This report uses a community-based participatory research model to examine the levels of various pollutants in the air in Leimert Park, South Los Angeles. Key findings indicated that pollutant concentrations in Leimert Park exceeded the required standards. This report created a roadmap to address existing environmental conditions in Leimert Park and surrounding communities. Policy solutions and community-led solutions such as the installation of air sensors in the community, cost analysis, and community benefits impact from this project were addressed. A practical resource guide was also provided to help residents with mitigation strategies for air pollution, climate change, and environmental awareness.
This report was completed by the Ezrach Brain Trust Association in conjunction with The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Henry Samueli School of Engineering.