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.
“I believe that government must be interactive. Government must listen, seek feedback and work every day to deliver top flight constituent services,” said Blumenfield. “Our new website will allow for that dialogue between communities and me, as well as acting as a one-stop-shop for information about what’s happening at City Hall and in the district.”
This is the first full-feature web home for Council District 3 since Councilmember Blumenfield took office in July. The new website will augment and enhance existing communications, both traditional and new.
Blumenfield’s website provides a streamlined and transparent way to request meetings with the Councilmember and staff, request City services and contains a directory of City agencies, complete with contact information and interactive maps depicting the locations of libraries, parks and police and fire stations in Council District 3.
“West Valley residents know that when they contact me—whether by traditional mail or e-mail, Twitter or Facebook—that my staff and I are here to help, above all else,” continued Blumenfield. “This is a great first step towards bringing more of that process into the virtual realm.”
In addition to featuring the My311 app, which allows individuals to request city services directly from their smart phones, the website will also serve as an online hub for Blumenfield’s Community Action Teams, community driven, issue focused, taskforces on business and economic development, community beautification, seniors, veterans and women’s issues as well as emergency preparedness.
More features, such as a blog, will be developed in the coming weeks.
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield chairs the Council’s Innovation, Technology and General Services Committee. While in the Legislature, Blumenfield authored more than 50 bills which became state law. These bills stabilized the budget, improved the environment, increased access to technology in schools, and form the foundation of his ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles.