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Metro Unveils Ballot Proposal to Transform LA Transit

Posted on 03/18/16

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Metro released the details of a proposed measure for the November 2016 ballot that aims to raise as much as $120 billion for new highway and transit projects in LA County. The spending plan includes improvements to existing infrastructure and programs to facilitate active transportation, including bicycling and walking paths to be built over the next four decades.

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The Great LA River Clean Up

Posted on 03/18/16

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Fifteen sites, three days, one River

This April come down to the River for Friends of the Los Angeles River’s 27th annual Great LA River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza!

This year there is an urgent need for the 27th Annual Great Los Angeles River CleanUp. The dramatic El Niño swept through the watershed washing trash from surrounding areas into the channel which needs to be removed.

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Parking Violations Bureau (PVB) Customer Service Web Portal Info

Posted on 03/12/16

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The LADOT Parking Violations Bureau (PVB) wants to remind the public of a fast, easy and intuitive means of accessing their parking violation information along with the ability to set up notifications, and access other parking related web services.  Available Customer Service Web Portal services include: Personalized Parking Customer Accounts, Reviewing Parking Citation Details, Parking Citation Pay-by-Web, as well as provides links to Submit Requests to Contest Citations, Renew Residential Parking Permit and Purchase Guest Permits. 

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LA City Rain Barrel Distribution

Posted on 03/12/16

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Registration is open now!

Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PDT)

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MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD (MYN)

Posted on 03/08/16

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Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) is a free program designed by the Washington Emergency Management Department and implemented locally by the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region to improve readiness at the neighborhood level. MYN teaches neighbors to rely on each other. It takes just ONE person to begin. Using a 90 minute DVD to facilitate the MYN meeting and accompanying materials provided at no cost, neighborhood leaders can help get their communities get ready for a disaster. MYN helps communities “fill the gap” between Community Emergency Response Team training (CERT) and individual preparedness.

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Zika Virus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Posted on 03/06/16

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The LA County Department of Public Health has presented these answers to frequently asked questions about the Zika Virus Disease.
Key Points:

  • Zika spreads to people mostly by mosquito bites. It’s found mainly in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
  • Avoid mosquito bites if visiting areas known to have this disease.
  • Mosquitoes in LA County currently do not spread this disease.
  • Pregnant women infected with Zika may be at risk of having a baby with birth defects.
  • There is no medicine or vaccine to treat or prevent this disease.

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New Department of Building and Safety Website

Posted on 02/27/16

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The new LADBS website features an intuitive modern design with an emphasis on ease of use for all our visitors...

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CityWatch Launches Neighborhood Council Election Portal

Posted on 02/19/16

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CityWatch, the online news portal, has launched a Neighborhood Council page in partnership with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment a.k.a. EmpowerLA to support the 2016 Neighborhood Council election outreach. CityWatch is published to encourage grassroots civic engagement through information, ideas and perspective. Editor and co-founder, Ken Draper, was involved in the creation of the Neighborhood Council system and served on the Mid City West Neighborhood Council. Ken is also a regular attendee of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition.

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Summer Night Lights 2016- Site Coordinator Employment Opportunities

Posted on 02/19/16

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SNL 2016: Employment Opportunities

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) is currently accepting applications for Summer Night Lights (SNL) program Site Coordinators. GRYD’s mission is to strengthen youth/young adult, family and community resilience to the influence of gangs by fostering public/private collaboration and supporting community-based prevention and intervention services. SNL is a key component of the comprehensive GRYD strategy which was piloted during the summer of 2008 as a response to research that point to youth being most likely to commit violent crimes during the summer months in the City of Los Angeles. Now in its 9th consecutive summer, the SNL program is implemented in 32 parks across the city with the goal of reducing gang related violence in and around SNL sites & providing community engagement and employment opportunities for youth as well as adults.

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Host or participate in a LADWP Lawn Be Gone Hands On Workshop

Posted on 02/19/16

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Want to save water? Ready to tear out your lawn? Not sure where to begin?

The Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance is pleased to partner with LADWP, SELVA International, and Surfrider Foundation to offer FREE “Lawn Be Gone” Hands On Workshops (HOWs) on February 27 and March 5.

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Leaf Blower Exchange Registration Opens 2/23/16!

Posted on 02/19/16

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South Coast Air Quality Management Division sponsors an annual Leaf Blower Exchange Program that helps clean the air through the exchange of backpack leaf blowers. Commercial landscapers and gardeners operating within the South Coast Air Basin can exchange old, noisy, high-polluting backpack leaf blowers for new low-emission/low-noise backpack leaf blowers available at a discounted price.

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City Approves Study on Paid Parental Leave

Posted on 02/19/16

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The City Council unanimously voted to approve a motion introduced by Councilmembers Krekorian and Nury Martinez to explore offering LA City employees four weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child.

The city leaders believe that paid parental leave would be a good way for the city to attract and retain talented women and men to public service jobs. Los Angeles could also set a positive example for other public and private sector employers who may be considering granting paid parental leave to their workforce.

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Metro Announces Parking Pilot Program

Posted on 02/19/16

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Metro is set to roll out a new pilot program for paid parking at nine stations and lots across the agency’s transit lines. The Metro Board of Directors is expected to vote on the proposal in March.

The agency-proposed test program would charge a minimal parking fee at nine rail stations where there a cumulative 4,753 spaces. The nine stations selected for the program include the North Hollywood and Universal stations on the Red Line where a $3 fee will be charged. Also on the list are: East LA’s Sierra Madre Villa and Atlantic stations on the Gold Line; Culver City and La Cienega/Jefferson stations on the Expo Line; and West LA’s Expo/Sepulveda station, the 17th Street/SMC station in Santa Monica and the Expo/Bundy in West LA on the Expo Line extension opening this year.

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Elections and Selections are Coming

Posted on 02/15/16

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Click through image for more information. Our territory is generally between the 405 and Laurel Canyon between Sunset and Mulholland boulevards.

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Lunar New Year Celebration on the LA Waterfront

Posted on 02/06/16

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Please join us at the 2nd Annual Lunar New Year Festival on the LA Waterfront, held on Saturday, February 6, 2-7 p.m. at the Downtown Harbor in San Pedro (Harbor Blvd. and 6th Street)...

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Councilmember Englander Demands California Public Utilities Commission Investigate Spike in Gas Bills

Posted on 02/06/16

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This week, Councilmember Englander submitted a resolution to the Los Angeles City Council calling for the California Public Utilities Commission to investigate the unusual rate increases experienced by SoCal Gas customers this month across Los Angeles County.

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Mayor Garcetti Announces New Fund for Art and Culture in Public Spaces

Posted on 01/30/16

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Arts Activation Fund will award $200,000 in grants to support the creation and installation of art and cultural projects throughout Los Angeles.

Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of a $200,000 grant program that will support the work of local artists and bring new vibrancy to public spaces across L.A.

The Arts Activation Fund, a partnership between Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), will provide funding to artists with inspiring ideas for public art projects and cultural events in their neighborhoods.

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Go, Go, Go LA App Debuts

Posted on 01/30/16

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Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Xerox for the launch of Go LA, a transportation app that provides detailed information on every available mode of getting around the Los Angeles region.

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