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Innovation Fund

Do you have an idea that would make our City a better place?  A way the City could save money, or generate new revenue?  How about something that would save energy or save time?  The City of Los Angeles has created an Innovation Fund, and we want to hear from you.  The $1 million fund [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Innovation Fund

Palms NC 1st Annual Report

In June of 2016, the Palms community elected the 2016-2018 Palms Neighborhood Council to help make Palms a great community to live in. Below is our annual report – the first of its kind in the history of our neighborhood council – to let you know of our progress and what we have been working [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Palms NC 1st Annual Report

Student Produced Know Your Rights Films

LA Commons and CARECEN partnered to produce Know Your Rights films created by students.  The films were done by students to learn leadership concepts on a subject that was affecting their communities and are in Spanish and English.  Click here to view the films.    

By | September 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Student Produced Know Your Rights Films

GM’s Message 9.1.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well.  September is now officially Civic Engagement Month in honor of the work of the Neighborhood Councils and of all the City’s public engagement efforts!  City Council President Herb Wesson presented Board of Neighborhood Commissioner President Joy Atkinson and I with the proclamation after honoring the 2016 EmpowerLA Award winners [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Blog, GM Message|Comments Off on GM’s Message 9.1.17

Mayor’s Message

MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES REOPENING OF HISTORIC ANGELS FLIGHT RAILWAY Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that Angels Flight, the iconic Downtown Los Angeles railway, has reopened to the public after a three-year closure. The Mayor celebrated the opening alongside Councilmember José Huizar, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Angels Flight Railway Foundation, and the private [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Blog, City Hall|Comments Off on Mayor’s Message

Keep Your Pets Safe in Extreme Heat

HEAT ALERT:    Southern California's heat wave continues into next week with temperatures predicted to climb to 100 degrees or more in some areas. Remember when it is hot for you, it is even hotter for your four-legged friends. Dogs and cats do not sweat through their skin. They cool themselves by panting or rapid breathing, [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Keep Your Pets Safe in Extreme Heat

Rise of the Government Chatbot

A robot uprising has begun, except instead of overthrowing mankind so as to usher in a bleak yet efficient age of cold judgment and colder steel, this uprising is one of friendly robots (so far). Which is all an alarming way to say that many state, county and municipal governments across the country have begun [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Rise of the Government Chatbot

10 Tips on How to Identify a Phishing or Spoofing Email

Phishing attacks are more rampant than ever before, rising by more than 162 percent from 2010 to 2014. They cost organizations around the globe $4.5 billion every year and over half of internet users get at least one phishing email per day. The best defense companies have against phishing attacks is to block malicious emails before they reach customers [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 10 Tips on How to Identify a Phishing or Spoofing Email

GM’s Message 08.25.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well.  I’m super excited to share that our Neighborhood Council bridge display will open next Friday on September 1st, for the entire month.  Many thanks to those Neighborhood Councils who sent in their accomplishments and pictures so that we can share the Neighborhood Councils accomplishments.  Even more exciting is [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Blog, GM Message|Comments Off on GM’s Message 08.25.17

Mayor’s Message

“Creating more affordable housing is one of the most important things we can do for the future of Los Angeles. I proposed the Affordable Housing Linkage Fee because we need to get that done as quickly as possible. This policy is a critical piece of our comprehensive strategy to combat the housing crisis, and it [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Blog, City Hall|Comments Off on Mayor’s Message