TOM LABONGE NEWS
Meet Your New Los Angeles City Council
Councilmember Nury Martinez was sworn into office at Van Nuys City Hall, bringing Los Angeles City Council to its full membership of 15 members for the first time in months. Every resident of the City of Los Angeles is now represented by a member of the Los Angeles City Council. From left to right, they are Councilmember Paul Koretz, Councilmember Bernard Parks, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Councilmember Nury Martinez, Councilmember Curren Price, Council President Herb Wesson, Councilmember Felipe Fuentes, Councilmember Mike Bonin, Councilmember Mitch Englander, Councilmmeber Jose Huizar, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, and Councilmember Paul Krekorian.
Save the Date: 2015 Special Olympics Coming
Mark your calendars: the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be held two years from now in the City of Los Angeles. Councilmember Tom LaBonge holds the medals of Special Olympian Jayson Warsuna. A group of local leaders gathered at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this Tuesday to announce that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will serve as honorary co-chairs of the event. Additionally, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Governor Jerry Brown are co-hosts of the event. In 2015, thousands of athletes will descend upon the city for ten days of competition, providing a serious boost to the local economy.
Council Votes to Allow Parking at Broken Meters
The Los Angeles City Council voted to allow drivers to park at broken parking meters this week, rescinding a policy that ticketed the drivers in an attempt to discourage vandalism. Councilmember Tom LaBonge stands with a tire on the council floor to make a point on the subject. The new policy will stand for six months and then will be brought back for analysis to ensure that vandalism rates are still low. Since new electronic meters have been installed, only a handful have broken down. Once this ordinance takes effect, if you see a broken parking meter, feel free to park within the appropriate time limits.
Back to School Fashion Show
Fashion Show presented by: Hot Topic, Forever 21, Old Navy, among others.
Burbank Town Center (Center Court)
201 E. Magnolia Blvd.
Friday, Aug. 5, 5-7 p.m.
For more information, visit BurbankTownCenter.com.
War Veterans 65 Years and Older or Surviving Spouses — Little-Known Government Program Pays up to $2,054/mo Tax FREE
Greg Bryant, Southern California Outreach Director for Veterans’ Alliance Benefits explains, “Since after WWII, there has been an essentially ‘secret’ money benefit, technically a special ‘Award’ for qualifying Retired War Veterans. It is known as the Aid + Attendance Pension Award and as of today, less than 4% of America’s surviving War Vets or Surviving Spouses who could qualify for this amazing benefit are actually receiving it! Surprisingly, this means that more than 96% of War Vets/Surviving Spouses don’t even know that this program exists. Even if asked, the VA will only inform you about just three of the nine qualifications needed to be eligible about HOW to qualify. Veterans’ Alliance Benefits shows you HOW to qualify! After assisting more than 1,100 War Vets qualify for and receive this special award since 2008, the ‘HOW’ is the most critically important factor — it’s the difference between being awarded this amazing, life-time eligible benefit and being denied it!”
And, since this is a Government Pension, it is free of all Federal & State Income Taxes! Qualifying War Vets can receive up to $2,054 monthly and
Surviving Spouses up to $1,113/mo with no effect on your current Social Security or Medicare.
Call (818) 999-6688 for more information.