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Mayor Garcetti Announces Record Investment For L.A.’s ‘Gear Up’ College Readiness Program

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a $77.8 million grant to offer free tutoring, college and career counseling, financial aid advice, and other college readiness services to more than 14,000 students in over 60 schools and academies across Los Angeles. The awards — part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) — are the largest received by Los Angeles since the initiative was first authorized by Congress in 1998. These investments will support a broad coalition of 30 educational institutions and college access organizations, including the Los Angeles Unified School [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:41-07:00December 13, 2018|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches WiSTEM L.A. To Connect Women With Opportunities In Growing Tech Sector

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles is home to one of the world’s fastest-growing and most dynamic tech and engineering sectors, and Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a new effort today — WiSTEM L.A. — to ensure that young women are equitably included in these promising industries. WiSTEM connects young women with mentors in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, where women have been chronically and historically underrepresented. More than 600 people registered to attend the kick off. “While women suffer from lost opportunity, the technology industry suffers from lost ingenuity,” said Mayor Garcetti. “WiSTEM is designed to close the gender gap in one of our [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:41-07:00September 17, 2018|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Kicks Off 2018 Hire L.A.’s Youth Jobs Program

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti encouraged young Angelenos to apply for summer jobs at today’s kick-off of HIRE LA’s Youth, a program to help them build work experience and pursue their dream careers. Under Mayor Garcetti’s leadership, the program has more than tripled in size and is on track to hire at least 20,000 young people by 2020. Last year, the City matched nearly 17,000 young people with summer and year-round jobs. “An open door to a job is life-changing for any young person, especially those who’ve faced economic and social challenges,” said Mayor Garcetti. “HIRE LA’s Youth offers local [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:42-07:00July 11, 2018|City Hall News, Program News|

Jeremy Bernard Named Next President Of Mayor’s Fund For Los Angeles

Headshots available upon request Los Angeles—The Board of Directors of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles has selected Jeremy Bernard as its next President effective July 16, 2018. “The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles exists to tear down silos and engage the right mix of resources to solve the toughest problems, and there’s no one better suited to convene and then take action than Jeremy Bernard,” said Los Angeles financial executive Marc Stern, who chairs the Board of Directors of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. “His leadership approach perfectly complements the nimble and entrepreneurial nature of the Mayor’s Fund [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:42-07:00June 20, 2018|MFLA News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Launch Of ‘Volunteer LA’ Web Platform

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of VolunteerLA, a web platform and mobile app designed to connect Angelenos with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in our communities. “When Angelenos see a challenge, they want to meet it — by giving their time, talent, and energy to good causes that have real meaning in people’s lives,” said Mayor Garcetti. “VolunteerLA will help accelerate some of the most important work being done in the City right now — from ending homelessness to beautifying public spaces.” The VolunteerLA web platform is a centralized clearinghouse for service opportunities. With one click, [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:43-07:00June 15, 2018|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Names Michael Owh As The City’s First  Chief Procurement Officer

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed Michael Owh as Los Angeles’ first Chief Procurement Officer, a key post that will help transform the City’s process for engaging vendors, including local and minority-owned businesses. “I created the position of Chief Procurement Officer to maximize the value of City resources, and make sure there’s a level playing field for small and minority-owned businesses that want to share in the opportunities that our city creates,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Michael’s experience streamlining contracting processes in New York City — and his demonstrated ability to protect taxpayer funds as we create a more inclusive [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:43-07:00February 14, 2018|City Hall News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches Evolve Entertainment Fund To Boost Diversity In Entertainment Industry

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today joined filmmaker Ava DuVernay and producer Dan Lin to launch the Evolve Entertainment Fund (EEF), a public-private partnership aimed at creating new opportunities for communities that have been historically excluded from the entertainment industry. The Evolve fund is an alliance between the City of Los Angeles, industry leaders in entertainment and digital media, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. It is dedicated to building career pathways into film, television, and music for women, people of color, and low-income Angelenos through paid internships, focused mentoring, and an ongoing series of workshops and panels. The EEF has [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:44-07:00February 12, 2018|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Partnership With Occidental College To Advance Sustainable Development Goals

