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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 polling places are going away, so your old […]
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 […]
? HOLIDAY SERVICE REMINDER ? – Due to the holiday, LA Sanitation offices will be closed on Wednesday December 25th. There will be no bin collection service on Christmas Day. If your collection day is normally on Wednesday, your bins will be serviced Thursday. If your collection day is Thursday, your bins will be serviced […]
LADWP customers interested in transforming their lawns to drought-tolerant landscaping have a free resource in the form of hands-on workshops offered by LADWP’s Turf Replacement Program. The free workshops tach customers how to remove turf, grade soil for capturing rainwater, and the step-by-step process to create sustainable landscapes in their own yards. LADWP’s residential customers […]
John S. Lee’s Inauguration & Swearing in Ceremony was held on Saturday 7th, 2019 at the beautiful Oakridge Estate 10-acre park in Northridge. It was a wonderful hot event and over 400 people showed up to support CD Twelve’s new Councilmember. Video courtesy of Mark Hovater.
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With 100% of precincts reporting, John Lee is leading Loraine Lundquist in the special election to represent District 12 on the Los Angeles City Council. At last count, Lee, a Republican, was ahead of Democrat Loraine Lundquist, who has not conceded, by more than 1,300 votes. The seat was last held by Mitch Englander, who stepped down […]
Video Courtesy of Mark Hovater.
Thank you to Mark Hovater for the photos.
Saturday, July 20 1:00 pm Granada Hills Charter High School – Highlander Hall 10535 Zelzah Ave Granada Hills, CA 91344 RSVP to Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cd12-town-hall-forum-tickets-64909338579
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 […]
Councilmember Greig Smith, Neighborhood Councils of CD12, Temple Avahat Shalom, and Food Forward invite you to join us for Citrus Sunday. A fresh fruit drive to benefit struggling San Fernando Valley families served at food banks. It’s easy to participate! Pick oranges, grapefruits or other citrus fruit from your trees. Drop off between 9:00 am […]
Public comment on LA City Council agenda items goes digital with City Clerk’s new Public Comment Portal, which debuted April 29th: https://cityclerk.lacity.org/publiccomment/ You can share tour own comments on City Council Files through this portal!
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 […]
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 […]
Sidewalk vendors who sell hot dogs and churros around Los Angeles will be able to get permits after the City Council approved the idea Novermber 28, 2018. A plan to legalize and regulate sidewalk vending has been working its way through City Hall for years. The approval came on a 13-0 vote on Wednesday.