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.”