Public Works Update 3/4/25

Posted on 03/04/2024

Some information and updates for your consideration. 



Over 100 Solar Street Lights Installed in Van Nuys

The City of Los Angeles has launched a solar street light pilot program with the first 104 streetlights installed in Van Nuys. Mayor Bass announced the Los Angeles Solar Lighting Pilot Program outside Children’s Community School on Thursday alongside City Councilwoman Imelda Padilla. 

Read more HERE and HERE



East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Community Meetings

The Metro team will be hosting community meetings to provide the latest updates on the ESFV LRT Project.  Metro will host two meetings, one in-person in the Panorama City community and the other virtual via Zoom.


In-Person Meeting and Open House 

Thursday, March 14, 2024 6:00pm to 7:30pm  

Panorama Presbyterian Church 14201 Roscoe Blvd, Panorama City


Virtual Meeting 

Thursday, March 21, 2024 6:00pm to 7:30pm  

Meeting Link: HERE



City of LA Legacy Business Program

The City of Los Angeles is proud to launch the Legacy Business Program, an ongoing initiative to celebrate and support the visibility and sustainability of long-standing Legacy Businesses with tangible benefits, including technical assistance, promotional support, and access to grants and loans. 


A “Legacy Business” is defined as a business open to the public that has been in operation for 20 or more years within the same community and which meets three of the following four criteria:

  • It contributes significantly to its community's history or identity.
  • It sustains and cultivates distinctive cultural traditions or practices.
  • The business is not franchised or affiliated with a national corporate chain.
  • It provides vital goods and services in a language and manner that is culturally accessible to the community


The Legacy Business Program aims to foster economic empowerment by encouraging patronage of participating legacy businesses throughout Los Angeles. Key Highlights of the Legacy Business Program include access to grants & loans, technical assistance, and promotional activities.


Businesses are encouraged to learn more and apply today at:



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



ICYMI: Los Angeles delegation in Sacramento announces that the L.A. region would be receiving more than $300 million in emergency reimbursements

Mayor Bass led a two delegation to Sacramento alongside city council members, including Council President Paul Krekorian, that led to securing $300 million emergency reimbursements for the region. 

The trip also led to further support for the city’s efforts to shelter the unhoused. 



ICYMI: Bloomberg: Los Angeles Seeks Speedier Way to Build New Affordable Homes

“As of early February, (Mayor Bass’) ED 1 has helped lay a pipeline of more than 16,150 affordable housing units across the city of Los Angeles, all without requiring any new funding, public subsidies, or tax credits, per a CalMatters analysis. That’s more than 2020, 2021, and 2022 combined, all by encouraging market-rate developers to do 100% affordable projects.”

Read more HERE




As you may know, I am a frequent user of the MyLA311 platform having submitted over 100 service requests in 2022 alone. 

Last year we launched the first ever 3-1-1 Week campaign and on March 11th we will launch our second campaign. 

More details to come!






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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