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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)



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 ( The maps are also available within the City’s Zone Information and Map Access System ( 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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Weekly Employment Resources 11.14

Weekly Employment Resources 11.14

  • SPA 1:  Palmdale School District is hiring for multiple positions, including: Student Interventionist, Administrative Clerk, Bilingual Family/Community Liaison, Mental Health Case Manager, Substitute Instructional Assistants, and more. Here is a link to their job opportunities:
  • SPA 1: Starbucks has a hiring preference for veterans and veteran/military spouses. See Starbucks hiring veteran hiring initiatives at: Starbucks in Lancaster is hiring a Barista (no experience necessary) and Shift Supervisor. Address: 857 W AVENUE K, LANCASTER, CA
  • SPA 2: Metro Employment Information Session for veterans will be on Wednesday 11/16/16 at 9am, at Pacoima/North Valley WorkSource Center. Featured career opportunities include: Metro Bus Operator, Metro Mechanic, Metro Transportation Planner, Metro Construction Staff and more. Contact is Cesar Villanueva, / (818) 492-4024. *See flyer attached for details. 
  • SPA 2: In Sun Valley on 12/1/16 from 10am-2pm, Hawker Pacific Aerospace is hosting a hiring event. Positions available include: cleaning technicians, maintenance inspectors, maintenance technicians, painters, parts washers, and more. Veterans should apply online prior to the job fair: *See attached flyer for details.
  • SPA 2: On Friday 11/18/16 from 2pm-6pm, Fitness Intergenerational Training Exposition is hosting a wellness event benefitting intergenerational fitness in the North East Valley Area of Pacoima. The event includes: a wellness zone with vendors, free health screenings, free raffles, and free fitness activities. For more information, contact Tammy Reese, 818-834-6100. *See flyer attached.
  • SPA 2: 211 LA County is hiring Community Resource Advisors to provide phone-based information and referral services. Bi-lingual (English / Spanish) preferred. After 1 year, there is the option to work from home 4 out of 5 days of the week! *See flyer attached. 
  • SPA 3: Veteran Breakfast and Hiring Event on 11/16/16 9am-1pm, highlighting Union/Apprenticeships. Hiring event will feature: Breakfast with employers, union contractors with job openings, apprenticeship and training opportunities, and Vet Center mobile unit on-site. Must be registered on CalJobs.CA.GOV or can complete registration on-site day of the event. *See flyer for additional details. 
  • SPA 3: FedEx has over 500 positions to fill with immediate start dates starting at $17 hourly. Must be able to pass a drug and background check, and willing to work 12 hours (overtime). For West Covina branch, see Francesca Boateng ( or Tony Soto ( or call 626-931-1437. 
  • SPA 4: Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is having a veteran (and veteran spouse) focused employment information session on 11/19/16 9:30am-1pm at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. Food and beverages provided. *See flyer attached for details.
  • SPA 4: Bob Hope Patriotic Hall is hosting an information session for Post-911 Veterans interested in working in the Telecommunications industry. Event will be on Thursday 11/17/16 from 10am-11:30am.
  • SPA 5: FedEx has over 500 positions to fill with immediate start dates starting at $17 hourly. Must be able to pass a drug and background check, and willing to work 12 hours (overtime). For Culver City/LA branch, see Carmen Nassar ( or call 310-337-7965.
  • SPA 5: Veterans interested in getting FREE IT certifications (including ComptTiaA+, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, Cisco Certified Network Associate, etc.) can contact Veterans Admissions Representative at ABCO Technology. Classes start Saturday 12/3/16.
  • SPA 6: Compton Career Link provides: community resources, job search center with internet access, copy/fax machine/telephone access, job leads, job fair flyers, & workshops. *see flyer attached.
  • SPA 6: Thursday 11/17/16 from 10am-1pm, Southeast LA WorkSource Center is hosting a Construction Pre-screening event for ALL trades within construction. *See flyer attached. 
  • SPA 8: FedEx has over 500 positions to fill with immediate start dates starting at $17 hourly. Must be able to pass a drug and background check, and willing to work 12 hours (overtime). For Gardena branch, see Jacque Glover ( or Khadine Lotker ( or call 310-316-8523.
  • SPA 8: People Ready is recruiting for a Dry Wall Framer in El Segundo. Candidates can call LaShann Simms immediately for placement (310) 837-7611 or (310) 713-2559. Pay is $24 hourly. Must have experience and tools of his/her own. Potential to last until the end of the year.

