Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 27 for our next CD4 Community Congress to be held at the LADWP building in downtown Los Angeles at 6:30 p.m. Our featured speaker will be David Nahai, general manager of the department, who will speak about his initiatives and priorities for the LADWP. The DWP is located at 111 N. Hope Street, across from the Music Center. We are meeting in the auditorium. Dinner will be served. Shuttle transportaion will be provided from the field offices upon request. Contact Gigi Galias at (323) 957-6335 or Deanna Berman at (818) 755-7630 to reserve your ride.
The thoughts and prayers of everyone in the City of Los Angeles go out to the family of Officer Randal Simmons: a married father of two, a 20-year veteran of the LAPD’s elite SWAT team, and a tireless friend to our city’s children.
He will be truly missed.
The NBC/Universal project and phase three of NoHo Redevelopment were the hot topics at Councilmember LaBonge's CD4 Valley leadership breakfast Thursday morning held at the Lankershim Arts Theater. NoHo Redevelopment and the changes it has brought to this southeast corner of the SFV garnered mostly positive comments from those in attendance, while a pending proposal to build towers on the existing MTA stop at Universal Studios elicited the opposite reaction.
Councilmember Tom LaBonge and other city leaders joined Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Wednesday morning to thank Los Angeles voters for passing Proposition S, which is expected to generate $243 million annually to pay for city services. Prop. S is a nine percent telephone users tax that will replace an existing levy expected to be invalidated by a federal court.
The loss of these revenue in an already tight, if not critical budget year, would have resulted in serious consequences, the Mayor and others stated. The campaign was devised around a message of public safety and how it would be compromised if Prop. S went down to defeat.
Voters "sent us a very clear message yesterday. They said that we can't afford to concede the gains we've made over the last few years in making Los Angeles a safer city," the Mayor said.
Despite passage of Prop. S, the city still faces a $156 million shortfall this fiscal year and a $300 million shortfall in the 2008-2009 fiscal year.
Under sunny skies and a colorful halo of balloons, seniors from six neighborhoods led by Stephanie Vendig, Bea Gold and Lia Lomedico, joined in the long-anticipated opening celebration for the Griffith Park Adult Community Center Thursday.
The center, comprised of trailers used previously as Griffith Observatory Satellite offices, were transplanted to a spot adjacent to Friendship Auditorium and transformed into a full-service senior center.
Please join Councilmember LaBonge for a CD4 Valley Community Leadership Breakfast next Thursday, February 7, at 8:30 a.m. This will be the first bi-monthly meeting of 2008 with community leadership in specific regions of Council District Four. The meeting will be held at the Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. If interested, please RSVP to Jeanne Min at (213) 473-7004 or Alice Roth at (818) 755-7894.
Councilmember Tom LaBonge joined Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday to lend his support for the Mayor’s new Traffic Relief Initiatives, a series of immediate measures designed to address what Councilmember LaBonge calls “the biggest problem facing the City of Los Angeles today.”
Two hot-button issues regarding the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex attracted overflow crowds Saturday afternoon to Micheltorena School's auditorium.
Originally billed as a meeting to discuss with stakeholders the status of the "meadow" park plan on the east side of the LADWP reservoir complex, the meeting was expanded to include an hour-long update on water quality of both Silver Lake and Ivanhoe reservoirs. Last fall, trace levels of bromate, a carcinogen, were found in this part of the city water system.