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Celebrate Independence Day Safely at a Public Fireworks Show or Drone Display

Think About Your Neighbors and Celebrate SAFELY This Year!

All fireworks, even the so-called ‘safe and sane’ variety remain illegal for personal possession or use in the City of Los Angeles. Attending a professional fireworks show or drone display is the safest and smartest way to celebrate Independence Day 2024.

Professional Fireworks Shows within the City of Los Angeles are added to the list below as LAFD permits are issued. If you are looking for shows outside the City of Los Angeles, in areas served by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, please visit fire.lacounty.gov.

NOTE: To confirm public admission, parking and other details, please follow the links below or directly contact the venue or organization hosting the show.

July 4, 2024

Atwater Village – The Messi Experience – 2800 Casitas Avenue
Downtown LA – Grand Park 4th of July Block Party 2024 and Drone Display (**No Traditional Fireworks**) – 200 N Grand Avenue
Elysian Park – Dodger Stadium – 1000 Vin Scully Drive
Hollywood – Hollywood Bowl – 2301 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood – Rocky + Fireworks – Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Marina del Rey – Fourth of July Fireworks Show – 13650 Mindanao Way
Pacific Palisades – 4th of July Fireworks Show at Palisades High School (Advanced Ticket Purchase Required) – 15777 Bowdoin Street
Porter Ranch – Shepherd of the Hills Church – 19700 Rinaldi Street
Woodland Hills – Bob Blumenfield’s 4th of July Extravaganza – 5800 Topanga Canyon Boulevard

July 5, 2024

Hollywood – Charlies Angels + Fireworks – Hollywood Forever Cemetery

July 6, 2024

Hollywood – Shrek 2 + Fireworks – Hollywood Forever Cemetery

What if you witness illegal fireworks use in the City of Los Angeles?

Report illegal fireworks directly to the Los Angeles Police Department at any hour, using their online fireworks complaint form at:

https://complaint.lacity.org/complaint/fireworks/

NOTE: The fireworks complaint form above is the most efficient way to notify the Police Department of illegal fireworks use. Only call 9-1-1 if someone is injured or there is an active fire.

What if I have fireworks?

The Los Angeles Police Department has a special process that allows you to surrender fireworks without penalty. To receive special guidance, please call the LAPD non-emergency number 1-877-ASK-LAPD. Do not transport fireworks anywhere, and do not bring them to a Police Station until you have received this special guidance.

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Proposed Sewer Service Charge Rate Increase

LA Sanitation is conducting public outreach efforts to inform communities across Los Angeles about the proposed Sewer Service Charge rate increase. We would like to give constituents a chance to ask questions and get information on available funding assistance for those in need.

Residents should start seeing outreach mailers in their mailboxes the first week of July. These mailers will contain information about two upcoming Zoom webinars about proposed sewer rate increases. The first webinar will be on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 9:30 A.M., and the second webinar will be on Tuesday, August 6, 2024, at 6:00 P.M.

Webinar 1 (07/20) registration link is here.
Webinar 2 (08/6) registration link is here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROPOSED INCREASED SEWER RATES

The City is proposing to resume Sewer Service Charge rate increases that were paused in 2020 because of the pandemic. This is necessary to protect Angelenos’ public health and the environment. Please know that assistance will be available for households in need.

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Black Worker Survey

Black Worker Survey

The Los Angeles Black Worker Center is working in partnership with the Center for Advancement of Racial Equity at Work (CARE) at the UCLA Labor Center to survey Black workers in SoCal. Please consider taking the survey about your experiences as a Black worker and your contribution to the workforce and economy overall.

All information will be confidential. You must be 18 years or older to complete the survey, which is being conducted by the UCLA Labor Center. The data will be compiled into several public-facing briefs and reports that will be released in fall 2024.

If you are interested or for more information, please contact Deja Thomas at dmthomas11@g.ucla.edu. 

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The Final LA City Budget

The Los Angeles City Council recently passed the budget for the upcoming fiscal year after a lengthy meeting. The budget addresses challenges posed by reduced revenue and rising costs, requiring difficult decisions to allocate limited resources effectively.

Key highlights of the approved budget include funding for:

Hiring 574 additional police officers
Inside Safe housing program with $185 million allocation
Services and shelters for survivors of domestic violence with $6.5 million
Preparation of a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan
Restoration of positions in critical departments
Enforcing the Home Sharing Ordinance
Improving fire station infrastructure

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L.A. Mayor Karen Bass Wants Public Input on Police Chief Search. Here’s How the LAPD’s New Leader Will Be Picked

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore is retiring at the end of February, which means L.A. is on the hunt for a new leader in one of its most challenging jobs.

Turnover in the police chief role happens every five to 10 years. Here’s your refresher on what the chief does, how the selection process will work, and how you can make your voice heard.

What does L.A.’s police chief do?

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Mayor Bass Appoints Carmen Chang as Department of Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has appointed Carmen Chang as the new General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE), an announcement confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council.

Chang emphasized her commitment to inclusivity and representation in her new role: “I am honored to be appointed to serve as General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. I look forward to carrying out Mayor Bass’ vision for a neighborhood council system that is inclusive and representative of the many cultures and the diversity of Los Angeles”

Chang also highlighted her intention to collaborate with Neighborhood Councils and staff to create a plan enhancing community engagement across the city. “My first priority will be to listen to the Neighborhood Councils, to build relationships with each of them, and to engage and learn from the Department staff to develop a plan to increase community engagement in every corner of the city. Solving our greatest challenges and improving our communities must always begin with hearing the voices of community members. That is what we will do, together.”

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LADWP Level Pay

Optimize your budgeting with Level Pay monthly billing, a hassle-free payment plan that evens out seasonal fluctuations in your utility bills. With predictable monthly payments, you’ll know exactly how much to budget each month, regardless of the season. All residential and multi-residential customers with eligible services, even those currently behind on their bills, can enroll. Sign up for Level Pay today for more predictable utility costs!

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