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Dear <<First Name>>,
 

Long before I became your City Councilmember, or even thought about running for the seat, I was a community advocate and volunteer. Back in those days, my neighborhood wasn’t getting a lot of help from City Hall. When I took office, my team and I made it our mission to always be as responsive as possible, and to bring quality service and services directly to neighborhoods - block by block.

As 2021 draws to a close, my team and I are proud to celebrate another year of service focusing on what we love the most: providing constituent services to you and your community.

Here’s some of the work we did this past year in the 13th District, as part of our hyper-local focus to elevate the quality of life in your neighborhood:

✅ Held our 75th Councilmember In Your Corner event. I started CYCs during the first month of my first term, and they’ve been a staple of my office ever since. Generally held once a month, CYCs combine neighborhood beautification, volunteer projects, and door-to-door outreach - bringing valuable services and information directly to the people I’m privileged to serve.

More than 800 projects were completed this year by my LA Conservation Corps “Clean Team” - another program I started when I took office in 2013. The Clean Team tackles all kinds of issues, and works tirelessly to make the 13th District cleaner, brighter and safer.

✅ We provided more than 20,000 pounds of food this year to low-income families in the 13th District, as part of our partnership with the Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF) and Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA).

✅ We provided COVID-19 vaccinations to 3000 13th District residents and workers, with a focus on historically underserved communities,

2,798 tons of illegal dumping - more than seven tons per day - were collected, in partnership with LA Sanitation & Environment. Thanks to everyone who reports these types of issues to me and my team.

2,760 street lights were repaired, helping to literally keep our neighborhoods bright.

1,094 trees were trimmed, part of our work to maintain a healthy tree canopy throughout the 13th District.

106 crosswalks were installed or repaired, adding to our long list of pedestrian safety projects across the district.

65 lane miles of streets were paved, either through resurfacing or street slurry, helping to maintain safe roadways.

34 speed humps and 25 stop signs were installed, calming traffic and making communities safer for residents.

These figures are more than just numbers; they represent visible, tangible improvements in every corner of the 13th District - as well as my team’s mission-driven approach to bring quality services to you and your neighborhood.

This work will continue in 2022. Year in and year out, it’s our privilege to be at your service.

Be safe and well,


MITCH O'FARRELL

 

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS: ELYSIAN VALLEY

In Elysian Valley this year, we installed 26 new street lights, trimmed 60 overgrown trees, vaccinated hundreds of Angelenos against COVID-19, and so much more. Thank you, partners!

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
EAST HOLLYWOOD, LITTLE ARMENIA, THAI TOWN, KOREATOWN, WILSHIRE CENTER

This past year, the communities of East Hollywood, Little Armenia, Thai Town, Koreatown and Wilshire Center saw numerous improvements including 2000 square feet of sidewalk repair, new public art, and improved traffic safety measures. Check out more here!

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS: SILVER LAKE

What a year we had in Silver Lake! In 2021, we assisted 19 small businesses with direct financial assistance, led volunteer projects, beautified multiple public spaces, and more. 

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS: HOLLYWOOD

This year, we did a lot of important work together in Hollywood, including investments in sustainable mobility, constructing more affordable housing, and assisting 79 local businesses through our Small Business Grant Program. Thanks for a great year, Hollywood!

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS: ECHO PARK

In 2021 in Echo Park, we opened new comprehensive housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness, created safer public spaces for children, and made important investments in sustainable public transportation. Check out more here.

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS: ATWATER VILLAGE

We are proud to represent Atwater Village. In 2021, we prioritized pedestrian safety with needed sidewalk repairs, assisted 14 small businesses and theaters with direct financial assistance, provided funding for the Atwater Tree Lighting for the eighth year and counting, and more.

 COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN, RAMPART VILLAGE, WESTLAKE

Many improvements and resources were brought this year to Historic Filipinotown, Rampart Village and Westlake, including new supportive housing units, hundreds of COVID-19 vaccinations, and huge progress on arts and culture projects, including breaking ground on the HiFi Eastern Gateway. Here are some more highlights.

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS: GLASSELL PARK

What a great year in Glassell Park - including beautifying public spaces, targeting illegal dumping, and prioritizing pedestrian safety, especially for local students and seniors.

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