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Homelessness Civic U Event

Homelessness Civic U

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment will be hosting a Neighborhood Council Homelessness Liaisons Civic University on April 17, 22, and May 1st.  It will be a 3-day series diving into Mayor Garcetti’s agenda on ending homelessness and to hear updates of Measure H and Measure HHH. The 3 day series will be broken up into three sessions. Session 1 will be on Monday, April 17 at 6 pm. In this session, the Mayor’s office along with other speakers will be presenting on Mayor’s overall goals, outreach, supportive services/interim bridge housing, and housing models. There will be an update on Proposition HHH and maybe an update from the County on Proposition H. Session 2 will be on Saturday April 22 at 9 am and it will be a site visit. The Mayor’s office will organize a visit to a permanent supportive housing site and provide bus pick up for site visitation. The sites will be geographically close to your area for example West, Valley, Harbor/South LA, East/Central LA. We will let you know when the sites are finalized. The final session, Session 3 will be on May 1 at 6 pm and will be an overview and recap of Sessions 1 and 2. Topics to be covered during Session 3 include Mayor’s Welcome Home Project and next steps. You will have a chance to break out into your areas and discuss next action steps.

We highly recommend attending all 3 sessions to gain the full benefit of this Civic U on Homelessness. If you cannot attend a session, then please send a representative on behalf of your council.   Please feel free to invite your Homelessness Committee members or interested parties.

Meeting location for Session 1 and 3 are at: Ron Deaton Auditorium (LAPD Police Station) 100 W. 1st St. Los Angeles, 90012

Parking will be available at City Hall, P2 (Entrance off of Los Angeles St. between Temple St. and 1st Street.)

Session 2:  Location is TBD.

To RSVP, please go to this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/82H8XFV

Purposeful Aging Liaison Town Hall – January 31, 2017,

Purposeful Aging Liaison Town Hall

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the Purposeful Aging Liaisons will be meeting with the Aging Department at City Hall in the Public Works Chambers from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Liaisons will learn about Mayoral Directive #17 – Purposeful Aging LA. Liaisons will also learn of the many city departments and the services that are provided to seniors plus will hear some best practices from Neighborhood Council leaders who have embraced the Aging in Place and Purposeful Aging opportunity.

The Aging Department’s GM, Laura Trejo, will be keynoting the evening, joined by the Economic and Workforce Development Department’s GM, Jan Perry.

Sherri Akers of the Mar Vista Neighborhood Council will be presenting best practices from the Mar Vista’s Aging in Place Committee and Liaisons will have to opportunity to partner with each other and with the city departments.

To register as the Liaison for your Neighborhood Council, please click this link and enter your information. Neighborhood Councils can select the Liaisons or the President/Chair can designate the Liaison. Liaisons do not need to be Board Members. For more information on the Neighborhood Council Film Liaison Town Hall, email Stephen Box atStephen.Box@LACity.org or call 213-978-1551.

City of Los Angeles releases Vision Zero Action Plan and Safety Study

City of Los Angeles releases Vision Zero Action Plan and Safety Study

Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) announce the release of the city’s first Vision Zero Action Plan and Safety Study.

WHAT IS IN THE 2017 ACTION PLAN?

The plan outlines the city’s blueprint to reduce fatalities by 20 percent by the end of 2017 with the ultimate goal of eliminating traffic deaths by 2025. The Action Plan identifies the highest concentrations of fatal and severe injury collisions on the City’s High-Injury Network. Additional priority was given to fatal or severe injury collisions that have involved older adults and children, as well as collisions that occur in communities with negative health outcomes. This combination of severity, vulnerability, and social equity developed a prioritization methodology that identified 40 priority corridors called out in the Action Plan. Focusing Vision Zero efforts in 2017 on these priority corridors will help achieve the goal of a 20% reduction in traffic deaths by the end of the year.

You can view an interactive, online version of the Action Plan at the following link:http://arcg.is/2jYZhBq

You can download a PDF copy of the Action Plan at the following link: https://joom.ag/gJdW

The Action Plan also highlights a series of projects that work. For example, since the installation of a scramble crosswalk at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland in November 2015, there have been zero deaths and serious injuries because of a collision. Leading pedestrian intervals installed at 22 locations, or “pedestrian head starts,” have been shown to result in a 60% reduction in vehicle collisions with people walking.

The Action Plan is organized around the following key outcomes, to emphasize the importance of working together to achieve Vision Zero goals: Create Safe Streets for All, Develop a Culture of Safety, Adopt New Policies and Legislation to Strengthen Safety and Respond to Relevant Data. Each outcome has a series of strategies and actions, with benchmarks to be measured in 2017, 2020, and 2025. For example, the Department of Transportation is the lead on investing $2 million on an education campaign in 2017, including creative development, on-the-ground community-based outreach, as well as a paid media campaign. The Los Angeles Police Department has also partnered with LADOT to increase a focus on speed enforcement on the Vision Zero High-Injury Network.

