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2018 State of the City Address: Highlights & Potential Partnerships for Neighborhood Councils

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Thank you to EmpowerLA’s Octaviano Rios for letting us share this thoughtful overview of Mayor Garcetti’s 2018 State of the City address, which Octaviano originally wrote for the Harbor area Neighborhood Councils that he supports. He highlights the Mayor’s callouts to Neighborhood Councils, and issues that Councils might wish to partner with the Mayor on during the coming year. In his State of ...
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Turning Down the Volume on Party Houses

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L.A. City Council to impose new fines in crackdown on 'party houses' On Wednesday, February 21st, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to rein in out-of-control party houses in Los Angeles. The ordinance creates a series of escalating fines against the homeowners or those who rent from them, who use their homes for massive gatherings that disturb neighbors, block the public right-of...
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SoCal Edison Investigated for its Possible Role in CA Wildfires

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Fire Investigators may be looking at the role Southern California Edison utilities could have played in the region's wildfires. Southern California Edison on Tuesday said it believes fire officials are investigating the company for its possible role in the catastrophic wildfires raging across the region. About 250,000 acres have been burnt by multiple wildfires since last week, triggering some...
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How to Create a Great Mural of Los Angeles

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We’re excited to share with our stakeholders, how to work with us to create a public mural through the City’s Citywide Mural Program. Visit the Department of Cultural Affairs website http://culturela.org/murals for the mural registration application and for a robust Frequently Asked Questions section that can answer many of the questions for your Neighborhood Council. There are a couple of key ...
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Citywide Economic Development Stakeholder Survey

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The City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department has been tasked with developing a Citywide Economic Development Strategy and Five-year Implementation Plan. Your feedback will help us identify the importance of various business, workforce, and community issues, as well as actions that the City's economic development strategy should prioritize. This survey is critical to ensuri...
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LA Considers Controversial Airbnb Regulations

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Proponents of short-term rentals say many depend on it to cover their mortgage while critics say it exacerbates the housing shortage. A Los Angeles City Council Committee is set to debate Tuesday proposed regulations for Airbnb and short-term housing rental companies in an effort to please both passionate advocates of the practice and those who say it is contributing to the city's housing shortag...
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The Tripping Point Summit – The Valley Edition

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9:30AM – 2PM (breakfast served at 9AM) Panorama High School – 8015 Van Nuys Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402 For over 40 years, our sidewalks, crosswalks, and bus stops have gone mostly unimproved in the City of Los Angeles. The Tripping Point goal is to highlight the importance of these public amenities on our quality of life. Come join the movement to support an even better Los Angeles with safe,...
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The Sidewalk Repair Program Environmental Review Has Begun

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The City has engaged in a massive Sidewalk Repair Program in part to repair and upgrade sidewalks and curb ramps adjacent to City-owned pedestrian facilities, so that they are compliant with applicable accessibility requirements.  Street tree removals and replacements, along with utility relocations, may be needed, as well. Additionally, the City may adopt policies and/or ordinances to assist in t...
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City of Los Angeles Releases Much Anticipated Draft Cannabis Regulations

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After more than a year of working directly with residents and stakeholders, City Councilmembers encourage an ongoing public dialogue of new rules in the months to come Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. was joined today by Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Koretz and Nury Martinez in releasing the city’s draft regulations governing commercial cannabis activity. The City C...
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Report Shows Fiscal Improvement for LA

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As the City of Los Angeles nears the end of its current fiscal year, a new report from the City Administrative Officer shows a significant decrease in the city's budget deficit. Although the city is not out of the woods just yet, Los Angeles has narrowed it's 2016-2017 fiscal year from $245 million to $57 million, thanks to work by the Budget and Finance Committee, an increase in revenues, and the...
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LA City Council Unanimously Votes to Bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles

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This week, the Los Angeles City Council, alongside dozens of Olympic athletes who call Los Angeles home, voted to approve the LA2024 bid for the Olympic and Para-Olympic Games. Los Angeles is a cultural and industrial mashup unlike anywhere else in the world. Residents from over 100 countries are held together by a collective optimism, a push for progress, and a dedication to sport. The spirit ...
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Sidewalk Vending Hearing – December 12

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Councilmembers Joe Buscaino (CD 15) and Curren Price (CD 9) have put forward a new Street Vending Proposal. Here are the key elements: Street vending will be allowed Citywide from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Vending will be prohibited in residential neighborhoods with the exception of roaming pushcart vendors. 2 vendors per block in commercial areas with the consent of the adjacent busi...
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Two-Year Moratorium on LA Developments Qualifies for Ballot

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A proposal calling for a moratorium on building projects so big they require zoning or land-use exceptions, has qualified for the ballot. The city clerk said today proponents of a ballot initiative that would temporarily halt development in Los Angeles have turned in enough signatures for the measure to go before voters. The city clerk's office examined a random sampling of the 103,816 signatu...
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LA Animal Euthanizations Drop Dramatically

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Los Angeles animal shelters' save rates have reached unprecedented levels, but hundreds of animals have already been put down this year. Los Angeles city animal shelters appear to be on their way to becoming "no-kill" facilities, with 84.3 percent of cats and dogs saved from being euthanized so far this year, according to figures released today by the Department of Animal Services. Dogs were s...
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L.A. Budget Advocates’ City Services Report Card

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The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates have created a Service Report Card for citizens of Los Angeles to rate their local City Services.  Every community is different and every community has their own set of problem areas.  Here is your chance to let the Mayor’s office, Los Angeles City Council and the City Hall Departments know exactly what matters to you the most! The due date to ...
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