Budapest Drops 2024 Olympic Bid; LA and Paris Alone in the Race

The contest to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is down to two contenders — Los Angeles and Paris — after Budapest withdrew its bid Wednesday, according to international media reports. Long thought to be the top contenders, Los Angeles and Paris will continue vying for the honor.

Budapest has had waning public support for the bid in recent weeks whereas Los Angeles has gone full court press in the effort to impress the selection committee.

“As LA 2024 enters the international campaign, it’s important for us as a city to remember just what we’re bidding for: the world’s greatest sporting event, significant economic benefits, and a chance to place L.A.’s extraordinary creativity and innovation at the service of the Olympic Movement,” Mayor Eric Garcetti has said. “But perhaps above all else, Los Angeles is bidding to unite the youth of the world in friendship and peace through sport in 2024.”  Read more »

Rising Los Angeles Crime Rate Prompts Plan for More LAPD Patrols

For the third straight year, the crime rate is rising in LA, and, despite having more officers, fewer are actually on patrol

Amid a rising crime rate and officer complaints that response times are slower, a City Council committee Tuesday advanced a motion that would direct the Los Angeles Police Department to look at increasing its regular patrols.

The motion forwarded by the Public Safety Committee also calls on the LAPD to consider dismantling some specialized units and hire more civilians to move officers off desk duty to help increase patrols.

The motion submitted in January by Councilmen Mike Bonin and Joe Buscaino and seconded by Councilman Mitchell Englander, all of whom are on the committee, will now be considered by the full council. Read more »

Earned Income Tax Credit Assistance

Need an extra buck or two?

California State Senator Bob Hertzberg IS ASSISTING UP TO 1,000 FAMILIES ENTITLED TO RECEIVE AN EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT REFUND OF UP TO $13,000

Call, email or visit us to learn more! (818) 901-5588, [email protected]
6150 Van Nuys Blvd, Suite 400, Van Nuys, CA 91401  Read more »

Register to Vote Now for the March 7th Municipal Election

Tuesday, February 21 is the deadline to register to vote in the March 7th Election. March 7th’s Municipal Election has important LAUSD Schoolboard, Los Angeles Community College, County, and City measures on the ballot. In order to participate you must be registered to vote by Tuesday, February 21.

  • Click here for more information on how to register.
  • Click here to view your sample ballot and polling location.
  • Click here for information on how to vote by mail.

Demanding SCAQMD Utilize Funds from SoCal Gas Settlement in Affected Communities

This week, Council Member Mitchell Englander submitted a resolution to the Los Angeles City Council asking that the City of Los Angeles support any administrative action by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to utilize proceeds from the $8.5 million settlement agreement with Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), including the $5.65 million revenues in emission fees, for the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak to benefit the communities most affected by this calamity.

This settlement agreement completely ignores the needs of the communities directly affected by this disaster. It is imperative that the proceeds of this settlement benefit those most affected by the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak – those whose lives were upended by relocation, illness, school closures, and business hardship.

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Click here to view the press release and full motion.

Regional Budget Day – Saturday, February 25

YOUR VOICE

The Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Present:

Your Opinions And Your Ideas On Your Budget

Saturday, February 25, 2017
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

CENTRAL
L.A. Zoo
Griffith Park Drive
Los Angeles 90027

NORTH/SOUTH VALLEY
Braude Center
6262 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys 91401

SOUTH
Mark Ridley-Thomas Constituent Service Center
8475 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044

WEST L.A.
1645 Corinth Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90049

HARBOR
510 West 7 Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

info: [email protected]

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