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Dear <<First Name>>,

As we look forward to a new year, I hope that you, your family, and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe.

We’ve been through a lot together in 2020 and 2021, and figures released this week from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are a sobering reminder that the highly transmissible Omicron variant is surging in our area.


Here are some helpful tips for how to stay safe while celebrating the New Year.

Over the last 21 months, as we have all collectively navigated our way through the pandemic, my team and I have worked hard on numerous relief measures, including:

  • the nation’s strongest eviction protections - which remain in effect
  • more than $300 million in rental relief for L.A. residents
  • grants to assist small businesses in the 13th District, including many that are women-owned or minority-owned
  • a grant program for live theaters located in the district
  • a food distribution program for families in need
With Omicron surging during the holiday season, it’s clear that COVID-19 remains with us as we enter 2022 - but my commitment to get us through this pandemic is stronger than ever, and my team and I are always here to help you in any way we can.

So as we welcome a new year, let’s do so safely, and with a sense of optimism and purpose for what 2022 may bring to each of us, our communities, and to our City.

My team and I are honored to be of service to you. We’ll see you in the New Year.

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.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

RENTER PROTECTIONS

LAHD: COVID-19 Renter Protections

FREE LEGAL SERVICES

INFO: LA Represents

COVID-19

VACCINATIONS: Vaccine Appointments

SIGN UP: Free COVID-19 Testing

HOMELESS SERVICES

SHELTERS: Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Support

PARKING CITATION ASSISTANCE

LADOT: Payment Relief Options
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