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2018 State of the City Address: Highlights & Potential Partnerships for Neighborhood Councils

Thank you to EmpowerLA’s Octaviano Rios for letting us share this thoughtful overview of Mayor Garcetti’s 2018 State of the City address, which Octaviano originally wrote for the Harbor area Neighborhood Councils that he supports. He highlights the Mayor’s callouts to Neighborhood Councils, and issues that Councils might wish to partner with the Mayor on during the coming year. In his State of the City address Monday morning, Mayor Garcetti said that he needs the help of Angelenos to improve our quality of life in Los Angeles. This coming fiscal year, please consider joining the Mayor, the City Council,...

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Senator Bob Hertzberg Reprimanded For Hugging Staffers

Former Assemblywoman Linda Halderman alleged that he gave her an unwanted embrace in 2010 that she considered to be assault. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, was reprimanded by the state Senate for hugging fellow legislators and staffers, according to documents released Thursday, and he said that while there was no illicit intent behind his actions, he will respect the reprimand. “Even so, I understand that I cannot control how a hug is received, and that not everyone has the ability to speak up about the unwelcome behavior,” Hertzberg said. “It is my responsibility to be mindful of this, and...

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Turning Down the Volume on Party Houses

L.A. City Council to impose new fines in crackdown on ‘party houses’ On Wednesday, February 21st, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to rein in out-of-control party houses in Los Angeles. The ordinance creates a series of escalating fines against the homeowners or those who rent from them, who use their homes for massive gatherings that disturb neighbors, block the public right-of-way, and threaten public safety. It includes increasing fines of up to $8,000. The ordinance also requires those who violate the ordinance to post a public notice for 30 days notifying neighbors of their unlawful conduct. The...

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