May 17, 2011
In this issue:
Fire Station 58 Visit
Koretz motion takes on puppy and kitten mills
Cell tower victory
The hit parade! - Westside Neighborhood Council
Before and After: Old Fire Station 43
A sign of the times
Welcome Alan Grant to the Westwood DRB
City Employee Highlight: They light up our lives
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UPCOMING EVENTS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Los Angeles Animal Shelters are celebrating Adopt-A-Cat Month this May! For more information, visit the Los Angeles Animal Shelters in person or view cats online HERE. Cat adoption fees are $76 and include spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations and micro-chipping.
Bike to Work Week takes place Monday, May 16 to Friday, May 20. The purpose of Bike to Work Week is to raise awareness of alternative methods of commuting to work, including by bicycle.
Bike to Work Day takes place Thursday, May 19. If you ride your bicycle to work in the downtown Los Angeles area on that day, please stop by the "Bike Pit Stop" located at the Cal Trans Building, 100 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA between 6:30 am to 9:00 am. The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition will be hosting this event. There will be refreshments, entertainment, and other informational resources. For more information, please click HERE.
LADWP Trunk Line Construction Crew is preparing to install 60” and 36” water pipeline in Moorpark Avenue between Babcock Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue. The construction in this work zone is anticipated to be completed in May 2011. For details on the project and the most up to date information, please click HERE.
The public is invited to hear an overview of the LADWP's and Bureau of Sanitation's Recycled Water Program at an open community forum on Tuesday, May 17 from 6-8pm at the Sepulveda Community Garden Center that will outline the City's long-term strategies to expand local water supplies through increased use of recycled water. The forum will be interactive and will include a question-and-answer session.
The Century City Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Citizen of the Year Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 19. For more information, please click HERE.
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative's 9th Annual Community Forum will take place on Thursday, May 19 at the USC Davidson Conference Center. For more information and to register, please click HERE.
The Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Branch Library will be holding a used book sale on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 from 10am to 5pm. Proceeds used for programs, supplies and books for this branch.
The annual Diabetes EXPO will also be held on Saturday, May 21 at the Los Angeles Comvention center from 10am to 4pm. The event is free and will include a variety of health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, diabetes products and services and much more. For more information, please click HERE.
Please mark your calendars, help spread the word and plan to attend the Bureau of Sanitation 'Discover Recycling' Open Houses!
Residents, families and children of all ages get a chance to meet Sanitation collection truck drivers and staff, enjoy collection truck demonstrations and facility tours as well as receive information about recycling and a host of Sanitation services. Some of the Open House dates and locations are:
Saturday, May 21 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the West Valley District Yard (8840 Vanalden Ave., Northridge, CA 91324)
Saturday, July 16 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the West Los Angeles District Yard (2027 Stoner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025)
On Saturday, May 21, LAPD is bringing in the professionals for "Help Us Help You" Community Disaster Emergency Preparedness. First Responders will review with you how they will respond and what you need to do in the event of a disaster or emergency situation. Representatives and leaders from LAPD, LAFD, CERT, Cat Tech, DWP, Animal Services and more will be present. The event will take place from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Helen Bernstein High School.
Best Friends Animal Society will be having a Pet Super Adoption event on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 from 11am to 4pm at the La Brea Tar Pits Park. For details, please click HERE.
The Regional Black Chamber of Commerce and Disney Institute will be hosting a business summit and expo on Tuesday, May 24. For more information and to resgister, please click HERE.
The Annual Palms Bike Rodeo will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Palms Neighborhood Council is again sponsoring this exciting community festival and bike safety event to be held at Palms Elementary School, 3520 Motor Ave. at Palms Blvd. and Motor Ave. For more information, please click HERE.
Tree People will be hosting its first annual "Green City Fair" on Saturday, June 4 from 10am to 4pm. For more information, please click HERE.
Fire Station 71 (Sunset and Beverly Glen) will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser will be on Saturday, June 4 from 8-11am. The breakfast is free but all the donations go for improvements to the station.
Help report potholes in your community in time for Operation Pothole on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. The City will be filling 20,000 potholes. Call 311 or submit online requests HERE.