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Garcetti today announced a new partnership to accelerate L.A.’s pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by members of the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet, and broaden prosperity. The collaboration with Occidental College, announced today during a speech on the Eagle Rock campus, will look at how the City can incorporate the SDGs into planning and more effectively allocate resources toward meeting these targets. It will also assemble a network of like-minded cities around the globe to share best practices and lessons. “Los Angeles can, should, and will lead in building the [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:44-07:00February 7, 2018|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor’s Fund helps make a difference in Los Angeles: Letters

Re “Rethink Garcetti’s behested payments” (Editorial, Oct. 27): Please allow me to explain how the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, like many other charities and organizations, uses funds raised through behests to make a difference in the lives of Angelenos. The Mayor’s Fund has expanded the Domestic Abuse Response Teams that work with the Los Angeles Police Department to cover all of Los Angeles. We’ve kept the lights on in 30 parks, contributing to measurably lower crime rates. We created the “Save the Drop” campaign which led to a dramatic reduction in water use during our drought. And we’ve sparked [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:45-07:00November 14, 2017|MFLA News, Publications|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Expansion Of Ladwp Turf Rebate Program; Reminds Angelenos To ‘Save The Drop’

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will offer even higher rebates to Angelenos who want to conserve water by removing turf from their yards. Taking advantage of the fall planting season, the turf removal rebate will increase for the next three months from $1.75 to $2 per square foot up to 1,500 square feet, or as much as $375 more per customer. The program expansion is part of Mayor Garcetti’s effort to broaden his successful Save the Drop campaign, and reaffirm his commitment to water conservation. "Last year may [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:46-07:00October 16, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Eric Garcetti Launches LA Original

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off L.A. Manufacturing Week today with the launch of LA Original, a pilot program to spotlight and support L.A.'s creative economy and local manufacturers. LA Original includes a logo, promotional campaign, and line of products from local makers — and the program's proceeds will support creative entrepreneurs across the city. "The creativity in Los Angeles is unrivaled anywhere else," said Mayor Garcetti. "Our artists and manufacturers feed the spirits and better the lives of people all over the world. LA Original showcases that legacy, brings support to a new generation of entrepreneurs, and raises [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:46-07:00October 2, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces 2017 Entrepreneurs In Residence

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced his selections for this year’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program, an innovative initiative that connects some of L.A.’s most accomplished entrepreneurs with future business leaders and job creators. This year’s EIRs are Dr. Tanya Petrossian, a renowned biotech researcher and entrepreneur; and Ellen Chen and Mario Del Pero, co-founders of Mendocino Farms. “Los Angeles has one of the most robust start-up ecosystems in the world — and I am determined to do even more to help it grow,” said Mayor Garcetti. “There are no limits to what we can accomplish when we put [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:46-07:00October 2, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches Nation’s First City-Based Cyber Lab

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti is strengthening cybersecurity for L.A. businesses and residents with the launch of America's first city-based Cyber Lab, a public-private partnership that will analyze nearly a billion potential threats every day, and block millions of attacks from penetrating City systems. The Los Angeles Cyber Lab — formed in partnership with Cisco — builds on the Mayor's second Executive Directive, which created a Cyber Intrusion Command Center to lead cybersecurity preparation and response across City departments. The lab will alert small and medium-sized business partners to attacks as they occur, and larger businesses can receive automated updates to [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:46-07:00August 15, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches New Public Portal To Maximize The  Value Of City Property

