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Summer’s here and that means school is out, the sun sets at 8:00 and dineLA is here once again! From July 13 - 27th, you will now have the perfect opportunity to revisit your old faves and add some new spots to your foodie line up:
Tried & True
$25 for lunch | $49 for dinner
Why I love it: Yummy sushi and a lively robata bar in the back
My lunch picks: 1st course - Avocado Hanabi. You had me at truffle soy; 2nd course - Sushi Combination. It’s Chef’s Choice and that’s always fun.
$49 for 3-course dinner
Why I love it: The whole vibe is elegantly old school in the best way
My picks: This menu is not only about caviar, but yes, you will of course find some caviar on their menu. 1st course - Smoked Fish Collection because I love their toast points and lemon creme fraiche; 2nd course - Scallops with corn mousse; 3rd course - Coconut Panna Cotta because it features foie gras snow.
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Viale dei Romani
$25 for lunch | $49 for dinner
Why I love it: I’m kind of obsessed with the La Peer Hotel and their restaurant partner too
My lunch picks: 1st course - Smoked Eggplant and Ceci with Flatbread because their Ceci is so delish; 2nd course - Branzino because it features a three lemon sauce and sea beans.
Insider Tip: Go for lunch on a Summer Friday and saunter over to the sexy chic bar for Happy Hour that starts at 2:00 p.m. Yes, 2:00 p.m.
$49 for a 3-course dinner (but it’s more like 5! Read on)
Why I love it: The fresh restaurant offerings at the newly remodeled Beverly Center are foodie heaven.
My dinner picks: Spuntini - Everything starts out with Focaccia service. Antipasti - Spicy Zucchini Ribbons with garlic streusel and lemon; Primi (told you, because now we’re at the 1st official course) - Braised baby octopus in a spicy tomato broth; Secondi (2nd course) - Pizza Carbonara because sometimes you want all the carbs; Dolci (3rd course) - Gelato because that always takes me back to my Girls’ Trip to Rome.
$25 for lunch | $39 for dinner
Why I love it: I love the middle dining room for great people watching
My lunch picks: 1st course - wood oven squash with confit tomato; 2nd course - steak salad; 3rd course (hi bonus!) - cookies & cream.
Jaffa (3rd Street)
$20 for lunch | $39 for dinner
Why I’m excited to try it: Authentic, modern Israeli cuisine transports you to another place
My dinner picks: Everything starts with a Salatim Sampler that includes tahini, slaw and labneh; 2nd course - Lamb Couscous; 3rd course - Halva plate with local market fruit.
Citizen (Beverly Hills)
$20 for lunch | $39 for dinner
Why I’m excited to try it: West Hollywood vibe in Beverly Hills with a beautiful patio and dog friendly vibe.
My lunch picks: 1st course - Tomato gazpacho with watermelon, cucumber & mint takes back to a trip to Spain; 2nd course - spinach cobb salad
Ocean Prime (Beverly Hills)
$25 for lunch | $49 for dinner
Why I’m excited to try it: I’ve heard it’s got a great patio and it is oh-so-walkable to Rodeo Drive shopping
My dinner picks: 1st course - lobster bisque because, hello, lobster; 2nd course - Chilean Sea Bass with a champagne truffle sauce ($5 supplement); 3rd course - Chef’s selection of sorbet; Speciality cocktail - Cucumber Gimlet ($10)
There you have it, 8 restaurants that you simply must try during dineLA. There are a total of 22 restaurant chamber members participating this year so make sure to check them out at dineLA. Please post your “must-tries” on IG and tag us @eatshopplayweho!
Maxine Tatlonghari is the award-winning female founder of Vanity Girl Hollywood and the first Vice Chair of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. She is a resident and regular lifestyle contributor to Visit West Hollywood and has been featured on Forbes.com and Huffington Post.
In case you were wondering, West Hollywood's minimum wage will not be going up until January 1st, 2019.
On May 23rd & 24th, a delegation of five West Hollywood Chamber members and our President and CEO, Genevieve Morrill, traveled to Sacramento to lobby on legislation of importance to the West Hollywood Business Community.
With a list of 11 bills in hand – covering issues from nightlife to cannabis, healthcare, housing, transportation, state funding for our local AIDS Monument to proposed new laws on how hotels and restaurants operate – the delegation met with Assembly Member Richard Bloom and Senator Ben Allen, both of whom represent West Hollywood in the State Legislature.
