Updates from Public Works 2-12-24

Posted on 02/12/2024

Good morning,

Below are updates for your consideration including storm related updates. 



Storm Updates from StreetsLA

Since Sunday 2/4, StreetsLA has received over 650 service requests related to mudslides. Nearly 2/3 of the requests were closed as of Friday, 2/9. 

Over 60% of reported mudslide and landslide locations are in the hillside areas of Council Districts 4, 5 and 11 - particularly the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of CD4, the Beverly Glen and Benedict Canyon communities of CD5, and Mandeville Canyon in CD11.


The sustained intensity of several days of rain, combined with Angelenos emerging from their homes and driving roadways more frequently, has contributed to an increase in reported potholes. 


Since Sunday 2/4, StreetsLA has received over 2,000 service requests related to potholes, with more than half of those requests coming in since Thursday. 

Hundreds of locations have been addressed already, and crews will continue their diligent and efficient work to make repairs as quickly as possible.


Report potholes to 3-1-1 or through the MyLA311 app. 


Since Sunday 2/4, StreetsLA has received nearly 500 service requests related to tree emergencies. Thanks to our crews' incredible efforts, over 95% of these requests have been closed.



Mayor Bass Announces Dominic H. Choi as Interim Chief of the LAPD

Assistant Chief Dominic H. Choi was unanimously appointed by the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners as the Interim Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. 

Interim Chief Choi will assume the responsibility of Interim Chief of Police on Friday, March 1, 2024. He will be the first Asian-American to lead the Los Angeles Police Department. 

Read more HERE

What they are saying

“We take immense pride in Chief Choi’s leadership and dedication to both the community and the officers he serves alongside. His thoughtful approach and commitment to excellence are truly commendable. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Chief Choi on this well-deserved achievement and wish him continued success in his interim role. We believe that under his guidance, the LAPD will thrive, fostering a safer and more connected community. We look forward to witnessing Chief Choi’s positive impact on our city.” said Ben Pak, President of the Korean American Law Enforcement Organization.




Al Fresco Financial Assistance Program

Mayor Bass announced that restaurant owners can now apply for the permanent Al Fresco outdoor dining program. The outdoor dining program originally was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and remains popular. The Mayor also launched financial relief for businesses owners to help them continue participating in the permanent program.

Small business owners will be automatically considered for the Fee Relief Program upon submitting their application for a revocable permit ― the permit required to operate outdoor dining on the sidewalks and on-street. Business owners are encouraged to apply early to take advantage of the fee relief and ensure adequate time for processing and inspections. As many as 1,800 small businesses are expected to benefit from the Mayor’s fee relief program.

Learn more HERE


Additional information and resources are available to businesses applying for the permanent program can:

  • Visit the Online Al Fresco Guide, which outlines requirements, anticipated costs, and answers to most frequently asked questions. 
  • Ask questions by contacting the Al Fresco Assistance Helplines (Scroll to bottom)
  • Get help applying for the program by contacting or visiting one of the City’s ten BusinessSource Centers. Consultants are ready to assist at no cost.
  • Attend Al Fresco Webinars to learn more about the new program. 
    • Webinars are available the 1st Wednesday of each month at 12:00 PM from February 2024 to June 2024. RSVP for the the first webinar on February 7 here.
  • Please refer to the L.A. Al Fresco Disabled Access Toolkit to learn how to provide equal access to customers with disabilities in the Public Right-of-Way.



AccessingLA: BuildWith- February 27

On February 27, 2024, the Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA) will be hosting the 7th Annual AccessingLA: BuildWith at the Ray A. Anderson Recreation Center in Exposition Park. The theme for this year is Keeping the City Moving and will focus on identifying partnership opportunities in the construction and transportation industries. The day will feature educational programming, exhibit tables, and BCA's signature networking Business-to-Business (B2B) Matchmaking event, which matches Prime Contractors and Subcontractors in an effort to promote business opportunities for both large and small businesses. BCA’s annual AccessingLA event series seeks to advance jobs and public-private partnerships with the City.  


Learn More HERE


ICYMI: World Cup 2026 Schedule Released

FIFA has selected SoFi Stadium in Inglewood to host the U.S. Men’s National Team’s opening match for the FIFA World Cup 26 on June 12, 2026. 

FIFA announced that the Los Angeles region will host a total of eight matches over the historic 39-day-long tournament, including two matches featuring the U.S. Men’s National Team in group-stage play.

This announcement adds to the blockbuster lineup of major sports coming to the Los Angeles region in the coming years, including the 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Region Championship, 2026 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, the 2026 NBA All-Star Game, FIFA World Cup 26, Super Bowl LXI in 2027, and the 2028 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Read more HERE


LASAN Clothing Drive

The 2024 Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s Clothing Drive, sponsored by the City Facilities Recycling Program (CFRP) of LA Sanitation and Environment, is here.

From January 2nd through March 1st, 2024, the CFRP will be collecting new and gently used (washed and clean) men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing.

Donated items will be provided to the Livability Services Division of LA Sanitation and Environment, the St. Francis Center, and Inside Safe participants to help Angelenos in need.

For more HERE



Bulky Item Drop Off

LA Sanitation will be accepting bulky items at five locations around the City on February 10th. 

More information HERE



Tax Season: Let the Library Help With Your Taxes

Do you need a hand getting your 2023 income tax returns ready? The Library is here to help with free tax preparation and filing assistance programs at 21 branches as well as a host of online resources to make filing easier.


Learn more HERE



Have you used 3-1-1 to report a pothole?

In January StreetsLA repaired 5,638 potholes. 






Vahid Khorsand


(Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his)


Board of Public Works

200 North Spring Street

City Hall (Main), Room 361

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Email: [email protected]

Office: 213-978-0253


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