Our next City Council meeting

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Friends,

I want to make sure these two dates are on your radar as we head into the weekend:

Mayor Garcetti’s State of the City Address: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayor’s State of the City Address will be broadcast-only this year.

The new date and time for the address is Sunday, April 19th at 5:00pm. You can watch on LA City Channel 35 online here. Mayor Garcetti will also broadcast the address on his Facebook page via Facebook Live.

Our Next City Council Meeting: the Council President has scheduled the next City Council meeting for Wednesday, April 22, 10 a.m. The meeting will be broadcast live via video conferencing and can be viewed on Channel 35. 

Members of the public who wish to offer public comment on one 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

Please stay safe this weekend, practice good social distancing, and wear a face covering. These actions will save lives!


MITCH O’FARRELL
 

HEADLINES

Hollywood community takes care of seniors [Beverly Press]

St Vincent reopens to treat coronavirus patients [ABC7]

Silver Lake Reservoir turns one way [LA Times]

Local census turnout low [Los Feliz Ledger]
 

COMMUNITY ALERT: IDENTITY THEFT


LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department issued an alert to inform Angelenos of the possibility for forgery scams and identity thefts during the COVID-19 pandemic. To submit an anonymous tip, call 1-800-222-8477 or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637.

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SMALL BUSINESS FUND


LOS ANGELES - The Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initative offering short-term relief for small businesses. Those who qualify can receive up to $5,000 in grants. The application to apply for the Small Business Fund goes live on Monday, April 20th at 12:00pm PST.

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TAKE PART IN 2020 CENSUS NOW


LOS ANGELES - Participating in the 2020 Census is critically important. This population count, conducted once every 10 years, helps generate federal funding for programs like Medi-Cal, Title 1 funding, SNAP (food stamps), and the repair and construction of highways, bridges, roads, and more.

SUBMIT 2020 CENSUS
 

PROTECTING WORKERS DURING COVID-19

LOS ANGELES - If you are a California worker who has tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19, unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19, or have lost your job due to the virus, please be sure to file a claim with the State’s Employment Development Department.  Additionally, my office has compiled a list of assistance funds for workers in the motion picture & television industry.

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STREET RESURFACING IN HOLLYWOOD


HOLLYWOOD - StreetsLA is working to resurface Van Ness Ave, between Santa Monica Blvd and Melrose Ave, one of many projects to ensure roadways are maintained along our busiest corridors. This project was made possible through StreetsLA's new ADAPT program, an initiative which seeks to take advantage of the reduced traffic resulting from the Safer at Home order. The program targets repair work on high-priority, high-traffic streets.
 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK


HOLLYWOOD - Thank you all for following the Mayor's Safer at Home order, as we can see from this amazing bird's-eye view shot of the Hollywood Blvd and Vine St intersection.

Photo credit: Akash Thakrar
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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