Posted by Councilmember Englander on May 05, 2017 at 5:31 PM
This week, my colleagues on the Budget and Finance Committee and I continued to conduct hearings with the various City departments on the Mayor's proposed $9.2 billion budget.
This is the time when the committee weighs the various priorities of the City to make sure that we are best meeting the needs of the City's residents and businesses within the constraints of the available revenues.
My personal priority has always been to enhance the safety, livability and quality of life in our communities, while providing for key challenges like the homelessness crisis and updating our infrastructure to bolster our City's resilience to environmental vulnerabilities and natural disasters.
Posted by Councilmember Englander on May 05, 2017 at 5:29 PM
Councilmember Mitchell Englander is proud to commence the fifth class of the E12 Excellence in Public Service high school leadership development program to train and cultivate the next generation of young leaders in our community. This interdisciplinary program will teach students how to navigate the network of public agencies, facilitate collaborative coalition building, and master interpersonal skills to succeed at school and in the workplace.
Posted by Councilmember Englander on April 28, 2017 at 5:27 PM
This week, I was honored during the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation Twice a Citizen Gala. The Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation provides financial support for the Reserve Corps and continually serves those who serve our communities.
Posted by Councilmember Englander on April 28, 2017 at 5:26 PM
This week, the Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon Team won the US Academic Decathlon title for the third year in a row.
The team dedicated over 30,000 hours of study time throughout the season. This year's theme was World War II and they won the title with 54,507.7 out of a possible 60,000 points. This is their sixth National Championship in seven years.
Posted by Councilmember Englander on April 28, 2017 at 5:24 PM
On Thursday, over 40 representatives from the ten Neighborhood Councils throughout Council District 12 took part in what has become an anticipated tradition in the North West San Fernando Valley – the CD12 Conversations with Councils.
Designed to provide the CD12 Neighborhood Council membership the opportunity to expand their repertoire of information regarding relevant social and political issues and provide access to the respective City agencies and departments designated to address these challenges, this regular meeting has become a cornerstone in providing understanding of complex topics for our Neighborhood Council membership.
Posted by Councilmember Englander on April 21, 2017 at 5:21 PM
This week, Council unanimously passed my motion to support the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and offer a $50,000 reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the persons responsible for the series of knock-knock burglaries and those that purchase stolen property from “knock-knock” burglars across the City of Los Angeles.
This motion follows over 1,700 reports of residential burglaries throughout Los Angeles from January 1 through March 1. At least 25% of Knock-Knock burglaries are in the San Fernando Valley with Granada Hills, Porter Ranch, and Chatsworth being the most affected areas in Council District 12. “Knock-knock” crews are sophisticated and are responsible for a high number of these crimes.
Posted by Councilmember Englander on April 21, 2017 at 5:18 PM
Today, I honored the Sierra Canyon School Football Team in Council. The Trailblazers have now won their third year in the CIF Southern Section Championships and second year in the California State Championships. They recently moved up in their division where they fought harder, succeeded, and continued to blaze the trail for future generations.
This year, Sierra Canyon School won the CIF Division 2-A State Final Championship where they held off the Serra Padres 42 to 40. During the game, Bobby Cole rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns in 30 carries and Kanan Ray, a UCLA commit, helped anchor the team’s potent offensive line at right tackle.
Posted by Councilmember Englander on April 21, 2017 at 5:16 PM
This week, my office, along with Human-I-T, the Sprint ConnectED program, and the City’s OurcycleLA program held a computer giveaway. We provided computers and mobile hotspots with 4 years of internet service to 76 families at Justice Street Academy Charter School.
Posted by Councilmember Englander on April 14, 2017 at 5:13 PM
This week, I stood alongside the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), West Hills Neighborhood Council, and community members to announce the newly activated pedestrian warning devices installed at the Jason and Roscoe intersection in West Hills.
One year ago, a mother, adult daughter and their Labrador Retriever were fatally struck in this intersection. Even though the crosswalk was marked and the driver wasn’t speeding or distracted, it was too dark and the family couldn’t be seen while crossing.
Posted by Councilmember Englander on April 07, 2017 at 7:59 PM
This week, I submitted a motion to support the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and offer a $50,000 reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the persons responsible for the series of knock-knock burglaries and those that purchase stolen property from “knock-knock” burglars across the City of Los Angeles.
This motion follows over 1,700 reports of residential burglaries throughout Los Angeles from January 1 through March 1.