Save the date!
December 16th, 2017
Parade starts at 9am!
The East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project draft EIR is under a public review and comment period regarding Locally Preferred Alternatives until October 30, 2017...Read More
Standing for the Safety of Our Students and Their Families
Pacoima Neighborhood Council
?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 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.Read More
The Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Present:
Your Opinions And Your Ideas On Your Budget
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.Read More
?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]
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to decriminalize street vending — a move long sought by immigrant advocates who argued that sidewalk sellers should not face criminal charges that could place them at risk of being deported.Read More
On Wednesday, the LA City Council voted to require regular updates of the city’s community plans. As a result, the Department of City Planning will build a framework that accelerates updating the city’s 35 community plans to once every six years.Read More
The provisions of the new LAMC Section 85.02 became effective on Saturday, January 7, 2017 and shall expire on July 1, 2018, unless extended by ordinance. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has indicated enforcement will begin in early February.Read More
?The Los Angeles Office of Finance is reminding entrepreneurs, business owners, and individuals that conduct business activities within the City of Los Angeles that it’s time to submit their Business Tax Renewal Form.Read More
February is African American Heritage Month. This week, the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Garcetti kicked off of the month-long celebration to recognize and honor the vast contributions of African Americans to our communities, cities and country.Read More
The free L.A. City Skill for Alexa has been updated so Angelenos with an Amazon Echo, Amazon Dot, or any other Alexa-enabled device can “Ask L.A. City” about City Council, Council Committee, and featured events occurring within the City.Read More
?Community leaders representing 46 Neighborhood Councils met with General Managers Laura Trejo of the Aging Department and General Manager Jan Perry of the Workforce and Economic Development Department in LA’s first Neighborhood Council Purposeful Aging Liaison Town Hall.Read More
?The City of Los Angeles has launched an unprecedented sidewalk repair program, SAFE SIDEWALKS LA, which will invest $1.4 billion over 30 years to make sidewalks accessible to everyone. These repairs will improve neighborhood safety and boost the quality of life.Read More
Pacoima City Hall
13520 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
This week, the Los Angeles City Council, alongside dozens of Olympic athletes who call Los Angeles home, voted to approve the LA2024 bid for the Olympic and Para-Olympic Games.Read More
?The Los Angeles City Council just approved the purchase of 42 acres of property at the center of plans to revitalize the Los Angeles River. Known as the G2 parcel, the property is the final remnant of the 250-acre Taylor Yard owned by Union Pacific Railroad.Read More
The series of storms that culminated with Sunday’s record-setting rainfall caused millions of dollars in damage to the region.Read More
Controller Ron Galperin invites you to the Financial Planning for After-Holiday Stress workshop on January 25, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library.Read More
Join the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City’s Entrepreneur in Residence Jason Nazar, for one of the City’s largest Technology Job Fairs taking place on Thursday, January 26th from 11-8pm at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles.Read More
Zero Waste LA is a new public private partnership designed to address the 3-million tons of waste disposed annually by businesses, consumers and residents. This innovative franchise system establishes a waste and recycling collection program for all commercial, industrial, and large multifamily customers in the City of Los Angeles.Read More
During the day of Tuesday, 1/24/17, LAHSA is requesting the assistance of 4-5 mobile teams to cover large areas of SPA 2, specifically census tracts near Agua Dulce and the Foothill areas near Lake View Terrace.Read More
?Tax season is just around the corner. YPI and Computer & Communications Industry Association have partnered up once again to bring you a FREE Tax Preparation Assistance Event on Sunday, February 5, 2017.Read More
n November 23, 2016, the City adopted an ordinance repealing Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 85.02 in its entirety, in response to a U.S. Court of Appeals judgment and replaced it with a version that decriminalizes living in vehicles, while balancing the needs of all City residents, businesses and visitors for clean, healthy and safe public areas.Read More
The cost to settle suits such as police brutality, wrongful imprisonment, and disability act violations has LA in a precarious position.Read More
Violent crime across Los Angeles rose for a third straight year during 2016, but spikes in homicides, robberies and property crimes across the San Fernando Valley outpaced the city as a whole, according to LAPD crime statistics released this week.Read More
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announces the temporary extension of hours at most winter shelters. The following shelters will remain open for a 38 hour window from Sunday, January 8th at 5 p.m. until Tuesday, January 10th at 7 a.m. due to cold and wet weather conditions. On Tuesday, January 10th at 7 a.m. most shelters will resume normal hours.Read More
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is opening the application period for the Community Partnership Grant that will be awarded to our local non-profit organizations.Read More
?The 2017 Homeless Count is looking for volunteers for this year. Please see the information below.
Los Angeles County has the highest unsheltered homeless population in the nation, but we don’t have to accept homelessness as an insolvable problem. Together, we can help end this.
Los Angeles residents have several options for recycling their Christmas tree this year.Read More
The legendary Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima is looking safer thanks to a series of improvements city leaders are celebrating today.Read More
This week the Public Safety Committee approved a grant from the Innovation and Performance Commission for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) SOBER Unit pilot program.Read More
?The City Council voted 12-0 to curb the size of homes that can be built on small lots, as the ‘McMansion’ trend divides LA neighborhoods.
The City Council moved Wednesday to further limit the size of so-called “McMansions.”
?Today the L.A. City Council unanimously approved our game-changing Zero Waste L.A. program, which will implement a complete overhaul of commercial and multi-family waste collection and dramatically increase recycling throughout the city.Read More
A program initiated by a Councilmembers Huizar and Blumenfield motion to save energy by working with the City’s largest energy consumers to better track their usage and increase their efficiency is scheduled to be considered by the Los Angeles City Council next week.Read More
The holiday season is fast approaching. It’s an exciting time of year where you and your loved ones will be observing time-honored traditions.Read More
Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) released the following statement after being elected to the new Democratic Caucus Leadership position created for Members of Congress who have served five terms or less.Read More
Do you want to speak up about the proposal to hold the 2024 Olympics Opening Ceremony in the new Rams football stadium instead of the historic Coliseum?Read More
?In a move to ensure the quality of life in the nation’s second largest city, and to protect LA’s highly diverse communities and residents, the City Council recently approved the creation of an Ad Hoc Committee on Immigrant Affairs.Read More
?This week, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announced the opening of its 2016 Winter Shelter Program from now through March 1, 2017.Read More
The Los Angeles City Council set into motion today the initial stages of a $1.4 billion plan to repair a backlog of broken sidewalks that will allow the city to turn over the responsibility of future upkeep to property owners.Read More
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
5.00 pm- 7.00 pm
Brand Park Community Center
15121 Brand Boulevard
Mission Hills, CA 91345
Secretary of State Alex Padilla, State Senator Bob Hertzberg, Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra, and Councilwoman Nury Martinez Invite you to a Community Holiday CelebrationRead More
Councilmembers Joe Buscaino (CD 15) and Curren Price (CD 9) have put forward a new Street Vending Proposal.Read More
?A Los Angeles man fought the law and won, and now the city has to stop farming out its parking ticket appeals to a for-profit company.Read More
A court-appointed monitor has verified at least $67.5 million in refunds owed DWP customers in the aftermath of the overbilling scandal.Read More
This week has been difficult on a lot people. However, we cannot forget those who have protected us and have allowed us to engage in the civic process. We thank you, America’s service members, veterans, and military families, for all of your sacrifices, not just on Veterans Day, but every day.Read More
On November 8, there is much at stake for our country and our communities. We will be electing a new President, electing a new U.S. Senator for the first time in more than two decades, and casting votes for other federal and state offices.Read More
?This week, the City Council approved a motion to increase Neighborhood Council funding by an additional $5,000 each year.Read More
?The City of Los Angeles has recently embarked on a four year journey to update the General Plan. The General Plan is the constitution for future growth and development within the city. It is at the heart and foundation of the city’s long-range vision and serves as the basis for decisions that affect all aspects of our everyday lives – from where we live and work to how we move about and where we spend our time with friends and family.Read More
Senator Hertzberg will be hosting a Coffee at Pacoima City Hall for Veterans. We hope that service men and woman will join us for coffee and conversation. Please share with all the honorable veterans in the community.Read More
This week, the City Council unanimously approved a citywide plan to create jobs and make Los Angeles more business-friendly.
