In early June 2014, the Office of Councilmember Jose Huizar along with the Bureau of Engineering and North East Trees held a community update meetings regarding the traffic plan for this intersection improvement project. The second half of the convening was a workshop which served as an opportunity to obtain community feedback as it relates to the landscape/beautification aspect of this project. Stay tuned for upcoming meetings!

A temporary traffic signal will be activated at Huntington Drive South and Mission Road. Traffic will be shifted as follows:

  • Soto Street northbound traffic will be shifted to the Huntington Drive South connector and will proceed through the temporary traffic signal to Huntington Drive North
  • Soto Street southbound traffic will be shifted to the northbound Soto Street travel lanes
  • Southbound Huntington Drive South traffic to Mission Road will need to use Esmeralda Street and make a left onto Huntington Drive North in order to continue on Mission Road
  • The northbound Mission Rd to southbound Soto Street connector will be closed – traffic will  be diverted to Huntington Drive South, making a left on Esmeralda Street and making another left onto Huntington Drive North/Soto Street
Project Description:
The Soto Street Bridge over Mission Road and Huntington Drive Intersection Improvement Project will remove Continue reading


Join El Sereno and cities nationwide for “America’s Night Out Against Crime”. This event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Police, Fire, City staff, community groups, and local businesses will be on hand to provide crime prevention and problem solving information. FREE hot dogs and summer time treats.

Tuesday, August 5

El Sereno Constituent Services Center
4927 Huntington Dr. North
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Protections are necessary to preserve L.A.’s history and community identity for Berkshire area

4431 Atlas Street HPOZ

Councilmember Huizar introduced a motion in February for the Planning Department to initiate a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone in the Berkshire area of El Sereno. This area has some of the most beautiful craftsman bungalows that defines Southern California’s spirit.

Recent development interests in the area involving the potential demolition of a craftsman bungalow home have sparked the need to preserve the potentially historic structure ahead of implementation of the HPOZ. Councilmember Huizar introduced a motion in June to direct Planning, along with the City Attorney, to develop an interim control ordinance for this area in an effort to ensure the historic assets that remain are preserved, and that no features or structures that define the cultural legacy of that neighborhood are destroyed or altered while Planning undertakes the study requested in Huizar’s earlier motion.

See Huizar’s latest motion here.

See the original motion put forth by Councilmember Huizar here.

Check out Curbed LA coverage here.

Article from Councilmember Huizar’s Email Newsletter.


Hazard Park
2230 Norfolk St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Join Councilmember Huizar and some of the worlds best skate boarders as they celebrate the opening of the Diamond Supply Co. Public Skate Plaza at Hazard Park. Councilmember Huizar worked closely with Diamond Supply Co., Street League Foundation, CA Skateparks, CA Endowment, and the Department of Recreation and Parks to make this new Skate Plaza possible for the community.

The new Skate Plaza will compliment the $1 million park improvements commitment by USC at Hazard Park, which includes a new jogging/running path; upgrades to the park gym, outdoor basketball/tennis courts and restrooms; new outdoor fitness equipment; a new toddler play area; additional security lighting and financial support for the park’s youth sports programs.

Don’t miss out on being first to skate the new park alongside some of your favorite Street League Pros and Diamond riders.

For more information, contact Councilmember Huizar’s office at (323) 226-1644.

NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL BUDGET ADVOCATES in conjunction with the Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment present: Neighborhood Council Budget Day – Saturday 8/16/14. 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Board of Public Works Room CITY HALL 200 N. Spring St Los Angeles California 90012.

All are invited to attend this free event. Click here to RSVP for the event.
Or call 213 978 1676 with name, contact info and NC affiliation (if any).

To reserve parking, include your vehicle’s make, model and plate number.


The Department of Public Safety at California State University, Los Angeles in Partnership with the Los Angeles City Fire Department in hosting a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training.

Dates: July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 15, 22
Friday Mornings from 9:30am to 12pm

This program is free, but seats are limited. To Sign-up contact Jonathan Avalos at javalos@cslanet.calstatela.edu or call (323) 343-6290.


Single Use Carryout Bag Ordinance - L.A.M.C. 182604 (LAMC section 195.01, et. Seq)

Key Provisions:

  • Stores may no longer use single-use plastic bags (pharmacy and produce bags are exceptions)
  • Stores must charge a $0.10 fee for each recyclable paper bag used
  • Stores must offer reusable bags free or at a cost to shoppers
  • Stores must provide free recyclable paper bags or free reusable bags to participants of California special programs (WIC, SNAP, EBT)
  • Stores must provide a quarterly report to the City with the number of recyclable paper bags provided to customers, the amount collected from paper bag charges, and the efforts taken to promote the ordinance

Stores affected January 1:

All large stores with gross annual sales of over $2 million a year or with at least 10,000 square feet of retail space that generate sales or use tax and have a licensed pharmacy (includes large grocery stores like Vons, Ralphs, Food-4-Less, etc., large pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, etc., large retail stores selling groceries like Target, Walmart, etc.)

Stores affected July 1:
Small grocery stores and markets, small pharmacies, convenience stores selling milk/bread/soda/snacks (7-11, Arco ampm, etc.), liquor stores Continue reading


Chief Charlie Beck has submitted a request to be considered for second five-year term. The Los Angeles Police Commission now has the responsibility to respond to that request, either positively or negatively, by August 20, 2014. You are invited to participate in the reappointment process by providing your input to the Los Angeles Police Commission in the following ways: Continue reading

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MYLA311 Can also assist with the following requests: 
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City Of Los Angeles Will Assist Job Seekers with $90 Million Federal Workforce Development System 

Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the completion of a six month procurement process that provides a newly designed and updated WorkSource Center system for the City of Los Angeles, focusing on practical training for emerging job sectors. The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the new system that is federally funded under the Workforce Investment Act. The City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) will administer a total of $18 million dollars on an annual basis for up to five years to contract agencies to carry out programs that train and place Angelenos in growth industries.“This new system will focus on making sure Angelenos are prepared to compete in today’s job market,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our redesigned system will better provide supportive services and access to career pathways to ensure our local workforce is ready for the jobs in LA’s top growth industries.”

The new system consists of 17 WorkSource Centers strategically located throughout the city in areas with the highest concentrations of poverty, long-tern or chronic unemployment, and lowest educational attainment rates. The centers will have a training component focused on growth industries including healthcare, advanced manufacturing (i.e., biotech, high-tech manufacturing), logistics, hospitality, construction, entertainment and fashion.

“Our centers will prepare and support adult job seekers in their effort to find employment that will provide a living wage job and career opportunities,” said EWDD General Manager Jan Perry, “Now job seekers will have the opportunity to access web based as well as comprehensive on-site WorkSource Center services when they enroll in the program.”

Services will include job listings, job training, job referrals, education assessment, and programs that will make the job search easier and services more accessible.

The new system also focuses on assisting vulnerable populations that include persons living with disabilities, the homeless, veterans, English–language learners, older adult workers, and formerly incarcerated individuals or people with prior convictions.

Locations for the new WorkSource Centers will be announced prior to July 1, 2014, the launch date of the new system.