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Dear <<First Name>>,

There is still time to make your voice heard in Los Angeles’ redistricting process.

Today, October 16th at 10am, the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission will host a final virtual presentation of its draft map before amending it and submitting a final draft map to the Los Angeles City Council later this month.
DRAFT MAP
There are multiple ways to participate:

✅Provide verbal public comment via Zoom at bit.ly/LACCRCZoom or by dialing (669) 254-5252 and entering Meeting ID No. 161 545 4787. We recommend you join the meeting 30 minutes early, and as soon as you are in the meeting, virtually raise your hand.
✅Provide written public comment to the Commission by completing their survey at bit.ly/mapcomment. 
 
ZOOM LINK
Following today's hearing, the Commission will reconvene next week to amend and then adopt a final draft map, as well as a commission report that will be sent to the Los Angeles City Council for consideration. Both of these meetings represent another opportunity to give public comment, and I encourage you to do so. Here are the dates: 

✅Monday, October 18 at 6pm - amending of draft map
✅Thursday, October 21 at 6pm - adoption of final map
✅ Thursday, October 28 at 6pm - adoption of final report

If you are interested in providing public comment, but are having difficulties getting connected or being heard, please contact my office at councilmember.ofarrell@lacity.org

We want to help make sure your voice is heard and are committed to ensuring that no voters are disenfranchised.
 
With kind regards,

MITCH O'FARRELL

 

WEEKLY HEADLINES

LA to rename Father Serra Park, recognizing past wrongs done to Native Americans [ABC]

Here's where you'll find new Metro Bike Share stations in Hollywood [NBC]

TEAM MITCH MAKING A DIFFERENCE

HOLLYWOOD - Our team recently partnered with StreetsLA to complete a major infrastructure improvement project along an alley bounded by Romaine Street, Barton Avenue, Gower Street and El Centro Avenue. After falling into disrepair and creating quality of life impacts for local residents, we worked diligently to make sure this alley was resurfaced. If you know of an alley in need of improvement, please contact us at (213) 207-3015.

SUPPORTING LOS ANGELES' LIVE THEATERS

ATWATER VILLAGE - For 17 years, the Atwater Village-based Independent Shakespeare Company (ISC) has been bringing Shakespeare’s words and plays to life for countless Angelenos. When our team learned that vandals had caused thousands of dollars in damage the night before ISC was to resume live in-person performances, we wanted to help. Using our office’s discretionary funds, our team contributed $2,500 toward their recovery, ensuring that the ISC’s season would move ahead and uplift Angelenos after a year of unprecedented struggles. Live theater is an integral part of Los Angeles’ culture and economy. We will continue to do our part to support it.

METRO BIKE SHARE MAKES ITS STAR TURN!

HOLLYWOOD - On Friday, Councilmember O'Farrell joined the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and LA Metro  to announce the expansion of LA Metro's popular Bike Share program into the Heart of Hollywood with 12 new stations. A top priority of our team, these additional stations will help us address the climate crisis at the local level by providing an affordable alternative to car travel in and around the neighborhood. Grab a helmet and take a ride today!

MEET SANTIAGO AND SEAN BERMUDEZ

SILVER LAKE - Team Mitch closed out Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting another recipient of our small business assistance program - Hoover Barbershop. Founded by husband-wife duo, Santiago and Sean Bermudez, Hoover Barbershop opened their doors in June 2020 in the midst of the pandemic. Despite these challenges, Hoover Barbershop has persevered, delivering the same quality and professionalism that Santiago learned while working at Vinny’s, a beloved barbershop in Virgil Village. Not just this month but every month, please support our local small businesses!

MAKING MYLA311 MORE ACCESSIBLE

LOS ANGELES - Team Mitch is committed to making City services accessible to everyone, regardless of language spoken. We're happy to announce that the City is advancing this goal by making MyLA311 - its Non-Emergency City Services mobile app - available in Spanish, Korean, Armenian, and Chinese. From scheduling a bulky item pick-up to reporting illegal dumping or a broken streetlight, we’re making it easier for more Angelenos to be active participants in their neighborhood. Download the app HERE.

STAY ACTIVE DURING THE FALL

ECHO PARK - The Echo Park Recreation Complex has launched its session of fall classes. Kids who are fifteen and younger have access to an array of classes, including tennis, basketball and ballet. Don't miss out and register now!
REGISTER

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BOYS IN BLUE

LOS ANGELES - Way to go Dodgers — we’ll see you in the NLCS!

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HOMELESS SERVICES

SHELTERS: Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Support

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