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has launched a new online portal that will help the City maximize the value of its property, and more efficiently provide options for affordable housing, homeless service facilities and other priorities. The comprehensive, searchable property database will enable staff to manage City property more effectively, and allow the public to track the development of community assets like police and fire stations, libraries and public parks. The portal is available at "City-owned property is one of our most valuable assets, and we must maximize its value to advance critical priorities like building affordable housing and expanding [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:47-07:00August 7, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

‘Summer Night Lights’ Kicks Off 10th Year Of Providing Fun, Safe Spaces For Young People And Families

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today kicked off the 10th consecutive year of Summer Night Lights (SNL), a landmark program that keeps parks and recreation centers open late to provide young people and families with safe, fun gathering spaces during the summer months. Hundreds of Angelenos joined the Mayor, Councilmember Curren Price, police and fire officials, and SNL supporters for the evening celebration at Ross Snyder Recreation Center in South L.A. "Every family in Los Angeles deserves safe places to spend time together, have fun with their neighbors, find new opportunities and resources, and create strong relationships with the people [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:02-07:00July 6, 2017|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor’s Fund For Los Angeles Wins National Award For Building Stronger Communities Through Government Partnerships

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations (COF) today announced that the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles was among the winners of the 2017 HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. "We created the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles to develop innovative collaborations that help make Angelenos' lives better," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "That work, honored with this award, has made it possible for our public programs to have a broader reach with a real impact on safer, healthier neighborhoods throughout L.A." The Fund was recognized for the critical support it facilitates for Summer Night [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:03-07:00April 25, 2017|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Eric Garcetti And First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland  Announce The Inaugural Los Angeles State Of Women & Girls Address And Young Women’s Assembly

LOS ANGELES — Women’s achievements, challenges, and future opportunities will be at the center of a historic conference to be hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti and First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland at the University of Southern California (USC). The Inaugural Los Angeles State of Women & Girls Address and Young Women’s Assembly will be held on March 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will bring together Angelenos — including civic and thought leaders, as well as 700 girls, young women, and trans youth — for in-depth conversations, panels, and presentations on the state of gender equality in Los Angeles. The Inaugural [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:03-07:00March 10, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Signs Executive Directive To Protect Worker Safety And Make The City Less Vulnerable To Risk

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has signed a new Executive Directive aimed at reducing the City’s vulnerability to risk and improving workplace safety for City employees. Executive Directive 18 (ED 18) outlines a rigorous standard for managing risks throughout the City by creating increased accountability. It sets forth a series of specific instructions to improve the way City departments report, analyze, and strategically reduce risks through data analytics and improved technology infrastructure. “Our City workers keep Los Angeles running every day, and they deserve a working environment that is as safe and healthy as possible,” said Mayor Garcetti. “At the [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:04-07:00February 10, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

Los Angeles Achieves Mayor Garcetti’s Goal Of 20 Percent Water Savings

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a 20 percent reduction in the city’s per capita water use, meeting an ambitious goal he set less than three years ago in response to California’s punishing drought. The announcement came at an event honoring “Drop Defenders,” Angelenos who have taken extraordinary steps to cut their own water use and encourage others to take aggressive steps to conserve. “I challenged Los Angeles to take the lead in conservation because clean, fresh water is a natural resource like no other — scarce, but available at the turn of a tap and easily wasted if [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:04-07:00February 2, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

TechFair LA Features More Than 250 High-Profile Tech Employers Looking to Hire Local Talent

LOS ANGELES — L.A. is home to one of the world’s fastest-growing and most dynamic tech sectors, and Mayor Eric Garcetti is hosting a job fair today to connect Angelenos with companies looking to hire in this expanding industry. More than 11,000 job-seekers registered to attend the event. TechFair LA — the largest job fair of its kind in Los Angeles history — is a partnership of Mayor Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development and the City’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Jason Nazar. More than 250 of the city’s leading tech companies are participating in the daylong event at The Reef in Downtown L.A., [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:04-07:00January 30, 2017|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches Bold New Domestic Violence Awareness And Prevention Campaign

EDS: DOWNLOAD CREATIVE AT LOS ANGELES — Would a bride standing at the altar vow to accept a groom’s slaps and punches? Could romantic poetry include lines asking a lover to keep abuse secret? Is there any chance you would swipe right on a dating app profile that advertises a desire to physically injure a potential partner? Those are the kind of provocative questions at the heart of “Domestic Violence Has No Place Here,” a bold new public education campaign unveiled today by Mayor Eric Garcetti and intended to generate awareness and honest conversation about a crime that is [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:05-07:00October 6, 2016|City Hall News, Program News|

“Drop Defenders” Challenges Angelenos To Showcase Their Water Savings

SEE THE MAYOR’S DROP DEFENDERS VIDEO: LOS ANGELES—Save The Drop and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles announced the kickoff of “Drop Defenders”, an eight-week challenge building on the impact of the Save The Drop campaign. “Los Angeles is making every effort to Save the Drop: by changing our water-using habits in order to respond to California’s historic drought, and in turn creating a more sustainable city,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Now we want to know how you did it. If you’re a ‘Drop Defender,’ stand up and be counted.” “Save the Drop’s millions of impressions have contributed to [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:06-07:00September 20, 2016|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Boosts Support For L.A.’s Small Businesses With New Online Platform

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti is offering small business owners a helping hand with a new online platform that walks them through the startup process step-by-step, and provides free, custom-tailored guidance that gives local entrepreneurs the resources they need to thrive. The L.A. Business Portal, launched today, is designed to help small business owners across Los Angeles open their doors as quickly and efficiently as possible, and overcome difficult challenges like finding a location, negotiating a lease, and securing a business loan. “Running a business is already a tough job — the last thing entrepreneurs need is confusing red [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:06-07:00September 14, 2016|City Hall News, Program News|

L.A. Puts Higher Education Within Reach For All Students

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti and a host of local and national partners today launched the L.A. College Promise, making Los Angeles the largest city in America to guarantee high school graduates in the class of 2017 at least one tuition-free year of higher education. The announcement was made on the campus of Los Angeles City College, where Mayor Garcetti was joined Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States; Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom; LACCD Board of Trustees President Scott Svonkin; LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer; LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez; and LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King. LAUSD students who began [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:07-07:00September 14, 2016|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Breaks Ground on Innovative Treatment Facility That Will Capture, Reuse LA’s Stormwater

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Councilmember Mike Bonin and the Los Angeles Board of Public Works to break ground today on a new underground water treatment facility that will conserve 108,000 gallons of potable water every day by capturing and recycling stormwater for irrigation. The groundbreaking ceremony in Venice marks the start of construction on the Penmar Park Water Quality Improvement Project. As the first facility of its kind in Los Angeles, it will serve as an innovative model for stormwater capture-and-reuse technology that will protect the environment and advance several water conservation goals outlined in Mayor Garcetti’s [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:07-07:00July 12, 2016|City Hall News, Program News|

“Summer Night Lights” Kicks Off 9th Year Of Providing Fun, Safe Spaces For Young People And Families

LOS ANGELES—Summer Night Lights (SNL), a signature Mayor’s Office initiative that keeps dozens of parks open late with special activities for young people and families, kicked off today.   Mayor Eric Garcetti officially launched SNL 2016 with a visit to the Highland Park Recreation Center, where he was joined by special guest U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, as well as LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas, members of the SNL Youth Squad, program donors, and hundreds of residents from the surrounding community.   SNL, which is run by the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development (GRYD), [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:07-07:00July 1, 2016|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches “Welcome Home” Project

