Call for Wall Art

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is seeking artists and artist teams interested in creating a permanent and/or temporary art projects for large scale, outdoor walls in the City of LA. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to professional artists working with any medium, style or technique –i.e. murals, aerosol, mosaics, paints, stencils, stickers, wheatpasting, woodblocking, light and/or video projection. 

This RFQ is open to professional artists and artist teams living and working in the County of Los Angeles. Artists must demonstrate the vision, past experience and professional qualifications required to create public art for City walls–a process that includes public presentations, production oversight and execution of artwork in the public realm.

For details and the complete Request for Qualifications, please go to

The deadline is Monday, November 4, 2013.


The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning is currently seeking applicants to participate in a Zoning Advisory Committee as part of re:CODE LA, a 5 year effort to update our zoning codes. 

This will have a tremendous impact on our City and it is crucial that the Valley is adequately represented.

The deadline to apply is October 18. More information on how you can apply after the jump:

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Five Things Would-Be Commissioners Ought to Know

This past June, prior to being sworn in, I gave a talk to the Liberty Hill Commissions Training Program on the value of commissions in City government. In a City of our size, the participation of the community in the civic process is essential for effective and representative government. 

It's a principle I've put to action on a smaller scale in my own district through the creation of Community Action Teams or "BobCATs" -- dozens of community leaders who engage on issue focused taskforces to help create a stronger Valley and a better City for all of us.

Liberty Hill recently posted my comments to their blog. Read more after the jump:

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Consolidated Planning Community Meetings

Is your organization interested in applying for block grants this year?

The City is organizing a series of Consolidated Planning Community Meetings to solicit and engage the public in providing feedback on their respective neighborhood needs before submitting the annual consolidated plan to the Federal Government.

A San Fernando Valley meeting is scheduled for:

Pacoima Neighborhood City Hall
13520 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima CA 91331
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

More information after the jump:


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