DISTRICT 4 Newsletters
A New Vision for the L.A. Zoo | 8/3/22
Council District 4 is lucky to be home to some of the City’s most iconic landmarks, including the Los Angeles Zoo, located in our very own Griffith Park. In 2016, the L.A. Zoo began a public process for what would become the Zoo’s Vision Plan for 2028 and Beyond to help transform the campus into a modern facility focused on conservation and community. That plan was released in 2018 and in 2021 the plan’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which was developed with a public feedback process, was published by the City’s Bureau of Engineering (BOE), and transmitted by the Zoo to the Los Angeles City Council.
Since then, over the past year, our office asked the Zoo to listen, engage, and reflect on the feedback shared in response to the proposed Vision Plan and last month, the Zoo released its revised plan – Alternative 1.5, or the California Focused Conservation Alternative. The plan includes significant changes made in response to public input, including the preservation of many mature trees and more native habitats.
The public will have until 8/29 to review the changes in its EIR and provide additional feedback, and we encourage you to make your voice heard! Comments must be submitted to the City’s Bureau of Engineering HERE. You can also share your comments directly with the L.A. City Council (Council File No. 21-0828) HERE.
The L.A. Zoo will be hosting a virtual public hearing on August 15th at 6PM to present the plan. You can sign in at that time using the link and information below:
Meeting ID: 259 418 033 398
Or call in (audio only):
+1 213-282-5170,,475548734# (US, LA)
The L.A. Zoo is an incredible asset to the city, and it has inspired generations to learn more about wildlife and environmental conservation. As we re-imagine the future of the Zoo together, I am certain we can achieve a more inclusive and innovative resource for all Angelenos.
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IMPROVED WATER FLOW & FIRE SAFETY WITH THE COMPLETED BARHAM MAINLINE PROJECT
My staff and I are grateful to the collaboration and work of LADOT, LADWP, and community members including those in the Hollywood Knolls Community Club, Cahuenga Pass Property Owners Association, and other neighbors. This project could not have come to fruition without their partnership and insight gathered during regular working group meetings, and the result is a mainline pipe that will help ensure greater stability and safety for this neighborhood for decades to come.
UPDATES ON THE RESEDA COMPLETE STREETS PROJECT
What’s coming up: construction for the remaining bus boarding islands will continue over the next few months, and later this summer, crews will be working to upgrade traffic signals along the boulevard. More information on this phase of the construction can be found on this fact sheet, and any questions or concerns regarding the project design, timeline, or access during construction can be sent to Eng.Reseda@lacity.org.
MONKEYPOX VACCINE AVAILABLE + NEW VALLEY WALKUP SITE | MORE INFO
On Monday, Governor Newsom declared a state of emergency in California to address a rise in monkeypox across the region. LA County is continuing to work to provide the first monkeypox vaccine to as many eligible Angelenos as possible with the current limited national vaccine supply. As soon as federal vaccine supply expands, the Department of Public Health (DPH) will make second doses available to those who received their initial dose. For more information on how to get tested for monkeypox, who is eligible to receive the monkeypox vaccine, and how to preregister for a vaccine appointment, click HERE.
Eligible groups are also able to receive walk-up vaccinations at active DPH sites. The closest vaccination site in District 4 is at Balboa Sports Complex in Encino at 17015 Burbank Blvd.
GET FREE IRRIGATION WATER WITH LADWP’S RECYCLED WATER PROGRAM | MORE INFO
LADWP customers can bring containers with water-tight lids to one of the City’s Residential Recycled Water Fill Station (RWFS) listed below.
APPLY TO LEARN ABOUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WITH THE GREEK | MORE INFO
Applicants must develop and submit a multimedia project (Film Production or Visual Arts) along with an essay to be graded and judged by a committee of RAP staff and officials, with one winner chosen per Council district. For more information on the program and to apply, click HERE.
LEARN HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTRACTING WITH THE CITY OF LA SMALL BUSINESS ACADEMY | MORE INFO
Small business owners in the construction sector are now invited to apply for the 2022 L.A. Small Business Academy! The Academy’s goal is to provide opportunities to grow a sustainable business which can participate in contracting opportunities in the greater Los Angeles area. This year’s academy will focus on strategies to address the challenges that diverse small businesses face in the construction sector. For more information and to apply, click HERE.
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