Just 15 months ago, Council President Herb Wesson appointed Councilmember Paul Krekorian chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Comprehensive Job Creation Plan (Jobs Committee) to present a strategy to stimulate economic and job growth throughout the city and overhaul the way LA serves the business community. The comprehensive Job Creation Plan that was presented to the Los Angeles City Council accomplishes that goal.
The Office of Congressman Tony Cárdenas invites you to the Annual Veterans Day Forum on November 11 from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Richard E. Byrd Middle School, 8501 Arleta Ave, Sun Valley, CA 91352. This event is free and will provide food, entertainment, and resources for the Veteran, friend, and family.Read More
Participate in one of LADWP’s 2016 Integrated Resources Plan workshops to help chart the course for the City’s power supply over the next 20 years.
Your input can help LADWP transform Los Angeles into a healthier, cleaner, more sustainable City.
Trump or Clinton? Legal marijuana? No more death penalty? Property tax increases? Homeless aid? There’s a lot at stake this election.
County election officials reminded residents Thursday that Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election.
The City Council is in the beginning stages of an open and public conversation about how best to regulate all aspects of the marijuana, or cannabis, industry within the City of Los Angeles.Read More
?The nonprofit Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA), in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles, invites Neighborhood Councils and city residents to learn about Cool Blocks LA, a free, five-month pilot program that helps neighborhoods become planet-friendly, disaster-resilient, and community-rich.Read More
?Our parks are important to our communities. This questionnaire is a great opportunity to let the City of Los Angeles know your thoughts about our parks. What is working? What needs improvement? What’s missing? What would you love to see more of in your community park?Read More
Sincere thanks to everyone who attended and supported the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair on Saturday, October 1, 2016. A very special Thank You to those Neighborhood Councils that hosted an Outreach table. We had a great turnout with about 3,000 attending.Read More
ou are invited to attend an Educational Symposium on providing alternatives in education for an underserved population. As we are all aware, not every student thrives in a traditional setting.Read More
?Is your passport about to expire? Are you a Veteran waiting on a VA claim? Or maybe you just want to pay a visit to some friendly dogs and cats.
Come by the mobile office today – Saturday, October 8 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Best Friends Animal Society, 15321 Brand Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345.
8. Lost Federal documents
?Saturday October 1, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Free admission • Free family EP kits* • Free parking
Free food* (all-beef hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggieburgers with fixings)
Everything is free at the Fair to encourage everyone to be disaster ready.
?This year’s Congress of Neighborhoods for the Neighborhood Councils (NCs) was up in attendance by the hundreds and consistent in quality as previous years.Read More
This month, the City Council voted to support a plan to simplify the process to allow for new neighborhood councils in smaller communities that are part of existing NCs. The old de-certification process was an unfair and overbearing process to people who serve as volunteers.Read More
Sat, October 8th, 10am – 1pm
Confused about what’s being built in your community (and what isn’t)? Learn how City Planning works!
?This week, the City Council voted to grant legal status to existing second dwelling units, i.e., granny flats, and impose greater restrictions on future units. To help understand the Council’s new ruling, here is a breakdown of how it will impact you.Read More
The City of Los Angeles is making it easy to start a business with the launch of its new online platform: Los Angeles Business Portal, a one-stop-shop that has all the information you need to get your business of the ground.Read More
The voice of the Dodgers, the voice of baseball, Vin Scully will call his final game at Dodgers stadium Sunday after 67 years in the booth.
It’s the endless and favorite debate of all sports fans: Who is the greatest of all time?
A proposal calling for a moratorium on building projects so big they require zoning or land-use exceptions, has qualified for the ballot.Read More
A proposal calling for a moratorium on building projects so big they require zoning or land-use exceptions, has qualified for the ballot.Read More
?Aside from a free digital subscription to the New York Times, the access and benefits an LA Public Library card can provide really does make it the best card in LA.Read More
?Marie Verdin was last seen around 12:00 am on 9/18/16 at her home in Pacoima, CA. She was wearing a v-neck t-shirt and sweat pants. She may also be wearing a green jacket and white Jordans or Vans. she does not have her phone with her. Marie has braces on her teeth.Read More
The City Council recently voted to revamp how the city collects fees from developers to increase funding for parks and recreation spaces throughout LA under the state’s Quimby Act.Read More
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a resolution to support Measure M, the half-cent sales tax measure on the Nov. 8 ballot that, if approved, will raise $860 million a year countywide to revolutionize LA’s transportation network and add 465,690 new jobs across the region.Read More
Come join us Saturday, October 1 at Fire Station 87 in Granada Hills.
Thank you to Mark Hovater for this video.
Parents and families are invited to an upcoming education town hall October 22, 2016. This town hall will be an opportunity for the non-profit Great Public Schools Now to learn from each other and talk about the educational needs unique to our neighborhood.Read More
?City Council President Herb Wesson announced today he will serve as caretaker of a San Fernando Valley district that was left unrepresented by the departure of Councilman Felipe Fuentes.Read More
?Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson said Thursday that he has selected himself to temporarily manage the San Fernando Valley district represented until recently by Felipe Fuentes.
Wesson, whose own district stretches from Koreatown to South Los Angeles, will oversee services in the northeast Valley for the next six to eight months, depending on when the contest to replace Fuentes is decided.