The 14th Annual SoRo Community Festival will take place on Sunday, June 5 from 11am to 4pm between Cattaraugus and Beverlywood St. For more information, please click HERE.
On Sunday, June 5 The Jewish Federation is holding a Community Service Day with opportunities across the city to volunteer a few hours of your time and make a big difference in the lives of those who need your help. For details, please click HERE.
The 6th Annual LAWineFest is scheduled for Saturday, June 11 to Sunday, June 12 at the historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. For details, please click HERE.
The Safe 2011 Summer Tip-Off will be held on Saturday, June 25 at the USC Galen Center. Join them for a free kids safety event and basketball game between LAPD Officers and LAFD Firefighters. For reservations, please call (213) 486-5919.
Jewish Family Services is offering an educational workshop / support group for family members impacted by domestic violence. For more information, please call Vivian Engle, M.A. at 818-789-1293 x1215.
Mayor's Proposed Budget for 2011-2012
Here is the link to the Mayor's budget.
EXPO LINE ON TRACK TO SANTA MONICA
Moving forward to connect the Westside to the county’s existing rail network, the Expo Construction Authority Board of Directors approved two major milestones today (March 18). The Funding Agreement and Design-Build contract approved by the Board clear the way for design and construction to begin on Phase 2 of the project, which extends the nearly complete light-rail line between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City to its terminus in Santa Monica.
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REDISTRICTING ASSISTANCE CENTERS
For the first time in California history state-level legislative district lines will be redrawn by an independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.
The Commission has begun their work and this is your opportunity to get involved.
The University of California, Berkeley, is opening regional redistricting technical assistance centers across the State.
The purpose of these centers is to provide Californians access to data, software, and expertise so that they can effectively communicate valuable information about their communities to the Commission.
For more information, please click HERE.
LA County Department of Public Social Services launched CalFresh Awareness Month, which is a comprehensive effort across Los Angeles County to increase access and participation in food assistance and to reduce hunger and promote good nutrition. This campaign is a critical effort to improve California's food stamp participation rate, which is among the lowest in the nation. For more information, please click on the logo above.
Call 3-9-9 for Non-Emergency Roadside Assistance on the Highway...
If your car breaks down on the freeway and there is no Call Box in sight, you can use your cellphone to get non-emergency roadside assistance quickly and easily by calling 3-9-9. You can also use this to report obstacles or hazards in the road, (but wait until you have stopped driving to call!). Calls to 3-9-9 are connected to Call Box operators who can Metro Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) tow trucks to your location. If you are covered by AAA, the dispatcher can patch your call straight through to AAA. FSP help is free of charge, and is funded by an additional $1 on every Vehicle Licenses Fee in the State of California. In emergencies, you should still always call 9-1-1.
LA Stormwater, the new e-newsletter of the City of Los Angeles' Stormwater Program, is now available online or as a pdf download. To read further and to sign up, please click HERE.
With the resumption of seasonal rain, the Los Angeles Fire Department is encouraging local residents to take the precautions necessary to protect themselves from injury and their property from storm damage. When rainstorms impact the Los Angeles area, flood control channels, rivers, and arroyos can quickly fill with fast-moving water, creating a potentially life-threatening danger to anyone who gets caught or swept away. It is against the law to be inside a flood control channel in Los Angeles, regardless of the weather.
We urge you to visit the EDIS website and listen to NOAA Weather Radio or local radio and television stations for the latest weather or emergency information.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is pleased to unveil LAFDmobile, a free application for iPhone and Android smartphones. For more information, please click HERE.
The contractor will replace and relocate a 36" water line located in the Sunset Bl bridge. This work requires the installation of 30-feet beams to support the excavation on the west side and east side of the bridge. The contractor will alternate activities on each side of the bridge; lane reduction on Sunset Bl bridge will be required. Prep-work is on going, beam installation is anticipated to start on Thursday, May 12, 2011 for
approximately two weeks. Excavation and water line improvements will follow with anticipated five week duration. Anticipated work hours and lane reduction times on Sunset Bl are from 9PM to 6AM.
For the latest construction notices and closures along the I-405, please visit Metro HERE.
For more information on the Asian citrus psyllid and how it can affect California citrus, please click HERE.
iWATCH is a community awareness program created to educate the public about behaviors and activities that may have a connection to terrorism. It is a partnership between your community and the Los Angeles Police Department. For more information, please click the logo above.
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The City of L.A.’s foremost challenge remains coming up with the best possible budget to help resolve the current fiscal crisis. That’s why Wednesday, May 18th will be a big day – on that day, the budget proposal that has emerged out of the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee will be taken up by the full City Council.
Let’s start with the good news. Voter-approved pension reform for police significantly reigns in costs. More good news is that most of the bargaining units of the City’s civilian employees – from sanitation workers to librarians – for the first time agreed to help pay for the costs of providing health coverage to retirees. This really is major pension reform, as active City employees will now be paying more into retirement.
Overall, the budget that is being debated and crafted is offering a more positive picture for city services than had generally been foreseen. L.A. certainly is grappling with another big deficit, but the budget currently proposes only a handful of layoffs, and hopefully even that number may be avoided.
Still, regarding the proposed budget, far-reaching issues of concern remain.
Most specifically, Councilmember Koretz has been very outspoken about the proposed budget cuts aimed at the Fire Department. He believes that it is absolutely essential that the Los Angeles Fire Department have the resources and personnel needed to fully serve the entire city and most certainly the 5th Council District.
One approach for dealing with the budget crisis is to manage cuts to the LAFD’s departmental budget by reducing the number of companies that operate throughout the City. Rather than have rolling blackouts, as we currently have, Chief Peaks is proposing to reduce some fire companies while targeting communities with staff and equipment that match the areas needs based on past service history.
And while the Fire Chief supports this approach – so-called re-deployment – as a better way to downsize the department in tough budgetary times, it still means a downsized department. And Councilmember Koretz believes the Department is stretched too thin as it is – certainly here in CD 5. That’s why the Councilmember and his staff are working tirelessly to ensure that more resources go to our fire and emergency services, no matter how we find and get those resources during the course of the year. Rest assured that despite what you may have heard, NO STATIONS will actually close.
Because funds are so lacking, the budget doesn’t sufficiently fund important quality of life services like street resurfacing and tree trimming, but Councilmember Koretz was able to find $2 million for alley resurfacing, a very modest half a million dollars for tree trimming and half a million for maintaining the medians, so there will at least be a small amount of funding for such programs as opposed to no funding. The Councilmember also helped lead the charge to add back $3 million in funding for the City Attorney’s office, which will help allow that office to defend the City when necessary while also going after criminals and others who place public safety at risk or otherwise harm our quality of life. When it comes to the budgetary process, the bottom line IS the bottom line, but so is protecting our City and its people and communities.
Fire Station 58 Visit
In honor of "Fire Service Recognition Day," Councilmember Koretz visited Fire Station #58 on Robertson Blvd for their Annual Open House Celebration. This event was a great opportunity for the community to come out and thank the local heroes of this neighborhood station. So many people in need have been helped because of the valiant deeds attributable to this station – but this is not news to Councilmember Koretz, because when he was growing up, this was the station that helped protect his family and neighborhood. Out of the deepest gratitude and respect, Councilmember Koretz is dedicated to supporting the brave men and women who serve here and throughout this city.
Koretz motion takes on puppy and kitten mills
Puppies and kittens, most people would agree, are darned cute. On the other hand, puppy and kitten mills are the farthest things from cute – indeed, such places are often bleak, horrible and deadly. These mills are often medium- or large-sized “factory farms,” where breeders can produce hundreds or thousands of puppies and kittens annually under conditions that lend themselves to a variety of abuses, from straightforward cruelty to inbreeding- and abuse-inspired health and personality issues.
Puppy mill animals sold at pet stores often turn out to be sick or afflicted with some serious medical condition, due to the deplorable conditions and practices in which the animals were bred, born and raised. People who purchase puppy mill animals at pet stores often have no idea as to the origins of their new companions and are surprised to end up with sickly or traumatized pets. These puppy mill animals also distract folks from adopting the wonderful assortment of animals featured at our shelters.
Puppy and kitten mills contribute to the pet overpopulation in Los Anglers and cause the city to have to impound, take care of and sometimes put down these poor animals, at significant financial cost to the city. But the mills have enjoyed a very lucrative interstate and international business by providing pet shops with very profitable stock. Pet shops have traditionally been a sales outlet for young dogs and cats bred in “puppy mills” and “kitten mills,” both within the United States and abroad. But enlightened pet stores such as the very successful chains Pet Smart and Petco thrive without selling puppies and kittens and without supporting puppy mills.
As Councilmember Koretz notes, “With thousands of dogs, cats and rabbits euthanized in the City’s animal shelters annually, there is growing sentiment in Los Angeles to find ways to break the link between the mills and pet shops. The City should now look at what it can do to combat the abuses associated with the mills and the ways they negatively impact the humane treatment and pet overpopulation of animals in our community. Curbing the market for these unfortunate animals can also play a role in addressing the problem.”
That’s why the Councilmember has introduced a motion calling on the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services (LAAS) to conduct a study, assisted by the Chief Legislative Analyst, the City Attorney and the LAPD, regarding (1) banning the sale of commercially-bred dogs, cats and rabbits within L.A. City limits; (2) creating a program through which LAAS can work with licensed pet stores to make shelter animals available for adoption at those stores on a regular or periodic basis; (3) creating a program whereby LAAS publicly and visibly identifies stores that excel in meeting rigorous humane requirements and conditions in the kenneling and sale of animals consistent with all City, state and federal laws, or which do not sell live animals, and (4) prohibiting the establishment and/or operation of puppy, kitten, chicken and rabbit mills within the City of L.A.
Councilmember Koretz flanked by Judie Mancuso, President of Social Compassion in Legislation and Maggie Q, star of “Nikita."
By adopting and implementing this law, the City will greatly diminish the role of puppy mills, get animals adopted, reduce the burden on the city and create a more humane LA. Organizations as Humane Society and Best Friends and countless animal welfare advocates are championing this kind of effort. As Judie Mancuso, President of Social Compassion in Legislation says, “One million dogs and cats are taken in by California shelters each year. More than half of these animals will be killed (euthanized). The cost to Californian taxpayers to house and kill these animals is roughly $300 million dollars per year. The City of Los Angeles is taking a vital step by banning puppy/cat mills in the City and requiring that only pets from humane sources be adopted from pet shops. We deeply appreciate and applaud their efforts on behalf of all animals and hope this local ordinance catches on in more cities and counties across the state to help end this pet overpopulation crisis.”
Cell Tower Victory
Even when a neighborhood unites to oppose a cell tower proposal, existing laws and precedents can give little weight to such public sentiment and concerns. So any victory by the community may be rare, and mounting such a challenge is therefore at best a roll of the dice.
That’s why Councilmember Koretz and many concerned residents and businesses were delighted by the outcome of the Mason-Lodge T-Mobile appeal on Westwood Boulevard. The Members of the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission are to be much applauded for their careful deliberation, reasoned decision and willingness to take community input to heart. Also to be praised are the neighbors, property owners and merchants that attended the hearing and made this decision possible. The City process only works when community members and stakeholders are actively engaged as partners in decision-making.
From Left to Right: Councilmember Paul Koretz and Westwood South of Santa Monica Blvd. Homeowners Association Directors Margaret Healy, Marilyn Cohon, Bob Cimiluca and Barbara Broide.
Councilmember Koretz was pleased and proud to support the community in stopping this unnecessary and inappropriately sited cell tower location. He relies upon a cell phone, as do so many people today, and he is not indifferent to the need to allow new antennas but believes they should only be allowed in locations that are necessary and appropriate from an aesthetic and land-use standpoint. He will continue to oppose cell phone installations that do not meet this criterion, and is proud to be working with Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, Eric Garcetti and Janice Hahn on a comprehensive reform of the City’s wireless regulations (CF 09-2645). The three anxiously await a report back from the City Attorney so that they can move forward on this policy initiative to better protect communities. Councilmember Koretz has also been working with the Mayor on making it possible to locate wireless equipment on City buildings, such as DWP facilities, throughout the City. This initiative will improve wireless coverage, keep potential new antennas out of residential neighborhoods and bring a limited but much needed amount of revenue into the City.
