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Be Part of the Los Angeles Welcome

Be Part of the Los Angeles Welcome

This Saturday, please join the LA Department of Convention and Tourism Development in kicking off National Travel & Tourism Week by showing that the City of Los Angeles does welcome all visitors from everywhere!   You may have seen the inspiring #EveryoneisWelcome video which is part of the global welcome initiative launched last week by our partners at the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board to promote LA as a welcoming destination.

We invite you to support the “Everyone is Welcome” initiative by volunteering to help create a large human welcome sign that celebrates the diversity and inclusivity that defines Los Angeles.  This event will take place on Saturday, May 6 near LAX at the Carl Nielsen Park, 9100 Jenny Avenue, Los Angeles.  Take part in sending a warm welcome to visitors around the world by volunteering for one of two shifts:   8:00am – 11:00am and 11:00am – 2:15pm.  Bring your family and friends and enjoy food, refreshments, giveaways and free parking!

To learn more and RSVP – click this link www.discoverlosangeles.com/everyoneiswelcome

Announcing People St 2017 Application Cycle

Announcing People St 2017 Application Cycle

Communities can transform underused areas of L.A.’s largest public asset—our 7,500 miles of city streets—into active, vibrant, and accessible public space with People St, a program of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). Eligible Community Partners can apply for approval to create projects that enhance the quality of life in this city. The Application Cycle features two innovative types of projects are available: Plazas and Parklets.

People St is a program of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Departments of Public Works and City Planning, the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
About the Project Team

YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP

People St is your one-stop shop for information, resources, and materials on People St Plazas and Parklets and the application process to bring these projects to your neighborhood. Building from lessons learned from the city’s six pilot projects and the implementation of projects from the 2013 application cycle, LADOT has been working closely in an unprecedented collaboration with community members, elected officials, and other City staff to develop People St into a program that will expedite project development and implementation with a clear, consistent process.

A PROGRAM BASED IN PARTNERSHIPS

People St facilitates partnerships between the community and the City of Los Angeles. Projects initiated and driven by and for communities can be brought to life by working through People St. Community Partners must be active players in order to build neighborhood support for Plazas and Parklets. The application process requires Community Partners to identify an appropriate site, conduct outreach, raise funds required for materials and furnishings, install project elements, and provide and fund long-term management, maintenance, and operations of the project.

BENEFITS

Plazas and Parklets make for more active, inviting streets. Expanded public spaces can calm traffic and increase safety for people who walk, bike, and take transit. These projects also encourage increased levels of walking and bicycling, all the while supporting economic vitality. Pedestrian-centered activity is shown to foster a greater sense of community, and local businesses benefit as more pedestrians frequent neighborhoods that accommodate them.

APPLICATION-BASED PROCESS

People St offers an application-based process for Community Partners to receive approval to install a Plaza and Parklet.  Through peoplest.lacity.org, potential Community Partners can access an online-application portal and the materials required for the application process. Each year, LADOT opens an application window, a time during which Community Partners can submit an initial project proposal.

Visit our Plazas and Parklets pages to download applications and more information on process, responsibilities and requirements.

Using a set of established criteria to assess each proposal, LADOT selects a limited number of applications with which to move forward. Considerations for proposal selection include: organizational capacity, site location, site context, community support, and access needs for public spaces. Those selected then work closely with LADOT to complete the process of bringing a project to life.

Downloadable applications are available under the “Apply for Project” tab of this website. The downloadable applications will provide full details about everything you need to know to apply for the installation Parklets and Plazas.

Hands Around City Hall – April 28th – 12 noon – 1:00 pm

Hands Around City Hall

On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Los Angeles’ Civil Unrest, Council President Herb Wesson and the Los Angeles City Council invites you to:

“Hands Around City Hall”

A symbolic gesture of cross-cultural support and understanding

Join us as we stand together, hands clasped around City Hall, to reclaim one of our City’s most destructive and divisive dates in our history and mend the wounds with peace, unity, and cross-cultural understanding
Friday, April 28
12-1 pm 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

For more information, please contact Justin Wesson
at 213-473-7010 or justin.wesson@lacity.org.

Immigration Town Hall

Immigration Town Hall

Join Sycamore Park Foursquare Church and the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council on Saturday April 29 at 10:30am for a Town Hall to address immigrant rights in the current political climate. Speakers to include elected officials, their representatives and attorney Angela Ramos. Audience Q & A to follow.

Event is free and open to the public. Child care will be provided.
Sycamore Park Foursquare Church
4328 N. Figueroa St, LA CA 90065.