LOS ANGELES—Angelenos can take meaningful, personal steps to address L.A.’s homelessness crisis through Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new Welcome Home Project. The effort aims to recruit 100 residents to host gatherings of friends, neighbors, and colleagues and collect household supplies for formerly homeless people who have been recently housed. The Welcome Home Project aims to educate participants about the City’s homelessness strategy, and mobilize them to take action. To date, nearly 80 individuals, businesses, and community groups have registered to host gatherings in the coming weeks. “Everywhere I go, people ask how they can help end the homelessness crisis,” said Mayor [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:08-07:00June 8, 2016|City Hall News, Program News|

Inaugural “Mayor’s Cup” Will Reward L.A. Entrepreneur for Innovative Solutions to Toughest Civic Challenges

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti is challenging residents to help him find creative solutions to L.A.'s most pressing challenges. Today, the Mayor announced his first annual Mayor's Cup competition, which will solicit proposals from student entrepreneurs and local academics to support local economic growth and encourage civic engagement — on issues ranging from beautifying vacant and blighted spaces, to building affordable housing. "Los Angeles is full of dynamic thinkers who work to improve our quality of life through everything from entertainment and transportation, to clean tech and manufacturing," said Mayor Garcetti. "The Mayor's Cup will incentivize the creativity of young entrepreneurs [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:08-07:00June 2, 2016|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces 2016 Entrepreneurs In Residence, Building on Innovative Program’s Successful First Year

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced this year's participants in his innovative Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program, which was launched in 2014 to connect the most accomplished entrepreneurs in the City with L.A.'s future business leaders and job creators. This year’s EIRs are Eva Ho and Jason Nazar, two renowned professionals with decades of experience building startups into strong, successful businesses. During their year with the EIR program, Eva and Jason will help to shape City policy and create initiatives designed to help entrepreneurs across L.A. They will also work with local non-profit organizations and institutions to help foster [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:09-07:00February 26, 2016|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces New Youth Hiring Goal

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today attended the largest youth job fair in Los Angeles history, where he announced a new goal to hire 15,000 young people for year-round employment in 2016. The goal more than triples the number of youth jobs that were coordinated by City Hall when he entered office. The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative aims to find 100,000 jobs for young people by 2018. A prime example of the power of expanded hiring partnerships, today’s job fair will be attended by more than 6,000 young people — who will interview with private sector employers, fill out job applications, build [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:09-07:00February 17, 2016|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Innovative Pilot Program to Conserve More Water in Historic Drought

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a new water meter pilot program that will help the City conserve more water as California continues to endure the most punishing drought in state history. During the month of January, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) outfitted 28 City parks with 100 Smart Water Meters. The parks have begun using the meters to test the broader viability of the new technology. The state-of-the-art Smart Meters offer significant technological advantages over the current industry standard. The new meters detect leaks automatically and capture detailed usage data in 15-minute intervals, which they [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:24-07:00February 11, 2016|City Hall News, Program News|

Leonard Hill Gift to Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Will Provide New Sixth Street Bridge with Arts Plaza and Programming

A major philanthropic gift on the part of developer Leonard Hill to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles will fund the design, construction and programming of an arts plaza beneath the new Sixth Street Bridge, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today. The $1.9 million gift will ensure the realization of the recreational and community-building components included in the city's vision for the new Sixth Street Bridge. The proposed Leonard Hill Arts Plaza, pending City Council approval, will sit underneath the bridge between Santa Fe Avenue and the Los Angeles River. The gift includes funding for the design and construction of a [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:24-07:00January 27, 2016|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Proclaims “Giving Tuesday” in the City of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed a proclamation declaring December 1, 2015, "Giving Tuesday" in Los Angeles. Giving Tuesday is a global celebration dedicated to supporting those in need. Observed each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving -- people around the world — families, nonprofits, businesses, community organizations, and students — unite for a common purpose: to celebrate generosity and give back to their communities. The proclamation states that Giving Tuesday "is a celebration and recognition of nonprofit organizations where people come together, give back, and support a cause they care about." "The holiday season is a time to deepen [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:25-07:00December 1, 2015|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Launch #HomesForHeroes Campaign

