Information Technology Agency announces intention to open Community Broadband RFP alongside proposals for e-mail and desktop applications.
LOS ANGELES – Following direction from Councilmember Bob Blumenfied, who last month introduced a measure to explore the feasibility of free citywide WiFi, the City’s Information Technology Agency (ITA) today announced its intention to open the RFP for broadband and WiFi access concurrent with upcoming RFPs for e-mail and desktop applications as early as this October.
AB 978 latest in ongoing Blumenfield efforts to ensure states do their part to enforce Iran sanctions.
SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown yesterday signed legislation authored by now Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield to ensure that state-chartered banks and credit unions are not being used, either directly or indirectly, to funnel money to terrorist groups or the Government of Iran.
Councilmember Blumenfield’s Community Action Teams spring into action as public safety measures advance through committee.
LOS ANGELES – Continuing his commitment to engaging local communities in the civic process, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s Community Action (CAT) Teams sprung into action today in support of two Blumenfield measures heard in the Public Safety Committee.
Virtual participation would allow a wider swath of Angelenos to engage in the process of governing, while taking cars off the roads.
LOS ANGELES – Continuing to find new ways to maximize the use of technology to make government more accessible, effective and efficient, Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield today introduced a measure to allow residents and stakeholders to participate in Council committee meetings remotely.
Moves forward on key initiatives at inaugural Innovation, Technology and General Services Committee Meeting
LOS ANGELES – At the inaugural meeting of the Los Angeles City Council’s Innovation, Technology and General Services Committee (ITGS), Councilmember Bob Blumenfield today set the tone for maximizing the use of technology to make government more accessible, effective and efficient.
AB 978 continues Blumenfield’s leadership in California on effort to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability.
SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly today voted for final passage of legislation authored by now Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield to ensure that state-chartered banks and credit unions are not funneling money to terrorist groups and the Government of Iran.
Blumenfield ballot initiative would stimulate local economies and create jobs in California by lowering the threshold needed to pass local infrastructure bond measures.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council today approved City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s resolution to support passage of ACA 8, a critically needed change to facilitate infrastructure development, which is currently working its way through the California State Senate.
Measure would make Los Angeles the largest city with comprehensive municipal WiFi.
LOS ANGELES – Councilmember Bob Blumenfield today took the first step towards implementing free and universal WiFi access across Los Angeles. Blumenfield’s measure would begin the City’s process of developing a plan to close gaps in WiFi availably and will advance Los Angeles’s competitiveness in business and education.
“We live in a world where success is increasingly tied to ability access to information,” said Blumenfield, who chairs the Council’s Innovation, Technology and General Services Committee. “Los Angles has already made great strides towards enhancing government openness through technology, from live simulcasting of Council Meetings to the MyLA311 mobile application. Providing universal access to the internet is a natural and necessary extension of these efforts.”
Measure would ensure compliance with Blumenfield legislation.
LOS ANGELES – Building on his efforts to increase recycling in the State of California, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield today introduced a measure to ensure that Los Angeles renters are able to recycle, consistent with the Renter’s Right to Recycle Act (AB 818).
This law, authored by then Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield, took effect in 2011.
“This motion is a bridge between what I’ve done in Sacramento and the work I look forward to continuing to do on behalf of Valley residents,” said Blumenfield. “In a city as large as ours is, where multi-family dwellings represent more than one third of all housing units, the benefits of comprehensive access to recycling services are innumerable.”