?The program to provide a free year at Los Angeles Community College District was inspired by calls made under America’s College Promise.
Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom joined Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles education officials Wednesday to launch a program that will provide a year of free community college tuition to Los Angeles Unified School District graduates.
LA County Online High School – Homeless Student Outreach LuncheonRead More
The Los Angeles City Council Homelessness and Poverty Committee (H&P) Chair Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Vice-Chair Councilmember José Huizar, announced this week the appointment of Meg Barclay as the City’s Homelessness Coordinator.Read More
?For all of you who have been Saving the Drop, Mayor Garcetti will be launching the Drop Defenders online competition inviting Angelenos to showcase how they have saved water. One winner from each City Council district will be selected. They will be accepting entries starting on September 15th. For more information, click here.Read More
?The Los Angeles City Council confirmed by a unanimous vote (13-0), the appointment of David H. Wright as General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipally-owned water and electric utility in the nation. Wright had been nominated by Mayor Eric Garcetti and approved by the Board of Water and Power Commissioners in August, pending City Council confirmation.Read More
Questions are being raised about who will govern the northeast San Fernando Valley when Los Angeles City Councilman Felipe Fuentes leaves office next week.Read More
?US Representative Tony Cárdenas Invites you to the 2016 Job Fair.
This week, the City Council voted to transfer nearly $2 million to the Bureau of Sanitation to help make our streets and communities safer and cleaner for all people. The City Council initially approved the funds as part of the city’s budget process, led by Councilmember Krekorian, chair of the Budget and Finance Committee.Read More
Clean Streets LA is a city-wide effort to clean our neighborhoods.The Departments of Public Works and Neighborhood Empowerment will distribute awards totaling $25,000 for proposals to improve ....Read More
This summer, the LA Housing and Community Investment Department launched a new program to help educate Angelenos on renters’ rights under the city’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO).Read More
This week, hundreds of thousands of students in Los Angeles went back to school. As students get back to learning, the LAPD, the LA Unified School District and city officials remind parents, families and students to be safe and smart while making their way to school.Read More
?The City of Los Angeles recently launched SaveEnergy LA, a campaign encouraging Angelenos to make small changes in their lives to reduce the amount of power they use every day. Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off the campaign by turning off the lights at dozens of buildings, including City Hall.Read More
Customer Service Centers (CSC) are open for business the Second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Customer Service Saturday. You can expect assistance from staff who are able to take payments, process service order requests, answer and resolve billing questions.Read More
You are cordially invited to “Beyond Neighborhood Councils – How to Run for Higher Office, Get Appointed to a City Commission, or Find a Job with the City”. Featured speakers include Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, Board of Public Works Commissioner Joel Jacinto, and Personnel Department representatives.Read More
LADOT Transit is conducting public hearings for the proposed changes to DASH, Commuter Express, and Cityride services as well as its Title VI Disparate Impact and Disproportionate Burden Policies. Attend a public hearing near you:Read More
Budget Day 2016
Saturday July 30, 2016
07:30AM Registration and Breakfast
08:30AM Plenary Session – Keynote Speaker Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson
10:45AM Breakout Sessions by Region and Budget Advocate Elections
12:30PM New Budget Advocates Convene
Los Angeles City Hall
John Ferraro Council Chambers
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
?Wendy Greuel was named chair of the Los Angeles city and county agency commission that oversees homeless services, it was announced Wednesday.Read More
Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Mónica Ratliff (Board District 6) is seeking qualified applicants for appointments to the following positions for the rest of the 2016-2017 school year:
With temperatures expected to increase to triple digits in Los Angeles beginning Thursday, July 21 through the weekend, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) urges customers to reduce their energy use where possible while not putting their health or the health of their pets at risk.Read More
With the city gripped by a dangerous heat wave, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday ordered that the San Fernando Valley’s seven cooling centers extend their hours over the weekend.Read More
The results are in for the 2016 Neighborhood Council Elections! 25,571 voters voted for 1,839 candidates in 82 elections and 8 selections this year. The oldest candidate was 93 years old; the youngest just 14.Read More
You’re invited to join the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) on Saturday, July 9, for an Open Space circle (aka an “unconference”) where YOU propose topics for discussion, and then convene or join topic sessions you care most about.Read More
Going to a professional fireworks show is truly the safest way to celebrate the 4th of July.
Below is a listing of fireworks shows in the Los Angeles area for 2016. This list is provided by the the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the Children’s Burn Foundation, and they will continue to add shows over the next several days, so please visit http://www.safejuly4th.org/fwshows.htm, for any possible updates.
?July 4th Fireworks Expected to Fill Shelters with Scared/Lost Pets
LA Animal Services is gearing up for our busiest time of the year and we need YOUR help to create life-saving space in our City shelters.
?Over the last 25 years, Metro’s growth in LA County has transformed mobility and connectivity across the region. As the nation’s third largest transit agency, the organization is governed by a 14-member Board of Directors and led by Metro CEO Phil Washington, who oversees 9,892 full-time employees.Read More
?The $120 billion plan for LA County transportation improvements over the next 50 years provides no guarantees for state’s largest CSU campus
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, issued a call today to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan (Metro) Board to consider amending its expenditure plan for a proposed sales tax measure scheduled to be placed on the November ballot and include specific projects benefiting
?Southern California is in for a heat wave this weekend, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees or more over the next few days.Read More
?FREE DISPOSAL KITS
Kits for Personal Disposal, Do Not Bring Medication
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
10:00AM TO 2:00PM
?Do you have questions about the June 7 primary? Not sure where your polling place is or what’s on the ballot? We’ve got you covered.Read More
This month’s Emergency Management Department (EMD) bulletin focuses on neighborhood disaster planning and the 5 Steps program, the City of Los Angeles official neighborhood disaster planning tool.Read More
A community meeting regarding upcoming LADWP, LA Sanitation and LA County water enhancement projects coming to the area.Read More
As the City of Los Angeles prepares for the largest anti-poverty program in the city’s history, please see the infographic below regarding helpful facts for both employers and employees regarding the new Minimum Wage set to effect July 1, 2016.Read More
As you look for ways to make a difference in your communities on the issues you care about most, we want you to be aware of the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program.Read More
Today Bill Clinton will be have a rally for his wife Hilary at the corner of Bradley Ave./Van Nuys Bl. in Pacoima. The event starts at 12 pm.Read More
The 1994 election made California history. The first openly gay person was elected to the California legislature. That person was Sheila Kuehl, now LA County Supervisor for the Third District which stretches from the ocean cities of Malibu, Santa Monica and Venice east to Los Feliz and through the whole San Fernando Valley to Pacoima and San Fernando.Read More
Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell
invites you to the
3rd Annual Los Angeles River Day
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
9:00am – 12:00pm
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.
