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LA City Council Confirms Grayce Liu’s Appointment to DONE GM

The LA City Council unanimously confirmed the Mayor’s appointment of Grayce Liu as the next permanent general manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment on Friday. Grayce Liu was made interim general manager in August of last year after former GM BongHwan Kim left to take a position in San …

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Boost For Bikes: City Council Allows Car Parking To Be Swapped For Bike Spaces

Bike rack (Photo by via the LAist Featured Photos pool) It took a long time but the Los Angeles City Council has passed an ordinance that will dramatically increase the number of parking spaces for bikes in new developments. The Bike Parking Ordinance will allow new developments—both residential and commercial—to swap some parking spots for bikes …

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City Council Puts $3 Billion Road Repair Bond Issue on Back Burner

Public meetings will be held before the plan goes onto a future ballot. From NorthridgePatch.com Responding to the uproar by Neighborhood Councils and community activists, the City Council Tuesday dropped plans to put a $3 billion road repair bond measure on the May 21 ballot. Councilmembers Mitch Englander and Joe Buscaino, who …

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Consolidated Plan Community Follow-Up Meetings

How Will Federal Funds Transform Your Community? Last October, you told the City of Los Angeles how Federal funds should be spent to improve your neighborhoods, such as more affordable housing, job training, and street repairs. The City heard you and has included many of your ideas in a plan that will make these improvements, and more, possible in …

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City of Los Angeles Needs Pollworkers for the 2013 Municipal Elections

City Clerk June Lagmay announced today that the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division is in need of approximately 3,000 additional pollworkers to staff polls for the 2013 Municipal Elections on March 5, 2013 and May 21, 2013.  The Election Division expects to place a total of 6,240 …

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March 5, 2013 Voter Guide

This is a quick info update regarding the City's upcoming elections on March 5, 2013. Click here for a PDF copy of the 2013 Voter Guide. In addition to the English version, the Voter Guide is available is nine other languages: Armenian Chinese Hindi Japanese Korean Spanish Tagalog Thai Vietnamese These are also available in electronic format.

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Robbed? Here’s How To Get Your Stolen Goods Back

Photo by Everett Collection via Shutterstock If you had your iPhone, iPod, iPad, iMac or even your bicycle stolen, there’s now a way you can get your precious property back, thanks to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Knock-Knock “fence” burglary task force. Earlier this year, the task force began their mission probing …

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Neighborhood Councils: City Attorney’s Office Advises on “Factual Basis” Stakeholder Definition

The City Attorney’s Office is providing guidance for a motion by City Councilmember Jose Huizar that would clarify voter qualifications for Neighborhood Council elections. The motion was prompted by community concern over voters that lacked an appropriate stake in the neighborhood that qualified them to vote. In some cases, individuals who provided a single receipt from a neighborhood …

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