I just saw that San Francisco is banning the sale of plastic water bottles I think we should do the same. That's all.
Hello Los Angeles:
This is a message on behalf of the California State University Los Angeles EcoCar2 Team. We would like to inform Los Angeles of our mission.
EcoCar2 is a three-year collegiate engineering competition and the only program of its kind. The competition takes place in 15 universities across North America as sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors (GM). The participating universities must re-design a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, donated by General Motors, without compromising acceptability, performance and safety.
One of the universities participating in this prestigious competition is California State University Los Angeles (CSULA). The university has improved tremendously since its first year in the competition, where it was ranked second to last place but made an amazing comeback by placing second in the second year of the competition.
CSULA EcoCar2 is now on its third year of competition, and its Communications team feels the need to reach out to powerful figures in order to promote the competition but most importantly, in order to make apparent the necessity of utilizing eco-friendly technologies that can preserve our fragile Earth.
Thank you for taking time in reading this humble post and learning what we are doing right here in the City of Angels.
We appreciate your time.
Melody Klingenfuss (Communications Assistant Manager)
EcoCar2 Communications Team
I love the new Performance Metrics page (even in it's beta form), and I applaud your efforts to bring Transparency and Accountability to city government!
It would be great to have a sub-menu by neighborhood, and to be able to set our neighborhood in Account Preferences. That way we could follow local as well as city-wide performance.
Under City Services, I would like to see more DWP oriented metrics: # outages, time to resolve (length of the outage experienced by residents), price per ? as compared to other cities (for water, power and sewer separately).
Under Public Safety, the high level categories are good, and it would be great to see more stats on # violent crimes and neighborhood crimes (Robbery, Assault w/ Deadly Weapon, Burglary, Grand Theft Auto) like they are currently reported to Home Owner Associations.
Under Fiscal Responsibility, it would be great to have the budget loaded (summarized, with drill down capability), and track actuals against it, with a color coded column for the gap +/- (in both absolute $ and %).
Finally, for major projects that involve tax $ or impact citizens daily lives (like the 405 expansion), we need visibility into standard project management metrics (milestones, risks, issues, status). This could be a link to those project metrics tracked on a different site, but we need transparency into the effectiveness of big spend initiatives.
Giving visibility to these important measures helps us hold our local officials accountable, and it also helps to engage each of us to do our part, by letting us know where to focus our energies.
L.A. is facing huge budgetary shortfalls. One way to raise money is to make sure that medical marijuana dispensaries pay all the taxes they owe. NextRX is an L.A. based company that has developed a patient management system called RX-Pass that ensures compliance with all state and local regulations while also providing for the automatic collection of all applicable municipal taxes with monthly deposit to the city monthly.
Los Angeles can become a leader in the state on this issue and we would be delighted to work with the city to make it happen. Please visit www.nextrx.net to learn more about the system. I look forward to hearing further from you thereafter. Thank you for your consideration.
Ralf-Rainer von Albedyhll
We're most of the way through winter, and have generally had weather more appropriate to mid-spring, with temperatures (in Northridge) in the low 70s to high 80s, and only one significant rainstorm. Given this, I invite you earnestly to imagine what June, July, and August will likely bring. Personally, I'm expecting many days greater than 110 in my area, with little rainfall before that.
That is, we're looking at a high likelihood of a major, if not unprecedented fire season. Typically, we make some weak noises about people being careful, and take some token measures, but as a City, we don't do anything systematic until the pillars of smoke start building up in the mountains.
I recommend taking an emergency-level approach starting NOW, at the latest, to identify the greatest risks and spend major money, time, and effort to mitigate them. This could include creating large firebreaks in the most vulnerable areas, clearing brush wherever it makes sense, beefing up our emergency services, contracting for more firefighting aircraft, etc.
To begin with, convene the appropriate folks to turn ideas like the above into a systematic plan followed by effective action.
Yes, I know this isn't the way the City usually works; there's no Department of Foresight and Prudence. Maybe this is worth changing?
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Hello Mayor Garcetti,
I am currently enrolled in global warming courses at Harvard University as well as have been well informed of the facts surrounding the aftermath of the Fukushima earthquake 3 years ago. For the past several years, our government has severely under reacted to save the reputation of our President Barack Obama, at the risk of the safety to the general public who live outside the Capitol Hill bubble. Consequently, America's strongest Obama supporting state has slowly suffered the consequences of our President's destructive behavior. California is a beautiful state that has always stood by our President with a strong undivided unity in all of his efforts. However, we are the people (besides Japan) who will be most effected directly from the aftermath of Fukushima. I will not go into detail as to how it is impacting several lives, slowly, over time, but I must ask you to do something about it for the greater good of humanity. If our President will not do his job and make decisions in the best interest of our state, especially the city of Los Angeles, then I feel it is your responsibility to make a choice between cosigning the ineffective and negligent leadership of President Barack Obama or preserving our beautiful city and state to which our President has no loyalty to.