The hit parade!
Councilmember Paul Koretz attended the Westside Neighborhood Council meeting on May 12th and surprised board member Lisa Morocco with a certificate commending her for her work on the Pico Beautification Plan. Lisa has spearheaded the Westside Neighborhood Council's crucial efforts to clean and beautify Pico Blvd. between Patricia and the 405 Freeway, leading to submission of a tremendous proposed project to the MTA call-for-projects this year. Councilmember Koretz recognized Lisa for her dedication to the community, and the two brought the house down with their rendition of the 1947 hit song, "Pico and Sepulveda."
Before and After
Community beautification efforts, including neighborhood cleanup campaigns, have a tremendous positive impact, both immediate and long-term. Here we see a splendid "before and after" example of what gets accomplished because people and their government are determined to keep the neighborhood nice. Getting rid of this graffiti was one of many successes associated with the community beautification of old Fire Station 43 at 10234 National Blvd. The Palms community had been serviced by this station for well over 70 years, and when the department built a new facility to work out of, this old property was left unattended and was becoming a place of unfortunate blight in the community. Councilmember Koretz and his staff have been working with non-profits to improve this situation and keep this facility clean while a long term solution is worked out. A special thank you goes to the friendly people of the L.A. Conservation Corps for their role in providing graffiti removal services and parcel cleaning, thus helping to keep the historic character of Palms intact!
Councilmember Koretz addressed the crowd. Photo credit to Jobe Benjamin Photography.
Community members from all over Los Angeles came out to Westwood Recreation Center for the 14th Annual Peace Day Celebration, sponsored by Peace Quest on Saturday, May 14th. Peace Day is an event that celebrates diversity and unifies our community.
Councilmember Koretz is joined by Jim Goodman from Friends of West L.A., Assistant General Manager Kevin Regan from the Department of Recreation and Parks and Director Bobby Hockless from Westwood Recreation Center. Photo credit to Jobe Benjamin Photography.
Councilmember Koretz was thrilled to join in the festivities which included musical acts, informational booths, basketball tournaments and synchronized swimming competitions. Peace Day serves as a prime example of people uniting to benefit their communities, with approximately 75 organizations coming together to donate their time and money to make sure the event is a success!
A sign of the times
Councilmember Koretz's staff is continuously working on important matters, including qualify of life issues in CD 5. The posting of illegal signs is one such issue that is being tackled all the time. The City's street use enforcement division is constantly responding to such concerns and can be notified by calling 311. However, our Field Staff is always patrolling looking to help. Recently, Valley Field Deputy Jeffrey Ebenstein came upon such a situation. This particular illegal sign presented an interesting situation as it was about ten feet off the ground. Luckily, at that moment a truck with a cherry picker was driving by. Mr. Ebenstein flagged it down and rose to the occasion, so to speak, and got the sign down. Please report illegal signs to 311 or feel free to see if Jeffrey Ebenstein is around to jump into action.
Welcome Alan Grant to the Westwood DRB
In late March Councilmember Koretz appointed Alan Grant to the Westwood Design Review Board (DRB). The board consists of seven volunteers – six architects and one community advocate – who review the exterior design of new development within the areas covered under specific plans in Westwood. Mr. Grant is an architect with Grant-Price Architects headquartered in the Pico-Robertson community of CD5 and lives with his family in the Comstock Hills neighborhood of Westwood.
Alan received two Eisner awards while studying architecture at the University of California at Berkeley and went on to receive his masters at Columbia and study under master designers in London before teaching at Bartlett University and the University of Plymouth, both in the UK. He has over 25 years of experience working on complex and challenging projects across the globe. Around Los Angeles you can see Alan’s work at 2,000 Avenue of the Stars (the CAA Office Building Century City), Cineplex at Universal Citywalk, and the Erwin Hotel-Restaurant in Venice. Alan may best be known for his work on the LeMay museum in Tacoma, Washington – construction is currently underway there on what is the largest classic automobile museum in the world.
