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GM’s Message 8.29.14

I hope this newsletter finds you well. A big congratulations and thank you to Park Mesa Heights Community Council for their awesome Unity Fest event on Saturday in South Los Angeles! Nearly 1,000 people came by to get connected to their local government services and businesses at Van Ness Park while enjoying music and BBQ. I especially appreciate PMHCC’s President, Ted Thomas, and Treasurer, Kim

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2014 BSS August Street Talk

Councilman Cedillo Repairs Sidewalk On August 2nd under the leadership of Councilman Gilbert Cedillo of CD 1, BSS repaired a sidewalk in front of EL ARCA, an organization that was established in 1965 to provide essential services to the disabled population of Greater Los Angeles. The Councilman took time out of his busy schedule to apply the finishing touches to the sidewalk and take pictures with

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Administration Update 8.29.14

The Department has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ’s) on behalf of the Neighborhood Councils and the Department for Website Development, Website Maintenance and Website Training. RFQ’s are due to the Department by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 14, 2014 with an anticipated contract start date of January 1, 2015. Additionally, there is an optional pre-submittal meeting to be held on Wednesday

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Mayor’s Message

Green Pioneer: L.A.'s Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen Published in Town & Country Magazine by Mary Kaye Schilling Matt Petersen has been hired to make L.A. sustainable. Can he also get local philanthropists to dig a little deeper? Possibly the most challenging task Matt Petersen will have as Los Angeles’s first chief sustainability officer is to persuade the city’s residents to

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Special Public Meeting Held To Focus On New Wave Of DWP Billing Issues

Listen to the interview here. LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A City Councilman has called a special meeting Wednesday to address concerns that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s billing system is causing a new wave of problems. Councilmember Felipe Fuentes and other members of the Energy and Environment Committee were hearing from the Department of Water and Power’s departmental response

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WORK CONTINUES ON SUNSET STREETSCAPE PROJECT

ECHO PARK - The Sunset Boulevard Streetscape Improvement Project is underway in the 13th District with the Bureau of Street Services recently beginning work on sidewalks and curbs. The Streetscape project was announced by City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) in April This project will provide more than 120 new street trees, nine solar powered trash receptacles,

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Blumenfield Celebrates Completion and Opening of LA River Bikeway in the West Valley

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield was joined today by City officials and community members to cut the ribbon on the third and final phase of the LA River Bikeway in Winnetka, running along the southern portion of the Los Angeles River from Winnetka Ave. to Mason Ave. The first phase begins at Vanalden Ave. “The completion of the LA River Bikeway project is a milestone

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Los Angeles Council Seeks Sidewalk Repair Options

Los Angeles City Council members say they are determined to find ways to fix the city’s broken sidewalks, starting with a slate of reports on how to fund a cost-sharing repair program. The council voted unanimously Tuesday, with three abstentions, to have city departments conduct the studies, with the expectation that the reports will be presented to the council within weeks. Councilmen Joe Buscaino

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New Neighborhood Prosecutor – Mehrnoosh Zahiri

Concerned about your Neighborhood? Join City Attorney Mike Feuer to meet your newly appointed Wilshire Division Neighborhood Prosecutor Mehrnoosh Zahiri on Monday, September 15 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will take place at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Brown Auditorium, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Mehrnoosh Zahiri will represent the following areas as Neighborhood Prosecutor: United

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Wesson Announces $1 million for Leslie N. Shaw Park

City Council President Herb Wesson has announced funding of $1 million in improvements at the Leslie N. Shaw Park in the Jefferson Park community. The funding was provided by the state of California’s Housing Related Parks program (HRP). “This park has become an important asset in the Jefferson Park area,” said Wesson. “I am pleased that we were able to bring substantial new resources to invest

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