The delegation also met with Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), author of SB 905 which would allow seven cities, including West Hollywood, to extend liquor sales until 4 a.m., and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach), author of SB 1302 which precludes local governments from prohibiting cannabis deliveries from nearby localities.
Assembly Member Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) and Assembly Member Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) took time to meet with our delegation to discuss our legislative priorities.
A highlight of the trip was when Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) brought our delegation onto the floor of the State Senate where the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce was officially welcomed to the State Capitol.
Additionally, the delegation met with staff members of nine other legislators from throughout California.
Your chamber’s voice was heard!
For instance, on Wednesday we met with Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair, of the Senate Appropriations Committee and raised two bills in the committee’s Suspense File – SB 905 (extending liquor sales until 4 a.m.) and SB 930 (establishing state-chartered banking for cannabis businesses). Two days later both bills were removed from the Suspense File, passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and went on to pass on the Senate Floor the following week. (Both bills are now awaiting their first hearing in the State Assembly.)
Similarly, we met with a staff member for Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. We lobbied against AB 3087, a bill which would have created an imbalance in payments for healthcare services and led to layoffs at hospitals. Two days later that bill failed to get out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee’s Suspense File and died.
Our very last meeting was with Assemblymember Bill Quirk’s (D-Hayward) staff member responsible for shepherding AB 2020 (which allows local governments to issue permits for cannabis special events) through the Legislature. We were able to report what we had heard in our previous 15 meeting about AB 2020. This allowed him to fill-out his vote count and the following week AB 2020 went on to pass the State Assembly.
Of course, we were not alone in lobbying on these high-profile bills, but we’ll take our fair share of the credit.
Legislators are voting on bills that impact our businesses and our lives every day. It’s vital that they hear directly from business leaders in West Hollywood how their decisions affect us. And the good news is they WANT to hear from us!
Delegates also had the opportunity to hear a terrific speech by Governor Jerry Brown, his 16th and final speech to the Sacramento Host Breakfast – a 93-year tradition in the State Capitol. We also had the opportunity to visit with former California Treasurer (and 1994 Democratic Nominee for Governor) Kathleen Brown.
It wasn’t all “work!” We had a rollicking dinner at Frank Fat’s – a longtime political hangout in Downtown Sacramento.
We’re going to go back in 2019 and want you to come along!
SAMPLE SATURDAY & HEALTH FAIR:
Saturday, March 24th, 2018 12:00PM - 4:00PM
If you're interested in participating, please contact Tracy Paaso
323.650.2682 | firstname.lastname@example.org
West Hollywood Sample Saturday & Health Fair, sponsored by the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Capitol Drugs / Power Zone takes place on the south side of Santa Monica Boulevard between North West Knoll Drive and Westbourne Drive.
This is a community event for people of all ages who are interested in health, fitness, nutrition, preventive care, holistic medicine and new innovations in sports medicine, self-care and aesthetics.
100+ vendors, businesses and community non-profits are represented with tables, booths and tents. 3,000+ people attend this popular event annually to sample products, learn about services offered and get involved in the community.
The event is free to the public and there is a $4 special parking rate in the Capitol Drugs Parking Lot.
Owner of Susan James & Associates, a tax and small business adviser and WeHo Chamber Member.
Dr Walter Mischel ran an experiment in the 1960’s that tested a child’s ability to delay satisfaction. The test, ran in Stanford University’s Bing Nursery School, essentially a child seated alone in a room was given one marshmallow with the promise of a second marshmallow if they could hold off eating the first until the adult returned to the room (up to 20 minutes later). The test group was followed for some 50 years and it was widely reported that the group of children who mastered their willpower and waited so that they could get the second marshmallow did better in testing and achievements.
Now there are a lot of variables that can be argued about in any scientific study, but the principle is clear – learning to master your self control and will power leads to better results in your future. It’s not a shaming moment but instead a time to reflect before the New Year’s Resolution’s are made and credit card bills and savings accounts are ravaged for the holidays. Consider these things:
1. Do people have difficulty buying you gifts because you normally just buy what you want?
2. How much space would you have if you cleared your closet of all items you haven’t touched in six months (or a year if you live in seasonal climates)?
3. Knowing the holidays demands on your disposable income, do you continue buying yourself things you don’t need along with presents and holiday “necessities”?
