We just made a positive difference in thousands of children's lives.
Nearly four years ago, when Mayor Garcetti first took office, he came to visit places in Council District 2 that are important to me. The first place I took him was the Whitsett Sports Fields Park, a city-owned soccer complex in the heart of North Hollywood used by nearly 9,000 residents in the local neighborhood, most of them kids.Read more
Just a year ago, more than 90 percent of California was in a state of drought. As a city, Los Angeles called Angelenos to action, asking residents to do their part to conserve water and reduce water waste in all aspects of their day-to-day lives.Read more
Last Friday night, emergency crews rushed to the scene on the 4200 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Studio City to rescue a woman from her car. The vehicle was trapped in a large, dark sinkhole filling rapidly with rushing water. The cause of the sinkhole was a collapsed sewer main below the street. It appears that the severe storm we endured was the catalyst. Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt by the sinkhole.Read more
VALLEY GLEN - You may notice something a little different about your neighborhood. Valley Glen Community Park is currently closed to the public. During this temporary closure, the park will undergo major sustainability improvements to conserve water and update the park's irrigation.Read more
Today, the City Council took bold and decisive action by voting 12-0 to make Los Angeles the biggest city in the country to move toward a fossil-free future. We approved a road map that will get LA to 100 percent clean energy in an efficient, sustainable and equitable way. Councilmember Mike Bonin and I authored the motion because the realities of inaction on climate change are too stark for us to do nothing. My goal with this motion is to set an example for action that I hope other cities will follow.Read more
It was all smiles this week when a dozen young children from Hazeltine Elementary helped me welcome Greenwood Square Park to Van Nuys. Not only was I proud to dedicate the city's newest public park, it is the first park in more than a decade to be created through a little-used provision of the state's Quimby Act.Read more
LOS ANGELES - On Earth Day, the City Council voted on a new measure that would create a wildlife corridor in hillside communities to protect the region's wildlife and preserve their local habitat.Read more
In a landmark effort to revolutionize the way the energy is generated for Los Angeles, City Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Mike Bonin coauthored legislation aimed at creating a pathway to 100% clean energy for the nation’s second largest city.Read more
LOS ANGELES - The city just launched a new initiative to keep LA's streets clean.
CleanStat is a new street index that scores the cleanliness of all of the city's public streets and alleys. More than 22,000 miles of streets were assessed by the Bureau of Sanitation to create the new database. Of the 39,915 road segments documented, 61% were rated clean, 35% were rated somewhat clean, while streets rated unclean made up 4% of total street segments.Read more
LOS ANGELES - As the drought continues, Californians are doing their part to conserve energy and cut water usage. This past year, Los Angeles made significant progress by cutting its water use by 19 percent. But with summer approaching, conservation is more important than ever.Read more