Serving the Communities of Chatsworth, Granada Hills, North Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Sherwood Forest, and West Hills.

Getting it Done

Improving LAPD Telephone Systems and Customer Service Citywide

Posted by Councilmember Englander on February 24, 2017 at 2:52 PM

Customer ServiceThis week, there have been a number of reports of non-emergency phone line outages at various police stations. These outages have not affected emergency calls but have made it difficult for residents to call their local stations to report incidents or request information. In some cases, residents calling their station reached a disconnected line and in others, their calls were transferred to the City’s 311 system. Many of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) non-emergency phone systems are archaic and need to be replaced. 

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Ensuring More Officers Remain on the Streets and in the Community

Posted by Councilmember Englander on February 24, 2017 at 2:49 PM

Police CarThis week, the Public Safety Committee instructed the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer and Chief Legislative Analyst, to report back with an explanation of how daily police deployment and patrol staffing levels are determined, a set of options and strategies for establishing an update on baseline staffing levels, and the current Basic Car Areas to help identify and improve patrol coverage and reduce response times in our communities.

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The Reinventing Reseda Blvd Open House

Posted by Councilmember Englander on February 24, 2017 at 2:47 PM

Reinventing Reseda BlvdThis week, the Graduate Students of California State University, Northridge’s (CSUN) Department of Urban Studies and Planning, alongside Northridge Sparkle, the Northridge Neighborhood Councils, and Council District 12, hosted an Open House to get feedback on the best ways to redesign, rebrand, and reimagine Reseda Blvd between Nordhoff St and Lassen St and east to the CSUN campus.

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The 2017 Summer Night Lights Program is Now Hiring

Posted by Councilmember Englander on February 17, 2017 at 11:32 AM

GRYD FoundationThe Summer Night Lights program is a public and private partnership undertaken by the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development (GRYD) and The GRYD Foundation.

Summer Night Lights is part of the GRYD Comprehensive strategy, which is directed at strengthening community resiliency to the influence of gangs and gang violence.

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Demanding an Accelerated Pathway to Eliminate Natural Gas Dependency

Posted by Councilmember Englander on February 10, 2017 at 12:24 PM

Aliso CanyonThis week, I submitted a motion directing the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power report to the Council in 30 days on options to reduce the City’s reliance on natural gas use and storage near local communities, including the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility.

For those who have lived through the largest gas leak in US history, were removed from their homes for months, sickened with nausea, nosebleeds, headaches or worse and for those whose children were forced to attend alternative schools or whose businesses failed – there is no acceptable option but a permanent closure of this facility.

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Supporting our City Family During their National Call to Service

Posted by Councilmember Englander on February 10, 2017 at 12:22 PM

Supporting our City Family During their National Call to ServiceThis week, City Council unanimously approved an ordinance based on my motion to provide all full-time City employees who are activated as members of the National Guard, Naval Militia, or any reserve component of the United States Armed Forces in response to Operation Inherent Resolve, receive the difference between their current City salary and their military salary, and ensure that they continue to receive their current City medical, dental, and life insurance program benefits for the duration of their military assignment.

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Ensuring Public Safety in Libraries Throughout the City of Los Angeles

Posted by Councilmember Englander on February 10, 2017 at 11:59 AM

LibrariesThis week, the Public Safety Committee considered my motion requesting the Library Department report on serious public safety issues occurring at the City’s libraries and that LAPD report on the status of security at the City’s libraries, and on the status of contracts between LAPD and private security companies to provide security services to libraries in the City.

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Honoring Officer Duc "Duke" Dao and Fern White in Council

Posted by Councilmember Englander on February 10, 2017 at 11:45 AM

Officer Duc DaoThis week, I was proud to stand with my colleague, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, to honor a true community hero, LAPD Topanga Division Senior Lead Officer Duc Dao and the West Hills and Woodland Hills CrimeStopper Facebook Page Administrator, Fern White, in LA City Council. 

Officer Dao assisted Bill Davy, a local community member who became homeless after his mother passed over a year ago. Officer Dao, LAHSA, and the HOPE Team provided Bill with resources and emergency housing. Bill was excited for the help, but nervous to lose his only possession: his car.

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Directing LADWP to Implement Clean Energy Storage Projects

Posted by Councilmember Englander on February 03, 2017 at 5:07 PM

LADWP Clean EnergyThis week, I submitted a motion directing the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to immediately report to the City Council on its efforts to implement clean energy storage projects within the City.

Additionally, the motion asks LADWP to report on the feasibility of partnering with local investor-owned and municipal-owned utilities to implement clean energy storage projects in the region.

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