TreePeople is conducting a survey about water in the San Fernando Valley and invites you to complete the survey by March 31: tinyurl.com/WaterLA
The Office of Council President Nury Martinez will be having another mobile vaccination site this week for Council District 6 residents in Panorama City. The LA County opened up eligibility starting March 1st for Food & Agriculture workers, Emergency Service workers, and the Education and Childcare sector.
The mobile vaccination site will be in Panorama City this week Tuesday – Saturday and you can call our offices to make an appointment at 818-778-4999 or 818-771-0236.
Please check below to see if you are eligible for vaccination. In order to be vaccinated, you will need to show:
Proof of identity, and
Proof that you live or work in LA County, and
Proof that you are in one of the eligible groups.
Food & Agriculture Workers:
Food manufacturing workers
Grocery store workers
Animal agriculture workers including those involved in veterinary health
Food and Agriculture-associated Port and transportation workers
Emergency Service Workers:
Police/law enforcement officers
Corrections officers and workers
Courts/Legal Counsel & Prosecution staff who are required to be in-person at court routinely and interact with clients in correctional facilities.
Includes judges and court administrators/staff, and staff who work in the Public Defender’s Office, Alternate Public Defender, District Attorney’s Office
Campus and school police
Rehabilitation and Re-entry
Federal law enforcement agencies
Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers
Security staff to maintain building access control and physical security measures
DCFS, APS (workers physically responding to abuse and neglect of children, elderly and dependent adults)
Early Childhood Education and Childcare Sector:
License and license-exempt CHILD CARE service providers (Infants, Pre-
Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten)
Public Schools (K-12)
Contracted Educational Support Staff
Colleges & Universities
Starting on Monday, March 1, StreetsLA will modify its street sweeping operations, while launching a new notification system where residents can register for notification of when their street will be swept. With the financial crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, StreetsLA is losing staff due to retirements and a Citywide hiring freeze. This necessitates a reduction in the frequency of street sweeping: routes in the City that had received weekly sweeping will now be swept biweekly–that is, every other week.
In order to assist residents with this change, StreetsLA has created the “Street Sweeping Near Me” notification system. At the StreetsLA website, anyone can explore the map of sweeping routes across the City and sign up for email notification about when their street will be swept. Notifications will be sent 24 and 48 hours before StreetsLA will be sweeping that route. This will give residents the opportunity to move their vehicle prior to the posted sweeping time and avoid being ticketed. Additionally, it is important that residents move their vehicles during street sweeping to allow our sweepers access to the curb where debris collects. Where our sweepers have to drive around parked vehicles, we cannot clean as effectively.
The “Street Sweeping Near Me” system allows users to input one or more addresses or to use an interactive map to identify multiple routes of interest, so they can receive notifications about all of their regular parking locations. The “Street Sweeping Near Me” System is currently only in English but we are working to add other languages in the near future.
We encourage all residents to be mindful of street signage to avoid being ticketed. Vehicles will be cited if they are parked in restricted areas on days when street cleaning is scheduled. The Street Sweeping Near Me webpage and notification system will let you know when sweeping is planned for your street so you can plan accordingly. For more information about parking and parking enforcement, please visit the LA Department of Transportation’s parking information pages.
If you have any questions, please contact us or direct residents to the City’s 3-1-1 Call Center by dialing 311 on your phone, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. or by using the myla311 app. For information about parking and parking enforcement, please visit the LA Department of Transportation’s parking information pages. Got suggestions? Reach out to us at StreetsLA.ERT@lacity.org!
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
Labor Relations Unit