Los Angeles City Notices

Information from the City of Los Angeles

Extended: Take the City Budget Survey by Monday, Feb. 27

UPDATE: The deadline for taking the survey has been extended to noon on Monday, Feb. 27.

One of the most important functions of the NC system is to provide the Mayor with suggestions and feedback on the City's budget. So let the Mayor know what YOUR priorities are by taking our short online Budget Survey today.

Last year, NC input did make a difference. This year's survey results will be presented to the Mayor on Saturday, March 10 at 8:30am in City Hall. If you'd like to attend, RSVP with Joe Hari at joseph.hari@lacity.org or call 310-479-3823. More info on Budget Day can be found here.

Temple Beth Am Pressman Academy expansion

District 5 Councilmember Paul Koretz will be holding a public meeting to discuss the proposed expansion of the Pressman Academy. 

Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30pm

CD 5 District Office (822 S. Robertson Blvd., Suite 102)

This is a great opportunity to discuss your views, concerns, and thoughts on the project. If you can't make it to the meeting, the Councilmember invites you to call, write, or email his office. More information in his meeting announcement.

More information about the project can be found here and here.

Town Hall meeting with the Mayor

Town Hall with Mayor Villaraigosa

If you live, work, play, worship, own a business on the westside—or simply have an interest in the City of Los Angeles—you are cordially invited to lively Town Hall with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to discuss the city's priorities for the next two years. 

Monday, September 12, 2011 6:30pm

Felicia Mahood Senior Citizen Center Auditorium
11338 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
Free parking and complimentary light refreshments

The meeting is being sponsored by the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC). Please see the attached flier for further details.

I-405 closed July 16 – 17

In case you haven't yet heard, the 405 will be closed the weekend of July 16 – 17. It is guaranteed to be a driving nightmare, and your best bet is to stay home—or even better, stay home and patronize local SORO businesses.

But you may not know that the Metro Transit Authority will start shutting down ramps as early as 7pm Friday the 15th, and won't have everything open until 6am Monday the 18th. Be sure to make alternate travel plans.

Update: Congratulations to the Metro team for reopening the I-405 17 hours early.

Take the LA Budget Challenge: Extended to March 4

The Mayor's Los Angeles Budget Challenge is an interactive tool that gives you the chance to help balance the budget yourself, deciding where to shift priorities, cut expenditures and increase revenue sources. The Budget Challenge is loaded with information so you can learn more about the City's budget, where money comes from and goes, the process of budget-building, and the ramifications of budget cuts.

Your responses will help the Mayor make the difficult decisions necessary to continue to move Los Angeles toward better financial health, while protecting our City's most essential services.

Take 15 minutes right now to take the Challenge: LABudgetChallenge.LACity.org

Be sure to tell your LA friends and neighbors about it, too. The survey will be open until March 4. The Mayor will reveal the responses to the Challenge on March 12 at City Hall during his Regional Budget Day.

Lawn Watering Rules Changed

The City's Water Conservation Ordinance now allows you to water up to three days per week. If your street address ends with an odd number—1, 3, 5, 7 or 9—you can use your sprinkler system on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If your address ends in an even number—0, 2, 4, 6, or 8—you can use your sprinkler system on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. (If your address ends in a fraction, just drop it and use the whole number. For example, for 4321½, treat it like 4321.)

Normal spray head sprinklers and bubblers can water up to 8 minutes per day. Rotors and multi-stream rotary heads are allowed 15 minutes per cycle and up to two cycles per day. You can hand-water using garden hoses fitted with shut-off nozzles any day of the week.

No matter what type of watering you do, you must water before 9:00am or after 4:00pm.

Some rules haven't changed: you still can't hose down driveways and sidewalks, you have to fix all water leaks, and you can only use hoses fitted with shut-off nozzles.

For more information, visit the LADWP water conservation website or call them at 213-367-0771.

Expo Line: Phase 2 Environmental Impact Report

The Expo Line—with a soon-to-be-built station at Venice and National—will trigger enormous and important changes in our southern area. As Phase 1 nears completion, the final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for Phase 2 has been released. (Download the shorter Executive Summary or the entire FEIR).

On Thursday, February 4 at 10am, the Exposition Construction Authority's Board of Directors will consider certifying the FEIR. If approved, the next phase (extending the line to Santa Monica) will continue with more detailed design and broader community outreach.

It's important that your voice be heard in this process. Whether you support the FEIR recommendations or have concerns, please consider attending the hearing at Kenneth Hahn Hall downtown and/or writing a letter to the Board Chair, our own District 10 Councilmember Herb Wesson:

The Honorable Herb Wesson, Chair
Exposition Construction Authority
707 Wilshire Boulevard, 34th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

(District 5 Councilmember Paul Koretz is on the Board, too, and can be reached at the same address.)

You can also email the Board of Directors directly. Now is the time to speak up.

More details on the hearing, including location address, can be found in the meeting flyer.