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Mayor Garcetti & Artist Shepard Fairey, Renowned for his Obama HOPE Portrait, Unveil L.A.’s First Artist-Designed Library Card

Posted on 04/25/16

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Mayor Eric Garcetti, artist Shepard Fairey, City Librarian John F. Szabo and L.A. Cultural Affairs General Manager Danielle Brazell were joined by students from the Downtown Magnets High School for the unveiling of L.A.’s first limited-edition, artist-designed library card today at the Central Library. The card launch concludes the library’s celebration of National Library Week.

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Los Angeles City Budget

Posted on 04/23/16

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The Mayor’s proposed City Budget has been released and will be reviewed by the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee during intensive hearings that begin on Wednesday, April 27th at 9 a.m. in the City Council chambers in City Hall.

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Wildlife Corridor

Posted on 04/23/16

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On April 22, Earth Day, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved Councilmember Koretz’s motion calling for creating a wildlife corridor from Griffith Park to the 405 freeway, and studying creating wildlife corridors all along the Rim of the Valley map proposal.

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LA Bans Pet Stores from Selling Bred Cats, Dogs, and Rabbits

Posted on 04/21/16

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The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 to make permanent a temporary ban on the pet store sale of commercially bred cats, dogs and rabbits.

A temporary ban on the sale of commercially bred cats, dogs and rabbits at pet stores in Los Angeles will be made permanent, with the Los Angeles City Council voting today to remove the prohibition’s sunset date.

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LA to Host Free Medical and Dental Services Clinic at Convention Center

Posted on 04/20/16

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LA Residents who may be uninsured or under-insured can get the medical help they need – even surgery – next week. (April 27-29)

Free medical and dental services will be available next week at the Los Angeles Convention Center for uninsured and under-insured residents.

Thousands of healthcare professionals and volunteers will take part in the no-cost clinic, offering services on a first-come, first-served basis from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 and 28, and from 7 a.m. to noon April 29.

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LA Still Has Nation’s Unhealthiest Air, But There’s Reason to Breathe Easier

Posted on 04/20/16

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Los Angeles continues to earn its reputation for smog, but air pollution dropped to the lowest level in 17 years of monitoring.

The Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area continues to have the worst ozone pollution in the nation, but the area has seen marked improvement in short-term and annual particle pollution, showing its best readings in 17 years, according to a report released today by the American Lung Association.

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L.A. releases addresses of 13,500 apartments and condos likely to need earthquake retrofitting

Posted on 04/15/16

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http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-quake-risk-20160415-story.html

Neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood, and the Westside will feel the biggest impact from Los Angeles’ new law requiring the retrofitting of wood-frame apartment buildings to better withstand a major earthquake, according to a Times data analysis.

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Watch the State of the City Address Live at 5 p.m.

Posted on 04/14/16

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Today, I will be giving my third State of the City Address as your Mayor.

Each year, I try to find a place for this speech that means something to me personally — and that speaks to this unique moment in our city. This evening, I will be speaking in Harbor City, near our Port — a vital economic engine that brings the world to our nation, and our nation to the world.

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LA Sanitation’s Free Bulky Item Drop Off Event

Posted on 04/13/16

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LA Sanitation is offering free bulky item drop off events to help keep Los Angeles clean.

THREE SATURDAYS
April 16, May 28, June 18
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Passport Day

Posted on 04/09/16

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The Los Angeles Passport Agency will be holding a Passport Day on Saturday, April 9 from 7:30am to 11:30am. No appointments are necessary, so walk-ins are welcome! Although they normally only accept expedited applications at their counter, on Passport Day they will be accepting both routine and expedited applications. Please note that their standard fees, such as the passport fees and expedite fee (if a customer opts for expedited service on that day) still apply on Passport Day.

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Aliso Canyon Risk Assessment Report for Summer 2016 Released

Posted on 04/09/16

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This week, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, the California Independent System Operator, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and Southern California Gas Company released the Aliso Canyon Risk Assessment Report regarding the reliability of the power grid for summer 2016.

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Help L.A. City Better Prepare for Disaster

Posted on 04/08/16

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Participate in the Brief LA Household Resiliency Survey

The Los Angeles Emergency Management Department is evaluating community disaster readiness in the City of Los Angeles utilizing a tool called the Los Angeles Household Resiliency Survey.

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Metrolink Launches Mobile Tickets App

Posted on 04/08/16

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Metrolink’s new mobile app lets riders purchase tickets on the go through smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The app is now available for all Metrolink trips, including trips connecting to Los Angeles Union Station.

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How Trashy Is Your Neighborhood? City Database Ranks the Problem

Posted on 04/08/16

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Los Angeles has unveiled a database cataloging the neighborhoods with the biggest trash problem.

The City unveiled an online database today that grades the cleanliness of streets and alleys across Los Angeles as part of an effort by sanitation and elected officials to determine which areas need the most cleaning.

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LA Animal Services Wants Your Valuable Input

Posted on 04/02/16

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Los Angeles Animal Services wants your valuable input and feedback on how we can do even more for animals and people in the City of Los Angeles. You can help shape the future goals and priorities for your Animal Services Department. Come to a Strategic Planning Community Meeting where you’ll be able to share your thoughts and ideas!

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Thank you, Senator Barbara Boxer

Posted on 04/01/16

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Councilmember Koretz was honored to lead a City of Los Angeles salute to United States Senator Barbara Boxer, declaring March 23 to be “Barbara Boxer Day in the City of Los Angeles.”

On that day, the Councilmember hosted Senator Boxer at a special City Council ceremony where they were joined by Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer and Controller Ron Galperin, other members of the City Council, as well as members of Senator Boxer’s family and staff.

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Nickie Miner, Pioneer Woman

Posted on 04/01/16

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Every year in City Hall, on one day a year, fifteen women who have made an amazing difference for our city are honored in a unique ceremony.  Each of the 15 council offices picks one woman apiece to be saluted that year as a “Pioneer Woman.”

This year’s CD 5 Pioneer Woman, Nickie Miner, is a tremendous community leader, civic activist and long time volunteer.  She is devoted to the preservation of open space, enhancing the quality of life in Los Angeles neighborhoods, advocating for wildlife, supporting police and fire, and creating relationships between community and Government. Nickie has been an absolutely invaluable liaison between the community and Los Angeles City Hall for over thirty years.

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Sidewalk Repair Policy Update

Posted on 04/01/16

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Last fall the City settled the “Willits” lawsuit and committed some $1.4 billion over 30 years to address long-festering sidewalk repair issues throughout Los Angeles.  The case focused on making sure that City sidewalks are Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant.  On Tuesday, March 29, a Sidewalk Repair Policy was adopted to create a framework for undertaking the work necessary to implement the Willits settlement.
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