Third Annual LA River Day!

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Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell
invites you to the

3rd Annual Los Angeles River Day

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
9:00am – 12:00pm

Los Angeles City Hall
Council Chamber (Room 340) & Forecourt/Rotunda
200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles CA 90012

Sponsors:

  • Friends of the Los Angeles River
  • Warner Bros
  • Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell
  • Comcast/NBCUniversal
  • SoCal Gas

For more information or to RSVP:
Email [email protected] or Call: (213) 978-0591.

SCAQMD Town Hall Meeting on Sunshine Canyon Landfill – June 9

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will host a follow-up meeting regarding concerns expressed by community members at the town hall meeting held on April 21 on air quality and odor issues related to Sunshine Canyon Landfill located in Sylmar. We invite you to attend this meeting to hear from SCAQMD about updated activities at Sunshine Canyon Landfill and to provide us with your comments and input.

AGENDA: http://www.scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/June9SCAQMDTownHallMeetingRESunshineCanyonLandfill.pdf

The SCAQMD is the government agency responsible for protecting your health from the impacts of air pollution. We believe that everyone should have equal protection. Please join us for this meeting.

For more information, please call Derrick J. Alatorre, SCAQMD Public Advisor at (909) 396-2432 or by email at [email protected].

Keep Your Home California – Unemployment Mortgage Insurance

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The state of California’s free foreclosure prevention program

Find out if you qualify.

Four unique federally funded programs. Up to $100,000 available per eligible household.

Eligibility Requirements:

Homeowner:

  • Own and occupy the home as their primary residence
  • Meet program income limits
  • Have a documented, eligible hardship

Property:

  • Located in California
  • Not abandoned, vacant, or condemned
  • Single family, 1-4 unit home

Mortgage:

  • Serviced by a participating Servicer
  • First mortgage lien (HELOCs are not eligible)
  • Delinquent or imminent default

Read more »

2016-2017 City Budget Emphasizes Improved Services 

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The City Council has been working through the process of modifying and approving Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposed $8.76 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2016.  The budget was given final Council approval on Thursday, May 19. Some of its major accomplishments:

  • More LAPD officers will be able to return to street patrols with the hiring of 300 civilians to do administrative and support services that are currently done by uniformed officers.
  • Increased Graffiti Removal:   $1.5 million added for 13 new strike teams to help address the increased demand in graffiti removals, bringing full budget to $8.5 million.
  • Cleaner Park Bathrooms:  Enough money for multiple daily cleanings of at least 50 of the City’s highest use park bathrooms. Normally park bathrooms are only cleaned once a day.
  • Community Plan updates: $1.9 million to fund two dozen positions in the Planning Department to define and set clear zoning requirements and needs for the City’s many unique neighborhoods.
  • Clean Streets (citywide): The budget allocates $1.6 million to add a fourth Clean Streets team to help address unclean streets and homeless encampments and for 15 cameras to help catch illegal dumping violators.
  • Sidewalk Program: $11 million in funding is provided for five crews to address sidewalks with accessibility challenges for the disabled and other high-liability locations. $6 million is also set aside to split the costs with property owners who want to repair their own sidewalks.
  • Vision Zero: The budget includes funding to survey high-risk areas and design improvements, and to create 20 new pedestrian refuge islands and 20 new bus refuge islands to help meet the City’s goal of zero pedestrian deaths.
  • Street Lighting: Funding for pedestrian lighting at 20 bus stops, lighting at mid-block crosswalks, and lighting at the top 50 schools in the Safe Routes to School program.
  • Tree Trimming:  funding for City crews to remove dead street trees and tree stumps and to do more tree trimming.
  • Homeless Services and Housing:  $138 million in identified and prospective funds to kick-start the City’s effort to move homeless people off the street and into shelters and permanent supportive housing.

 

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