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REMINDER: Interested Persons Meeting – Lobbying Ordinance Review

REMINDER: Interested Persons Meeting – Lobbying Ordinance Review

The Ethics Commission will be holding three additional interested persons meetings on the Municipal Lobbying Ordinance.  Please RSVP to ethics.policy@lacity.org and join us for one or more of the following meetings:

Thursday, September 7, 2017         1:30pm – 3:30pm
City Hall, Room 1060
Saturday, September 9, 2017         9:25am – 10:50am
City Hall, Room TBA
Wednesday, September 13, 2017         10:00am – 12:00pm
City Hall, Room 1070


The meeting on September 9 is conducted as part of the Congress of Neighborhood Councils and, in addition to a conversation about the lobbying laws, will include a brief overview of the Ethics Commission.  Anyone may attend, but registration is required.  The meeting on September 13 will focus on input from the nonprofit community, but input about any aspect of the lobbying laws is welcome at all of the meetings.

Your input is a valuable part of the review process and helps the Ethics Commission shape the lobbying laws.  The most recent recommendations were discussed at the Ethics Commission meeting on August 15 and are available here.

If you are unable to attend a meeting, comments can be emailed to ethics.policy@lacity.org. Thank you for participating in this review!

Sidewalk Repair Program Environmental Review Process

Sidewalk Repair Program Environmental Review Process

Reconnecting Los Angeles One Sidewalk at a Time

The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering (BOE) has started the environmental review processfor the proposed Sidewalk Repair Program (proposed Project). The proposed Project would continue, amend and expand implementation of Safe Sidewalks LA over approximately 30 years to in order to make City pedestrian facilities compliant with applicable accessibility requirements. Existing sidewalks and walkways will be repaired or replaced under the proposed Project. Street tree removals and replacements, along with utility relocations, may be needed. The City may adopt policies and/or ordinances to assist in the efficient administration of the proposed Project and its objectives.

BOE has determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is required. A Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Initial Study (IS), which describe the proposed Project and the anticipated scope of the EIR, are available for public review and comment. This phase in the environmental review process is called the “scoping period” (see figure below) and typically lasts 30 days. The scoping comment period for this proposed Project is 50 days.

Agency and public input during the scoping period will shape the scope and content of the analysis in the Draft EIR. Once completed, the Draft EIR will include the results of the technical studies the City conducted and be circulated for public and agency review and comment.

All interested parties are encouraged to visit sidewalks.lacity.org/environmental-review-process to learn more about the proposed Project and EIR process.

Also, to submit a comment, please do one of the following:

– Online
Submit comments online at: sidewalks.lacity.org/environmental-review-process. Please be sure to include your contact information.

– Email
Email shilpa.gupta@lacity.org with “SRP” as the subject. Please also include your name, a valid mailing address, and telephone number in the email so we may contact you if we have any questions regarding your comment. This information will also allow us to add you to our mailing list so you can learn when the Draft EIR becomes available.

– Mail
You can mail written comments to:

Shilpa Gupta, Environmental Supervisor I
Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering
Environmental Management Group
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Please be sure to submit your comment(s) by the end of the scoping period on Friday, September 15, 2017.

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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