Vision Zero Traffic Safety Improvements

Vision Zero Traffic Safety Improvements

As part of the implementation of the City of Los Angeles’ 2017 Vision Zero Action Plan, Councilmember’s Current Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson are hosting the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to discuss Vision Zero Traffic Safety Improvements planned for the South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan Areas.

Open House Dates & Locations are below, and we have attached a flyer  for more information. RSVP at this link to help us manage any updates And please help spread the word!

Southeast LA
Thursday, April 27, 6 – 9p – Estelle Van Meter Center – 7600 S. Avalon Blvd (updated location address!)
Tuesday, May 02, 6 – 9p – Fire Station 64 – 10811 S. Main St.
South LA
Wednesday, May 24, 6 – 9p – Mark Ridley-Thomas Constituent Service Center 8475 S. Vermont Ave
Thursday, June 01, 6 – 9p – EXPO Center / Roy Anderson Rec Center 3980 Bill Robertson Ln.

Note: All meetings will be in Open House format; drop by anytime between 6 – 9PM

Summer Night Lights 2017

Summer Night Lights 2017

Greetings,
Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) is currently accepting applications for Summer Night Lights (SNL) program’s

Site Artists , Zumba/Fitness/Dance Instructors and Culinary Artists.

GRYD’s mission is to strengthen youth/young adult, family and community resilience to the influence of gangs by fostering public/private collaboration and supporting community-based prevention and intervention services. SNL is a key component of the comprehensive GRYD strategy which was piloted during the summer of 2008 as a response to research that point to youth being most likely to commit violent crimes during the summer months in the City of Los Angeles. Now in its 10th consecutive summer, the SNL program is implemented in 32 parks across the city with the goal of reducing gang related violence in and around SNL sites & providing community engagement and employment opportunities for youth as well as adults.

WORK DUTIES

  • Develop and implement a workshop series tailored around the SNL Art program’s mission of presenting unifying themes in black/brown cultures and engagement of community members across the family life cycle.
  • Development of lesson plans for each workshop, including a culminating project or performance, a budget for supplies and an outreach plan.
  • Communicate with GRYD SNL staff via email, cell phone, and written reports (nightly/end of program)
  • Maintain communication with Art Program Coordinator/site staff regarding programming, special events, and areas that require follow up.
  • Maintain working relationships with site team and SNL Partners (i.e.Recreation and Parks, LAPD, Community Intervention Workers).
  • Be committed to working with a diverse population and participants along the family life cycle (children to elders).
  • Maintain detailed accounting records of supplies purchased and follow invoice reimbursement protocols for payment.

Period of Employment: 6/28/17 – 8/5/17 for all candidates
Days: Wednesdays – Saturdays: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Total Hours per Week: 12

Period of Employment: 8/11/17 – 8/25/17 for all candidates
Days: Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Total Hours per Week: 6
(Candidates will be notified of any modifications to employment period and orientation.)

To view job description, please click here

APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS

To access the application, please click here; you will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and sample of your art form (for Dance/fitness Instructors, a flyer of where you teach a class is sufficient).

Applications’ due date is May 12th at 5:0 0 pm. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and early submission is encouraged.

Please share with your networks/contacts. For more information please visit: http://grydfoundation.org/programs/summer-nightlights/snl-hiring

For more information on SNL, please click here

SAFE SIDEWALKS LA

SAFE SIDEWALKS LA

The City of Los Angeles has launched an unprecedented sidewalk repair program, SAFE SIDEWALKS LA, which will invest $1.4 billion over 30 years to make sidewalks accessible to everyone. These repairs will improve neighborhood safety and boost the quality of life.

Safe Sidewalks LA includes:

*Access Request Program:  The program makes repairs requested by/for people with a mobility disability who encounter physical barriers such as broken sidewalks, missing/broken curb ramps or other barriers in the public right of way.

*Rebate Program: A limited-time rebate for eligible property owners willing to pay for their own sidewalk repairs. Owners can receive up to $2,000 for a residential lot or $4,000 for a commercial lot.

*Also, the general public can report a sidewalk in need of repair.

To submit a sidewalk request or for more information on Safe Sidewalks LA, go to:www.sidewalks.lacity.org  or call 311.

City Council Passes Zero Waste LA Program

City Council Passes Zero Waste LA Program

Zero Waste LA is a new public private partnership designed to address the 3-million tons of waste disposed annually by businesses, consumers and residents. This innovative franchise system establishes a waste and recycling collection program for all commercial, industrial, and large multifamily customers in the City of Los Angeles.

