altered the Topanga Evacuation Zone Map to follow more of the natural boundaries and neighborhoods of our community. Using the Zonehaven AWARE platform, first responders and residents will refer to the same set of zone maps used for planning and conducting evacuations; some residents may now be living or working in a new zone number. Beginning with the Santa Monica Mountains region, residents can now have access to information about emergency services in their zone, see real-time zone status updates and shelter options. To find your zone, enter your address into the interactive map on Zonehaven AWARE ( Before, during, and after an evacuation you can check the status of your evacuation zone and access incident information in real time ( where the data comes straight from your local officials. Safely Dispose of Hazardous Waste Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste is any product labeled as toxic, poison, combustible, corrosive, flammable, irritant or is electronic. The health and safety of our families, neighborhoods and environment is threatened when household hazardous and electronic waste is stored or disposed of improperly. Benefits of recycling ( reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials saves energy supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the U.S. To see December drop-off dates and location: Examples of Household Hazardous Waste Used Oil Unused Medicines Sharps/Medical Needles Mercury Thermostats Paint and Related Products Batteries Lawn & Garden Products Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Examples of Electronic Waste Cell Phones Televisions Stereos Radios Printers Microwave Ovens DVD and CD-Players
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December 9, 2022