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.Read More
?Please join us on Saturday, June 11, 2016 for Pacoima Neighborhood Pride Day. From 8am-Noon, Neighborhood Housing Services will be painting, cleaning the community and doing light landscaping on Mercer Street between Telfair Avenue and El Dorado Avenue in Pacoima.Read More
The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, the Valley Field Teams will host “Office Hours” Friday May 20, 2016.Read More
Below you will find the City Attorney Neighborhood Laws to keep up our neighborhood clean and safe. These are laws for different issues in the neighborhood.Read More
?Los Angeles Unified School District officials threw their support behind Obama administration guidance released today that spells out the responsibilities of schools to prevent discrimination against transgender students.Read More
On Wednesday, May 11 (practically the eve of one of the largest planned climate change marches in Los Angeles history), the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion to establish the City’s official target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050Read More
?Free 2016 California-Friendly Landscape Training for LADWP CustomersRead More
LADWP Will Host Customer Service Saturday at Four Regional Customer Service Centers on May 14, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Read More
The Los Angeles City Council proclaimed Friday as Ritchie Valens Day to mark the 75th anniversary of the birth of the late rock ‘n’ roll pioneer responsible for such hits as “La Bamba” and “Donna” in a recording career cut short after eight months.Read More
Two years ago, I stood with my City Council colleagues and local business owners in the charred ashes of a massive fire that brought down the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission’s warehouse and emergency homeless shelter in North Hollywood. We were saddened by the loss, but undaunted by the task ahead of us. That day, we asked everyone in the San Fernando Valley and beyond to join us in a campaign to rescue the Rescue Mission.Read More
WHAT: Performing and visual arts programs offered at more than 25 schools in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Local District Northeast will be showcased during its Northeast Arts Celebration.Read More
Are you registered to vote? Are you familiar with how to register and vote in this year’s Presidential and Local Elections? If not, this event is for you.Read More
?On May 7, the Los Angeles Police Department will host its annual citywide gun buyback initiative to remove dangerous firearms from our streets in an effort to curb gun violence.Read More
?In true LA fashion, the city’s web portal just got a facelift. The new design, which features easy-access to city services like 3-1-1, the city’s jobs portal, tourism information, news and updates, and more, was unveiled earlier this week.Read More
The Governor also signed a bill which groups vaping into the same category— and thus restrictions— as traditional tobacco products.Read More
To help out the unfortunate drivers who’ve gotten tickets, LA Superior Court has added five new traffic ticket payment machines at courthouse locations throughout the county, so that if someone has to pay a ticket, they can at least avoid having to physically go into a courthouse to do it.Read More
?Los Angeles animal shelters’ save rates have reached unprecedented levels, but hundreds of animals have already been put down this year.Read More
Mayor Eric Garcetti, artist Shepard Fairey, City Librarian John F. Szabo and L.A. Cultural Affairs General Manager Danielle Brazell were joined by students from the Downtown Magnets High School for the unveiling of L.A.’s first limited-edition, artist-designed library card today at the Central Library. The card launch concludes the library’s celebration of National Library Week.Read More
The Mayor’s proposed City Budget has been released and will be reviewed by the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee during intensive hearings that begin on Wednesday, April 27th at 9 a.m. in the City Council chambers in City Hall.Read More
?The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 to make permanent a temporary ban on the pet store sale of commercially bred cats, dogs and rabbits.Read More
?LA Residents who may be uninsured or under-insured can get the medical help they need – even surgery – next week. (April 27-29)
Free medical and dental services will be available next week at the Los Angeles Convention Center for uninsured and under-insured residents.
Los Angeles continues to earn its reputation for smog, but air pollution dropped to the lowest level in 17 years of monitoring.
The Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area continues to have the worst ozone pollution in the nation, but the area has seen marked improvement in short-term and annual particle pollution, showing its best readings in 17 years, according to a report released today by the American Lung Association.
Re:code L.A. is holding a forum in Northridge Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm to talk with the community about the city’s $5 million, five-year effort to update its outdated zoning code.
I know. That announcement did not set you on fire. Believe me, I get it.
Neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood, and the Westside will feel the biggest impact from Los Angeles’ new law requiring the retrofitting of wood-frame apartment buildings to better withstand a major earthquake, according to a Times data analysis.Read More
Today, I will be giving my third State of the City Address as your Mayor.Read More
Thank you to our Pacoima stakeholders who came out and supported us by voting last week! We are proud to serve you. Here are the Official Pacoima Neighborhood Council Election Results:Read More
LA Sanitation is offering free bulky item drop off events to help keep Los Angeles clean.
April 16, May 28, June 18
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Barry Wise trundled up to the back door of his shop, turned a key in the lock, and stepped into the Pacoima drugstore he’d owned and operated for nearly 50 years.Read More
Barry Wise trundled up to the back door of his shop, turned a key in the lock, and stepped into the Pacoima drugstore he’d owned and operated for nearly 50 years.Read More
The Los Angeles Passport Agency will be holding a Passport Day on Saturday, April 9 from 7:30am to 11:30am. No appointments are necessary, so walk-ins are welcome! Although they normally only accept expedited applications at their counter, on Passport Day they will be accepting both routine and expedited applications. Please note that their standard fees, such as the passport fees and expedite fee (if a customer opts for expedited service on that day) still apply on Passport Day.Read More
This week, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, the California Independent System Operator, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and Southern California Gas Company released the Aliso Canyon Risk Assessment Reportregarding the reliability of the power grid for summer 2016.Read More
The Los Angeles Emergency Management Department is evaluating community disaster readiness in the City of Los Angeles utilizing a tool called the Los Angeles Household Resiliency Survey.Read More
Metrolink’s new mobile app lets riders purchase tickets on the go through smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The app is now available for all Metrolink trips, including trips connecting to Los Angeles Union Station.Read More
Metro is hosting public meetings across LA County to share details of a proposed measure for the November 2016 ballot that aims to raise as much as $120 billion for new highway, bus and rail projects in LA County.Read More
Los Angeles has unveiled a database cataloging the neighborhoods with the biggest trash problem.
The City unveiled an online database today that grades the cleanliness of streets and alleys across Los Angeles as part of an effort by sanitation and elected officials to determine which areas need the most cleaning.
Los Angeles Animal Services wants your valuable input and feedback on how we can do even more for animals and people in the City of Los Angeles. You can help shape the future goals and priorities for your Animal Services Department. Come to a Strategic Planning Community Meeting where you’ll be able to share your thoughts and ideas!Read More
This a decisive moment. For the first time in my memory, both the Mayor and the President of the City Council have reached out to include ALL Neighborhood Councils in a critical city decision.Read More
ID can be a driver’s license, other forms of ID card, If your ID does not have a Pacoima address on it, bring your ID along with written verification with Pacoima address on it, such as: house bill, child’s report card, something with your Pacoima address on it. Must be 16 years of age or older to vote. Immigration status does not matter; all are welcome to vote.
