April 2018

Mayor Garcetti delivered his State of the City Address April 16 saying that he needs the help of Angelenos to improve our quality of life in Los Angeles. This coming fiscal year, please consider joining the Mayor, the City Council, City departments, and community partners to spur economic growth in key industries, improve regional infrastructure connectivity, and ensure everyone benefits from the progress of the City.

In his address, the Mayor said the word “neighborhood” 25 times, which is a call not just to City Departments to take action, but a partnership opportunity for all Neighborhood Councils to engage in those instances where resources are being planned for neighborhoods. Here are a few objectives for the year:

  • Homelessness – providing emergency shelters, supportive services, parking, and storage
  • Crime – strategically deploying officers, expanding the Domestic Abuse Response Teams, investing in gang prevention and intervention services, and decreasing the number of gun possession
  • Jobs – attracting and supporting filming, innovation and the tech industry
  • Transportation – investing in regional transportation connectivity
  • Community Health – increasing youth participation in Recreation and Parks sports programs

On eradicating homelessness in the City, the Mayor called for a partnership with NCs to help in City Hall’s efforts to provide more long term solutions to the needs of homeless Angelenos, and I quote, “I met with business leaders, service providers, and the 44 Neighborhood Council homelessness liaisons from across L.A. to brief them on our efforts. They all plan to work closely with their Councilpersons to identify sites and build support for safe parking, shelter, and storage for homeless Angelenos. And it starts here at City Hall, where everyone shares in the responsibility of ending this crisis.”

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The CARE Study will assess arsenic, lead, mercury, and other chemicals in your body and provide information on what you and your family can do to reduce your contact with these chemicals.

The goal of the California Regional Exposure (CARE) Study is to measure and compare environmental chemicals in people across the state. This information will support efforts to reduce chemical exposure in Californians and improve public health. Visit the CARE website to take a 2-minute survey at www.cdph.ca.gov/CARE

  • Enroll between 300-500 adults, representing different racial and ethnic backgrounds, income levels, and communities within the study area
  • Collect information from participants to identify potential exposure sources
  • Collect blood and urine samples
  • Measure levels of selected metals and perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances
  • Return individual results to participants
  • Hold community meetings to describe overall study findings
  • Release summary results to the public through our website

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