Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith support Valley interfaith Council meal programs for Homebound seniors
April 12, 2019

Supporting Meal Programs for Homebound Seniors

I want to acknowledge the work of my Field Deputy Myrka Martinez who handles many issues including support for programs that benefit the elderly in our community. This week, she coordinated our...

Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith celebrate Chatsworth Nature Preserve with Tongva tribe
April 12, 2019

Celebrating the Natural Beauty of the Chatsworth Nature Preserve

This past weekend, I joined community members and elders of the native Tongva tribe which has resided in the San Fernando Valley since before the founding of this country to learn about and...

Councilmember Greig Smith celebrates LAPD's 150th Anniversary in City Council
April 5, 2019

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of LAPD


This week, I joined my colleagues Councilmembers Monica Rodriguez and Joe Buscaino in celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Police Department. As the oldest department in our...

Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon State Champions
March 29, 2019

Congratulations to the California Academic Decathlon Champions of Granada Hills Charter High School

For the 7th time in 9 years, Granada Hills Charter High School's Academic Decathlon team has brought home the California State Championship!

The academic decathlon is one of the most...

LAPD Devonshire Division Honors the Volunteers of the Year
March 29, 2019

Honoring LAPD Devonshire Volunteers of the Year

Council District 12 has one of the highest rates of volunteerism anywhere in the City. From folks who engage in street clean-ups, to organizations that tell the history of our region, our...

Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Council's "Best of" Awards
March 22, 2019

Celebrating the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Council's "Best of" Awards

Founded in 2003, the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC) provides educational and outreach opportunities and serves as a voice for all 34 Neighborhood Councils in the Valley. VANC...

Councilmember Greig Smith celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the Santa Susana Old Stage Road Plaque
March 22, 2019

80 Years of Celebrating Chatsworth History

Last weekend, residents joined dozens of local organizations to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Old Santa Susana Stage Road plaque which was installed by the Native Daughters of the Golden...

Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith community efforts to keep tracks safe and clean.
March 15, 2019

Keeping the Tracks Clear

Last week, we introduced you to Senior Lead Officer Patti Peteque who was the Council District 12 choice for the Pioneer Woman recognition by Los Angeles City Council. This week, I wanted to share...

Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith join the Coalition of American Canyoneers for park clean-up
March 1, 2019

Coalition of American Canyoneers Stepping Up for Our Parks

There are many reasons to feel proud about the individuals and organizations that make up the 12th Council District, but one of the best reasons is how engaged our community is in volunteering to...

Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith community improvement and engagement
March 1, 2019

Conversation with Councils

While my time on City Council is limited until a special election is held this summer, it is my primary goal to see that my office continues to deliver the same level of engagement and...

Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith New Chief and Deputy Chief of Staff
February 22, 2019

Announcing our New Chief and Deputy Chief of Staff

While the departure of Nicole Bernson is bittersweet, I'm proud to say that the Council District 12 Staff continues to be the best staff of any council office in the City. That is in no small part...

Council District 12 Mid Valley Regional Library volunteer opportunities
February 22, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities at the Mid-Valley Regional Library

Our libraries are one of the most important resources in our communities. You can  help support our libraries by volunteering! There are many volunteer opportunities on weekly and quarterly basis...

Council District 12 Improving Local Air Quality through the Lawn and Garden Equipment Exchange Program
February 22, 2019

Improving Local Air Quality through the Lawn and Garden Equipment Exchange Program

Improving air quality of our neighborhoods requires everyone to step up. To that end, the Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has begun an equipment exchange program....
Council District 12 requesting enforcement against trespassing from LAPD
February 22, 2019

Protecting Your Property from Trespassing

One of the most important steps to ensuring the safety of our neighborhoods is having a well-informed public. One common source of confusion is what is required of a property owner when requesting...

Council District 12 posting for the 2020 US Census Bureau
February 8, 2019

2020 Census: Making Our Community Count

The decennial census is one of the most important events when it comes to ensuring that our neighborhoods are represented and receive the proper amount of resources. With the 2020 Census less than...