The woman who explained earthquakes to Southern Californians for 33 years is retiring from the U.S. Geological Survey.
If you ever read an article about earthquakes in Southern California, chances are you’re familiar with seismologist Lucy Jones.
The woman who explained earthquakes to Southern Californians for 33 years is retiring from the U.S. Geological Survey.
If you ever read an article about earthquakes in Southern California, chances are you’re familiar with seismologist Lucy Jones.
Assemblywoman Patty López invites you to participate in a workshop on the Water Crisis in California
Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Metro released the details of a proposed measure for the November 2016 ballot that aims to raise as much as $120 billion for new highway and transit projects in LA County. The spending plan includes improvements to existing infrastructure and programs to facilitate active transportation, including bicycling and walking paths to be built over the next four decades.Read More
April 16, 23, 30
Fifteen sites, three days, one River
This April come down to the River for Friends of the Los Angeles River’s 27th annual Great LA River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza!
The LADOT Parking Violations Bureau (PVB) wants to remind the public of a fast, easy and intuitive means of accessing their parking violation information along with the ability to set up notifications, and access other parking related web services.Read More
Keep LA Beautiful (an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful) has secured 1,000 syrup barrels and rain barrel conversion kits from Coca-Cola to repurpose and distribute for the residential use of rain harvesting for landscape irrigation.Read More
Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) is a free program designed by the Washington Emergency Management Department and implemented locally by the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region to improve readiness at the neighborhood level.Read More
The LA County Department of Public Health has presented these answers to frequently asked questions about the Zika Virus Disease.Read More
Once again, LAUP and El Proyecto del Barrio are proud to be a part of this great community and looking forward to a prosperous growing relationship. In an effort to maximize our time and resources, our Evaluator, Donna Escalante has put together a brief survey in Spanish and English with the five potential locations for the Community Resource Fair.Read More
The new LADBS website features an intuitive modern design with an emphasis on ease of use for all our visitors.Read More
The following candidates have been certified and will be on the ballot for our April 2 Election.Read More
L.A. Unified, Local District Northeast (NE) and Local District Northwest (NW)Read More
South Coast Air Quality Management Division sponsors an annual Leaf Blower Exchange Program that helps clean the air through the exchange of backpack leaf blowers.Read More
The City Council unanimously voted to approve a motion introduced by Councilmembers Krekorian and Nury Martinez to explore offering LA City employees four weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child.Read More
Metro is set to roll out a new pilot program for paid parking at nine stations and lots across the agency’s transit lines. The Metro Board of Directors is expected to vote on the proposal in March.Read More
?The 2nd Valley Transportation Summit is being held at CSUN on March 3rd will be an opportunity to continue the dialogue concerning transportation-related challenges and opportunities facing the San Fernando Valley.Read More
CityWatch, the online news portal, has launched a Neighborhood Council page in partnership with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment a.k.a. EmpowerLA to support the 2016 Neighborhood Council election outreach.Read More
Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) is currently accepting applications for Summer Night Lights (SNL) program Site Coordinators. GRYD’s mission is to strengthen youth/young adult, family and community resilience to the influence of gangs by fostering public/private collaboration and supporting community-based prevention and intervention services.Read More
The Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance is pleased to partner with LADWP, SELVA International, and Surfrider Foundation to offer FREE “Lawn Be Gone” Hands On Workshops (HOWs) on February 27 and March 5.Read More
The Valley Disaster Preparedness Team, in conjunction with the Southern California Preparedness Foundation, is already planning the next Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, which will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Fire Station 87 in Granada Hills.Read More
Saturday, March 12, 2016 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fernangeles Recreation Center
8851 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
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This week, Councilmember Englander submitted a resolution to the Los Angeles City Council calling for the California Public Utilities Commission to investigate the unusual rate increases experienced by SoCal Gas customers this month across Los Angeles County.Read More
All high school students who reside in California’s 29th Congressional district are invited to participate in our annual 2016 Congressional Art Competition.
Initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the event is a nationwide annual art competition that allowed high school students from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability.
Pacoima Neighborhood Council Board Election Update
The deadline to register as a candidate has been extended!
This is your last chance to register as a candidate for your Neighborhood Council elections. The North East Valley is the first Region in the City of Los Angeles to hold their 2016 Neighborhood Council elections. Help us get the word out and encourage worthy candidates!Read More
Find out how you can qualify for Free Cal Grant Money to attend college.
Learn about the Middle Class Scholarship Program.
?Come join us at the Los Angeles Fire Department Career Expo on January 30th from Saturday, noon to 4pm at LAFD Drill Tower 81, 14355 Arminta Street, Panorama City, CA 91402Read More
Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Xerox for the launch of Go LA, a transportation app that provides detailed information on every available mode of getting around the Los Angeles region.Read More
Volunteers: Have you been told that you are a good listener? Are you usually the one to comfort your friends and family in difficult times? Do you want make a difference in someone’s life? The Mayor’s Crisis Response Team is looking for kind and compassionate Angelenos to join our team.Read More
El Niño is a warming of the Pacific Ocean near the equator caused by a weakening of the trade winds that normally push sun-warmed waters to the west. When ocean temperatures are warmer or cooler than normal, they can affect weather around the world. In the United States, El Niño often changes typical weather patterns and could bring drier conditions to some areas and intense rainfall amounts to others.Read More
Candidate Filing is now open for Arleta, Foothill Trails District, Mission Hills, North Hills East, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sun Valley Area, Sunland-Tujunga, and Sylmar Neighborhood Councils.Read More
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates have created a Service Report Card for citizens of Los Angeles to rate their local City Services. Every community is different and every community has their own set of problem areas.Read More
Below is a link to the Charter-mandated evaluation of DWP that’s done every five years. Navigant is the consultant that performed the work. It’s almost 600 pages so we’ve included the 10-page Executive Summary…..and in case you haven’t already seen it there’s also a link to yesterday’s Daily News story about the survey.Read More
The City’s Implementation Plan for the Clean Streets Citywide Program (Council File: 15-0600-S78) aims to provide a comprehensive program to improve Angelenos’ quality of life by cleaning up our streets.Read More
Why do neighborhood councils matter and why should you run for a board seat on your NC? At their best, and some excel at this, they serve as local political organizations that are empowered to monitor the critical issues in their communities such as land use and development, transportation and parking, and public safety.Read More
Earlier this year Mayor Eric Garcetti launched several Executive Directives, one of which was the first ever Sustainable City pLAn. Sustainability is about more than combating climate change and reducing pollution: it encompasses economic development, social development, and environmental protection.Read More
?In preparation for the holidays, L.A. Sanitation is asking people not to pour fats, oils, and grease down the drain. This can be damaging not only to pipes in the home, but also to outside sewer lines.
