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Government Resources for Relief Due to COVID-19

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FEDERAL UPDATE: Friday afternoon, President Trump signed the CARES Act - a $2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide relief to many groups affected by the coronavirus. This plan will offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus by providing stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage, student loan changes, differe...
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Mayor Garcetti Issues “Safer at Home” Emergency Order to Los Angeles

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Mayor Garcetti issues "Safer at Home" emergency order - ordering all residents of the City of L.A. to stay inside their residences and immediately limit all non-essential movement. Coronavirus.LACity.org El alcalde Garcetti anuncia la orden de emergencia "Más Protegidos en Casa", ordenando a todos los residentes de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles que permanezcan dentro de sus residencias y limiten de ...
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Census 2020 – Are You Ready To Be Counted?

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Census 2020 is around the corner. The results will determine not only our representation in Congress, but how more than $115 billion is spent every year on California schools, healthcare, housing, transportation, and other vital programs in our neighborhoods. But we won’t get an accurate count in 2020 unless everyone participates. Your 2020 Census invitation should arrive in your mailbox this mo...
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California & City of Los Angeles Declare Coronavirus Official Emergency

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A declaration of a state of emergency is a preparedness measure. It authorizes government agencies to mobilize resources quickly to respond to any noted threat. For this reason, while there are still only a few known active coronavirus cases in California, Governor Newsom and Mayor Garcetti have declared an official state of emergency for both the State of California and the City of Los Angeles, t...
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Penalties have increased for illegal dumping

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Penalties have increased for illegal dumping. Dumping waste, materials, packaging, and equipment on L.A. streets, sidewalks, and alleys or in public bins is a crime and is subject to increased fines or criminal prosecution. The City is cracking down on those who trash our sidewalks and streets. Penalties for violations under City and/or State law are punishable from a $200 fine up to as much as...
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New Vote Centers Open This Weekend, But Most Angelenos Have No Idea

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From https://laist.com/latest/post/20200221/vote-centers-primary-election-polling-places Election “Day” is so 2016. Californians have been voting by mail since the beginning of this month, and in L.A. and Orange Counties, voting in-person starts Saturday morning, when the first round of centralized “vote centers” will open. Let’s recap the changes for WHERE to vote: Most neighborhood po...
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Draft EIR Report on the City’s Sidewalk Repair Program is Now Available for Public Comment

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The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City's Sidewalk Repair Program is now available for public review and comment.  The comment period closes on February 24, 2020. The report is available on the City's website at this link: https://sidewalks.lacity.org/environmental-impact-report.  As one can imagine, this is a very large report but it is posted online in sections so you should ...
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July 4th Guide to Fireworks & Parades – 2019

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Your complete listings of times and locations of Independence Day fun throughout the San Fernando Valley. Looking for Independence Day celebrations in your area? Find an event near you, don your red, white and blue, and Happy Fourth of July 2019! Not all events occur on Thursday, July 4. Double-check with event organizers to confirm times and locations in case activities were updated or change...
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Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Needs Your Voices to Be Heard at the June 11th LA City Council Meeting

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Hi everyone, This urgent message is to notify you of an extremely important hearing taking place this Tuesday, June 11th at LA City Council. The Council will be discussing a State Bill (AB 516) that if passed, would severely impact LAPD's ability to tow cars/RV's that are in violation of the law. This includes streets that are posted for 'No Oversize Vehicle Parking 2 am-6 am.' As you all kn...
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LA’s Green New Deal Launched This Week

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled LA’s Green New Deal this week – a series of practical steps toward creating a more sustainable Los Angeles by the year 2050. The Green New Deal LA will also serve as a global model for upholding the terms outlined in the Paris Agreement in a way that contributes significantly to equitable local economic growth. Points include: Creation of 400,000 new g...
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Get Free Trees from City Plants + Read Their Urban Forestry Report

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It’s easy to be green thanks to the work of organizations like City Plants, a non-profit running a public-private partnership between the City of LA and six other non-profit organizations. Together they work with Neighborhood Councils, community groups, residents, and businesses to coordinate tree planting and care throughout LA. Spring is the perfect time to plant a tree and City Plants of...
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Budget Advocates WHITE PAPER

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Hi Neighbors! OUR Budget Advocates have completed their white paper. https://www.lakebalboanc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/White-Paper-2019-Final.pdf PLEASE READ at minimum THE FIRST 5 PAGES to obtain an understanding of the problems our city has. The report refers to another report for a visual of why change is needed. The flyer will help you understand why after years of waiting for a st...
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The Budget Advocates’ Los Angeles City Services 2018 Report Card

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How are your City Services performing in your neighborhood? Are you satisfied or do things need improvement? Please take a moment to provide feedback based on your experiences. By establishing clear benchmarks based on community feedback, the City will be able to better align spending to remedy deficiencies. http://bit.ly/LAreportcard DEADLINE IS JANUARY 5, 2019
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A Bridge Home: FAQ for LA’s Temporary Homeless Housing Initiative

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Mayor Garcetti’s temporary homeless housing initiative – called A Bridge Home – has begun rolling out across LA, with the first site already open in the historic city center district near El Pueblo. Many Neighborhood Councils have been fielding questions and concerns from their stakeholders about the impact this program will have on their community. The Mayor’s office has created the following ...
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LADWP Approves New Community Solar Power Program for Renters

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Pilot Program Targets Areas with Low Solar Penetration LOS ANGELES (September 26, 2018) – Recognizing that a large segment of the city’s population is unable to benefit from solar power, the Board of Water and Power Commissioners voted September 25 to launch a new community solar program to improve solar equity for renters and to expand geographic diversity of solar projects in Los Angeles. Th...
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Los Angeles May Make Businesses Disclose NRA Ties

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The LA City Council will consider a motion requiring businesses wishing to contract with the city disclose their ties to the gun lobby. Saying the National Rifle Association is one of the biggest roadblocks to gun safety reform, a Los Angeles city councilman introduced a motion Friday that would require city contractors to disclose any ties they have to the organization. Councilman Mitch O'Far...
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