LADOT’s People St Is Open for Business

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). “People St is a bottom-up, community-based approach to Share: *protected email*

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New Plastic Bag Policy Goes into Effect January 1, 2014

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Stakeholder Definition Changes

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.” The ordinance now goes to the Mayor for his signature and then must be posted before it becomes effective, anticipated to be around the end of January, 2014, which is in advance of any of the upcoming Neighborhood Council elections scheduled to take…

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Update on LADWP’s New Customer Billing and Information System

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. This CIS platform touches nearly every aspect of utility operations, including customer service, meter reading and billing. It is the heart of our customer service system and used during each customer interaction by phone or online. Over time, this system will help us significantly improve the customer experience. Any time an information system of this size and scope is replaced,…

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Drug Education Coloring Book Features Neighborhood Artists

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. Share: *protected email*

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LAFD Requests Input on “COMMUNITY-BASED” Strategic Plan

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is developing a new, community-driven strategic plan and is teaming up with EmpowerLA to get the word out to members of the community. The partnership between the two city departments is the first of its kind and assists in connecting us to Los Angeles residents, to engage them in the process of charting our organization’s future. The process went live at the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) meeting last Saturday when LAFD Chief John Drake and Captain Kristin Crowley presented the plan to leaders…

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L.A. City Free Street Tree Program

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. For more information please go to www.environmentla.org or call (213) 485-3954. Can you please share this information and help spread the word. Together we can beautify the neighborhood and create a more sustainable City! Share: *protected email*

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Loud Parties

A certain level of noise is part of modern life. However, excessive noise can affect your quality of life. Summer brings an increase in outdoor entertaining. Be a good neighbor-consider the hour and music volume when entertaining. You can be given a citation if a gathering becomes loud enough to disturb the peace of those around you, LA Municipal Code 112.01(b) A ‘Loud Party’ does not depend on size and examples include parties with amplified music or Share: *protected email*

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Brown Act Preamble

Public commissions, boards, councils and other legislative bodies of local government agencies exist to and in the conduct of the people’s business. The People do not yield their sovereignty to the bodies that serve them. The people insist on remaining informed to retain control over the legislative bodies they created. Ralph M. Brown Act. PREAMBLE CA Gov. Code 54950 Ch. 1 The Arleta NC board is committed to open and transparent government and will insure that all committes created by the board comply with the…

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LADWP Scoping Hearing for the Los Angeles Groundwater Replenishment (GWR) Project

LADWP Scoping Hearing for the Los Angeles Groundwater Replenishment (GWR) Project Thursday, October 3rd, 7:00pm Canterbury Elementary School, 13670 Montague Street, Arleta, 91331 The LA Department of Water & Power will be hosting a scoping meeting regarding the Groundwater Replenishment Project this Thursday. The project proposal calls to use up to 30,000 acre-feet (more than 9.7 billion gallons) per year of recycled water from the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant (adjacent to Woodley Park) to replenish the San Fernando Groundwater Basin (specifically the Pacoima and Hansen…

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