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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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2015 LADWP Industrial, Economic, and Adminstrative Survey – City Controller’s Office

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Below is a link to the Charter-mandated evaluation of DWP that’s done every five years.  Navigant is the consultant that performed the work.  It’s almost 600 pages so we've included the 10-page Executive Summary…..and in case you haven’t already seen it there’s also a link to yesterday’s Daily News story about the survey. Items of particular interest to you might include Community Outreach Sect...
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Clean Streets Resources

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The City’s Implementation Plan for the Clean Streets Citywide Program (Council File: 15-0600-S78) aims to provide a comprehensive program to improve Angelenos’ quality of life by cleaning up our streets. This plan includes the effort to promote the City of Los Angeles’ free service to pick up discarded bulky items such as mattresses, furniture, and appliances. Please help the city discourage the a...
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Sustainable City pLAn for Los Angeles

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Earlier this year Mayor Eric Garcetti launched several Executive Directives, one of which was the first ever Sustainable City pLAn. Sustainability is about more than combating climate change and reducing pollution: it encompasses economic development, social development, and environmental protection. The pLAn looks at ways the whole city of Los Angeles: citizens, communities, and businesses, can b...
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Bringing Awareness to Adoption Opportunities

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This week, a public hyperlink was established on the City's website directing users to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services' website to provide information on adoption opportunities. Every child needs a loving, supportive and nurturing family. Sadly, in the United States, there are 400,540 children in the foster care system with 104,236 children ready and waiting to...
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LA County Housing Offers New Web Application

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Looking for affordable housing? There is a new resource available from the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA). Los Angeles County Housing Resource center, together with HCIDLA launched this new web-based ADA accessible application tool to match qualified tenants with affordable housing. This application is 100% free and features searchable vacancies based on house...
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L.A. to require that stored handguns be locked up or disabled

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Los Angeles lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to pass a new law requiring Angelenos to lock up or disable their handguns at home if they aren’t close at hand. In an impassioned speech before the vote, City Councilman Paul Krekorian argued that the new rules would help prevent deadly accidents and youth suicides by stopping the guns from falling into the hands of curious children or despondent...
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L.A. City Council Declares Homelessness an Emergency, Earmarks $100 Million for Solutions

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Mayor calls for investments in long-term initiatives, and rolls out short-term proposals to address emergency needs. Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the first steps of a comprehensive strategy to address the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, an effort that would invest at least $100 million annually in City funding to help house tens of thousands of homeless individuals. To address immed...
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LA City Sidewalk Vending Survey

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The City of Los Angeles is conducting a survey to gather community input with respect to vending on City sidewalks and in City parks. The Los Angeles Municipal Code prohibits vending on sidewalks and is considered a misdemeanor and vending in City parks is only allowed with a permit. For clarification purposes, please be aware that sidewalk vending only pertains to stationary and/or mobile cart...
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