4. Do you give any gifts that you know will be re-gifted or rarely used just to tick off a box on a list?
This holiday season, work on mastering your self control where your finances are concerned. Set a goal for yourself to keep your financial landscape nice and healthy. maybe buy nothing personal until January, re-use or recycle items for decoration, plan a budget that you can afford for gift giving and when it runs out make gifts, or give the gift of your time and friendship where you spend time doing things like hanging out having experiences with each other.
The holidays give us a tremendous opportunity to work on our finances as well as our self control – Remember, if we can just wait, better things may be in store for us!
Founder of Vanity Girl Hollywood and First Vice Chair of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Maxine had a chat with chamber member Allan DallaTorre of LA Event Lights. Here are his tips to get your home or business ready for the holidays!
'Tis the season to get your homes, events and businesses ready for the Holidays. My clients always have a specific goal in mind, and here are my 9 favorite tips for getting your space glamorous for the season, and I've included some easy-to-find links to online stores.
However, we do live in the heart of the Creative City so I strongly encourage you to take a walk around (perhaps to my neighborhood of the West Hollywood Design District?) for some truly beautiful and bespoke holiday options.
Select a style and color palette, then stick to it! Remember to only use ornaments that fit your theme.
1. For a Glamorously guilded look, use silver and gold ornaments with white LED lighting.
2. For a Classic theme display, use red and green ornaments with colored lights.
3. For a High-Style look, keep to a monochromatic color scheme and pair it with the same color lighting .
4. For a Designer tree, have it flocked to a fun color (try millennial pink!), and pair it with velvet ribbon and clear lighting. http://www.michaels.com
Speaking of which, lighting is everything!
1. Stick to one style of lights because different light strands can clash.
2. Start by wrapping your tree in a circular pattern from bottom to the top (let me know if you'd like me to make a video or FB Live about that!)
3. Always daisy chain your strands because it will make taking them down a lot easier.
4. Connect your lighting system to a timer; this will give you weeks of enjoyment without the hassle of having to turn them on and off each day. https://www.target.com/c/christmas-lights-string/controlled-by-smartphone-app/-/N-5xt2wZ54wy5
And to Top Everything Off ...
Instead of an angel or a star use a decorative finial, large bow or create a faux-floral display
About Chamber Member Allan DallaTorre:
Allan DallaTorre is Lighting & Décor Expert and owner at L.A. Event Lighting. He has years of experience holiday decorating for small to large spaces and specializes in theme environment lighting and décor. He has been a great asset to the Chamber for many events through the years and we encourage you to contact him for your next event or Holiday window display. His wireless LED options make it easy to bring more foot traffic into your business.
Follow him at Instagram: @DallaTorre @LAeventLights
The California Legislature passed Assembly Bills 341 and 1826 for Recycling trash (AB 341) and Organics (AB 1826). To learn more click the link below..
The public hearing on the Beverly Hills Water Rate Hike was continued to December 5. So there’s more time to send a Protest letter!
Parts of The City of West Hollywood will be greatly affected by the Beverly Hills Proposed
rate hike ( and the existing 25% surcharge.
If your residence / business is located within the outlined potion of the map below take action.
West Hollywood City Councilmember Lauren Meister is asking businesses and residents to email the mayor and of Beverly Hills and its city council
Written protests may be delivered to the City Clerk at the public hearing prior to the end of the public hearing or may be mailed or personally delivered to
the Beverly Hills City Clerk at Beverly Hills City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive (Room 290), Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
Protests that are mailed or delivered to City Hall must be received by the Beverly Hills City Clerk before 5:00 p.m. on December 5, 2017 (day of the hearing).
There is also a downloadable petition below.
DOWNLOAD PETITION BELOW.
*A written protest must include all of the following to be considered in determining a majority protest:
1. Clearly stated opposition to the increase in the water charge(s);
2. Name of the owner or customer of record who is submitting the protest;
3. Identification by street address or utility account number of the parcel with respect to which the protest is made; and
4. Original signature and legibly printed name of the owner or customer of record who is submitting the protest.
Oral comments at the public hearing will not be counted in the determination of a majority protest unless accompanied by a written protest
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Here’s the inside scoop for 2018…
If you’re buying your own health insurance in 2018, here are the only companies that will be available. Sorry to say that there aren’t any other options. If you currently have Anthem Blue Cross individual Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) health insurance, it will be ending on 12/31/17. Open Enrollment starts 11/1/17. You must get enrolled in a new individual plan by 12/15/17 to have new coverage starting 1/1/18.
