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Mayor Garcetti Announces Worksource System Redesign

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City Of Los Angeles Will Assist Job Seekers with $90 Million Federal Workforce Development System

Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the completion of a six month procurement process that provides a newly designed and updated WorkSource Center system for the City of Los Angeles, focusing on practical training for emerging job sectors. The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the new system that is federally funded under the Workforce Investment Act. The City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) will administer a total of $18 million dollars on an annual basis for up to five years to contract agencies to carry out programs that train and place Angelenos in growth industries.“This new system will focus on making sure Angelenos are prepared to compete in today’s job market,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our redesigned system will better provide supportive services and access to career pathways to ensure our local workforce is ready for the jobs in LA’s top growth industries.”

The new system consists of 17 WorkSource Centers strategically located throughout the city in areas with the highest concentrations of poverty, long-tern or chronic unemployment, and lowest educational attainment rates. The centers will have a training component focused on growth industries including healthcare, advanced manufacturing (i.e., biotech, high-tech manufacturing), logistics, hospitality, construction, entertainment and fashion.

“Our centers will prepare and support adult job seekers in their effort to find employment that will provide a living wage job and career opportunities,” said EWDD General Manager Jan Perry, “Now job seekers will have the opportunity to access web based as well as comprehensive on-site WorkSource Center services when they enroll in the program.”

Services will include job listings, job training, job referrals, education assessment, and programs that will make the job search easier and services more accessible.

The new system also focuses on assisting vulnerable populations that include persons living with disabilities, the homeless, veterans, English–language learners, older adult workers, and formerly incarcerated individuals or people with prior convictions.

Locations for the new WorkSource Centers will be announced prior to July 1, 2014, the launch date of the new system.

MYLA311 Online Service Request System

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With MyLA311, City of Los Angeles information and services are just a few taps away. 

MyLA311 links Angelenos with the services and information they need to enjoy their city, beautify their community and stay connected with their local government. 

The ‘Submit Service Request’ feature allows you to quickly and easily request the City’s most popular services, including graffiti removal, pothole repair, and bulky-item pickup. 

You can keep up to date with the latest City Hall News by browsing through our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube feeds. 

No more stamps and envelopes needed! MyLA311 also allows you to pay your Los Angeles Water and Power Bill right from your mobile device. 

Looking for the nearest park? Want to cool off on a hot day? Need to return a library book? The ‘Find City Info’ feature conveniently maps the closest parks, libraries, fire and police stations, golf courses, public pools, tennis courts, golf courses, parking lots, and more. 

MYLA311 Can also assist with the following requests: 
Bulky Item Pickup 
Illegal Dumping Pickup 
Dead Animal Pickup 
Bin Replacement Pothole Repair 
Sidewalk Repair 
Street Resurfacing 
Street Light Out/Damaged 
Graffiti Removal 
Tree/Branch In Street 
Tree Trimming Other 

For further information, to make a request, or to download the app to your smart phone please visit: 
http://lacity.org/MyLA311/ServiceRequest/index.htm

Free Reusable Plastic Bags Available at the CD12 Community Service Center

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As of January 1, 2014, the Plastic Bag Ban went into effect throughout the City of Los Angeles. Councilmember Mitchell Englander in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Sanitation is giving away reusable bags at the CD12 Community Service Center.

Council District 12 Community Service Center
9207 Oakdale Drive
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 882-1212

Single-use carryout plastic bags are no longer be available at large supermarkets and pharmacies. Paper bags are available for 10 cents each. To avoid this fee, shoppers are encouraged to bring and use their reusable bags when making trips to the grocery store.

Large retailers are: stores with gross annual sales of over $2 million selling dry grocery and canned goods; stores with nonfood items and some perishable items; and stores of at least 10,000 square feet of retail space with a licensed pharmacy generating sales or use tax.

For more information on the Bring Your Own Bag campaign, visit the website www.lacitybag.com or call L.A. Sanitation at 1-800-773-2489.

Come get your free reusable bag today!

L.A. City Free Street Tree Program

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The City of Los Angeles currently has a federally grant funded program in which free street trees are being planted along the parkway. The only requirements are that participants must agree to water their tree(s) and they must live within the City. For more information please go to www.environmentla.org or call (213) 485-3954. Can you please share this information and help spread the word. Together we can beautify the neighborhood and create a more sustainable City!

Final EIR of City of Los Angeles’ Proposed Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance

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plasticbagThe City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers in the City of Los Angeles.  The Final EIR is available at City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, 1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015; at www.lacitysan.org under What’s New…; and at the following public libraries:

  • Central Library, 630 W 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Van Nuys Branch Library, 6250 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401
  • West L. A. Regional Branch Library, 11360 Santa Monica Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • San Pedro Regional Branch Library, 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
  • Granada Hills Branch, 10640 Petit Avenue, Granada Hills, CA 91344

Consolidated Plan Community Follow-Up Meetings

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How Will Federal Funds Transform Your Community?

