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Apply for the Mayor’s Youth Council

High School Students are invited to apply for the Mayor’s Youth Council for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

What is the Mayor’s Youth Council?
● A one-year program for Los Angeles high school students
● The Youth Council works to empower its members to advocate for causes relevant to
the youth of Los Angeles
● The Youth Council gives the next generation of leaders a voice in City Hall.

Who will be on the Mayor’s Youth Council?
● Student leaders currently enrolled in high school from diverse educational
backgrounds representing all 15 Los Angeles City Council districts.
● The Youth Council will be divided into cohorts based on their respective areas, and
the monthly meetings facilitated by the respective Area Representative from the
Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement.

What will happen during Mayor’s Youth Council meetings?
● Meetings will discuss various themes of public service such as, Government 101, Civic
Leadership, Community Organizing, Civic Engagement, Public Speaking & more!
● Guest speakers from the local governmental, non-profit, corporate and labor sectors
will be invited to address the Youth Council.
● Youth Council members will have the opportunity to volunteer at community events
and receive professional development training.

Please visit www.lamayor.org/myc to complete the electronic application and
recommendation form.
Should you have any questions, please contact: Jaqueline Serrano or Tanaz
Golshan (Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement) at mayor.youthcouncil@lacity.org .

Mayor’s Youth Council Flyer

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

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