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    Staff Changes in Council District 4 Councilman LaBonge is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheila Irani to the position of Director of Special Projects, a
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      Staff Changes in Council District 4
      Councilman LaBonge is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheila Irani to the position of Director of Special Projects, a position formerly held by former Deputy Chief of Staff Carolyn Ramsay and current Chief of Staff Jeanne Min. The Councilman wants to leverage Ms. Irani's experience and talents in project management to to help expedite infrastructure projects such as BRT lanes, subway, new fields at Pan Pacific Park, reservoir construction, LA River enhancements, SRTS school grants and many other projects in CD4. Meanwhile, Ben Seinfeld has been tapped as the new Field Deputy for the Greater Wilshire area. He'll work with Sheila as he learns this integral area of Council District 4, then take over the Field area and continue to offer residents the level of service they've come to expect from Councilman LaBonge and his staff.

      Meet Ben Seinfeld -- Field Deputy for Greater Wilshire








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      Upcoming Events

      "Decade of Difference"
      Clinton Foundation Event, honoring former President Bill Clinton and the impact of the William J.Clinton Foundation. A star-studded concert event.
      Saturday, October 15
      7:00PM
      The Hollywood Bowl
      2301 Highland Avenue
      Hollywood, Ca. 90068
      Click here for info and tix

      27th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles
      Some 30-thousand people are expected to hit the streets of West Hollywood on Sunday for AIDS Walk Los Angeles.
      Sunday, October 16th
      8:00am
      San Vicente and Santa Monica Boulevards in WeHO
      Councilman LaBonge, Mayor Villaraigosa, Councilman Krekorian and celebrity guests are scheduled to be there.
      Click here for more info


      Depot Day at Travel Town
      Sunday October 15
      Travel Town Museum
      October 16 – (Sunday) DEPOT DAY!
      OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION & GRAND OPEN HOUSE!
      10:00AM to 4:00PM in and around the Locomotive Pavilion.
      Come celebrate Travel Town with a day of special exhibits and activities for the whole family!
      The theme this year: "Railroads in the Roaring 20s".


      Concert Under the Stars: A Tribute to Jerry Leiber
      Saturday October 15
      Fairfax High School
      Outdoor Amphitheater
      600pm Meet n Greet
      700pm Concert
      7850 Melrose Avenue
      Los Angeles
      A Tribute to Jerry Leiber 1933-2011
      Jerry's long-time partner and Belmont High graduate Mike Stoller will be there along with Leon Hughes, the last surviving member of the Coasters and Dexter Tisby, Sr., the last surviving member of the Penguins.

      Farmers Market
      Fall Festival
      October 15 and 16
      Join us all weekend long, as Farmers Market celebrates its 75th Annual Fall Festival?! Once again, we've closed off an entire street to host our popular and kid-friendly Petting Zoo, Agventure Land - an educational and interactive play area for kids, carnival games, a pumpkin patch and farmers selling locally-grown seasonal produce, flowers and artisan goods.

      -SAVE THE DATE-Community Congress
      October 27th, 2011
      Location to be determined
      5pm - 8pm
      with special guest:
      LA County Assessor John Noguez
      Connect with Councilman LaBonge and discuss community goals and priorities for 2012

      -SAVE THE DATE-
      November 12th
      12pm-8pm
      "Experience NoHo Festival"
      Live music, theater, dance, food and fun for the whole family. Come experience NoHo and all the art and entertainment it has to offer.


      Apron Parking Enforcement Suspended

      The Los Angeles City Council approved a motion on October 12, 2011, suspending enforcement of LAMC Section 80.53 which says: “No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within any parkway.”. While Section 80.53 is suspended, a owner or lessee may park on the apron as long as no portion of the vehicle touches a sidewalk or projects into the street in violation of California Vehicle Code Sections 22500(e) and (f), respectively. Enforcement of California Vehicle Section 22500, in its entirety, will remain in full force and effect. In addition, other sections of the Los Angeles Municipal Code regulating "parkways" shall also remain in full force and effect.
      Click here to see the motion, seconded by Councilman LaBonge

      Click here to learn more about the Los Angeles Municipal Code


      The Los Angeles City Council Passes a Resolution in Support of "Occupy LA" Demonstrators and Responsible Banking
      The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, October 12th, passed a resolution supporting the First Amendment rights of demonstrators camped outside City Hall for the Occupy LA movement. As the protest moved into its third week, the Council heard public comment from scores of protestors, allowing them to move their encampment on to the South Lawn of LA City Hall. The demonstrators lauded the LAPD and General Services Police for their kind and considerate treatment.
      Click here to see the resolution



