Tom LaBonge News
Fulfilling his promise to bring government to the people, Councilmember LaBonge hosted his 12th Community Congress in eight years on Wednesday night. The gathering featured City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, who took office in July and LAPD Captain Bea Girmala, commanding officer of the Hollywood Division.
About 75 people attended the four-hour meeting. It started with a workshop on the new city permitting procedures for block parties and special events.
Mr. Trutanich reviewed the city’s recent litigation progress on billboards and medical marijuana dispensaries. He said that since he took office, his lawyers have won 28 cases in a row.
The Councilmember’s motion to limit the number of large social events in Mountain Fire District areas will be heard by the City Council’s Public Safety Committee on Monday, Nov. 23rd at 9:30 in Rm. 1010 in City Hall.
Five City recreation centers are offering free H1N1 vaccinations this weekend to anyone within the CDC priority groups. See the attached flier for more information.
Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency awarded a $6 million grant this week for construction of the long-awaited Wilshire YMCA. This is the largest single grant the L.A. YMCA has ever received for a capital project.
Save the Date! Tom will host his Annual 4th Council District Holiday Reception and Toluca Lake Merchant Open House on Friday, December 4, 5-8 p.m. at the District’s Valley Field Office, 10116 Riverside Drive, Suite 200, in Toluca Lake. Refreshments will be served. We hope you’ll join us for this fun co