These are just a snapshot of the many projects, both infrastructure and non-infrastructure, that will continue to be implemented to eliminate traffic fatalities.

WHAT IS IN THE 2017 SAFETY STUDY?

The Department of Transportation has also published a technical companion, called the Vision Zero Safety Study. The study expands on the data that was used to develop the High-Injury Network. Each traffic fatality has a story and the Safety Study helps to provide the additional information needed to come up with an effective solution. You can download a copy of the Safety Study at the following link: https://joom.ag/TldW

OTHER RESOURCES

Supporting documents can be downloaded with the following links:

Detailed Technical Analysis: http://visionzero.lacity.org/t-supplement.zip
Health Equity Analysis: http://visionzero.lacity.org/healthequity.zip
Action Plan Focus Group Summaries: http://visionzero.lacity.org/focusgroups2016.zip

TechFair LA – Thursday, January 26th from 11-8pm at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles

TechFair LA

Join the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City’s Entrepreneur in Residence Jason Nazar, for one of the City’s largest Technology Job Fairs taking place on Thursday, January 26th from 11-8pm at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. The fair will feature 200+ of LA’s premier technology companies looking to hire great candidates in engineering, marketing, sales, and more.

The tech ecosystem in Los Angeles has experienced enormous growth the last few years, marked by record numbers of companies being started, massive funding rounds, and many high-profile acquisitions and exits. With more students graduating with engineering degrees in LA than any other market, there is no better time than now, to stay in LA and work for one of LA’s premiere technology companies.

The event is free to attend for job seekers – you must register to RSVP.

For more information, please visit lamayor.org/TechFairLA

For all City of Los Angeles jobs, please visit lacity.org/find-jobs

DataLA’s Year in Review

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DataLA’s Year in Review

2016 was an exciting year for DataLA! The Mayor’s Data Team implements Mayor Eric Garcetti’s vision of a data-driven city. The Open Data Library grew, the LA GeoHub, a one-of-a-kind platform for collaboration and innovation launched, and there was greater focus on shifting internal culture around data-driven governance and engaging the public with government information. Read more here.

Join Us to Say “I ❤ Lankershim” on Saturday, December 3

Join Us on Lankershim!

Saturday, December 3 from 10am to 2pm

The Great Streets team invites you to join us on Saturday, December 3, for a community pop-up event that will provide a hands-on experience of what could come to Lankershim Blvd as part of the Great Streets Initiative.

We’ll be activating the street with art, music, food and family-friendly activities, and giving attendees a chance to try out new ways of using the street, including temporary protected bike lanes and parklets.

The feedback you share at the event will guide the Great Streets Iniative, the Office of Councilmember Paul Krekorian and city departments in shaping a plan for short-term improvements and a long-term vision.

Attendees can also participate in a free raffle with prizes including an Amazon Echo Dot, t-shirts, gift cards, reusable bags, and other items donated by participating partners and merchants.

Be sure to RSVP on Facebook to show your support.

Hope to see you on the street!

-The Great Streets team

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43rd PY of the Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan

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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.

Clean Streets LA Challenge

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Clean Streets LA Challenge

Hello NC Public Works Liaisons and Neighborhood Clean-Up Leaders!

The Board of Public Works is asking for Neighborhood Councils’ help in cleaning up our neighborhoods by announcing the below Clean Streets LA Challenge! Mayor Eric Garcetti, the City Council, the Innovation & Performance Commission, the Board of Public Works, and the Department of Public Works have come together to make available the opportunity to join a very rewarding partnership. Please take the time to read and share this awesome opportunity and consider joining the thousands of volunteers working towards cleaning up our beautiful city.

Also, please take a look at the many resources that Public Works Liaisons have at their disposal to engage with public works issues by clicking here: Public Works Liaisons. This web page was developed to help NCs better access information, resources, and city leadership as it relates to cleaning up our neighborhoods and tapping into valuable resources that the Department of Public Works provides to Angelenos. Click here for more information: Public Works Liaisons

Join the Clean Streets LA Challenge!

