Local Government This Week 1/30/2022

Here is how your local representatives are repping your neighborhoods, Studio City and Sherman Oaks.

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Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC)

SONC encouraged residents in its December Newsletter to get involved in the Metro Sepulveda Pass subway project which is currently going through public comment and planning.

LA Metro has begun the environmental review phase to evaluate the proposed Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project which looks to build a subway between the Valley and the Westside. As part of the project’s environmental process, a formal public comment period started November 30 and will run through February 11. 

Here is a recent public meeting on the subway project:

Upcoming SONC Meetings

Studio City Neighborhood Council (SCNC)

Tonight from 7pm to 9pm, the SCNC Cultural Affairs Committee will host a live stream about the arts in Studio City. Everything from music, film and illustration, to poetry, painting and photography. Panelists include Richard Niederberg, Principal Designer and President of Studio City-based Los Angeles Designers’ Theatre, and Vicki Nussbaum, Executive Director of the Studio City Business District and Founding Board Member of the Sherman Oaks Chamber Foundation. Learn More

Upcoming SCNC Meetings:

  • Feb. 1: Cultural Affairs Committee
  • Feb. 2: Government Affairs Committee
  • Feb. 2: Transportation Committee
  • Feb. 3:  Outreach Committee

Details at the SCNC Calendar: https://www.studiocitync.org/calendar.php

LA City Council District 4

Councilmember Nithya Raman introduced a motion Wednesday to establish a Jobs and Economic Development Incentive (JEDI) Zone in a commercial area of the Reseda neighborhood of Council District 4. JEDI Zones aim to lift up small, locally-owned businesses in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods of Los Angeles through technical assistance, case management, permit fee reductions, and grants for façade improvements.

“I recently welcomed parts of Reseda to my district and have so enjoyed getting to know the diverse array of businesses that make this neighborhood so unique,” said Councilmember Raman in a statement. “By establishing a JEDI Zone here, we’ll be able to step up our support for the small businesses that define this community, many of which are immigrant-owned and support neighboring low-income communities.” 

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Los Angeles City Council District 2

In the wake of the accidental fatal shooting of 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta by an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department at the Burlington store in North Hollywood last month, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian and several of his colleagues introduced a motion that calls on the LAPD to immediately release to the public all body camera footage, 911 calls, radio transmissions and other recordings related to the incident.

“As the city grieves over this horrendous and tragic accident, it is imperative that the public learn all the facts, including how the deaths at the Burlington store might have been avoided, and also the circumstances that endangered the public because of the suspect’s vicious and brutal attacks on innocent people,” said Krekorian in a statement. 

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California’s 30th Congressional District

Congressman Brad Sherman commemorated two years since the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others, in the highly publicized helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on January 26th, 2020.

“It’s been two years since we shockingly and tragically lost a Los Angeles and world icon in Kobe Bryant, his young daughter Gianna, and seven other souls in a terrible helicopter crash,” said Sherman in a statement. “We must honor their memories by working to ensure this type of tragedy can be avoided in the future.”

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