COVID-19 Update: Council back in session this Wednesday

City Hall
Friends,

Our next City Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29th, at 10 a.m. My colleagues and I will seek to take action on several agenda items aimed at protecting Angelenos during the COVID-19 pandemic in our city.

Council President Nury Martinez also announced today that beginning the week of May 4, the City Council will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays via video conferencing while the COVID-19 emergency orders are in place.

Per the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for safe physical distancing, the City Council will continue to conduct its meetings via video conferencing.  The meeting will be broadcast live on Channel 35, the City’s website here, or on the LA CityView Facebook page.

Members of the public who wish to offer public comment on any of the agenda items should 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

Stay safe,


MITCH O'FARRELL
 

HELP WITH UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS



LOS ANGELES - Councilmember O'Farrell is partnering with the City's Economic and Workforce Development Department to host a free virtual orientation to provide details on how to access unemployment services and resources as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This orientation will be in English and Spanish.

RSVP
 

EMERGENCY SENIORS MEALS PROGRAM


LOS ANGELES - Mayor Garcetti recently announced the expansion of the Emergency Senior Meals Response Program. The initiative provides seniors with the necessary nutritious meals to ensure people stay safer at home. Angelenos who are 60 years and older who are not currently participating in other meal programs can call 213-263-5226 between 9 am- 5 pm to participate.

APPLY HERE
 

RELIEF FOR RENTERS



LOS ANGELES - Renters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are protected from eviction. The City Council recently adopted policy that includes: barring landlords from evicting residential and commercial tenants who are unable to pay rent due to and during the emergency period; barring no-fault evictions during the local emergency period; halting Ellis Act evictions for 60 days after the emergency order is lifted; and, waiving late fees and allowing residential tenants to pay back their rent for up to 12 months, or 3 months for commercial tenants, after the emergency order is lifted.

RENTER PROTECTIONS FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY COVID-19
 

CHEVY CHASE STORM DRAIN INSTALLED


ATWATER VILLAGE - Pedestrian safety is one of Councilmember O'Farrell's top priorities in office, and he worked with a local resident and the Bureau of Engineering to add a handrail next to a storm drain on Chevy Chase Drive. The work was in collaboration with Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment, and enhances the safety for those walking along the sidewalk.
 

OPEN FOR BUSINESS


ECHO PARK - It's Thai Hometaurant, located at 1311 N Glendale Blvd, is open for takeout and delivery! This Echo Park eatery offers traditional Thai fare, such as seafood, noodle & curry dishes! When going out to grab a meal, consider supporting a mom-and-pop like It's Thai!

WEBSITE: IT'S THAI HOMETAURANT

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: LIST OF RESTAURANTS 
 

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