COVID-19 Update: Essential City Services Continue to be Offered

City Hall

Friends,

 

The essential work of maintenance, repair, and improvement in publicly shared spaces continues in our neighborhoods, and the city is providing those services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These services include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Shifting street resurfacing projects and street sweeping to select high traffic streets and major commercial corridors to minimize impact on residential streets as more people are at home and vehicular traffic is less during this time. Yucca Street in Hollywood will soon be resurfaced. Additional information can be found here.
  • Partnering with the Hollywood YMCA to provide showers and bathrooms for unhoused individuals between the hours of 9am and 2pm. 
  • Offering extra trash pick-ups on regularly scheduled collection days through Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment.
  • Through a motion I co-introduced, StreetsLA started the installation of hand sanitizing stations at heavily used bus stops in partnership with Outfront JC Decaux.
  • Partnered with our local farmers markets to help promote improved social distancing, and ensured there are public safety operational plans approved by StreetsLA in order to remain open.
  • Relaxed parking enforcement for posted street sweeping routes, but residents must comply with other, temporary parking restrictions for StreetsLA street resurfacing, sidewalk repairs, and tree trimming projects or they risk being ticketed or towed.
  • The Bureau of Contract Administration inspectors are visiting construction sites to ensure that social distancing is being practiced and protective equipment is being provided.
  • In March alone, nearly 3,500 lights throughout the city have been repaired by Bureau of Street Lighting crews as they continue their work to keep the streets illuminated.
  • Offering free electric vehicle charging through its electric vehicle chargers attached to streetlights in the City of Los Angeles.
  • The Council District 13 Clean Team continues to remove trash and debris along our public rights-of-way.

 

We will continue to provide basic city services, and keep the city operating, while under the Safer at Home Emergency Order. If you have any questions, please reach out to my office.

 

Be well,



MITCH O’FARRELL

 

APPLY: ANGELENO CARD PROGRAM

LOS ANGELES - Mayor Garcetti announced the launch of the Angeleno Card -- a program that provides financial assistance to COVID-impacted households in the city. The no-fee debit cards will provide amounts ranging from $700-$1500, regardless of immigration status. Qualified applicants annual income must fall below the federal poverty level prior to the COVID-19 crisis, and they must have fallen into deeper economic hardship as a result of the crisis. 

APPLY
 

OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

COUNCIL DISTRICT 13 - In an effort to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell is compiling a list of restaurants in the 13th District that are offering delivery and take-out services.

SEE THE LIST: OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN CD13

SUBMIT RESTAURANT OPEN FOR DELIVERY/TAKE-OUT
 

TAX FILING EXTENDED TO JULY 15

LOS ANGELES - The federal and state income tax filing due date has been automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on to July 15, without penalties and interest. This deferment applies to all taxpayers. Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic tax filing and payment relief.
 

LADOT UPDATE DURING COVID-19

LOS ANGELES - In an effort to deliver essential services while ensuring the health and safety of Angelenos and workers, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has begun temporarily redirecting constituents from MyLADOT to a COVID-specific service request form for: passenger loading zones near healthcare facilities; temporary no parking signs at grocery stores; and, accommodations for restaurants with drive-thru windows. This page also allows for requests for essential services including missing traffic signs and lane markings, as well as bus stop issues.

LADOT SERVICE REQUEST FORM
 

NEW TREES IN EAST HOLLYWOOD

EAST HOLLYWOOD - During the Safer at Home Orders, essential workers continue to maintain, repair, and improve our neighborhoods. In East Hollywood, 13 trees were planted on Lily Crest Ave near Heliotrope! This is part of Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment's Treemendous Program, which is focused on installing new trees in neighborhoods and maintaining them over the next three years. The initiative aims to increase the urban canopy in Los Angeles and help reduce the effects of carbon emissions.
 

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