… the only true PPO in CA. While there will be out of network benefits (after a very high deductible), the Blue Shield customer support has all but disappeared; we have no access which means that our lovely clients will be contacting Blue Shield themselves. This is the company that shut down for a week last year to save money!
…a self-contained HMO… ya gotta go there or you get nada!
…will continue to have one of the smallest networks (mostly an HMO, however a PPO will be available in a few counties) and possibly THE worst customer service in the entire state; also, no out of network benefits; I haven’t used HN in several years.
…will continue to have an even smaller EPO network (Cedars-Sinai Hospital is NOT included), and is only in Orange County, San Francisco and part of LA County; no out of network benefits; but a super-slick website!
Molina Health Care and L.A. Cares
… these are based on a Medi-Cal model and run like Medi-Cal clinics. You must go to one of their clinics otherwise there are no benefits.
SALES TAX - INCREASE JULY 1, 2017
Don't forget sales tax in West Hollywood and LA County goes up to 9.25% July 1.
All businesses in the City should have received the attached notice from the State Board of Equalization. If a business ever needs to know what the current sales tax rate is they can visit the following link and enter their address:
MINIMUM WAGE - INCREASE JANUARY 1, 2018
Here is the information on the State of California Minimum Wage in a handy chart that clarifies for you by size of business. We realize this has been confusing and our email did not specify clearly the rate for under 26 employees.
By Jeffrey S. Horton Thomas, Esq.
President Trump has already made aggressive changes in immigration enforcement, and he’s only getting started. Employers should be concerned for themselves and, in many cases, for a large sector of their workforce.
What’s Changed so Far?
Under President Obama, immigration officials focused on detaining and deporting only those undocumented aliens with criminal records. Trump has sharply reversed course. All undocumented aliens are now fair game for arrest, deportation and criminal prosecution.
Specifically, in February, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, issued a policy memo directing that, while criminal aliens remain one priority, “Department personnel have full authority to arrest or apprehend an alien” – any alien – “whom an immigration officer has probable cause to believe is in violation of the immigration laws” and “initiate removal proceedings,” notwithstanding the absence of any criminal background.
The Secretary also ordered the hiring of 10,000 additional ICE (immigration enforcement) officers as quickly as funding permits. If evenly distributed among the 50 states, 10,000 new officers would mean 200 new officers per state. Given the size of California’s immigrant population, however, we should expect to receive more than our fair share of any new enforcement battery.
Even with current staffing, however, ICE is performing large-scale raids. ICE’s arrests in April, for example, included those of 153 foreign nationals in South Texas, 75 in North Texas and Oklahoma, 82 in Virginia and D.C., 26 in Colorado and Wyoming, 95 in Southeast Texas, 76 in Florida and Puerto Rico, and others.
Which Employers are at Greatest Risk?
Restaurant and other hospitality employers remain at the top of the list for I-9 audits, covert ICE investigations, and workplace raids. The Migration Policy Institute estimates that at least nine percent of employees in food preparation nationally are undocumented. In cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United estimates that more than 30% of restaurant workers are undocumented. None of this is a secret to ICE, of course. In February, for example, ICE detained 55 employees in raids of Ichiban restaurants and sister brands in Mississippi.
Other employers at high risk are those in the construction, manufacturing, garment, and food processing industries.
Broadly speaking, larger employers are at greater risk than smaller employers. However, even small employers may come under federal scrutiny, for example, if an undocumented employee is the subject of a traffic stop or criminal proceedings. Such events may lead the government to audit or covertly investigate the employer.
What can Employers do to Support their Employees?
Many of our law firm’s clients are concerned for their employees and asking how they can protect them without violating the law. Employers – whether restaurants, manufacturing plants, construction companies, or otherwise – can’t afford the consequences of an ICE raid, namely, the abrupt detention of a potentially crippling number of their employees and possible costly fines.
First, employers should know that they have no obligation to permit an ICE raid without ICE presenting a warrant. Ask to see the warrant. If a warrant is presented, read it carefully and don’t permit ICE to exceed the scope of the warrant. Oftentimes, for example, the warrant will permit the search and arrest of only named individuals.
Second, call your employment or immigration counsel ASAP while ICE is on your premises. Get legal guidance in the moment.
Third, it’s not illegal for employers to prepare employees for potential enforcement action. The American Immigration Lawyers Association, for example, offers a series of clear, one-page bulletins advising foreign nationals on their rights if immigration officials come to the workplace or their home or they’re stopped in public. It is perfectly legal for employers, for example, to distribute such guidance to their employees.
