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Mayor Garcetti Signs Executive Directive 32 To Improve Access To Information And Services For English Language Learners

High-Resolution photos can be found here. LOS ANGELES - Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed Executive Directive 32, which seeks to improve access to City information and services for English language learners in Los Angeles. “Los Angeles is a place of belonging where everyone can, and should, feel comfortable engaging in our civic process,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This new directive will help to ensure that all Angelenos have equal access to what our City has to offer — for example, providing non-English speaking immigrant business owners and parents with the ability to apply for grants from the City and enroll [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:53-07:00December 16, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Delivers L.A.’s Second Voluntary Local Review On Global Development Goals

LOS ANGELES - Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today Los Angeles’ progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a shared development agenda unanimously adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to better meet the needs of people, protect the planet, and ensure equitable prosperity. “From the beginning of our journey, I’ve said that these goals cannot be achieved by Los Angeles alone,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti, “Everyone is part of this agenda — cities, nations, civil society, workers, companies. Only through our collective efforts can we build a fair and sustainable future for our world.” To address food insecurity, poverty and [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:55-07:00September 21, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Grants For LACCD Students’ DACA Applications

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a grant program for qualifying Los Angeles community college students going through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application process. The grants will cover both initial and renewal application fees,  allowing hundreds of young Angelenos brought to this country as children to file petitions to remain here without financial hardship. “The decision to erode the DACA program was heartbreaking, but Los Angeles will always stand up for our Dreamers,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “DACA has given so many hard-working, ambitious young Angelenos an opportunity to pursue higher education and contribute to [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:56-07:00August 9, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Kicks Off ‘Earn, Learn, Play’

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Garcetti today kicked off ‘Earn, Learn, Play’— a new online platform that connects young people with hundreds of City and County recreational, educational and paid internship programs. “After a very difficult year for our City, we can finally offer our young Angelenos a centralized hub which will give them a plethora of opportunities and options to engage in this summer,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Our children deserve spaces in which they can learn, grow, and stay engaged. I believe this initiative offers them this and more.” Through the Earn, Learn, Play (ELP) website, students ages 4 [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:56-07:00July 9, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Kicks Off ‘Summer Night Lights’

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today kicked off Summer Night Lights (SNL), a program that keeps parks and recreation centers open late to provide young people and families with safe, fun gathering spaces during the summer months, helping to reduce crime and violence in the peak months of gang-related activity. This year’s program will offer vaccinations on site. “Every Angeleno deserves a place in their community where they feel safe to spend quality time with their friends and loved ones,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This past year has been difficult on our entire City, but I’m excited to see [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:56-07:00June 30, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Relief To Small Chambers Of Commerce

LOS ANGELES –– Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a Chambers of Commerce Relief Fund, which will offer vulnerable chambers that saw declines in their membership and fundraising with grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. “The last thing our small businesses need right now is to lose a lifeline that has helped keep them afloat,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Our Chambers of Commerce have always been the beating heart of our local economy, and as we continue down the road of recovery, these grants will play an indispensable role in lifting up our workforce, revitalizing our small businesses, and ensuring that [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:57-07:00June 17, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Merger Of The Evolve Entertainment Fund And Group Effort Initiative

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a merger between the Mayor’s Evolve Entertainment Fund (Evolve) and Group Effort Initiative (GEI), an initiative created by Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, to offer more people from under-represented communities employment, training, and mentorship opportunities in the entertainment industry. “Evolve is about more than injecting young people’s voices into our City’s creative output — it makes sure the studios of Hollywood better reflect the melting pot of backgrounds that makes Los Angeles extraordinary,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This merger between Evolve and the Group Effort Initiative will provide even more individuals from underserved [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:57-07:00June 14, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces New Efforts To Reach Undervaccinated Communities

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced expanded public outreach efforts to encourage underserved and hard-hit communities to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The Mayor kicked off two key components of this education and awareness initiative to address low vaccination rates among communities of color. First, the City has partnered with Studio Number One, a Los Angeles creative studio founded by Shepard Fairey, to unveil phase two of the “Protect and Respect” pandemic art series, with new pieces urging folks to get inoculated. Second, the Mayor’s office launched the English version of its Vacúnate Ya, L.A. / Get [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:57-07:00May 24, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Winners Of Low-Rise Housing Challenge

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the winners of Low-Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles, an international, first-of-its-kind design challenge to produce appealing, accessible visions of new housing options to boost the City’s housing stock in areas zoned for single-family housing and low-rise apartments. “Angelenos want a more livable city with more affordable housing, more opportunity, and more accessible transportation options no matter where they live,” said Mayor Garcetti. “This challenge was designed to inspire creative ideas that might reimagine the future of housing in Los Angeles — and the results brought forward an extraordinary range of solutions [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:57-07:00May 24, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches Bilingual Vaccination PSA Campaign For Latino Audiences