LA Sanitation is now accepting household fryer oil for recycling at our S.A.F.E. Centers. The oil will be recycled for fuel and energy.
?This week, a public hyperlink was established on the City’s website directing users to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services’ website to provide information on adoption opportunities.Read More
?Looking for affordable housing? There is a new resource available from the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA).Read More
Each year, LA Sanitation (LASAN) prepares itself and Los Angeles residents and businesses for the rainy season. This year, we are anticipating El Niño, which will likely cause higher-intensity storms and potential flooding.Read More
Los Angeles lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to pass a new law requiring Angelenos to lock up or disable their handguns at home if they aren’t close at hand.
In an impassioned speech before the vote, City Councilman Paul Krekorian argued that the new rules would help prevent deadly accidents and youth suicides by stopping the guns from falling into the hands of curious children or despondent teenagers. Krekorian said more preschoolers are killed with guns annually than police officers.
Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the first steps of a comprehensive strategy to address the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, an effort that would invest at least $100 million annually in City funding to help house tens of thousands of homeless individuals.Read More
The LAPD is alerting the public about a recent rash of phone scams that seek ransom for taking family members hostage.
According to the police, the victims are contacted by a suspect who states they are holding a family member hostage.
There has been a significant increase of copper wire thefts targeting the city’s street lighting system in various neighborhoods, causing street lights to go dark for a period of time.Read More
The City of Los Angeles is conducting a survey to gather community input with respect to vending on City sidewalks and in City parks. The Los Angeles Municipal Code prohibits vending on sidewalks and is considered a misdemeanor and vending in City parks is only allowed with a permit.Read More
The first LA police officers will begin wearing body cameras on Monday as city leaders look for funding to outfit all cops with them.Read More
?With temperatures expected to exceed 100 degrees in the San Fernando Valley today, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) urges customers to conserve energy use where possible, while not jeopardizing their health and safety.Read More
?More than 200 people die on LA streets each year, and most of those deaths happen on just six percent of streets.Read More
In 2005, Youth Speak Collective founders David Kietzman and Whitney Kasserman saw an urgent need for educational resources and activities for youth living in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Compelled to help fill the void, David and Whitney developed an eight-week seminar in which students explored community needs, grassroots organizing, grant writing skills to bring new resources into the community and planning to improve the health of their community.Read More
It was hailed as a modern makeover of an aging, inefficient way to bill customers. Instead, the new system at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power became a nightmare, spewing out thousands of faulty bills, some wildly inflated.Read More
People around the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood Hills, Studio City and Mount Olympus are smelling smoke and calling 911 thinking there is a wildfire near them, says the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Brian Humphrey.Read More
?Temperatures across California will be blazing hot in the days ahead. We have your heat wave safety checklist to keep your loved ones safe.Read More
?Los Angeles City Councilmember Felipe Fuentes, 7th District, and officials of LA Sanitation (LASAN) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) broke ground today on the Laurel Canyon Boulevard Green Street Project in Pacoima.Read More
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has proposed a 5-year water and power rate action that provides funding to accelerate the replacement of aging infrastructure, better protect against drought conditions, and meet water and power supply mandates while improving customer service.Read More
?Six Southland counties were named disaster areas following damaging floods.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom today declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles and five other California counties because of damage from last weekend’s rainstorms.
Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that Los Angeles has met and surpassed his first benchmark goal of 10 percent water reduction by July 1, 2015. The City has rallied in response to the historic drought and has achieved a significant milestone in Mayor Garcetti’s water reduction plan as outlined by his Executive Directive No. 5 and in L.A.’s first-ever Sustainable City pLAn.Read More
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced today it will stop accepting rebate applications this week.
With demand soaring due to the ongoing drought, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced today it will stop accepting rebate applications this week from people who rip out turf lawns in favor of low-water-use landscaping.
7-Eleven has partnered with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks to host 7-11 Day: All Youth Swim FREE.Read More
The next English Community Police Academy will begin on July 9th, and finish with graduation on August 27th. It’s on Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.Read More
?TOPIC: Resolution for the California High Speed Rail Authority to remove the proposed route SR14 from possible proposed routes in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.Read More
Mayor Eric Garcetti released a long-range plan multibillion dollar plan, including bikesharing and solar panels, to get Los Angeles green.
Mayor Eric Garcetti released a long-range plan today that lays out his goals for making the city more economically and environmentally sustainable, including adding electric car charging outlets and bikeshare stations around the city and installing more solar panels on local rooftops and lots.
For the first time in the history of Los Angeles, the City has made a commitment this week to establishing a sustainable, fair, long-term sidewalk repair policy by settling the Willits class action lawsuit. The City will invest $31 million per year for the next 30 years to fix our broken sidewalks!Read More
Pacoima Neighborhood Council invites all community members to take part in this community beautification event in the city of Pacoima.Read More
?LA partners with PulsePoint to empower residents to help save lives.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and the fire chief unveiled a smartphone app Wednesday that alerts people with CPR training if someone in a nearby public area is suffering from cardiac arrest and needs their help.
Pacoima Neighborhood Council would like thank you for taking the time to participate in this survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather the opinion of the Pacoima community about the High–Speed Rail.Read More
Like many Californians, I am excited when I imagine a 21st-century high-speed train racing from San Francisco to San Diego. It is incredible to consider that we Angelenos could comfortably ride a luxury train from Los Angeles to San Francisco in under three hours.Read More
?Are you or your loved ones looking for a new place to hang out in Pacoima? Look no further.Read More
The Pacoima Neighborhood Council held a public meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to discuss the SR 14, one high-speed rail route currently proposed to travel above ground through Sun Valley, Pacoima, the City of San Fernando, Sylmar and through the foothills.Read More
As the City’s imported water supply becomes more critical, so does the need to expand our local, sustainable water resources, including water recycling. Water recycling offers a reliable, economically feasible and environmentally sensitive way to augment the city’s water supplies.Read More
?Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), and the U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that the first annual National Aerospace Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Exposition will be held in Los Angeles. This is the first stand-alone FDI event in the United States co-sponsored by the Commerce Department that will focus on a single industry: aerospace manufacturing.Read More
The Pacoima Neighborhood Council announced its opposition to the controversial bullet train route that may cut through Pacoima at its monthly meeting at the Pacoima Community Center. The president alongside the neighborhood council addressed a full room at Wednesday’s meeting, which was attended by Councilmember Felipe Fuentes, the mayor of San Fernando, representatives from Assemblymember Patty Lopez’s office and the High Speed Rail Authority, and residents from Pacoima and nearby communities.Read More
LOS ANGELES — For a limited time, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is offering a $10 bill credit for new paperless billing customers. Customers who currently receive printed LADWP bills, and who sign up for paperless billing through ladwp.com, will receive a $10 credit on their next bill.Read More
Morris Pichon, a 73-year-old Pacoima resident, is a former Navy photographer. And he’s still using his camera.
