Category Archives: Public service announcement

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What Police Defunding Looks Like

Summary of LAPD services that will be eliminated and those that will be reduced. In addition, after COVID-19, division front desks will be reduced to office hours Monday thru Friday. Many of these units are citywide so expect an impact in the Valley, especially with the elimination of the HOPE Unit which has been such a great partner to our places of worship since its creation. LAHSA, 311, and 211 will be the points of contact.

Specialized Details to be Disbanded:

Safer Cities Initiative, Mission Area
Sexual Assault Special Section, Robbery Homicide Division
Homeless Outreach and Proactive Engagement (HOPE)
Burglary Special Section and Cargo Auto Theft Detail, Commercial Crimes Division
Animal Cruelty Task Force, Detective Support and Vice Division

Specialized Details/Divisions to be Downsized:

Hollywood Entertainment Detail (HED)
Pacific Area Beach Detail
University Park Task Force, Southwest Division
Robbery Homicide Division
Commercial Crimes Division
Metropolitan Division
Traffic Group
Labor Relations Unit

free covid testing

New Public Health Restrictions

Cases of COVID-19 in the City of Los Angeles are continuing to rise rapidly and new restrictions are in place to stop the spread of the virus.

Angelenos may not meet in person with others who do not live in their household.

Angelenos may only travel to and from essential and officially permitted activities. A list of such activities that are allowed is in the order, linked below.

The number of people allowed in certain businesses has been lowered, including at outdoor gyms, grocery stores, indoor malls, and personal care facilities.

Other new restrictions and the complete order can be found here: https://www.lamayor.org/COVID19Orders

To stay safe, and help reduce the spread of COVID-19:

Continue to wear a mask anytime you leave your home.

Get free testing, with results within 24 hours, at sites throughout the City: coronavirus.lacity.org/testing

Stay informed, visit: Coronavirus.LACity.org

En la Ciudad de Los Ángeles, los casos de COVID-19 siguen aumentando rápidamente y nuevas restricciones se están implementado para detener la propagación del virus.

Angelinos no deben reunirse con personas que no viven en su misma casa.

Angelinos solamente pueden viajar para actividades esenciales o oficialmente permitidas. La lista de tales actividades se encuentra en el sitio de internet.

El número de personas que se permiten en ciertos negocios ha bajado, incluyendo gimnasios, supermercados, centros comerciales bajo techo, y negocios de cuidado personal.

Otras nuevas restricciones y la orden completa están en el sitio de internet: https://www.lamayor.org/COVID19Orders

Para seguir seguros, y ayudar reducir la propagación del COVID-19:

Siga usando mascarilla cada vez que salga de su casa.

Hágase la prueba gratis, con resultados en 24 horas, en sitios por toda la cuidad: coronavirus.lacity.org/testing

Manténgase informado, visite: Coronavirus.LACity.org

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Utility Grant Program to Assist Low-Income Families During COVID-19

The Los Angeles City Council approved a program on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 championed by Council President Nury Martinez as Chair of the Ad-Hoc COVID-19 Recovery & Neighborhood Investment Committee to provide $50 million in federal CARES Act funding to assist struggling low-income Angelenos with utility costs.

The COVID-19 Utility Grant Program comes off of two motions introduced by Martinez and is a partnership with the Department of Water & Power (LADWP) and will prioritize those impacted by COVID-19 and already enrolled in the LADWP’s low-income assistance program. City of Los Angeles’ residents who are DWP customers making 50% Area Median Income (AMI) or lower will be eligible to receive $500 to assist with utility costs, including: gas service, cellular phone, Wi-Fi, and internet/cable services. The program will serve up to 100,000 households.
Applicants must be an LADWP residential customer with an online account in order to complete an online application during the program enrollment period of November 2 – 15, 2020.
While grants will be allocated via lottery, priority will be given to customers currently enrolled (as of November 1st) in one of four LADWP assistance programs: the Low-Income Discount Program; Lifeline Rate; Life Support Equipment Discount; or Physicians Certified Allowance Discount.
Please go to ladwp.com for general information. A Utility Grant Program Link will be available there soon.