Los Angeles

  • LGBT Heritage Month, Pride
    Pride Pandemic and Protest

    June 7, 2020

    Every June we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, and this year was to have been perhaps the biggest celebration we’ve ever organized in Los Angeles: commemorating the 50th anniversary of the world’s first legally-permitted “Gay Pride” parade. The historic

  • Atwater Village Red Car Bridge Mitch O'Farrell
    2019 Year in Review

    January 1, 2020


    As we welcome a new decade, I want to share with you a snapshot of some community projects we’ve worked on together along with citywide legislative action my office took this past year to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

  • Hollywood YWCA
    City Expands Shelter Beds at Hollywood YWCA

    December 10, 2019

    LOS ANGELES - The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved action initiated by Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell for an additional 60 beds at the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) bridge housing site in Hollywood.

    The bridge housing

  • LA City Hall
    Council Unanimously Approves Emergency Ordinance to Address No Fault Evictions

    October 22, 2019

    CITY HALL - The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an emergency ordinance to implement a temporary moratorium on “no-fault” evictions for rental units built prior to Jan. 1, 2005.

    Starting January 1, and until 2030, the state

  • Los Angeles Single Use Plastic Straws On Request Ordinance
    Phase II of Plastic Straws on Request Ordinance Takes Effect October 1st

    September 30, 2019

    LOS ANGELES -  All restaurants and food/beverage facilities, including sit-down, full-service, fast food, kiosks, convenience stores and even food trucks, will be required to withhold plastic beverage straws unless a customer requests them starting

  • IPD 2019 Los Angeles October 13
    Native American Artists Brooke Simpson, PJ Vegas, and Redbone to Perform at Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration October 13

    September 13, 2019

    LOS ANGELES -- NBC’s ‘The Voice’ finalist and pop singer  Brooke Simpson, MTV Video Music Award winner PJ Vegas, and acclaimed Native American rock group REDBONE,  will take the stage at the second annual Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at Grand

  • Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 Los Angeles
    Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration Announced for October 13

    August 13, 2019

    CITY HALL -- Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, along with the Los Angeles City-County Native American Indian Commission, announced today that a date is set for the annual Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in Los Angeles.

    A community

  • Los Angeles Homelessness and Poverty Announcement
    O'Farrell Seeks $1.2B in Excess State Funds, First Summit on Poverty

    June 26, 2019


    LOS ANGELES - Addressing the most urgent crisis facing the city in a generation, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell on Wednesday called on his colleagues at the state level to match the City’s financial commitment to build more permanent housing, and

  • Echo Park Betsy M Hall
    Cooling Centers in the 13th District

    June 11, 2019

    As the National Weather Service is forecasting a steady climb in temperature over the next week as we begin to enter the summer season, I want to remind you of the City facilities offering cooling centers made available to escape the heat.


  • Los Angeles City Hall
    2019 Homeless Count Results

    June 4, 2019

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority on Tuesday released citywide and district-specific results of the 2019 Homeless Count, which shows  Los Angeles’ homeless population is at 36,300 -- a 16 percent increase over the previous