Social Distancing Reduces Traffic At Brentwood Farmer's Market
Mayor Garcetti talks with Mike Bonin and first responders during Dec 2017 fire.
Sent Date: 01/19/20
All new homes in California now require solar panels. Some homeowners who are interested in energy independence have opted for battery power storage as well, which can be an advantage when there are issues with the power grid. With both solar and battery backup, you are not subject to intermittent outages and you can still have power in an earthquake.
Ugh, yes, we know, anyone but you!? But please consider volunteering for this vital function to help combat a growing problem in our City.
Over the past few years, the County has adopted a “treatment first, jail last” approach for County residents suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues, who often repeatedly end up in jail due to a lack of access to treatment. Recognizing that the endless cycle of incarceration harms individuals as well as the community at large, the County has made unprecedented investments in diversion. It has turned to creative, rehabilitative solutions for this struggling population.
In August, the Board of Supervisors requested a comprehensive report on diversion opportunities for justice-involved and mentally ill individuals. This week, representatives from the RAND Corporation delivered that report, which affirmed that diversion programs could better serve a substantial number of people in County jails. The report found that than 60% of the jail mental health population meet the criteria for diversion, meaning they could participate in and benefit from community-based clinical services, without any compromise to community safety.
The report also emphasized preventative diversion methods, providing help for people at the point of arrest, before they enter the County’s criminal justice system, and urged an expanded capacity to collect information on individuals who enter diversion programs in order to track outcomes. These findings pose a big challenge, but an even greater opportunity, to treat and rehabilitate individuals, moving us away from the criminalization of mental illness.
This week, the Board approved $56 million in No Place Like Home funds for six different affordable housing projects across LA County, the third round of NPLH projects approved by the Board.
New Hydrant Installations in Village
As part of our monitoring of infrastructure updates include water, gas, broadband, roadways and tree planting, we have worked with the City and LADWP to avoid peak hours of travel and avoid traffic impacts on Sunset Blvd. However, DWP does tend to "go bigger" than we expect. This is the schedule for the installation on Barrington Place...
· Sat 1/18/20 – Materials & plate drop off, saw cut & digging
· Sun 1/19/20 – Install main & get water in main
· Sat, 2/1/20 – Pave trench, chlorinate & saw cut
· Sat, 2/8/20 – Service change over & slurry
· Sat, 2/15/20 – Final connection, slurry & paving
· Sat, 2/22/20 – Pave connection & plate pick-up
During this period, Department of Water and Power work crews will have one-way traffic along Barrington Place.