Do you care about keeping your streets clean but don’t have the resources or information about how to make a difference? According to the Clean Streets Index, do you live or work on a street with a “cleanliness score” that needs improving? The Clean Streets LA Challenge is the ultimate civic experience for you! The Challenge provides:

  • Information on how to maximize City resources in your community
  • Networking opportunities with key Clean Streets LA stakeholders
  • Training on how to host Clean Streets LA events in your neighborhood
  • Assistance in developing a Clean Streets LA community plan
  • Access to a Clean Streets LA cash prize to fund community clean-ups

Interested Neighborhood Councils and other organizations that attend workshops will receive guidance on how to prepare and execute a Clean Streets LA Community Partnership plan, and may be selected to receive Clean Streets LA financial awards to support your efforts.
Clean Streets LA Challenge workshops will be hosted throughout the summer, and the challenge runs until the end of the year.

In order to meet upcoming deadlines, we are requesting that each Neighborhood Council, Alliance, and NC committees agendize this item for discussion and action at your June and July meetings. We want you to take full advantage of this opportunity to collaborate with community groups and be eligible for cash prizes.

Find out if you have what it takes to complete the Clean Streets LA Challenge!

To read the Mayor’s Press Release on the Clean Streets L.A. Challenge please click here.

Clean Streets LA Challenge

For your information:

Clean Streets LA Challenge

Hello NC Public Works Liaisons and Neighborhood Clean-Up Leaders!

The Board of Public Works is asking for Neighborhood Councils’ help in cleaning up our neighborhoods by announcing the below Clean Streets LA Challenge! Mayor Eric Garcetti, theCity Council, the Innovation & Performance Commission, the Board of Public Works, and theDepartment of Public Works have come together to make available the opportunity to join a very rewarding partnership. Please take the time to read and share this awesome opportunity and consider joining the thousands of volunteers working towards cleaning up our beautiful city.

Also, please take a look at the many resources that Public Works Liaisons have at their disposal to engage with public works issues by clicking here: Public Works Liaisons. This web page was developed to help NCs better access information, resources, and city leadership as it relates to cleaning up our neighborhoods and tapping into valuable resources that the Department of Public Works provides to Angelenos. Click here for more information: Public Works Liaisons

Join the Clean Streets LA Challenge!

Do you care about keeping your streets clean but don’t have the resources or information about how to make a difference? According to the Clean Streets Index, do you live or work on a street with a “cleanliness score” that needs improving? The Clean Streets LA Challenge is the ultimate civic experience for you! The Challenge provides:

  • Information on how to maximize City resources in your community
  • Networking opportunities with key Clean Streets LA stakeholders
  • Training on how to host Clean Streets LA events in your neighborhood
  • Assistance in developing a Clean Streets LA community plan
  • Access to a Clean Streets LA cash prize to fund community clean-ups

Interested Neighborhood Councils and other organizations that attend workshops will receive guidance on how to prepare and execute a Clean Streets LA Community Partnership plan, and may be selected to receive Clean Streets LA financial awards to support your efforts.
Clean Streets LA Challenge workshops will be hosted throughout the summer, and the challenge runs until the end of the year.

In order to meet upcoming deadlines, we are requesting that each Neighborhood Council, Alliance, and NC committees agendize this item for discussion and action at your June and July meetings. We want you to take full advantage of this opportunity to collaborate with community groups and be eligible for cash prizes.

Find out if you have what it takes to complete the Clean Streets LA Challenge!

To read the Mayor’s Press Release on the Clean Streets L.A. Challenge please click here.

Mayor’s 2016 Summer Night Lights

Mayor’s 2016 Summer Night Lights

A Message from the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety/ Gang Reduction and Youth Development:

As you look for ways to make a difference in your communities on the issues you care about most, we want you to be aware of the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program. Summer Night Lights implements programming at 32 sites across the city providing hundreds of thousands of Angelenos with free extended recreational, cultural, educational, and resource-based programming from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays throughout the summer months. Although touted as a violence reduction program, Summer Night Lights provides significant employment opportunities in the communities most impacted by gang-related violence, poverty, and unemployment.

By working together, Summer Night Lights and Neighborhood Councils can ensure that we are connecting people with meaningful services and resources that support your visions and Mayor Garcetti’s objectives to revitalize Los Angeles, strengthen neighborhoods, improve the workforce, and inspire civic pride in all Angelenos–resulting in real, measurable, long-term change for the residents of Los Angeles.

Here are ways to get involved:

  1. Sign up to participate in Summer Night Lights programming. You can choose the activity that best fits your needs: information booth, workshops, sponsorship opportunities, promote your meetings/events.
  2. Attend a Summer Night Lights programming night as a participant. Opening night is June 29th 7:00 pm.
  3. Then, let Jessica Oleta of the Mayor’s Public Safety/Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office know if you would like to participate. If you have events in your area, SNL can help post your events on their social media and at the site to drive members your way. Email to: Jessica.Oleta@lacity.org today.

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