COVID-19 Update: Council back in session, Tuesday and Wednesday

City Hall
Friends:

Our next City Council meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, May 5th, at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, May 6th, at 10 a.m. We will take action on several agenda items aimed at protecting Angelenos during the COVID-19 pandemic in our city.
 
Per the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for safe physical distancing, the City Council will conduct its meetings via video conferencing.  The meeting will be broadcast live on Channel 35, the City’s website, and the LA This Week Facebook page.
 
Members of the public are invited to comment on any of the agenda items. To do so, please call (669) 900-6833 and use Meeting ID No. 459 499 150 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. You may also submit written comments at LACouncilComment.com.

Please stay safe,

MITCH O'FARRELL 
 

UPDATE: COVID-19 TESTING


LOS ANGELES - Mayor Garcetti announced that COVID-19 testing sites will now have expanded hours to accomodate as many Angelenos as possible. Testing is now open to all Angelenos, regardless of whether there are signs of symptoms. Additionally, same or next day testing appointments are now available at locations across the city.

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OP-ED: ADVOCATING FOR RENT & MORTGAGE FORGIVENESS

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember O'Farrell has been advocating for rent and mortgage forgiveness paired together since March, and the idea appears to be picking up momentum with lawmakers in Washington.

READ MITCH'S COLUMN
 

SMITH PARK TREE TRIMMING


HOLLYWOOD - Councilmember O'Farrell worked with the Department of Recreation and Parks to have the trees trimmed at Dorothy & Benjamin Smith Park, located on Franklin Ave at Sycamore Ave. This pocket park is used by neighbors in the community for exercise and yoga. Thank you to all the essential City departments that have continued to serve our communities during the pandemic.
 

NEW STOP SIGNS


EAST HOLLYWOOD - Councilmember O'Farrell's office worked with the Department of Transportation (LADOT) to install new stop signs at the T-intersection of Kingsley Dr and Swansea Pl. The new stop signs will further improve safety this wonderful neighborhood with a high volume of pedestrians, along with new sidewalks and other recent improvements.
 

MORE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

CITY

City of Los Angeles Official Website Dedicated to Coronavirus News and Info
 
FAQ: COVID-19 Eviction Protections 

City Attorney: Consumer Alerts Related to Coronavirus

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Response to Coronavirus

 
Sign Up for NotifyLA - Receive Emergency Alerts

Department of Cultural Affairs Emergency Arts Funding
 
COUNTY
 
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Daily Updates on COVID-19
 
LA Homeless Services Authority Response to COVID-19 

Assistance for Seniors
 
LA SCHOOLS
 
Los Angeles Unified School District Info for Parents and Students
 
Los Angeles City College Classes