January 27, 2023

Recently, the LA City Council passed strong, new, permanent tenant protections that will help keep thousands of Angelenos housed. The new legislation really focuses on folks who live in non-rent stabilized units and who currently have no lease.

One of the big protections is referred to as ‘Just Cause,’ meaning a property owner can’t evict a tenant if rent is paid and lease terms are not violated. Relocation assistance also expanded to cover more renters if they are evicted. Council will vote on additional tenant protections next week. More details can be found in my blog post here.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected] or call 818-774-4330.


Providing Safer Streets for All

In 2022, traffic violence claimed the lives of 312 Angelenos, the most in more than 20 years. To call attention to this problem, Councilmember Blumenfield joined Streets Are For Everyone and other traffic safety advocates in a protest and "die-in" on the steps of City Hall. Blumenfield pledged that, as new Chair of the Budget, Finance & Innovation Committee and a member of the Public Works Committee, he will continue his efforts to ensure that Los Angeles' budget prioritizes safer streets for all.

Councilmember Blumenfield’s Operation Safe Streets, which aims to curb speeding/street racing in the West Valley, continues to deliver results. In addition to the Street Racing Task Force that has issued hundreds of tickets so far, more speed humps and other mitigation efforts have been installed throughout the district. Recently, Blumenfield provided an additional $100K to LAPD for targeted enforcement and education efforts, focused on primary collision factors, as well as the quality-of-life issues related to loud modified exhausts, street racing, and street takeovers. 

Report Pothole Repairs

After the recent storms, StreetsLA received thousands of requests for pothole repairs and crews are working diligently to complete requests. In CD3, since December 30, 2022, StreetsLA has received 629 pothole requests of which 515 were closed, 80 in the works, and 34 in the queue for inspection. For pothole repair in your neighborhood, please submit a request on the MyLA311 app or call Councilmember Blumenfield's District Office at 818-774-4330.

Team Blumenfield Hosts Annual Homeless Count

From January 23-26, volunteers from all over Los Angeles County participated in the Homeless Count and for over the last 8 years, Team Blumenfield has led the local Count from his Reseda office in the West Valley. The Count is so important in addressing homelessness as it creates the foundation of where resources go. Watch a recap of the Count here.

Citywide Curbside Organics Program

OrganicsLA is a curbside organics recycling program from the City of Los Angeles, mandated by the State of CA to reduce organic waste and greenhouse gas emissions. LA City residents are required to place food scraps and food-soiled paper in their green bins. The green waste will be composted by farmers. 

To help residents start recycling their food scraps, LASAN is offering a free kitchen pail to City of Los Angeles residents, while supplies last. More info can be found here.

Save the Date–2/26 CicLAvia West Valley

CicLAvia is coming back to the West Valley on February 26. Folks are invited to the West Valley to bike, walk, roller skate, skateboard and unicycle the five mile stretch of Sherman Way through the communities of Canoga Park, Winnetka, and Reseda. Join a community meeting on January 31st at 5:30pm to learn about street closures, business opportunities, volunteer positions, and more.

Sign up for Blumenfield's Charter Bus Program

Councilmember Blumenfield was happy to provide bus transportation to local students in his district. Recently, students attended the Operation School Bell event where they received new school supplies and essential winter attire.

To assist nonprofits, schools, and senior organizations in his district, Councilmember Blumenfield sets aside a limited amount of funds each year to provide special bus transportation to events or outings. He does this to encourage groups that might otherwise have access issues to take advantage of educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities in the area. 

If you would like to be considered for a bus donation from Councilmember Blumenfield this year, let us know six weeks in advance and sign up at blumenfield.lacity.org/bus.

Community Events

Around Town

Members of several Jewish organizations including The Jewish Federation, JPac, and Jewish Family Services LA shared their concerns and priorities of the Jewish community with federal, state, and local officials. 

Councilmember Blumenfield joined BizFed to thank them for bringing their 235 business organizations from a wide array of industries to join hands to address homelessness.

Councilmember Blumenfield congratulated LAFD Deputy Chief Graham Everett on his retirement and years of outstanding and dedicated service to the City of Los Angeles. Chief Everett provided  Blumenfield and his team with insight, advice, and support on various projects. He will be missed!

Historic West Valley

This week's photo is was taken in 1939 of the Adohr Dairy Farm located at 18000 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana. The land was sold to developers in 1948 and the dairy farm moved to Camarillo. Learn more about the photo here.