Jackie Cornejo: The Zero Waste LA franchise plan specifically requires trash-hauling companies to bid for exclusive contracts to operate in the 11 waste service zones.
Jackie is a research and policy analyst for the Construction Careers Project. Born and raised in Los Angeles, her interest in social justice work sprung out of her experience as a child during the L.A. unrest of 1992 and her family’s experience during the civil war in El Salvador. Before coming to LAANE, Jackie was a community organizer focusing on food access and tenants’ rights issues in the Westlake community, as well as facilitating community planning projects in Westlake and South LA. Jackie’s research focuses on how urban policy can be tied to mitigating economic and racial inequities in Los Angeles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and Spanish from Occidental College and a master’s degree in urban planning from UCLA. Jackie is also an avid bus rider, mapping enthusiast and vegetarian.
Walter Brasch: Long before the price of gas and oil began to plummet, socially conscious churches, universities, non-profit organizations, and local governments began to divest themselves of fossil fuel stock and shock the fossil fuel industry to understand the environmental and public health concerns.