What can Employers do to Protect Themselves?
Presenting completed I-9s and copies of the underlying documents (passports, social security cards, etc.) on all employees is the employer’s best defense against enforcement action.
If employers don’t have completed I-9s for all their employees or suspect that some of their employees may be undocumented, it is imperative they consult qualified employment counsel for guidance. Requiring some or all employees to go back through the I-9 process or questioning their documentation may give employees grounds to sue for unlawful discrimination under California law. Laying off employees suspected of being undocumented may also lead to discrimination lawsuits.
Doesn’t “Sanctuary City” Status Protect Us?
Thumbing their noses to federal authorities, the City of West Hollywood, the City and County of Los Angeles and other jurisdictions have declared themselves to be “sanctuaries” for immigrants, both legal and undocumented. The West Hollywood City Council, in fact, first declared “sanctuary city” status in 1985, when the concern was immigrants fleeing Central America.
Employers and employees in such “sanctuary” locales must not, however, feel they are safe from federal immigration enforcement. In West Hollywood, the status largely means that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and City employees don’t ask individuals who are stopped or arrested, or are seeking public benefits, about their immigration status. The Sheriff’s Department and West Hollywood employees also don’t voluntarily cooperate with ICE.
However, declaring “sanctuary” status doesn’t build a Trump-like wall around our city or county keeping out ICE officers. ICE views its authority under federal immigration law to be superior to that of any locality and audits employers, investigates them, conducts raids, and arrests and seeks deportation of immigrants, undeterred by such declarations.
Jeffrey S. Horton Thomas, Esq. is a partner in Thomas Employment Law Advocates, APC, a highly regarded employment litigation defense firm based in West Hollywood. The firm represents only employers and is recognized by U.S. News Best Law Firms for 2017 as one of the best employment defense firms in the country. www.thomasemploymentlaw.com
Interview conducted by Marianne Buttner of Petrosexual. Learn more about Petrosexual here.
1. Mayor Meister, you and have been a resident of West Hollywood for more than 25 years, both as a renter and homeowner. Your parents and sister also call West Hollywood home. What attracted you to first settle here? And more importantly, why do you choose to stay?
My sister lived in West Hollywood first, and I visited often to eat, shop and play! I fell in love with the small town feel, and knew that West Hollywood was home.
2. Did you grow up having pets? If so, what kind and what are your most memorable ones and why?
I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and we lived in an apartment, so my folks didn't feel it was fair to have a dog. Also, I was allergic to animals -- small setback! -- although cats much worse than dogs. However, we spent our summers at a bungalow colony in the Catskills, and I took care of the property owner's dog, a collie named Queenie. She remembered us from summer to summer and leaving her at the end of each summer was the hardest thing I had to do as a child. That's when I knew that someday, a dog would be a part of my family.
3. Please tell us about Spike?
Spike is a feisty terrier mix. I adopted him from the rescue group, the Bill Foundation, when he was 3 months old. My 13 year old wheat-able Molly had died a few months earlier. Those few months without Molly were the loneliest I can remember. And that's when I found Spike... or I should say, Spike found me.
4. What makes West Hollywood a shining example of an outstanding pet friendly community compared to other cities in the state, and even the country?
I think it starts with the city's core values: "We promote mutual respect, courtesy, and thoughtfulness in all interactions." From banning cat declawing to banning selling fur, West Hollywood has been a leader with regard to animal issues. Recently I initiated an education campaign about not leaving pets and children in cars on warm days. I'm also working with our state representatives to try to get a bill drafted for a statewide animal abuser registry. Fingers crossed!
5. I was told there are more pets in West Hollywood than children. If yes, why do you think that it is?
I don't know that the proportion of pets in West Hollywood is higher than the national average -- which is over 60% -- but we do have a low percentage of children -- less than 8% of our population are under 19 years of age. So, yes, pets do outnumber children. Perhaps folks with children tend move to areas where they can afford to buy a house or rent a larger apartment. Housing is not cheap in West Hollywood, and apartments outnumber single family homes considerably.
6. Owners of pets in West Hollywood are designated as “Pet Guardians.” When and why did this change take place?
Former Council member and current County Assessor Jeffrey Prang brought that initiative forward a number of years ago. The idea was to get people to understand that pets aren't objects to be owned, but living beings to be taken care of.