When Pichon spots an abandoned mattress or a car illegally selling goods on the side of the road, he takes a photo.
Discovery Cube Los Angeles is officially open in the Hansen Dam Recreation Area in Council District Seven. The 71,000 square foot, hands-on museum allows kids of all ages to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through fun exhibits, displays, programs, and learning spaces.Read More
Patty Lopez, a mostly unknown candidate from San Fernando, has defeated incumbent Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), according to the official election results released Monday.Read More
As California continues to weather through the drought, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Water Conservation Response Unit (WCRU) is stepping up public education and enforcement of the water conservation ordinance with three additional staff members and specially marked vehicles.Read More
Los Angeles: Today, Los Angeles Police Commission President Steve Soboroff stated the following:Read More
?The Pacoima Neighborhood Council sponsored a Back to School Backpack Giveaway event on Saturday, August 9, 2014. This Backpack Giveaway will serve the students of Haddon Elementary, Shape Elementary, and Telfair Elementary.Read More
Over 80% of the LADWP’s water is imported. In response to diminishing supplies due to environmental issues in the delta and local droughts, the City of Los Angeles has adopted several water conserving ordinances.Read More
People are losing thousands of dollars in a phone scam involving GreenDot MoneyPak.
How the scam works:
These crimes are usually perpetrated via telephone. Scammers represent themselves as bill collectors for utilities (predominantly DWP, but also as collectors for the IRS, citations, etc.) and request that the victim
The Blvd Bike and Skate Shop recently opened its doors in the Pacoima Business District (PBD). The family owned business hand-picked Pacoima and we’re so glad they did. The shop is helping the PBD move forward because small businesses are the economic drivers of any community. Check out The Blvd Bike and Skate Shop video.Read More
Summer Night Lights means community to Pacoima. It brings families together to bond, to participate in activities and get to know their neighbors.Read More
Single Use Carryout Bag Ordinance – L.A.M.C. 182604 (LAMC section 195.01, et. Seq)Read More
On two occasions, the suspect sexually assaulted two female victims in the vicinity of Glenoaks Blvd and Osborne Place. The suspect approached his victims on foot. Both incidents occurred between 10:00 and 11:00 pm.Read More
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.Read More
Chief Charlie Beck has submitted a request to be considered for second five-year term. The Los Angeles Police Commission now has the responsibility to respond to that request, either positively or negatively, by August 20, 2014.Read More
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.
Persistent phone scammers are deceiving LADWP customers into paying non-existent water and power bills with threats of immediate service shut off. Don’t fall victim to phone scammers posing as LADWP “collection” personnel.Read More
?Yesterday’s 4.4 temblor reminded us all that we live in an earthquake zone. And while a lot of us have emergency water and supplies on-hand, being prepared for a disaster means more than that – it means being financially ready.Read More
OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
?Just before 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, a fire destroyed the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission ‘s emergency shelter, vehicle fleet, clothing warehouse and food pantry. It took more than 130 brave Los Angeles City firefighters to get the fire under control. Thankfully, there were no injuries, however, the damage is devastating to the Mission and the equipment it uses to serve our San Fernando Valley.Read More
Creative Open Space L.A. – Arleta/Pacoima is spearheaded by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and is part of a collaborative endeavor with a number of non-profit and community organizations to help increase the health and livability of communities across the city.Read More
The City of Los Angeles Water Conservation Ordinance places certain restrictions on outdoor watering. According to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, prohibited uses of water include:Read More
The southbound I-5 Tuxford Street long-term on-ramp closure re-opened to traffic this Tuesday morning, January 28, 2014. The contractor, Security Paving, finished stripping the on-ramp last night.Read More
Communities can transform underused areas of L.A.’s largest public asset—our 7,500 miles of city streets—into vibrant and accessible public space with People St, a program of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT).Read More
On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, LA’s City Council voted unanimously to approve CF 12-1682, changing the name and definition of the Factual Basis Stakeholder to Community Interest Stakeholder, defined as those who have a “substantial and ongoing participation within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries.”Read More
The Candidate Filing Period is December 23, 2013 through January 22, 2014.Read More
Thank you all for your participation and support this past Saturday!
It was an amazing event, the community came together to welcome our new Mayor.
On September 2, 2013, the LADWP completed the replacement of its 39-year old Customer Information System (CIS) after over three years of planning and development.Read More
Congratulations to our community partner, Narcanon, for the publishing this work of art created by local youth! Check out this video about their new drug education coloring book.Read More
Dear community members/stakeholders,
Mayor Eric Garcetti will be walking and knocking on doors, in PACOIMA.
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.Read More
When your friends arrive at LAX, the “Welcome to L.A.” photos at the airport are their first impression of our city. With your help, we’ll identify the most exciting places to feature in those photos. I want to showcase the real L.A. — your L.A.Read More
A new Mayor, a new City Attorney, a new City Controller, and six new Councilmembers join two incumbent Councilmembers in guiding the largest city in the most populated state in the most powerful country in the world and they need your feedback.Read More
UPCOMING FULL FREEWAY CLOSURES
Starting June 24 through June 26, crews will continue demolishing the portion of the old I-5/SR-170 connector that sits partially over southbound I-5. For the safety of motorists, this work will require three night closures of southbound I-5 between Osborne Street and Sheldon Street, as well as night closures of southbound I-5 on-ramps at Terra Bella Street and Osborne Street.
EmpowerLA Yearbooks are being delivered to Neighborhood Council Boards, neighborhood partners, City Departments, and elected officials.Read More
In the last few months there have been a few instances of individuals approaching small business customers with LADWP’s CLEO application, asking for cash up front to perform lighting retrofit work, and then never returning to perform the installations that were promised.Read More
It’s official: Eric Garcetti has won the race for Los Angeles mayor over Wendy Greuel, who conceded this morning.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Garcetti earned 54 percent of the votes and Greuel had 46 percent, ABC News reports.
The 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.Read More
L.A. full of roads to ruin for cars
The city gives its road network an average grade of C. But a Times analysis finds wide disparities, and they’re not driven by wealth or political power.
Eligible residents must register to vote by Monday, May 6, 2013 in order to be able to vote in the May 21, 2013 City of Los Angeles General Municipal and Special Elections.Read More
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined with the US Geological Survey and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Approval Authority members to announce $5 million in federal funds for the region’s Earthquake Early Warning System.Read More
In a city the size of Los Angeles, one of the fastest routes to City Hall is the internet. In the time it takes to find your car keys, you can be online and communicating with the Mayor and the City Council.Read More
The candidates are out there, stumping for votes, inundating inboxes, taking to Twitter and Facebook to spread their messages.