The program, which Councilmembers Paul Koretz and José Huizar introduced as a motion in 2010 and worked on during Huizar’s time as Chair of the Energy & Environment committee, will also ensure fair pricing, improve service and working conditions and help us meet our zero waste goals for Los Angeles. Councilmember Nury Martinez helped usher this long-working policy as an advocate and the recently appointed chair of the E&E committee.

While 70% of L.A.’s waste comes from commercial and apartment buildings, this new program aims to reduce landfill disposal by 1 million tons per year by 2025 and reduce waste by 65% in all 11 of the City’s new service zones! The program will also decrease food waste and provide all Angelenos with Blue Bin access, no matter where they live or work.

Zero Waste LA Goals:
The franchise system and its agreements include these environmental outcomes and service mandates:

  • Reduction of landfill disposal by 1,000,000 tons per year by 2025;
  • Transparent and predictable solid waste and recycling service rates for the next 10-20 years;
  • Quality customer service standards with LASAN monitoring and enforcement;
  • Franchise hauler accountability for program outcomes and customer satisfaction through a series of measures implemented by LASAN, up to and including liquidated damages;
  • Compliance with environmental regulations, including mandatory commercial and organics recycling;
  • Investment of over $200 million in new and improved solid resources infrastructure;
  • Clean fuel vehicles; and
  • Decrease and recycling of food waste, and increase in food rescue.

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43rd Program Year (PY) of the Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan – Fifth Year Action Plan (2017-2018)

43rd Program Year (PY) of the Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan – Fifth Year Action Plan (2017-2018)

As Los Angeles’ economy continues to surge with job growth and new businesses, we will continue to strategically deploy City resources to improve the livability and sustainability of our neighborhoods, investing in the people of our city to create a better Los Angeles. It is particularly critical that low- and moderate-income communities have access to all available economic opportunities. The budget for the consolidated plan has been developed to achieve the primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the development of urban communities of providing decent housing and suitable living environments, and to expand economic opportunity for all City residents.

The City of Los Angeles receives four entitlement grants: (1) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); (2) HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME); (3) Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG); and (4) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). These entitlements comprise the City’s Consolidated Plan, a comprehensive, integrated approach to planning and implementing the City’s housing, community development, and economic development needs and priorities.

The Consolidated Plan consists of more than $89.6 million in annual allocations of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME}, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The City’s 43rd Program Year (PY) 2016-17 Annual Action Plan (Action Plan) continues to make investments that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities. (Click here to continue reading)

REVISED LAMC SECTION 85.02: USE OF VEHICLES AS LIVING QUARTERS

REVISED LAMC SECTION 85.02: USE OF VEHICLES AS LIVING QUARTERS

On November 23, 2016, the City adopted an ordinance repealing Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 85.02 in its entirety, in response to a U.S. Court of Appeals judgment and replaced it with a version that decriminalizes living in vehicles, while balancing the needs of all City residents, businesses and visitors for clean, healthy and safe public areas. The new LAMC Section 85.02 regulates the conduct of dwelling in a vehicle on a public street and is not a parking restriction. From 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., persons are allowed to use a vehicle for dwelling, subject to posted parking restrictions, in most areas of the City that are more than 500 feet from licensed schools, pre-schools, day care facilities or parks. From 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., persons are allowed to use a vehicle for dwelling, subject to posted parking restrictions, on streets in non-residential zones that are not located within 500 feet of a licensed school, pre­school, day care facility or park. The provisions of the new LAMC Section 85.02 become effective on Saturday, January 7, 2017 and expire on July 1, 2018, unless extended by ordinance. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has indicated enforcement will begin in early February.

The City will continue to provide public outreach regarding the provisions of this ordinance. The City’s outreach efforts will be further supplemented with the assistance of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and their homeless service providers. Additionally, the City has developed several maps to assist the public in identifying streets where vehicle dwelling is allowed. The maps are publicly available on the City’s website (www.lacity.org/vehicledwelling). The maps are also available within the City’s Zone Information and Map Access System (http://zimas.lacity.org/). Printed versions of the maps are available at local City Halls, libraries, and community police stations for surrounding neighborhoods and street segments. If requested, our Office encourages all departments with public counters to provide the 85.02 pamphlets (attached) and if feasible provide printed maps.

Our Office will coordinate the collection and analysis of data and information by City departments and third party organizations with relevant expertise for purposes of determining the impacts to public health, safety and the physical environment due to the implementation of these vehicle dwelling regulations. The resulting data and analysis will be compiled into a report with recommendations for action to the City Council and Mayor within eighteen months of the effective date of this ordinance.

If you have any questions, please call Jason Killeen 213-473-7574 in my Office.

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