March 1st, 2013 by cd13
Ms. Herbie Huff is the CD 13 Appointee to the Bicycle Advisory Committee. Ms. Huff works at Ryan Snyder Associates, where she contributes to bicycle and pedestrian plans and advises decision makers on how to make their jurisdictions better places to bike, walk, and live. She is well versed in the economic and political forces that shape the transportation system. She serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, where she chairs the Planning and Policy Committee. She was a co-founder of the Bicycle Coalition at UCLA. She has lived in Echo Park for the last 3 years. She can be seen bicycling on Echo Park Ave., running in Elysian Park, and cheering for the Dodgers from the nosebleed seats. She has an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA and a B.S. in Math and English (double) from Harvey Mudd College.
The Bicycle Advisory Committee advises the City’s Department of Transportation and Department of Planning on bicycling issues relevant to transportation. Committee members also guide City departments on how to best implement the City’s Bicycle Plan. The Committee also partners with the Department of Recreation and Parks to develop more recreational bicycling opportunities.
Bicycle Advisory Committee meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every other month: February, April, June, August, October and December.
January 25th, 2013 by cd13
The City of Los Angeles invites you to participate in the 2013 African American Heritage Month Poster Competition.
This year’s theme is “Continuing the Dream: African Americans at the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality.” Contest participation requires the creation of an original artwork portraying a pioneer from a list that includes Frederick Douglass, Biddy Mason, Harry Belafonte, and many others.
The contest is open to students, K-12, in Los Angeles County.
For more information, the list of pioneers, and important dates, please see the AAHM 2013 Contest Flyer.
January 18th, 2013 by cd13
Today, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion authored by Councilmember Eric Garcetti to fund Spanish Language translation services at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.
“The museum provides an educational service to the public about the Holocaust and the translation services will bring these services to a broader audience,” Garcetti said. “Learning about the Holocaust helps us heal and helps us ensure that such a crime never happens again, and that translates into every language.”
Garcetti’s motion directs $15,000 to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust for translations of the museum’s audio guides. The museum honors those who perished and those who survived the Holocaust. Survivors also volunteer at the museum to speak with visitors and share their experiences first-hand.
See text of motion below.
January 11th, 2013 by cd13
The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously approved a motion introduced by Councilmember Eric Garcetti to keep the North Valley Occupational Center-Aviation Center operational. The center provides aviation skills training.
“A key to attracting and retaining industry in Los Angeles is to provide a career-ready workforce to employers,” Garcetti said. “We must fight for a program that prepares Angelenos for jobs that are hiring now and in the future.”
Garcetti’s council motion directs the Los Angeles World Airports to find a solution to keep the center open; starting with reduced rents, and engage the Los Angeles Unified School District to identify any other issues standing in the way of continued operation of the Aviation Center training program.
“The Aerospace industry has always played an important role in our economy,” Garcetti said. “This aviation training program plays a vital to the success of that industry and our economy.”
See text of motion below.