Here's a quick rundown of what we've been up to this week.
In Case You Missed It:
- SAG AWARDS: Rolling out the red carpet
- PORTER RANCH: Standing with affected residents
- 101 SLOW JAM: Freeway to temporarily close for 40 hours on Friday 2/5
- MAKING GREAT STREETS: A fast pitch of ideas at Engage L.A.
NEW TOOLS FOR A SMARTER CITY
This week, I helped unveil two innovative tools to make life in L.A. smarter and easier. The Go L.A. app allows users to choose between cheaper, faster, or greener ways to get around the city, on everything from a bicycle to Lyft. Our brand-new Geo Hub centralizes data about L.A. for everyday Angelenos and City departments — using GIS technology to map everything from recreation programs to newly-filled potholes and fire hydrants. The Geo Hub will also ease the way for developers looking to build apps for everything from parking to permits.
WORKING WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ON IMMIGRATION
I had the honor of hosting the first-ever White House Regional Convening on New Americans right here at City Hall. It was inspiring to hear so many great ideas for making the American Dream real for everyone in our city.
VETERANS AND HOMELESSNESS: LOOKING OUT FOR EVERY ANGELENO
I was with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald to unveil the V.A.'s new master plan for the West L.A. campus, which will provide permanent supportive housing and other resources for our city's veterans. Later that day, I joined thousands of volunteers to take part in our annual homeless count — a vital tool to ensure that we get more Angelenos off the streets.
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