The Los Angeles City Council approved two motions related to the westside at the October 20 meeting including:

Los Angeles City Council Approves 33 Bed Facility Located on the Westside

The L.A. City Council voted unanimously Friday on the construction of the temporary interim housing to be located at 2377 Midvale Avenue in West Los Angeles. There are currently 1,300 homeless people in Council District 5.

Participants will have a dedicated case manager, receive comprehensive assistance to address mental health or substance abuse issues, as well as help to secure permanent housing.

The facility, led by L.A. Housing, will include three laundry units, a pet area, dining areas, storage, as well as security fencing, and will include three daily meals.  The project will consist of 33 units and cost nearly $4.8 million.

“I ran on this very issue, building housing for our homeless neighbors is and has to be a top priority. And I haven’t been shy about it,” said Councilmember Katy Yaroslavsky. She added, “Colleagues: I’ve spoken with many of you, and I know you all understand how important it is to have these beds and the critical role they play in addressing the crisis of unsheltered homelessness.”

The project is supposed to break ground sometime at the end of 2023, and open by 2024.

L.A. City Council Declares October 20 “Heal the Bay Day.”

Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a resolution establishing October 20 as “Heal the Bay Day.”

Councilwoman Traci Park, who represents Council District 11, which surrounds the coastal communities of the Westside, highlighted the 20th anniversary of the organization’s Bay Aquarium and its Angler Outreach Program located under Santa Monica Pier, which hosts programs and events that highlight environmental issues and solutions.

“Since taking office, I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Heal the Bay, most notably during our recent Coastal Cleanup Day,” said Councilmember Park. On September 23, 7,200 heal the bay volunteers removed more than 15,000 pounds of garbage and 404 pounds of recyclables from 95 miles of beaches, rivers, waterways and trails.

Volunteers can join Heal the Bay for beach cleanups on a fairly regular basis. Go to to learn more.

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