Last October, you told the City of Los Angeles how Federal funds should be spent to improve your neighborhoods, such as more affordable housing, job training, and street repairs.

The City heard you and has included many of your ideas in a plan that will make these improvements, and more, possible in your community. Please join City representatives at any of the meetings listed to hear about the proposed plan and to tell us what you think.

There are two meetings currently scheduled for the San Fernando Valley:

SOUTH VALLEY AREA
Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center
6262 Van Nuys Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
6:30 – 8:30 PM

NORTH VALLEY AREA
Northeast Valley City Hall
13520 Van Nuys Blvd.,
Pacoima, CA 91331
Thursday, February 7, 2013
6:30 – 8:30 PM

What is the Consolidated Plan?

Every five years, the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the City of Los Angeles to develop a plan that guides how it will spend its annual Federal grants that assist very-low, low-, and moderate-income communities around the city. The Consolidated Plan sets out the funding for programs that help: businesses create jobs, and provide job training for adults and youth; improve neighborhoods by eliminating slum and blight; fund gang and homeless prevention programs; create affordable housing; and, provide services for seniors and the disabled.

Why are community meetings being held?

As part of the city’s planning process, we need your opinions on how the Federal funds should be spent. HUD and the City want to hear from you about what you believe the needs and strengths are in your communities, so that, together, we will develop plans that will best put these grant funds to use in your neighborhoods.

With so much need in the city, how will these funds be targeted?

Under the Consolidated Plan, Federal funds will be targeted to create more livable and healthy communities with more affordable housing and jobs, etc. Your comments will help us determine what’s most important to you and help us to create a plan that guides how we achieve those goals over the next five years.

City of Los Angeles Needs Pollworkers for the 2013 Municipal Elections

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City Clerk June Lagmay announced today that the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division is in need of approximately 3,000 additional pollworkers to staff polls for the 2013 Municipal Elections on March 5, 2013 and May 21, 2013.  The Election Division expects to place a total of 6,240 pollworkers to work these two elections and will place these pollworkers at polling locations in the jurisdiction of the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and/or the Los Angeles Community College District.

Pollworkers play an integral part in meeting voters’ needs by ensuring their neighbors have the opportunity to vote locally in their communities, an essential right and responsibility of American democracy.

Pollworkers earn stipends for each election day they work.  Inspectors receive a $100 stipend and are paid an additional $25 for attending a mandatory training class and another $50 for picking up and dropping off polling place supplies and voting equipment.  Clerks receive an $80 stipend and an additional $25 for attending a mandatory training class.

In order to serve as a pollworker, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen and registered voter who will be at least 18 years old on Election Day, and is able to speak, read, and write in English.

In addition to English-speaking pollworkers, the Election Division seeks bilingual pollworkers who speak English and one of nine non-English languages including Armenian, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Applicants may sign up by calling the Election Division’s Pollworker Recruitment Hotline toll free at (866) 899-VOTE (8683) or locally at (213) 978-0363.  An online pollworker application is also available on the Election Division’s website http://cityclerk.lacity.org/election/ in the “Pollworker Information” section.

The Office of the City Clerk – Election Division administers elections for the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Los Angeles Community College District.  The City’s Primary Nominating Election will be held March 5, 2013 and the General Municipal Election will be held May 21, 2013.  More information can be found on the Election Division’s website at: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/election/.

Paper or Plastic (or Reusable)? Weigh in on the L.A. Bag Debate

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The City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban the use of single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers within the City. A six-month grace period would be provided for large retailers and a one-year grace period would be provided for small retailers, which would include a public education component.

The City of Los Angeles has completed an Initial Study which indicates that the proposed project may result in significant impacts and therefore an Environmental Impact Report will be prepared.

The Notice of Preparation and Initial Study are available for public review from September 20, 2012 to October 19, 2012. If you would like to comment, please send your written comments so that they are received no later than October 19, 2012 to:

Daniel Hackney, Program Manager
Bureau of Sanitation,
1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90015

The City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation will hold meetings to receive public input on the proposed project and the Initial Study, as follows:

The Initial Study is available for review at the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation at 1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015, www.lacitysan.org under What’s New…, and at the following public libraries:

  • Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Van Nuys Branch Library, 6250 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401
  • West L. A. Regional Branch Library, 11360 Santa Monica Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • San Pedro Regional Branch Library, 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

Thank you for your participation.

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