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DATE: Saturday, May 21, 2016
TIME: 10 am to 4 pm
LOCATION: Food for Less
4910 Huntington Dr S
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Comprehensive Election information can be found at https://empowerla.org/elections/region8/la32nc16/

Don’t forget to register to vote online. https://register.empowerla.org/council/27/

  • The LA-32 Neighborhood Council online voter registration deadline is Monday, May 16, 2016.
  • If you missed the registration deadline, you can still register and vote the same day in person at the polling location on the election day of Saturday, May 21, 2016.
  • There are 15 board seats with 15 elected and all seats are up for election. These seats are 2 year terms
  • The minimum voting age is 18 years old on the election day. The “Youth Seat” voters need to be between 12 to 18.
  • LA-32 Neighborhood Council requires that voters self affirm how they are qualified to vote, but you must still provide photo identification to register.

Meet Your 2016 LA-32 Neighborhood Council Candidates

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The following candidates have been certified and will be on the ballot for our May 21 Election.
https://cityclerk.lacity.org/nccr/nccand/cand.html?nc=LA-32%20NC

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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.

Eligibility Requirements:

Homeowner:

  • Own and occupy the home as their primary residence
  • Meet program income limits
  • Have a documented, eligible hardship

Property:

  • Located in California
  • Not abandoned, vacant, or condemned
  • Single family, 1-4 unit home

Mortgage:

  • Serviced by a participating Servicer
  • First mortgage lien (HELOCs are not eligible)
  • Delinquent or imminent default

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After the City Council voted in favor of Councilmember Huizar’s motion instructing the City Attorney to write an ordinance requiring all farmers markets Citywide accept CalFresh EBT (food stamp) cards, Mayor Garcetti and Councilmember Huizar joined with the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, one of the legislation’s key supporters, in hosting a resource fair to sign up farmers market operators for the EBT card program and provide them with free equipment.

Councilmember Huizar worked with the LA Food Policy Council and the Los Angeles Community action Network (LACAN) on the farmers’ market legislation after they approached his office with the idea. Tuesday’s fair was extremely successful, with 26 L.A. City and County farmers market operators signing up for EBT use!

“Our vote on EBT requirements at all farmers markets citywide represents a key step in creating a fair farmers market system that ensures all Angelinos, regardless of income level, have access to healthy foods,” said Councilmember Huizar. “Tuesday’s resource fair is an example of the kind of success we can have once our ordinance is in place. We need to close the gap in food access and addressing food insecurity for low-income Angelinos.

Other sponsors for Tuesday’s fair included the LACAN; Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles; Hunger Action L.A. and the USDA Food & Nutrition Service. Special thanks to the Board of Public Works and The Department of Building and Safety for their support.

Read LA Times Daily Dish here.

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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.  The budget was given final Council approval on Thursday, May 19. Some of its major accomplishments:

  • More LAPD officers will be able to return to street patrols with the hiring of 300 civilians to do administrative and support services that are currently done by uniformed officers.
  • Increased Graffiti Removal:   $1.5 million added for 13 new strike teams to help address the increased demand in graffiti removals, bringing full budget to $8.5 million.
  • Cleaner Park Bathrooms:  Enough money for multiple daily cleanings of at least 50 of the City’s highest use park bathrooms. Normally park bathrooms are only cleaned once a day.
  • Community Plan updates: $1.9 million to fund two dozen positions in the Planning Department to define and set clear zoning requirements and needs for the City’s many unique neighborhoods.
  • Clean Streets (citywide): The budget allocates $1.6 million to add a fourth Clean Streets team to help address unclean streets and homeless encampments and for 15 cameras to help catch illegal dumping violators.
  • Sidewalk Program: $11 million in funding is provided for five crews to address sidewalks with accessibility challenges for the disabled and other high-liability locations. $6 million is also set aside to split the costs with property owners who want to repair their own sidewalks.
  • Vision Zero: The budget includes funding to survey high-risk areas and design improvements, and to create 20 new pedestrian refuge islands and 20 new bus refuge islands to help meet the City’s goal of zero pedestrian deaths.
  • Street Lighting: Funding for pedestrian lighting at 20 bus stops, lighting at mid-block crosswalks, and lighting at the top 50 schools in the Safe Routes to School program.
  • Tree Trimming:  funding for City crews to remove dead street trees and tree stumps and to do more tree trimming.
  • Homeless Services and Housing:  $138 million in identified and prospective funds to kick-start the City’s effort to move homeless people off the street and into shelters and permanent supportive housing.

 

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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.

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Saturday, May 21
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

In front of Food4Less
4910 Huntington Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032

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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.

The letter, issued jointly by the U.S. departments of Education and Justice, states that transgender students are protected under Title IX, which prohibits K-12 districts, colleges and universities that receive federal dollars from discriminating against students based on sex.

“We applaud President Obama’s guidance that public school districts allow transgender students to attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex,” LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King said in a statement.

“As the second-largest school district in the country, L.A. Unified has long been a leader in respecting the needs of all students and staff,” she said. Continue reading

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LADWP Will Host Customer Service Saturday at Four Regional Customer Service Centers on May 14, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Workshops on Saving Water and Energy Set for Crenshaw, Van Nuys and Watts Locations

LADWP Will Host Customer Service Saturday at Four Regional Customer Service Centers on May 14, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Workshops on Saving Water and Energy Set for Crenshaw, Van Nuys and Watts Locations

LOS ANGELES— The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold Customer Service Saturday at four of its Customer Service Centers this Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continue reading

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Free 2016 California-Friendly Landscape Training for LADWP Customers

All workshops are from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

  • Saturday, May 7 – Downtown Los Angeles
  • Saturday, May 14 – Van Nuys
  • Saturday, June 11 – Downtown Los Angeles
  • Saturday June 25 – Van Nuys
  • Saturday, July 9 – Downtown Los Angeles
  • Saturday, July 23 – Van Nuys

To RSVP, email waterconservation@ladwp.com. Indicate what date you want to attend, including your name, LADWP service address, phone number, and name of guest (limit one guest); or call (800) 544-4498, press 5.

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