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LADOT Reactivates Speed Hump Program

Starting this month, the LA Department of Transportation will begin accepting applications for the Speed Hump Program. The popular program was halted in 2009 amid the city's recession. In June 2016, the Budget and Finance Committee restored the program and approved the allocation of $540,000 to begin speed hump construction. Starting Feb. 28, the department will begin accepting application. ...
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LA to Speed Up Community Plan Updates

On Wednesday, the LA City Council voted to require regular updates of the city's community plans. As a result, the Department of City Planning will build a framework that accelerates updating the city's 35 community plans to once every six years. Community plans direct what can and cannot be built in neighborhoods and allow residents to weigh in on what they want their community to look like. C...
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Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) 85.02 – Vehicle Dwelling

The provisions of the new LAMC Section 85.02 became effective on Saturday, January 7, 2017 and shall expire on July 1, 2018, unless extended by ordinance. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has indicated enforcement will begin in early February. Living in a vehicle (vehicle dwelling) is prohibited at all times within one block (500 feet) of licensed schools, pre-schools, daycare...
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City of Los Angeles Reminds Local Businesses It’s Time to Renew

The Los Angeles Office of Finance is reminding entrepreneurs, business owners, and individuals that conduct business activities within the City of Los Angeles that it’s time to submit their Business Tax Renewal Form. The filing period ends February 28, 2017, and businesses are encouraged to avoid lines or delays by filing early online or at one of three office locations (listed below).  The Off...
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Purposeful Aging: Good for Seniors, Good for LA!

Community leaders representing 46 Neighborhood Councils met with General Managers Laura Trejo of the Aging Department and General Manager Jan Perry of the Workforce and Economic Development Department in LA’s first Neighborhood Council Purposeful Aging Liaison Town Hall. The evening began with welcoming remarks from Commissioner Jerry Gaines of Coastal San Pedro who recognized the councils that...
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"Alexa, ask L.A. City what City Council meetings are happening tomorrow."

The free L.A. City Skill for Alexa has been updated so Angelenos with an Amazon Echo, Amazon Dot, or any other Alexa-enabled device can “Ask L.A. City” about City Council, Council Committee, and featured events occurring within the City. Many more features and information will be coming in the near future. Instructions: To enable this skill on your Alexa-enabled device, just say “Alexa, ...
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LA Celebrates African American Heritage Month

February is African American Heritage Month. This week, the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Garcetti kicked off of the month-long celebration to recognize and honor the vast contributions of African Americans to our communities, cities and country. Throughout the month, Angelenos can attend community events, exhibits and programs that showcase the influential role of African Americans in the...
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