And here are some additional resources—click on the links:

Job / Resource Fairs

·  ARYZTA -Mixers / Oven Baker / Sanitation Worker / Rheon Helper / Maintenance Mechanic Mgr. / QA Coordinator (11-16-16)
·  Construction Work for New Stadium (11-17-16)
·  Fall Hiring Event (11-16-16)
·  Goodwill – Current Job Openings (11-15-16)
·  Hospitality Recruitment (11-26-16)
·  Jons is Hiring (11-16-16)
·  MEC – Test Operator (11-16-16)
·  People Ready – Dishwasher / Cook / Housekeeping Manager (11-14-16)
·  Prescreening for Construction Jobs (11-17-16)
·  Seasonal Career Fair (11-16-16)
·  Youth Job Opportunities (11-16-16)
Government Positions
·  City of Long Beach Current Employment Opportunities
·  Compton CareerLink Opportunities
·  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
·  Food Services Program Technician (Centinela Valley High School District)
·  Job Coach (Torrance Unified School District)
·  Women Officials Recruitment & Certification
·  Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate
·  EKG and Ultrasound Technician Courses
·  Employer – Employee Financial Workshop
·  Human Resources Management Certificate
·  Yoga Studies
Part-Time / Temporary Positions
·  Administrative Assistant, Autism Behavior Consultants, Torrance, CA
·  Courier, FedEx Express, Marina del Rey, CA
·  Photo Booth Attendant, SoCal Elite Photo Booths, Irvine, CA
·  Reception/Front Desk Assistant – Outpatient, Prototypes, Pasadena, CA
·  Weekday Team- Part-Time, Lowe’s Inc., Burbank, CA
Internship/Entry Level
·  Communications Intern I, AARP, Pasadena, CA
·  MFT Intern Paid Part-Time Position, Matrix Institute, Woodland Hills, CA
·  Preschool Intern – Paid Position, Gan West Preschool, Playa Vista, CA
·  Social Media Intern – ShoeDazzle, TechStyle Fashion Group, El Segundo, CA
·  Social Media Intern,, Industry, CA
·  TV/Film/Digital Development – Spring Intern, Latin World Entertainment, Beverly Hills, CA

Here are some flyers of some jobs







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BALLOTCON – Tomorrow



California’s First Statewide Ballot Measure Convention

When: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Where: City Council Chambers, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking is free at the garage located under Los Angeles City Hall East, 201 N. Los Angeles Street, Levels P2 and P3. Enter via City Hall’s Main Street Entrance.

Hear sponsors and opponents debate each statewide ballot measure

BallotCon featured moderators are Christina Bellantoni, Los Angeles Times Assistant Managing Editor for Politics, Dan Schnur, Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC Dornsife College, Jessica Levinson, Professor of Law, Loyola Marymount University, and President of the LA Ethics Commission, Brad Pomerance, Charter Communications California Edition News Anchor, Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy – and many more to be announced.



Los Angeles residents are wanted to discuss race, ethnicity and diversity through a program called embRACE LA.

LA leaders kicked off the program Thursday at City Hall, where councilmen Herb Wesson and Mitch O’Farrell touted the importance of the effort, which aims to foster stronger race relations by engaging residents across the city through dialogue and activities.

“When you look at the rise of hate crimes in this city then there is without a doubt a need for us to do something,” Wesson said, speaking at the Rick Orlov Memorial Media Center at City Hall. “As a child of the ‘60s, I know what it’s likely to turn a community around, a city around, a state around, a country around, and you do that by having an uncomfortable conversation about what is going on.”

Added Councilman O’Farrell: “As city leaders, it is our responsibility to engage in these conversations. To move toward the issue and not run away from it. The dialogue between people and institutions the fundamental mechanism we use to become a better and more inclusive city.”

The pilot program starts with an online survey, which residents will be invited to fill out. The city’s Human Relations Commission plans to go door-to-door in the 9th Council District (which includes L.A. Live and Exposition Park) with a longer interview survey.(Continue reading at LA Daily News)

LA Parks Survey

la park survey

LA Parks Survey

Our parks are important to our communities. This questionnaire is a great opportunity to let the City of Los Angeles know your thoughts about our parks. What is working? What needs improvement? What’s missing? What would you love to see more of in your community park?

Your feedback is valuable. It will be part of a series of LA PARKS Report Cards that the Office of the City Controller is developing of our community parks in collaboration with KH Consulting Group (KH) and its team members from RAND Corporation and the Office of the Designed Landscape. KH will treat your individual responses confidentially, but will use your concerns to hone recommendations to make our parks even better!

Here is the link to the questionnaire (English and Spanish):

We encourage you to share the link with others – friends, family members, neighbors, park users, constituents… anyone who cares about our parks and their future.