Eds. The ¡Vacúnate Ya, Los Ángeles! PSA can be viewed here. Lea este comunicado de prensa en español aquí. LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a bilingual public service announcement campaign to encourage vaccination among Latino communities in Los Angeles, featuring artists Angélica María, Danny Trejo, Pepe Aguilar, Ángela Aguilar, and Leonardo Aguilar. Titled Vacúnate Ya, Los Ángeles / Get Vaccinated, L.A., this effort is focused on ramping up vaccination rates, reaching residents deeply impacted by COVID-19, and helping Los Angeles move closer to the end of the pandemic. “The goal of this campaign is simple: to get [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:58-07:00May 24, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces New City Vaccination Site At USC

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the opening of the City’s newest vaccination site at the University of Southern California (USC). Located at the corner of Exposition and Figueroa next to USC’s University Park campus, the site will have the capacity to vaccinate up to 5,000 people a day. “Equity drives every facet of our strategy to end the pandemic, but our efforts will come up short unless we shorten the distance between life-saving vaccines and our hardest-hit Angelenos,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our City is determined to deliver doses to residents of South L.A. and every community — [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:59-07:00March 11, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces ‘Given’ Initiative To Help 10,000 Vulnerable Households Get Food, Other Needs During Holiday Season

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the Grocery Intervention for Vital Emergency Needs (GIVEN) initiative, a partnership between Mayor Garcetti and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to provide thousands of low-income Angelenos in need with $300 in cash assistance to help with food and other essentials this holiday season. “Our most vulnerable neighbors can’t wait for the end of the pandemic to get relief, and there is no greater gift we can give our fellow Angelenos right now than the ability to put food on the table and cover basic necessities,” said Mayor Garcetti. “GIVEN is the [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:15-07:00December 18, 2020|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Urges Angelenos To Shop Local For The Holidays

To find creative makers and artists making original products in Los Angeles, visit www.LAOriginal.com  LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Eric Garcetti has a simple message to holiday shoppers this year: “Do something big. Support local small businesses online and safely in your neighborhood this holiday season.” Today, to help small businesses and protect people’s livelihoods, Mayor Garcetti, in partnership with L.A. Original, a program of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, announced the “Do Something Big, Support Small” initiative, which encourages Angelenos to do their holiday shopping with small, local businesses. “Our small businesses are the beating heart of our economy, and [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:16-07:00December 9, 2020|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Emergency Relief For Food-Service Workers

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Garcetti today announced the Secure Emergency Relief for Vulnerable Employees (SERVE) initiative, a new partnership between the Mayor’s Office and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, to provide 4,000 local food-service workers with a one-time $800 stipend. "Employees in our food-service industry have had to make painful sacrifices — and we have to do everything possible to support them through this time of economic upheaval," said Mayor Garcetti. "SERVE is designed to deliver relief and a little peace of mind to some of our most vulnerable workers — giving thousands of Angelenos a vital lifeline, putting [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:16-07:00December 2, 2020|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Program To Connect Vulnerable Young People To Internet Access

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the creation of the Angeleno Connectivity Trust (ACT), an initiative to help deliver internet access to vulnerable young people — including students experiencing homelessness, those in foster care, and youth with disabilities. Working with T-Mobile’s Project 10Million, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, and several community-based organizations, ACT will offer 100 GB of free internet connectivity to students who need it the most. The agreement would provide that level of connectivity to 18,000 students for five years, renewable on an annual basis. “The COVID-19 crisis has created extraordinary challenges for our most [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:17-07:00December 2, 2020|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches “LA Optimized” To Strengthen Local Small Businesses

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today launched LA Optimized, an initiative to help local small businesses recover from the pandemic by expanding their e-commerce capabilities and growing their online presence. The project will be overseen by the Mayor’s newly appointed 2021 Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR), Roberto Martinez. “COVID-19 has changed everything — the way we communicate, work, socialize, and shop — and our brick-and-mortar stores need to rapidly rethink how they reach their customers, market their goods, sell their products, and thrive when so much business is happening online,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our small businesses are the backbone of our economic [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:17-07:00November 25, 2020|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches ‘L.A. College Promise Works’ Program To Connect Local Students To Jobs

Eds:  Archived live video can be found at Facebook.com/MayorOfLA High-resolution photos can be found at LAMayor.org/Photos  LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today launched L.A. College Promise Works (LACP Works), a new initiative connecting community college students to career coaching, skills training, and paid employment opportunities. This program is the product of a close partnership between the Mayor’s Office, the L.A. Community College District (LACCD), the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, and the City’s Workforce Development System. “COVID-19 has forced us all to make sacrifices in our jobs, homes, and lives, but our students should never have to sacrifice their [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:18-07:00September 4, 2020|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Celebrates Two Years Of The Evolve Entertainment Fund