LOS ANGELES – The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles with Mayor Eric Garcettiand United Way's Home for Good, announced today the #HomesForHeroes campaign, an effort to raise funds to cover the move-in costs of 500 homeless veterans in the City by the end of 2015. "Our veterans have sacrificed it all to keep our home protected and safe. Now it is our turn to do what we can to ensure they have what they need to stay in a home of their own," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "The #HomesForHeroes campaign allows us to target a very specific area of need, [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:25-07:00November 11, 2015|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches New Phase of Save The Drop Campaign

EDS: Download “Save the Drop” Phase II creative materials at LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today launched the second phase of the “Save the Drop” water conservation campaign, urging Angelenos to “Capture the Drop” should an expected El Niño deliver heavier-than usual-rainfall in the coming months. It is estimated that an El Niño winter will produce billions of gallons of stormwater run-off. Mayor Garcetti made the announcement at a news conference for “Imagine a Day Without Water,” a national advocacy and education campaign sponsored by the Value of Water Coalition and the U.S. Water Alliance. L.A. served as the west [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:26-07:00October 9, 2015|City Hall News, Program News|

Statements From Mayor Garcetti and VA Secretary McDonald On Veteran Homelessness

LOS ANGELES – Today, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald issued the following statements: "I am thrilled to welcome Secretary McDonald back to Los Angeles today," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "Thanks to our work with the VA and our partners throughout the county, we have placed more than 1,700 veterans into permanent housing in the last six months. I will continue working tirelessly to tackle the homelessness crisis and reintegrate veterans into our communities. We will not stop until the men and women who have served and protected our country have a place to call [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:26-07:00September 17, 2015|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Marks Citizenship Day By Launching Campaign To Help 350,000 Immigrant Residents With Naturalization Process

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti today launched a citizenship initiative as part of his “Step Forward LA” campaign, with new tools designed to help members of L.A.’s immigrant population navigate the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. Marking the celebration of national Citizenship Day, and as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the campaign launch is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Earlier this year, the office launched Step Forward LA as an effort to reach 100,000 Angelenos eligible for DACA and DAPA programs. With the launch of the citizenship campaign, the initiative will focus on encouraging and [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:26-07:00September 17, 2015|City Hall News, Program News|

Photos From Day Two of U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit

EDS: Rights cleared photos from Day 1 and Day 2 of the Summit available here: Photo credit: Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti. LOS ANGELES—During the second and closing day of the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit, Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Vice President Joe Biden, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and local and federal officials from both the United States and China in calling for urgent action to fight global climate change. “Climate change. It’s not just an environmental issue. It's an economic issue. It's a national security issue. And, it is a moral issue,” U.S. Vice President Biden said during keynote remarks to [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:27-07:00September 16, 2015|City Hall News|

Mayor Garcetti, Gov. Brown and Chinese Officials Sign Landmark U.S.-China Climate Leaders Declaration

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown today joined mayors and governors from across the U.S. and China to sign the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Declaration. The Declaration affirms commitments by cities, states, and provinces to meet emissions targets that exceed national goals established by their respective countries and sets ambitious, verifiable actions to combat climate change while supporting and expanding bilateral cooperation and dialogue “As home to over half the world's population that's responsible for 70% of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, cities are ground zero in the fight against climate change” said Mayor Garcetti. “With this [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:27-07:00September 15, 2015|City Hall News, Program News|

Photos And Video From Day One of U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit

  EDS: Rights cleared photos attached; photo credit: Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today welcomed mayors, governors and provincial leaders from across the U.S. and China to Los Angeles to day one of the first official convening between the two countries to address climate change. The Summit is the first official convening of U.S. and Chinese subnational leaders on climate change under the Climate Change Working Group. “When Presidents Obama and Xi came together to make their historic accord, it was a hinge of history: a moment in time when we could say that two nations stepped [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:28-07:00September 15, 2015|City Hall News|
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