Princess Brittney Cooper
Please sync all traffic lights as well as add 3 way traffic lights to ALL intersections.
Please, no more marathons here in LA. Until we figure out a solution to LA's horrible traffic problems, we don't need to add to our own self creating traffic issues, even for one day. Business loose profits on that day and most people are home bound due to the difficulty of the road closures.
I definitely SUPPORT ! .........the new "urban farm" idea of backyard bee hives, and raising chickens.
We desperately need to help restore honeybee populations, and the benefits of organic eggs (the yolks are MUCH BRIGHTER YELLOW and the yolk is much higher-rounded than the "anemic" pale yellow, almost flat yolks in supermarket non-organic eggs).
I heard the mayor say it was horrible that the red line doesn't stop at the Hollywood Bowl. That is not as egregious as not maximizing the Greek Observatory Dash for use to take people back and forth from the Greek Theatre to Sunset/Vermont Redline station. I believe the last shuttle ends around 10pm. Concerts don't let out that early. Please consider expanding the service so people have the option not to drive to the Greek. This is especially needed since the Gibson Ampitheater sadly shut down. At least you can walk from the Hollywood/Highland to the Hollywood Bowl or take their free (but hardly promoted) shuttle.
It would also be nice if there was a bus that took you from Hollywood and Highland to the heart of West Hollywood (ex - Robertson/Santa Monica) or connected to the West Hollywood "Pick Up Line." Especially during Gay Pride or Halloween. I have a car, but I prefer to take metro as much as possible. Thank you so much, Monique
How could you let this happen?
*****CANCELLED******* The Marathon Crash Race 2014
I REGRET TO REPORT THAT
THE MARATHON CRASH RACE IS CANCELLED.
Today. the Chief of Investigation and Enforcement of the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services made contact with Wolfpack Hustle and demanded that this event be cancelled or we may face criminal charges and bear liability for the costs of enforcement. This comes as a shock and disappointment.
We have requested an expedited permit be granted but have been told initially that it is not possible at this point for one to be granted. Therefore we have no choice but to fully comply with the city’s demands and we strongly urge that everyone obey the city’s request not to engage in this event or any like it.
Though unpermitted, this event has enjoyed the support of the LAPD and city going into it’s fifth year now, Wolfpack Hustle has been cooperative, and had sought to partner with LAPD and all agencies. We’ve met with and cooperated with city officials on several occasions. For 2014, we’ve taken further measures to ensure that the participants are safe and to prevent any claims being made on the City of Los Angeles and other cities and agencies, via waivers, participant / competitor separation, and by purchasing event insurance.
This event has been in the planning for at least one year, and builds on a community tradition referred to above. To threaten criminal prosecution 5 days prior to the event taking place comes as a shock and disappointment: The city is now demanding permits and payments where it has never done so in the past.
THE MARATHON CRASH RACE IS CANCELLED.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
Taken from http://wolfpackhustle.com/
I wasn't even planning on partaking in this event I was just happy that something this cool was was happening in the city I live in. This is one of the many things that puts L.A. on the map and once again you have let bureaucracy ruin it. Why would any one want to come to this city anymore? This was something that is awesome and made people want to come here to be apart of something greater and now you have shut it down.
Do we really want to be the city that tells people who have made a conscious decision to replace a terrible and deadly habit with a much healthier one that the city has decided they may as well go back to smoking? I mean vape pens have taken away 1st and 2nd hand smoke. They don't contain tar or the hundreds of other deadly and harmful chemicals in tobacco and tobacco products. They don't have smoke that coats the lungs with a deadly sludge and replaced all of it with water vapor which dissipates within seconds while delivering the taste and active ingredient (nicotine which is delivered in lower doses than its tobacco counterparts if its even present at all).
I understand that this proposed law may have been done with good intentions, but misses the mark and is built on ignorance of the products and behavior. If its the intention of taking it out of the hands of children, then re write the law to say that. But punishing adults who are trying to replace their tobacco habits is absurd.