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today celebrated the two-year anniversary of the Evolve Entertainment Fund, a public-private partnership that connects young Angelenos from underrepresented communities with internships and opportunities in the entertainment industry. “The studios and soundstages, and backlots of Hollywood should be open to any Angeleno, no matter where they’re from or who they are,” said Mayor Garcetti. “The entertainment industry brings great ideas to life — and Evolve is ensuring that more people have a shot to add their voices and creativity to the work of inspiring audiences everywhere in the world.” Launched in 2018 by the [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:19-07:00February 12, 2020|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches L.A.’S ‘Decade Of Action’ To Fight The Climate Crisis

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today kicked off a Decade of Action to confront and combat the climate crisis, with the signing of  “L.A.’s Green New Deal: Leading By Example,” his 25th Executive Directive since taking office. Joined by a diverse coalition of elected officials, environmental advocates, business leaders, and young climate activists, the Mayor laid out his vision for a carbon neutral Los Angeles and a firm commitment to environmental justice and equity. L.A.’s Green New Deal leads with bold action to zero out Los Angeles’ main sources of harmful emissions: buildings, transportation, electricity, and trash. Adopting this [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:19-07:00February 11, 2020|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Program To Provide Entrepreneurship Training To Angelenos Experiencing Homelessness

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the creation of LA: EnterpRISE, a pilot program to drive entrepreneurship opportunities for Angelenos experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness. “Every Angeleno should have a chance to nurture their talents, pursue their dreams, and earn an income,” said Mayor Garcetti. “The goal of LA: EnterpRISE is to empower people in need — to give them the support, training and encouragement they need to start a new chapter.” LA: EnterpRISE is a public-private partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, the Downtown Women’s Center, Target, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles and PACE [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:20-07:00February 7, 2020|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Eric Garcetti Meets With Community Leaders To Urge Neighborhood Census Action

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti joined members of the Koreatown community this evening to highlight the City’s Census Goodwill Ambassadors program, which empowers local residents to educate their neighbors on the importance of the Census, encourage participation in next year’s tally, and ensure a full and accurate count in 2020. “The Census is the largest civic action in our country, and we can all carry a simple, clear, and unmistakable message: in our city, everybody counts,” said Mayor Garcetti. “With our Census Goodwill Ambassadors helping to lead the charge, we can ensure that immigrant households, communities of color, low-income Angelenos, [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:20-07:00December 3, 2019|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti And USGS Announce Key Updates To ShakeAlertLA

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti was joined by leaders from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and CalTech today to announce critical updates to the ShakeAlertLA app that will lower the notification threshold across Los Angeles County. Starting this month, the nation’s first publicly available early warning system will alert residents to earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 or larger; the previous threshold was magnitude 5.0. “Every day we are communicating the importance of preparedness, so that every Angeleno has the tools and resources they need to build a better life — and then protect that life when disaster strikes,” said Mayor [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:20-07:00August 16, 2019|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Highlights L.A.’s Leadership On Global Development Goals

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today unveiled a new report highlighting Los Angeles’ leadership in pursuing and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to end poverty, protect the planet, and broaden prosperity. By presenting a Voluntary Local Review, L.A. became one of the first cities in the world to uphold a commitment to transparency, publish its data online, and share core progress and ongoing challenges in reaching global targets for gender equity, homelessness, housing, climate action, education, economic growth, and more. “Global development begins with local leadership, and Los Angeles is proud to take the [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:20-07:00July 18, 2019|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces New Entrepreneurs In Residence To Increase Diversity In Film Industry

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that Theresa Kang and Amir Shahkhalili, Partners at WME, and Kevin Iwashina, Senior Associate at Endeavor Content, will serve the City of Los Angeles’ 2019 Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program, an initiative that enlists some of L.A.’s most accomplished business minds to build stronger industries across the City. The Endeavor team will leverage its institutional knowledge and relationships with leading artists and content creators to expand Mayor Garcetti’s Evolve Entertainment Fund (EEF) — a public-private partnership that creates new career opportunities for communities that have been historically excluded from the entertainment industry. “Endeavor is at [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:21-07:00January 24, 2019|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches Nation’s First Publicly Available Earthquake Early Warning Mobile App

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of ShakeAlertLA, the nation’s first publicly available earthquake early warning mobile application. The launch fulfilled his 2017 promise to launch the app by the end of 2018. “Angelenos should have every chance to protect themselves and their families when there's a major earthquake,” said Mayor Garcetti. “We created the ShakeAlertLA app because getting a few seconds' heads-up can make a big difference if you need to pull to the side of the road, get out of an elevator, or drop, cover, and hold on." ShakeAlertLA is a pilot project, in collaboration [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:40-07:00January 3, 2019|City Hall News, Program News|

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|

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 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 lacity.org/property. "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|

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|

Mayor Garcetti Launches Bold New Domestic Violence Awareness And Prevention Campaign

EDS: DOWNLOAD CREATIVE AT http://nodvla.org/city-initiatives/domestic-violence-campaign/ 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|

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|

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|

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|

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|
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