Alan replaces Jeffrey Averill whose term on the DRB had expired. Jeff dedicated himself to Westwood for 13 years, working on projects ranging from storefront signs in the Village to the large Belmont Senior Living facility on Wilshire. Well respected by his fellow board members and community stakeholders, Jeff always made positive contributions to DRB meetings and helped explain the process and means for improvement to countless applicants and small business owners. Jeff continues his service to Westwood through his employment with UCLA Capitol Programs.
Since 1988 the multi-family zoned areas and Westwood Village have had the important protections of the Westwood Design Review Board. Design review assures that new development is aesthetically compatible with its setting and adjacent buildings as well as assuring a consistent architectural style and quality materials. The DRB does not decide the merits of new development, but in cases where development is being allowed to occur, the DRB reviews each project, holding it to the highest standards for design, landscaping and materials.
With this choice, Councilman Koretz has begun the process of appointing new members to fill Westwood DRB seats that are vacant or are becoming vacant due to expired terms. Alan is the first exciting addition to this board and a careful search for other talented architects for this board and other city boards and commissions is ongoing.
They light up our lives
The City is at its best when good people from the City work with extraordinary dedication, friendly attitude and experienced skill while partnering with the community to ensure the best possible results. When this occurs, and it does often occur despite severe budgetary challenges, the public receives excellent service in a timely manner.
That’s why Chris Mosman and Jeffrey Ziliotto are to be applauded – in their important roles with the Bureau of Street Lighting, they provide top-notch quality service benefiting the people and communities of Los Angeles. Their dedication, professionalism, quick response time, efficiency and overall “take charge and get it done” attitude is more than commendable – it is exemplary. In countless crucial 5th Council District efforts, Chris and Jeff have been keen participants working hand in hand with this Council Office and the people and organizations of the 5th Council District, and they have been praised and thanked by grateful CD 5 constituents on many an occasion.
Chris Mosman is a Street Lighting Electrician Supervisor III and Manager of the Bureau of Street Lighting's Field Operations Division. He manages all of the Bureau's maintenance, repair, and construction activities in the City of Los Angeles and the personnel that perform them. This includes all special construction projects such as the Bureau's Energy Efficiency LED Program. In addition, he manages the Field Operations Division's Administrative Section, which includes all budgetary and personnel issues, as well as the Division's warehousing section, which includes the purchasing of all materials, equipment, and fleet vehicles used in the Bureau's citywide operations. Chris started with the City of Los Angeles in 1984 with the Department of Recreation and Parks as a Museum Guide at the Griffith Observatory. His career at the Bureau started in 1987 in the entry level position of Electrical Craft Helper and he has worked his way up by training and testing at several levels and promoted to his current position in 2006.
Jeffrey Ziliotto has been with the City for just over thirty-one years, with all of them being with the Bureau of Street Lighting. He is a second generation 'Street Lighter', like his father before him, Louis Ziliotto (1955-1990). Jeff began his City career as an Emergency Appointment Electrical Craft Helper in 1980. He was hired on with a permanent status within a couple months, was promoted up through the ranks and now has four and a half years in his current position as a Street Lighting Electrician Supervisor II, otherwise known as the Assistant Manager, for the Bureau's Field Operations Division, serving, along with his Manager, as part of the Bureau's Executive Management Team. Jeff typically supervise seven to eight Field Supervisors engaged in the daily operations in the five major geographical Maintenance and Repair Districts (responsible for repairing system damages, major and single light failures/outages, etc.) as well as the three City-Wide Districts such as the Construction District (responsible for installing the new systems, converting the old systems, etc.), the LED District (responsible for the energy efficiency conversion program) and the Night Patrol and Repair District (responsible for repairing single light outages, etc.). In recent years, Jeff has been unofficially labeled the resident 'historian' and since June 2010 is the employee with the greatest longevity for the entire Bureau.
The 5th Council District Office heartily thanks Chris Mosman, Jeffrey Ziliotto and all City workers who demonstrate a tremendous spirit of dedication for the sake of serving Los Angeles.