No, we’re not talking about a certain upcoming mayoral election—although, like that contest, the outcome of this one could have ramifications for the future of Los Angeles.
?Click here for the questions with answers and the regional budget powerpoint results.Read More
?Los Angeles residents will be able to complain about graffiti, abandoned furniture, potholes, broken street lights and fallen trees using their iPhone and Android smartphones starting March 18.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled the My LA 311 mobile app and a redesigned website for the City of Los Angeles in a Google+ hangout with reporters Wednesday.
The Department of City Planning is looking for volunteers for a new billboard working group. The PLUM Committee has directed us to assemble this working group to address billboard and digital billboard issues.Read More
Here is the video of this past Saturday’s CD7 Candidates Forum! Feel free to share this link with everyone. Our next Council Representative could possibly hold the office for the next 12 years. Choose wisely!Read More
The LA City Council’s pending new sign ordinance will not outlaw digital billboards. Despite the City’s ban on new billboards dating back to 2002, the City is in the process of approving a new ordinance that will allow new signs (including digital signs) in designated “sign districts” which are to be limited to commercial and industrial locations.Read More
A recent fight over a proposed $3 billion bond issue for street repairs illustrated the growing influence of neighborhood councils in Los Angeles City government, as they exerted enough influence to keep the measure off the ballot for now.Read More
It took a long time but the Los Angeles City Council has passed an ordinance that will dramatically increase the number of parking spaces for bikes in new developments.Read More
The DREAMer Loan will be used exclusively to finance the $465 application fee for individuals applying for deferred action under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.Read More
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.Read More
e hope all you had a great New Years celebration with your friends and family. Please take a look at some of the new laws that took effect as of Jan 1, 2013 in our great state:
Cars and drivers Insurance: Drivers pulled over by police are permitted to show officers their proof of insurance on an electronic device, such as a smartphone.
Photo by Everett Collection via Shutterstock If you had your iPhone, iPod, iPad, iMac or even your bicycle stolen, there’s now a way you can get your precious property back...Read More
PROGRAM BEGINS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 ( Sylmar Shelter is Delayed until Mid-December) The program will provide 1,491 beds at 19 sites in 15 cities and communities throughout the City and County of Los Angeles.Read More
So it won’t be The Rock. The access will be tighter and the pageantry slighter than when LACMA’s 340-ton boulder rolled through town. Early reports had raised hopes that the move of the Space Shuttle Endeavour from LAX to the California Science Center would become a rolling parade like the one that accompanied the immense granite stone in Michael Heizer’sRead More
The following Board Members were elected by you, the stakeholders, on August 4, 2012 at Pacoima City Hall: Michael D. Gonzales, Dora Tate, Fannie A. Long, Pat O’Connor, Alex Morales, Edwin Ramirez, Bobbii Pringle, Fredi Arriaga, Jeffrey W. Stansfield, John A. Hernandez, Reuben Garcia, Pamela Silver, Rosy Santana-Williams, Olivia Ledezma, and Rebecca LongRead More
The Los Angeles City Councilmember Richard Alarcón today introduced a motion to allocate an additional $500,000 in AB1290 community redevelopment money to sidewalk repairs in the Northeast San Fernando Valley...Read More
Council Member Richard Alarcon announced last night at the town hall meeting that the pool at Hubert Humphrey Park in Pacoima will remain open year round. Congratulations to all of the community members...Read More
With the 2010 Census results comes changes to our Legislative and Congressional Districts. Here is a great interactive website where you can enter your address and find out exactly what districts you belong to. http://www.sacbee.com/2011/07/29/3804492/see-your-senate-assembly-or-congress.htmlRead More
You are invited to participate in bringing awareness to your community about a home energy upgrade program that provides residents up to $8,000 cash back for a limited time. The goal of Energy Upgrade California is to improve homeowners’ quality of life by reducing their energy bills, providing an effective approach in energy efficiency, and improving the comfort and health of...Read More
As a heat wave continues to roast the Southland, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power asks customers to keep conserving energy use where possible between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. today, while staying safe.Read More
From http://empowerla.org/neighborhood-council-elections-beyond-the-ballot-box/ Voters in the Northeast Valley turned out for the first of 11 regional Neighborhood Council elections, exceeding expectations and raising the standard for participatory democracy.Read More
As part of the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 adopted budget, the Mayor and City Council approved a parking fine increase of $5.00 for all parking violations, except for disabled parking violations. Disabled parking violations were increased by $10.00.Read More
From http://empowerla.org/pnc/pacoima-nc-elections/ Youth Rep MICHAEL D. GONZALES Senior Rep DORA TATE FANNIE A. LONG PAT O’CONNOR Renter Rep ALEX MORALES Home/Condo Owner Rep EDWIN RAMIREZ BOBBII PRINGLE FREDI ARRIAGA JEFFREY W. STANSFIELD Retail Business Rep JOHN A HERNANDEZ REUBEN GARCIA Industrial Business Rep PAMELA SILVER Community Based Organization Rep ROSY SANTANA-WILLIAMS Faith Based Organization Rep VACANTRead More
From the Daily News: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has tapped Grayce Liu, a senior project coordinator in the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, to fill the general manager’s job now that B.H. Kim is leaving to take a job in San Diego. Liu will be named interim general manager and given a chance to see how she...Read More
BongHwan Kim quits race for 13th District City Council seat BongHwan Kim, head of the city agency in charge of neighborhood councils, abandoned his run for the 13th District City Council seat Monday, and announced his resignation to take a job in San Diego. He will become vice president and executive director for civic engagement at...Read More
The Department of Transportation will be hiring 22 student interns this year. The intern will not have to be a transportation or engineering students, but will have to be enrolled in school (4 or 2 year college). Students will be paid $15 hourly. Assignments will entail simple task, like filing, conducting traffic counts etc. For more information contact Collins Allen at (951) 776-1515,or/and [email protected]Read More
Rebate on California Friendly Landscape Increases to $1.50 Per Square Foot
LADWP re-launches its popular water conservation rebate program for homes and businesses on July 1, offering rebates on more than a dozen separate water-saving incentives to encourage conservation while also saving money.
Los Angeles City Councilmember Richard Alarcón yesterday took action to offer funding for needed repairs to broken and buckled sidewalks in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Thanks to Councilmember Alarcón’s “Emergency Sidewalk Improvement Project,” $500,000 in AB 1290 community redevelopment funding will go directly to sidewalk repairs in communities such as Pacoima, Sylmar, Mission Hills,...Read More
From the Los Angeles Daily News, June 7, 2012.
Tuesday’s primary election dumped scores of political hopefuls from the the state’s ballots. From Arcata to Arleta and San Francisco to Signal Hill, candidates for various legislative offices found their campaigns over when they did not place in the top two of vote-getters in their contests.