Safety on Sunset - Business Watch

Thank you for your interest in the Safety on Sunset - Small Business Watch campaign, a partnership between Councilmember O’Farrell and the Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce to improve safety and create a friendlier small business environment on Sunset Boulevard.  

On this page, you will learn more about Mitch’s passion for our local business community, in addition to other resources to help your business.

Having worked at and managed many small businesses before beginning his journey as a public servant, Mitch understands firsthand the challenges that many small businesses face on a regular basis. 

Since taking office, Mitch has used this experience to inform his approach to uplifting our business community. This includes:

✅ Supporting the Restaurant Beverage Program, which streamlines permits for restaurants wishing to serve alcohol if they meet certain conditions

✅ Creating a small business support program during the height of the pandemic, which ultimately helped 179 businesses keep their doors open

✅ Advocating for a permanent Al Fresco patio dining program so that local restaurants can expand their customer base.

Most recently, Councilmember O’Farrell partnered with the Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce and Silver Lake businesses to launch the Safety on Sunset - Small Business Watch Campaign to deter theft and raise awareness about resources available to local businesses to prevent and address crime. These resources include: 

Steps to file a police report

✅ Contact information for local Senior Lead Officers

✅ Contact information for homeless outreach providers, including LAHSA and a supplemental team contracted by Councilmember O’Farrell

✅ Tools to report graffiti, illegal dumping and other quality of life issues

Participating in the Business Watch is easy - all you have to do is display the campaign’s poster [HYPERLINK] in your storefront.

Please contact matthew.guerrero@lacity.org to learn more and take action today!

ALL EMERGENCIES: CALL 911

Call 911 if there is a life-threatening emergency that requires the immediate response of emergency services such as police, fire or paramedic.

LAPD SENIOR LEAD OFFICERS:

NORTH SIDE OF SUNSET BLVD AND NORTH:

JOSE RAMIREZ, NORTHEAST DIVISION 213-793-0763

SOUTH SIDE OF SUNSET BLVD AND SOUTH:

RYAN NGUYEN, RAMPART DIVISION 213-793-0784

TO FILE A POLICE REPORT: www.lapdonline.org/file-a-police-report/

TO ASSIST PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS:
LOS ANGELES HOMELESSNESS SERVICES AUTHORITY (LAHSA) 213-683-3333

✅ SUPPLEMENTAL OUTREACH SERVICES PROVIDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MITCH O’FARRELL: 213-207-3015