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December 21, 2022

LA Mayor Bass Releases New ‘Inside Safe’ Plan to Combat Homelessness

The order: She instructed her staff to “create a strategy of large-scale citywide coordination.” Her ‘Inside Safe Initiative’ will determine “the highest need encampments across the city, especially focusing on encampments that are chronic and have a high demand for services.” Some of the details: The plan aims to identify both interim and permanent housing resources for […]

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December 16, 2022

LADWP Help is On the Way Program

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power continues offering various forms of assistance to customers in an effort to help them better manage their bill. The Help is on the Way Program wraps all of their Low Income Discount Programs and other Customer Financial Assistance Programs under one umbrella. From financial assistance like EZ-SAVE, […]

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December 15, 2022

Council District 6 Special Election Information

NOTE: A list of candidates who have filed to run in the CD 6 Special Election can be found at: https://ethics.lacity.org/elections ELECTION CALENDAR 2022-2023 https://arletanc.org/2022/12/05/city-of-los-angeles-council-district-6-special-election-information/

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December 13, 2022

LA City Council Approves Mayor Bass' Emergency Declaration On Homelessness

At its first meeting with five newly-elected councilmembers today, the L.A. City Council unanimously ratified Mayor Karen Bass' emergency declaration concerning homelessness. The immediate impact: This allows Mayor Bass to cut through red tape to create temporary and permanent housing for the estimated 42,000 people who are unhoused. Why it matters: City officials, nonprofit organizations, the business community, and the […]

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December 12, 2022

Karen Bass Declares State Of Emergency On Homeless In LA

In her first official act as mayor, Bass declared a state of emergency — an aggressive move to highlight the city's dire housing crisis. On her first morning as mayor of Los Angeles, Karen Bass declared a state of emergency on homelessness. Bass signed the declaration inside the city's Emergency Operations Center Monday morning in […]

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December 11, 2022

LADWP Construction on Arleta Ave Begins December 17

On Saturday, December 17, 2022, LADWP crew will begin to work on Work Area 7 on Arleta Avenue between Kagel Canyon Street to Osborne Street. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the possibility of occasional work on Saturdays. During construction in this work area, one lane in both the eastbound and westbound […]

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December 7, 2022

RSVP for Candidate Info Sessions

Attend a Candidate Info Session and learn how you can run for local office on your LA Neighborhood Council! Learn how to create a successful campaign using free and low-cost outreach strategies and how to fill out your candidate application, with the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the LA City Clerk’s Elections Division. […]

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December 7, 2022

Get paid to lose your lawn!

In an effort to reduce our water usage, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will pay you to transform your yard. Learn more here. Note–this does NOT mean using astroturf and eliminating all plants, because we need healthy soil and carbon sequestration! (And consider using native plants, which really benefit our ecosystem!)

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December 5, 2022

City of Los Angeles Council District 6 Special Election Information

CITY OF LOS ANGELES SPECIAL ELECTION COUNCIL DISTRICT 6, 2023 SPECIAL ELECTION Tuesday, April 4, 2023 SPECIAL RUNOFF ELECTION Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Conducted by the County of Los Angeles ELECTION CALENDAR 2022-2023 NOVEMBER 5, 2022, SATURDAY Last day to establish residency within City Council District 6 boundaries. DECEMBER 5, 2022, MONDAY First day to […]

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December 2, 2022

Anonymous Gun Buyback - Saturday, 12/3 - 8AM to 1PM

Turn in your firearms and receive a gift card. Up to $100 for handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Up to $200 for ghost guns and assault weapons as classified in the state of California. Two locations: Esposition Park, 3986 Hoover Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037 Valley Traffic, 7870 Nolan Place, Panorama City, CA 91402

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December 2, 2022

Let's Talk About Fair Housing

Join the City of Los Angeles in conducting its fair housing assessment. Learn about laws that protect your access to housing and other resources. Help identify housing barriers in your community and share ideas for the study. Meetings will be virtual and open to everyone. Join a virtual meeting for your area!

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December 1, 2022

LA Chose 30,000 Winners For Its Section 8 Housing Waitlist

After staging a lottery for the first time in five years, the Los Angeles Housing Authority has selected 30,000 winners for its Section 8 rental assistance program waitlist. How many people applied for the lottery? HACLA received 223,375 lottery applications. This represents a 19% increase since the last lottery in 2017. That increase shows that the […]

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November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving, Arleta!

On behalf of the Arleta Neighborhood Council, we wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for our Arleta community 😊

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November 21, 2022

Thanksgiving in LA means LAX traffic hell. Luckily, we have a guide to navigating the West Coast’s most infuriating airport.

Have any hacks? Sure. Take the LAX Flyaway bus from Van Nuys and Union Station. Book your parking in advance. And if the departure level is backed up, head down to the arrivals area for your drop-off. Any info on that weird UFO building? Nope, it's not an alien spider in concrete. It's called the Theme building […]

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November 19, 2022

Arleta Neighborhood Council Celebrates Our Veterans

Arleta’s outreach table at the Panorama City American Legion on Veterans Day. Thank you to all our Veterans and their families

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November 18, 2022

Curbside Bulky Item Pickup for FREE

Did you know that your refuse bill already includes UNLIMITED bulky item pickups? The City of Los Angeles provides free weekly pickup of bulky items such as furniture, sofas, wood cabinets, metal household appliances, etc. There is no additional charge for single- and multi-family units if the City is picking up residential belongings or abandoned […]

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November 4, 2022

DPSS Launches 2022-2027 Strategic Plan and Invites Community Feedback

This week, the Department of Public Social Services launched its 2022-2027 Strategic Plan, with a new mission and vision. Take a look at the Strategic Plan by visiting https://bit.ly/StrategicPlan22-27. Let DPSS know what you think by emailing us at Strategic_Plan@dpss.lacounty.gov.  They will be reviewing the comments over the next two weeks and will issue a revised […]

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November 4, 2022

LADWP Turf Replacement Program

An increase to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)'s turf replacement rebate now pays residential and commercial customers $5 per square foot when they replace their lawns with sustainable landscaping. Take advantage of LADWP’s most popular water conservation program to transform your lawn! Application pre-approval is required before starting any turf replacement project. Visit […]

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November 4, 2022

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8

We are entering the final weekend of the general election cycle, and it is more important than ever to exercise your right to vote! Electoral participation ensures that we have a government that represents the will of the people, and these next four days are critical for residents to make your voices heard. If you […]

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November 4, 2022

"Hate will never win in our City of Angels"

Our community is in pain. Bigoted, hateful words and actions directed against Black, Jewish, LGBTQ and indigenous Angelenos have left us hurt, heartbroken. Last night I met with leaders from the Jewish community and Anti-Defamation League, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, to find strength in community, and to condemn the recent rise […]

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