Fixing Sidewalks

Sidewalks throughout the City of Los Angeles need to be repaired, and we're getting started in CD6!  In December I kicked off a district wide sidewalk repair program.  The City has plans to fix sidewalks, but I know that in our district, we can't wait.  I've identified discretionary funding to get this program started with some of the worst sidewalk locations in CD6.  Starting in Arleta, we'll repair about 100 sidewalk locations this year alone throughout the district! Continue reading

Reaching the Panorama City Community Through Apartment Manager Meetings

Too often, our residents don’t realize that my office and City departments can help with everyday concerns. From scheduling bulky item picks to reporting illegal marijuana shops, my office can be a resource to residents. Continue reading

Safety tips in Arleta

Residents in Arleta took some time yesterday to learn about emergency kits during their regular Arleta Neighborhood Watch Dogs.   Continue reading

Art in our Communities

Over the weekend, my staff honored West Valley station cadets and students from Daniel Pearl High School that spent two days painting a mural recognizing Daniel Pearl, the journalist killed while reporting overseas in Pakistan. Continue reading

Movie nights in Arleta

Improving our community starts starts by engaging our residents but it doesn't always have to be hard work. On Friday, The Arleta Neighborhood Council and the Looky Loos Neighborhood Watch brought Arleta together to enjoy the first summer movie night of 2015 Continue reading

High Speed Rail Meetings Near Sixth District

Over the next few weeks, the High Speed Rail Authority will be conducting public hearings in and around the Sixth District regarding their proposed route for High Speed Rail (HSR).  In November 2008, voters approved funding to build the first high speed rail system in the nation that would connect Northern and Southern California. For months, communities across the State such as Shadow Hills and Acton have used these forums to raise their concerns about the route and their involvement has shifted it. Continue reading

A townhall for our public safety

Van Nuys is more than a neighborhood. Growing up in the Valley, I remember what the Boulevard looked like before and how proud local residents were to have been raised in Van Nuys and raise their own children here.  Today, while some things have changed, the dedication of our residents to their community has not wavered. We are home to some of the most active Neighborhood Watches and community groups in the City. Unfortunately, crime numbers have increased across Los Angeles and Van Nuys is no exception. While our crime statistics remain lower than the average Citywide, here in Van Nuys, residents are waking up to see more headlines about crime locally. But public safety is about more than statistics and headlines; it is about feeling safe and secure in your home and neighborhood.  Continue reading

Lake Balboa Making a Difference for Our Nation with Operation Gratitude

The Sixth District is home to many companies that are investing in our community and in our nation. This week, I joined Comcast at Operation Gratitude in Lake Balboa for Comcast Cares Day. This day-long event is an opportunity for Comcast NBCUniversal employees, their friends and family to celebrate the company’s year-round commitment to service with a day of service and has grown into the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event. Continue reading

Bringing Earth Day Home to the Sixth District

I’ve always known that it can be hard to make environmental issues feel local, especially when families are trying to put food on the table and still save a little money on the side. But while it can be overwhelming for our residents to worry about global warming, issues like air quality, pollution and open space can make a big difference in our daily lives. Continue reading

Start your own Neighborhood Watch

Growing up in the Valley, I remember the sense of community that existed. From neighborhoods where the kids could play in the streets to workers organizing together for their futures, a strong sense of community can make a great difference and help neighbors avoid problems that plague our City.  Continue reading