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Dear <<First Name>>,

As we prepare to gather with friends and family this 4th of July holiday weekend, it’s a good time to talk about firework safety.

Although fireworks are fun to look at, they are dangerous, illegal and can cause distress to our neighbors, veterans and furry friends. Please be a good neighbor and refrain from engaging in this activity. 

MySafeLA is an agency devoted to educating the public about fire safety. Since its inception, MySafeLA has prioritized robust community engagement to alert the public about the risks of fireworks.

You can help increase awareness about MySafeLA and firework safety by placing a lawn sign in your yard or window. This sign will remind your neighbors that fireworks are not only disruptive to residents and our animal companions, but are also illegal. Please visit bit.ly/mysafela to print your own sign.

If you’d like to report illegal fireworks activity in your neighborhood, you can call the LAPD non-emergency number at 1-877-ASK-LAPD (877-275-5273) or use the following link: complaint.lacity.org/complaint/fireworks/.

For a list of permitted fireworks shows hosted by professionals, please visit this link.  

Let’s keep our neighborhoods safe.

Happy 4th of July!


MITCH O'FARRELL
 

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TEAM MITCH MAKING A DIFFERENCE

RAMPART VILLAGE - The Council District 13 Clean Team recently removed overgrown vegetation from a pedestrian island at Occidental and Beverly Boulevards, furthering Councilmember O'Farrell's mission to create strong public spaces. If you see a pedestrian island in need of attention, please contact our District Office at (213) 207-3015.

WATCH: HONORING EAST WEST PLAYERS

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember O'Farrell closed out the City's LGBT Heritage Month celebrations by honoring East West Players and their Producing Artistic Director, Snehal Desai. Let us resolve to live with Pride - not just for one month, but every day, year round.

CELEBRATING KRISTIN CROWLEY

CITY HALL - On Wednesday, Councilmember O'Farrell joined Council President Nury Martinez to the extraordinary work of Los Angeles Fire Department Deputy Chief Kristin Crowley, the department's first female Fire Marshal. Her trailblazing story serves to inspire countless others.

IMPROVING BUS RELIABILITY ON ALVARADO

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN - On Monday, Councilmember O'Farrell helped unveil new bus priority lanes along Alvarado Street. By increasing the speed and reliability of buses along this heavily travelled corridor, these new lanes will help local residents and essential workers by reducing travel times during peak hours. 

HELP OUR FURRY FRIENDS THIS 4TH 

LOS ANGELES - The 4th of July and the days following are the busiest times for LA Animal Services. For many pets, the loud booming sounds and the flashing lights of fireworks can be terrifying, causing them to escape their home or yard in an attempt to look for somewhere safe to hide. Please follow these important steps to protect your pet this weekend. 

OBSERVING THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY

CITY HALL - In observance of the 4th of July holiday, our City Hall and District Offices will be closed on Monday, July 5. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 6.

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