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Blumenfield, Councilmembers Tell House to End Shutdown

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October 04

Send strong message to Washington, endorse passage of clean appropriations bill. 

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council today sent a powerful message to Washington, unanimously approving a resolution put forward by Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, urging the House of Representatives to end partisan brinkmanship to end the federal government shutdown.

It is time for the Republican controlled House to stop playing games with the full faith and credit of the United States,” said Councilmember Blumenfield. “They are playing a dangerous game that is hurting Los Angeles, that is hurting all Americans. As the nation's second largest City, we have serious concerns about the impacts of a government shutdown on our City and our region if this crisis is not resolved quickly.”

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Blumenfield Launches Online Hub for the West Valley

POSTED ON
September 26

New website connects constituents with City government, resources.

LOS ANGELES – Councilmember Bob Blumenfield today launched an all new web portal to enhance communication with the community about his activities and policies, to better connect them with city services and to create a virtual space for future interactions among and between the many diverse people who live in his district.  In launching the beta version of his new website, blumenfield.lacity.org, Blumenfield is reaffirming his commitment to utilize technology to make government more effective, transparent and interactive.

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Blumenfield Urges Community Input as the Final Draft of the Warner Center 2035 Plan is Released

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September 23

Community specific plan represents a transformative opportunity for the West Valley. 

LOS ANGELES – Councilmember Bob Blumenfield today urged residents to review and provide comment for the Warner Center 2035 Plan, which was released Friday, ahead of final approval by the Los Angeles City Council.

“The Warner Center 2035 Plan is the culmination of over eight years of collaboration between the community, business leaders and the City,” said Blumenfield. “The end result is a transformative vision for the future of Warner Center that has been shaped by local stakeholders, and I look forward to shepherding this plan through the final stages of approval.”

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Blumenfield Urges Governor Brown to Sign Clean Emission Vehicle Incentive

POSTED ON
September 04

Blumenfield’s bill, passed yesterday, would extend sunset of HOV lane access for low and zero emission vehicles

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield today urged California Governor Jerry Brown to sign legislation that would extend critical consumer incentives for low and zero emission vehicles.

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City Takes Important Step Towards Implementation of Blumenfield's Citywide WiFi Initiative

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August 27

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.

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Blumenfield's Iran Sanctions Bill Signed by Governor

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August 27

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.

 

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Blumenfield Public Safety Measures Advance With Community Support

POSTED ON
August 23

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. 

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Blumenfield Moves to Bring Virtual Participation to Los Angeles City Council

POSTED ON
August 14

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.

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Blumenfield Pushes City to Utilize Technology to Make Government More Accessible, Effective and Efficient

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August 13

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.

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Blumenfield Bill to Crack Down on Banks Tied to Iran Heads to Governor's Desk

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August 08

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.

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