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VaxFacts from the Mayor – June 28, 2021

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Summer is here — and the end of the pandemic is in sight. Our state’s reopening and the steady decline in COVID-19 infections and related deaths has brought us renewed hope for recovery. This milestone for California comes as one in every five infections in the U.S. is now linked to the new and more transmissible Delta variant. To avoid another surge in infections in our city, we must continue to...
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SwimLA – Free and Affordable Swim Lessons at L.A. Public Pools

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In 2018, Kaiser, the LA 2028 Olympic Committee, the Los Angeles Parks Foundation, and the Department of Recreation and Parks launched SwimLA – a program that offers free and affordable swim lessons at public pools throughout the City. Though the COVID-19 pandemic put many public spaces and activities on hold over the last year, SwimLA is re-launching with swim lessons this summer! Free or affor...
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Fireworks App and Survey

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MySafe:LA is continuing to do its part to decrease the use of illegal fireworks. Part of that process is gathering good data to share with local and state officials. You can be a part of the solution, too - there are several really important things for you to consider participating in. 1. Take the community fireworks survey. It’s free, it’s easy to complete, and it won’t take too much time (a...
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Reopening and Updates to Mask Rules

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As we move closer to the full reopening of our economy on June 15th, masks will no longer be required when outdoors. For indoor settings, individuals who are not fully vaccinated must still wear masks. Masks will also be required, regardless of vaccination status, on public transportation or in major transportation hubs (airport, train station, etc), in healthcare facilities, shelters, schools and...
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How to Get Free Trees to Plant in Your Yard

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Want to add some greenery to your yard? Take home up to seven free trees from the Sherman Oaks Farmers Market next week. Orders must be placed by Sunday at 5 p.m. Want to grow your own tree in your yard? City Plants, L.A. Conservation Corps, and Councilwoman Nithya Raman want to help make that happen. Free trees will be available for pickup at the Sherman Oaks Farmers' Market on June 15 f...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – May 17, 2021

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From the first moments COVID-19 vaccines were approved, our City has done everything possible to get people vaccinated swiftly and safely. Those efforts continue today, with daily work to increase access to life-saving doses across Los Angeles. And right now, with expanded eligibility, extended vaccination site hours, and appointment-free options, we are closing in on the end of this pandemic. ...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – May 7, 2021

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It’s never been easier to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Los Angeles. For the first time, the City has opened up appointment-free options for vaccinations, and we’ve moved more doses to walk-up centers and mobile clinics — all part of our ongoing effort to bring these life-saving vaccines directly into communities and make getting a shot as quick, accessible, and safe as possible. With v...
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Unarmed Crisis Response: Request for Community Feedback

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On October 14, 2020, the Los Angeles City Council adopted a report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Police Reform relative to developing an unarmed model of crisis response (C.F. 20-0769). This report directed the Office of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), with the assistance of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), and City Attorney, to develop and issue a R...
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Mayor Garcetti’s Proposed Budget

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Because through the pain and trauma of this past year, we showed who we are — and defined what we believe in. This is a city whose people never run from tough challenges — we rise together to meet them. This is a city unafraid to acknowledge where we’re falling short and committed to doing better. This is a city in a state of becoming — becoming more equal, more just, kinder, and resilient. ...
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Valley Budget Listening Session – April 22

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As you may have heard, Mayor Garcetti discussed the proposed city budget yesterday during his State of the City Address. This Thursday, April 22nd there will be a Valley Budget Listening session that will allow residents to provide input and make recommendations on how funds should be spent.  Thursday, April 22, 5:30pm to 7:30pm For example: Tree trimming, sidewalk repairs, median clean-...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – April 12, 2021

VaxFacts from the Mayor – April 12, 2021
Good news: Beginning tomorrow, every Californian 50 years and older will be eligible to get a vaccine –– bringing our state, our city, and our communities a step closer to ending this pandemic. If you're eligible for a vaccine, you can book your appointment. This milestone comes as many regions in the United States contend with a new surge of coronavirus infections –– largely driven by the more...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – March 31, 2021

Last week, Arsenio Hall, Danny Trejo, and Magic Johnson got vaccinated at the University of Southern California (USC).
Good news: Beginning tomorrow, every Californian 50 years and older will be eligible to get a vaccine –– bringing our state, our city, and our communities a step closer to ending this pandemic. If you're eligible for a vaccine, you can book your appointment. This milestone comes as many regions in the United States contend with a new surge of coronavirus infections –– largely driven by the more...
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Emergency Rental Assistance Program Opens March 30th!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 26, 2021 Media Contact: Sandra Mendoza | sandra.mendoza@lacity.org THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES 2021 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OPENS MARCH 30TH to assist low-income renters who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 LOS ANGELES – The City of Los Angeles’ Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) announced today that the City’s Emergency ...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – March 16, 2021

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This week marks another milestone in our vaccination effort in Los Angeles. Beginning yesterday, people with certain severe underlying health conditions are eligible to be vaccinated. Vaccines are now also open to veterans of all ages who are eligible for VA healthcare and enrolled with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. And this week, we will offer approximately 55,000 first dose...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – March 11, 2021

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Every day, there are more signs of progress in our battle against COVID-19. We’re administering more vaccines across Los Angeles, including through mobile clinics in L.A.’s hardest-hit areas. This week, the City began deploying the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine alongside the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines –– and vaccination appointments are still open at City-run sites. At the same tim...
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StreetsLA Street Sweeping Changes

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Due to the current fiscal crisis the City is experiencing and impacts to the department’s staffing and resources, StreetsLA will be conducting street sweeping on a biweekly, instead of weekly, basis. StreetsLA remains committed to doing their very best to continue to meet the needs of the residents of Los Angeles during these challenging times. StreetsLA also launched a new street sweeping noti...
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Vax Facts from the Mayor – March 4, 2021

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Tonight I announced several important updates to our vaccination effort in Los Angeles –– including the deployment of vaccination teams directly to homebound Angelenos and a partnership with Uber to provide free rides for South L.A. residents to our new USC vaccination site opening on Tuesday, March 9th. These critical programs build on our commitment to equity and promise to deliver lifesaving...
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Vax Facts from the Mayor – February 28, 2021

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Good news: vaccine eligibility is expanding. Starting tomorrow March 1, we’ll update our City of Los Angeles vaccination portal to allow those in Tier 1B –– workers in food and agriculture, education and childcare, and emergency services and first responders –– to make first dose appointments at City sites. We’re making this change to provide life-saving vaccines to essential workers who have ser...
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Vax Facts from the Mayor

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Here are the facts you need to know: STAY INFORMED: It can be challenging to keep up with ever-changing vaccine news. Get key information by signing up for email updates from the L.A. County Department of Public Health. Tell your friends and family to sign up for this VaxFacts newsletter or follow us at @MayorOfLA on Twitter. You can check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more. NOTI...
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