Please Veto and do so with a statement that this is wrong for Los Angeles, Wrong for California and Wrong for America to blame a healthier alternative to smoking for all the bad that is associated with smoking tobacco. And urge the council to rework the law to target the kids and stop pretending that they are helping adults with such ignorance and over reaching government meddling.
I thank you in advance
Nobody really knows that Neighborhood Councils exist, what they do and where to access them. Seriously! Angeleno's barely know who their own city council persons are. Knock on 10 random doors and ask them;
1. Who is currently serving as your City Counsel member?
2. Have you ever heard of "The Neighborhood Counsel"?
- If so where do they meet?
- What do they do?
If these organizations are supposed to be citizen's access points to our city government then we must educate our fellow citizens about how we can better communicate with our city government to solve our local problems together!
- Do a public address by the Mayor to introduce the city to the Neighborhood Counsels.
- Invite public school kids to have seats on their Neighborhood Counsels as student representatives. They will likely share their ideas and excitement with their parents.
- Use the internet, Facebook, Twitter & Google + to have pages for each area of the city to post their concerns and ideas.
The LA City parking bureau is the absolute worst. I hope that numerous complaints, or even a law-suit helps lead to the closure of LA's corporate partnership with Xerox.
These people have ZERO tolerance on the street (vultures) and ZERO tolerance for the appeals process (bigots).
I mailed payment in for a double parking/registration ticket in on the 19th when it was due on the 20th. Fair enough. But the parking bureau, an independent company owned by Xerox, doesn’t honor post marks. Instead, they only honor when they go down to their PO Box to collect mail.
Thus, my payment was considered late because they didn’t process it until the 24th. The good thing is, they didn’t charge me a late penalty ($73) on the main parking ticket. For whatever reason their system missed that. The bad thing is, the original $25 registration ticket now has an additional $41 penalty, of which I still owe $56 total. I had the registration sticker on my dash.
Project Street Legal - Terminal Island Raceway is the movement to help stop illegal street racing in the Los Angeles area. We, the Southern California motorsports community, are working towards establishing a race track on Terminal Island's vacant land to help make our communities safer.
Our goals are to:
Help stop illegal street racing in the Los Angeles area.
Promote unity and safety through wheels and motors.
Establish a positive and trustworthy relationship between the public and law enforcement.
Promote and support public and privately funded public safety related programs.
Promote youth programs with an emphasis on education, teamwork, and safety.
Promote and participate in charitable campaigns supporting public safety, youth and disabled child programs.
Provide communities and audiences with positive role models.
We need your support for the project.
With Universal finally agreeing to allow the Los Angeles River Bike Lane to go through their Northern Property Line up to Lankershim Blvd. , I was surprised to see that Councilman Krekorian has held up the bicycle Lanes from Lankershim Blvd North to the Orange Line station at Chandler Blvd.....As it is very clear to me and many others, that this could finally connect the two bike lanes across the Valley, our Councilman seems to be holding it up any decision.
No Ho Village which dissects the Lankershim bike Lanes and the slowing of traffic through this area is essential to it further success, I cannot imagine why the plan that is ready to move is being stalled.
Please look into this for all the right reasons.
To build a thriving silicon beach and keep production companies working here in LA I think we need to focus on expanding our public transportation network. Tax breaks and subsides, at the end of the day, are temporary solutions. Let's not forget we live in paradise but because of our car culture we hardly ever get to enjoy it. If we can fix our traffic problems, LA will become a stronger economic force than NY and SF combined in due time.
Hi Los Angeles, my name is Jacques Darrow Carr and I want to represent Central City East on The Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Community Council. Why? Because the current Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Community Council representative is ineffective in stopping the promotion of Narcotics Traffic and Gang Activity in the community. As a matter of fact the current representative endorses narcotics traffic by assisting the crack dealers as a look out. He was arrested for Conspiracy To Distribute and Sell Narcotics a few months ago. A subsequent charge of Resisting Arrest was placed upon him as a result. Gang activity in our community is promoted by the current representative by his use of a gang related title of General attached to his name. Los Angeles help me replace General Jeff by voting for me for Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Director April 3rd between 12:00pm and 8:00pm at The Richard Riordan Library in Downtown Los Angeles. A Sustainable Society Working For Sustainable Developments is a plan we all can appreciate.
I recently saw an article on the addition of living spaces in the Los Angeles area, the article reports as many as 5000 new condo's, lofts, and apartments. My suggestion to the Mayor, make some percentage of those new homes LOW INCOME. I am not taking about new low income people, I would love to see some of those section 8 complexes cleared out. People need to have a clean positive place to live and be mandating a percentage of the housing to low income those families see and live a positive life example.