The deadline is October 31st for responding. We want to hear from you!

Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Ordinance at City Planning Commission Meeting Next Thursday (10/13)

the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Ordinance (CPC-2016-3161-CA) will go before the City Planning Commission on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The meeting will start at 8:30 AM, but we have been informed that due to a packed agenda, the UAIZ Ordinance will not be heard and acted on until after 12:00 PM. The meeting will be located at:

City Hall,  Room 340 (Public entrance on Main Street)

200 N. Spring St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

At this point, the October 13 CPC Agenda and Staff Recommendation Report have not yet been posted to the Department’s website, but should be available within the next few days. You should receive another email with direct links by the end of the week, but please view the following links if you wish to check the website in the meantime.

CPC Agenda:

Staff Report:

If you cannot attend the meeting in person, you should be able to listen to it by calling the Council Phone number listed for Downtown here:

The Commission has adopted rules regarding written submissions, including Day of Hearing Submissions, which can be viewed here:

Marijuana (Cannabis) Regulatory Framework – Council File No. 14-0366-SS

Marijuana (Cannabis) Regulatory Framework – Council File No. 14-0366-SS

Dear City Residents:

The City Council is in the beginning stages of an open and public conversation about how best to regulate all aspects of the marijuana, or cannabis, industry within the City of Los Angeles. It also marks another important opportunity for the Neighborhood Councils to be fully engaged in the City’s legislative process and truly have a seat at the table. As Chair of the REIRN Committee that will oversee this process and also oversees Neighborhood Councils, once again this is your time to shine and show the City and its residents the importance and value you bring to City government. These are your communities … your neighborhoods, and together we will have a robust conversation about the regulatory issues concerning the cannabis industry and a healthy debate prior to recommending anything to the full City Council.

As part of our conversation over the next few months, we are requesting that each Neighborhood Council, Alliance, and citywide committee agendize this item for discussion and action at your October or November meetings. We want you to take advantage of this opportunity to provide the City Council’s REIRN Committee with Community Impact Statements, white papers, suggestions and recommendations. We will consider all the information provided to us prior to the City Council making any major decisions.

Furthermore, we plan on holding at least three regional meetings throughout the City, partnering with the Neighborhood Council Alliances, the Neighborhood Councils in each region, and cannabis industry groups to host and participate as full partners in this conversation.

Below is a list of the currently scheduled meetings.

Monday October 24th @6pm -Van Nuys City Hall
Wednesday November 2nd @6pm-S0uth Los Angeles (TBD)
Tuesday November 29th @6pm -Los Angeles City Hall

Lastly, we also want to ensure that other residents, including homeowner groups, civic organizations, business groups, and others participate in this process, and we look forward to discussing this further with many of you. As part of this process, my office will be setting up a working group of neighborhood council leaders and cannabis industry advocates to help develop and advise my office on a balanced approach that will respect our communities, and at the same time, finally provide the proper regulatory, enforcement, and taxation framework for cannabis in the City of Los Angeles.

My staff will be reaching out to you shortly to participate in these meetings in October and November of this year, and we look forward to your partnership and engagement.

If you have any questions, please contact my Assistant Chief Deputy Andrew Westall at (213) 473-7010 or via email ( I invite everyone to be a part of this discussion, because only together will we make each neighborhood, and our City as a whole, stronger and a better place for all of us.


President, Los Angeles City Council
Councilmember, 10th District

Click here to view PDF letter

43rd PY of the Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan


43rd PY of the Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan

Check out Mayor’s 43rd Program Year of the Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan – Fifth Year Action Plan (2017-18).

The Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) establishes a strategy that aligns the City’s resources to increase economic opportunities for residents and to transform low-income neighborhoods into sustainable communities of opportunity. The current Con Plan consists of more than $87 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), as well as grant savings and program income.

The City’s 2013-2018 Transit-Oriented Consolidated Plan integrates and maximizes transit, community, economic, and housing development investments. The development of the five-year plan included a comprehensive analysis of need indicators and assets that were focused on transit, housing, public services, and community amenities.

To read the entire plan, please click here.

Drive Safe Los Angeles 2016


Drive Safe Los Angeles 2016

Our friends from the Office of Traffic Safety forwarded over information on a local grant opportunity for teens. Drive Safe Los Angeles is a Public Service Announcement contest from The National Road Safety Foundation and the Los Angeles Auto Show, with a $2,000 prize for the winner.  It’s open to teens in L.A., Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

Click here to enter and to learn more about the contest.

Please share this flyer with young people in your area.  Deadline for entries is October 14, 2016!

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