      CicLAvia takes over the streets of Los Angeles

      Councilmember LaBonge, Mayor Villaraigosa, Council President Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel helped kick-off CicLAvia in downtown Los Angeles. The event, which OPENS the streets to bicycles and pedestrians, was a big success and shows the evolution of Los Angeles into a more bike-friendly city.
      Click here for info on the next CicLAvia

      Councilman/bicyclist Tom LaBonge with Actor/Activist/Environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. at CicLAvia October 2011

      Breaking Ground on a new Mixed-Use Development at Wilshire and La Brea

      Councilman LaBonge presided over a groundbreaking ceremony on a project dubbed "a New Beginning at Wilshire La Brea". It's the Miracle Mile's newest apartment community on the southeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, a mix of retail and residential, developed by BRE Properties Incorporated. BRE offered a donation of 25-thousand dollars to a charity of the Councilman's choice. Mr. LaBonge chose to put the money toward the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Bussing Program to fund field trips to the museum for Los Angeles school-kids.

      Staff Changes in Council District 4
      Councilman LaBonge is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheila Irani to the position of Director of Special Projects, a position formerly held by former Deputy Chief of Staff Carolyn Ramsay and current Chief of Staff Jeanne Min. The Councilman wants to leverage Ms. Irani's experience and talents in project management to to help expedite infrastructure projects such as BRT lanes, subway, new fields at Pan Pacific Park, reservoir construction, LA River enhancements, SRTS school grants and many other projects in CD4. Meanwhile, Ben Seinfeld has been tapped as the new Field Deputy for the Greater Wilshire area. He'll work with Sheila as he learns this integral area of Council District 4, then take over the Field area and continue to offer residents the level of service they've come to expect from Councilman LaBonge and his staff.

      Meet Ben Seinfeld -- Field Deputy for Greater Wilshire


      LaBonge Beautification Team is On-the-Job
      Councilman LaBonge has a full-time Beautification Team, working to keep Council District 4 Beautiful ... and it's a worthwhile investment, given that City resources are stretched thin in these challenging budget times. Here's a shot taken by the Beautification Team of 4416 Ambrose Avenue, where it looks like a tree went down.

      And here's "after" the Beautification Team got through with it!

      Great Job Guys!


      Disability Mentoring Day in Los Angeles

      Councilman LaBonge and his staff participated in the annual Los Angeles Disability Mentoring Day at City Hall, mentoring five men and women with disabilities to raise awareness of hiring people who just happen to be disabled, but who also have tremendous abilities to bring to the table. We had a lot of fun with our mentees, who taught us as much as we might have taught them.



      EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS TIP OF THE WEEK

      --FACTOR IN THE DISABLED IN PREPARATIONS--
      October is Disability Awareness Month, a good time to consider special preparedness plans if you or someone you love is disabled and have special needs or equipment that you rely on for your daily needs. Experts recommend a "Personal Support Network", sometimes called a "Self Help Team", comprised of a minimum of three people for each location where you spend a lot of time -- home, school, workplace, volunteer site, etc.
      Members can be room-mates, relatives, friends and co-workers. They should be people you trust and who would check to see if you need assistance. They should know your capabilities and needs and offer help within minutes of the shaking. Write out instructions NOW, before the quake hits, so your Network will know the best ways to assist you and offer additional ideas for you to think about. Give your network members copies of your emergency list, medical information list, disability-related supplies and special equipment list, evacuation-plans, relevant emergency documents and your personal disaster plan when you have completed them. Show your network how to operate and safely move the equipment you need. If necessary, have them practice with any of your special equipment. This will help them feel more comfortable when using it during an emergency. Label your equipment and attach instruction cards on how to use and move each item. Laminate the instructions for added durability. Make sure your service animal knows the people in your network. Give the members of your network all the necessary keys they may need to get into your home, car, etc.
      More preparedness tips for the disabled next week.


      Hosting the Spiritual Leader of the Armenian Church

      From Left: Ed Ibrahimian, Bureau of Street Lighting, HH Aram I and Tom LaBonge in Council Chambers
      The Mayor and City Council welcomed His Holiness Aram I to Los Angeles City Hall on Friday, October 14th. HH Aram I is a Spiritual Leader of the Armenian Church. Aram I addressed the Council and the people of Los Angeles, which boasts a large Armenian population.


      Welcoming a new Korean Consul General for Los Angeles

      Councilman LaBonge and his Council colleagues were pleased to officially welcome Shin Yeon-Sung as Consul General of the Korean Consulate General for Los Angeles. Mr. Shin has had a long, distinguished Diplomatic career serving the Republic of South Korea, most recently as the Ambassador for Climate Change at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Chookhahabnidah, Mr. Consul General!













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