7. From your viewpoint what are the most significant challenges facing West Hollywood related to pets today?
There are some code compliance issues -- some pet guardians are not picking up after their dogs, some are walking their dogs "off leash." I've also heard from a few constituents who are concerned that dogs (who are not service dogs) are being called "service dogs" so that they can go into restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Now, if you ask Spike, he would say that pets need to have more of a voice in the city. He would vote for a Pet Advisory Board -- but the challenge is, how do we successfully (and peacefully) form a pet advisory board that represents the diverse nature of our city's pet constituents (cats, dogs, pygmy goats, potbelly pigs, chickens). Oh my, I see feathers flying!
8. How is the West Hollywood Park renovation progressing?
Please tell us a little about the new dog runs. Spike and I are very excited about this! West Hollywood Park will have two dog park areas -- one for small dogs and one for large dogs. It will take a few years to complete the park renovations, but it will be worth the wait!
9. Rumor has it, pygmy goats, pot belly pigs and chickens are being added to the pets being regulated by West Hollywood Animal Care and Control. Inquiring minds want to know more!
Yes, it's true! We just approved changes to our Zoning Ordinance to allow residents to keep pygmy goats, pot belly pigs and chickens. I guess the demand is there!
10. If Spike could talk, what would he say about you?
Spike would have plenty to say! He would say his mom is very busy working or running around town and that he's glad his grandparents and aunt are here in West Hollywood to keep him company when I'm at meetings.
Just when you thought the gift-giving season was over, shades of red and pink remind us that Valentine's Day is fast approaching.
Finding the perfect Valentine's Day present can be tougher than you think; thankfully, we can't resist playing Cupid. Whether you plan to spend February 14th with your significant other or best friends, we've got great gift ideas that will ensure your celebration is a success.
Click Here to view the list of Valentines Day Promotions.
We’re taking a huge step toward ending the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles County!
This week, a broad coalition of supporters from across L.A. County, including business, labor, non-profit and religious communities, joined together to launch the official campaign in support of Measure H. It was a great day – we were featured in the Daily News and the New York Times!
Measure H will end homelessness for 45,000 individuals and families within 5 years, and prevent homelessness for 30,000 in the same time period. That includes women and children, veterans, seniors, foster youth, and people with disabilities. And here’s the best part: Measure H will start impacting their lives as soon as it goes into effect this July.
Known as the “Los Angeles County Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness,” Measure H is the March 7th ballot measure that will invest $350 million/year for 10 years in proven solutions to end and prevent homelessness.
On November 8th, over 77% of voters in the City of Los Angeles voted to approve funding to build 10,000 units of supportive housing for the homeless. Providing a roof is a great start, but it is only part of the solution – Measure H is the critical next step for Los Angeles.
Essential services like job training, mental health care, and homeless prevention services are all key factors to creating stability for these individuals and families – all things Measure H will provide.
Join us on the #YesOnH campaign and help spread the word about Measure H! There are several ways you can get involved:
With your help, we can make Los Angeles a safer place for tens of thousands of men, women and children. Because everyone needs a home.
In honor of equality and progress, and in support of our LGBT employees and customers, U.S. Bank is proud to introduce the LGBT design debit card coming in 2017.
Designs can be submitted now through January 31. The public will vote for their favorites, and the top 3 designers will be awarded cash prizes. The top design (and card) will launch in May 2017 – just in time for Pride month in June. Spread the word!
Click here to learn more and submit designs.
On March 7th, Los Angeles is expected to face one of the most dangerous ballot initiatives ever to impact our city.
Measure S (also known as the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative), a poorly written housing ban, driven by Michael Weinstein to protect his view of the Hollywood sign, is mixture of half-truths, bad math, and outright deceptive statements that would make L.A.’s housing crisis—already one of the least affordable cities in the nation—even worse.
L.A.’s planning system needs to be fixed but Measure S goes too far.
According to economic experts, in a written report, Measure S will:
That’s why the Los Angeles Times said Measure S is “a recipe for higher housing costs, more homelessness and greater inequality.”
The largest coalition in L.A. history – many who usually don’t work together – have come together to oppose Measure S because it will eliminate tens of thousands of jobs, stop badly needed affordable and homeless housing, and cost taxpayers over $70 million a year in lost revenue needed for police, firefighters, and other vital city services.
Visit www.GoesTooFar.com to learn more about Measure S and join the coalition!
We hope to count on you to help protect L.A. jobs and homes by joining our coalition to oppose Measure S and by voting no on March 7.