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.
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 […]
By 2021, all L.A. restaurants will phase out single-use plastic straws with NEW straws-upon-request policy. Our ceo @drshelleyluce speaks about today’s BIG announcement! All L.A. restaurants will phase out single-use plastic straws by 2021 with NEW straws-upon-request policy! pic.twitter.com/Z9QYeLLtqP — Heal the Bay (@HealTheBay) October 16, 2018
A Personal Statement from CD12 Councilmember Mitchell Englander Dear [constituent], Serving on the Los Angeles City Council has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life and has gone way beyond a career. I truly love what I do and who I work with. Recently, I was presented with an amazing opportunity […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Bureau of Street Services’ Urban Forestry Division (UFD) is now copying EmpowerLA when a permit has been filed with UFD and has been deemed complete to move to the notification phase. Once EmpowerLA receives a notification with the address of the tree to be removed, staff will identify which Neighborhood Council the tree(s) is located in and forward the notification […]
The CAO (City Administrative Officer) has released the Neighborhood Councils’ review of the 2018-19 Appropriation Limit Report for the Gann Initiative, a California state law that limits the amount of revenue which can be appropriated in any fiscal year for publicly-funded programs. This report is provided to the public for review at least 15 days before […]
The City of Los Angeles is in the initial stages of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) funded by a grant from CAL FIRE. The goal of the UFMP is to help guide the planting, care, protection, and sustainability of the City’s urban trees. LA’s Urban Tree Canopy cover is only 21% – lower than […]
This week, Council District 12 received the results for the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The results show that our Neighborhoods FIRST strategy is working with a reduction of homelessness by almost 20% within Council District 12. By funding both increased outreach services and code enforcement, our all-hands-on-deck approach is turning the tide by […]
Here’s the first look at renderings of the proposed gondola that could take fans from Union Station straight to Dodger Stadium. Here’s the first look at renderings of the proposed gondola that could take fans from Union Station straight to @Dodgers Stadium. pic.twitter.com/E2WQIbLG63 — Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) April 26, 2018
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 […]
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 […]
Learn more about how to submit an application to build a #PeopleSt plaza in your neighborhood – join us at a public info seminar near you! Plaza applications will be accepted April 2-May 31.
For those of you that live in Assembly District 45, there is a special election to fill the vacant seat. The Candidate Panel will be held West Valley Warner Center Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday February 21 at 6:00 PM. Click here for a map of CA Assembly District 45: https://a45.asmdc.org/district-map More info regarding the […]
After 29 horses died in last month’s San Fernando Valley wildfire, the City Council voted to address shortcomings to evacuation strategies.
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 […]
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 […]