Council District 14 Website Revamped!
The Council District 14 website has been revamped and re-launched. Please visit to learn vital information about the district and the services and resources available to you, as well as issues and projects our office is working on
If you have a service request or any other City need, you can use the CD14 website to contact our office directly or submit a service-request via email. Let your family and friends know that they can also sign up for the CD 14 eNewsletter at our website.
Check it out when you have a chance and hope you enjoy it. You can visit our new Council District 14 website by going to cd14.lacity.org, or just type in josehuizar.com.
Website design by Ulisses Sanchez.
Participate In The My Figueroa Community Meeting
Participate in the Downtown LA Demographic Survey 2013
The Downtown LA demographic Survey needs your help to make it a success!
This survey, conducted every two years, helps recruit preferred restaurants, retailers, and providers of goods and services to Downtown LA to better serve those who live, work, play, and visit here. In the past, it helped to recruit businesses including Ralphs Fresh Fare and CityTarget.
Sponsored by the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) and the Downtown News, the survey takes about 10 minutes to complete, and will be live on DowntownLA.com from March 18 - April 14, 2013.
All survey participants can enter to win prizes for their participation.
Share this survey with your community to make Downtown LA a better place to live, work, and play!
Broadway Facade Lighting Grant Workshops Coming Up!
Councilmember José Huizar is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the Broadway Architectural Façade Lighting Grant Program, which will award approximately $750,000 to Broadway property owners as part of his Bringing Back Broadway initiative.
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) is managing the grant process. Grants will pay for the design, permitting and construction of architectural façade lighting improvements on up to ten buildings along Downtown Broadway between 2nd & Olympic within the national register historic district. The façade lighting grant program is yet another tool being implementing by the public sector as part of Bringing Back Broadway to help make private investments along the corridor make more sense, and create a better and more active pedestrian experience both day and night.
There will be no cost to property owners for the application or for the improvements, however selection priority will be given to property owners who are actively investing or have invested in the revitalization of their buildings, and / or who provide matching funds for in-kind improvements to their buildings during the grant construction period. Selection priority will also be given to historic buildings.
Applicants are encouraged to attend a pre-application workshop to have questions answered. Workshops are coming up, so be sure to attend!
Tuesday April 2, 2013
City Hall 200 N Spring Street
(Main St. entrance)
4th Floor Media Room
Thursday April 4, 2013
City Hall 200 N Spring Street
(Main St. entrance)
4th Floor Media Room
See the "French Connection" at Les Noces Du Figaro
Where: Les Noces Du Figaro
618 South Broadway
Les Noces Du Figaro is hosting a month-long exhibit of the work of artist Yarek Godfrey (YGodrey.com) in the upper floor gallery space at Figaro. Come by and peruse, it's free. Then treat yourself to a delicious French Treat in the restaurant or pastry shop - breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between!
The French Connection explores the human psyche, motivations, and sex. Dark, emotional undertones are confronted, relents at times to beauty and light. The duality of Godfrey's female figure demands our attention while allowing for fantasy. Set in Downtown Los Angeles, on Broadway with its historic theaters, The French Connection engages in the theater of life. Godfrey explains: "The almost primitive, and for me, the natural need to express the mix of joy, anguish, and solitude is always emotional and magical like an initiation rite. It is the way to communicate without words and to share profound feelings with the risk of revealing too much...of becoming weak by exposing one's own nature."
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
As a classically trained art, Godfrey studied for 10 years at the College and Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. Along with his technical mastery, Godfrey is a student of humanity, building dramatic narratives of figurative subjects that are revealed through a subtle, monochromatic palette. In totality, Godfrey's willful artistry arrives in its ability to blend past ad present into one, creating a timeless subject. Born in Poland, Godfrey is a French citizens, and since the 1980s has worked from his studio in Paris. Internationally well received, he has a celebrated realm of exhibitions in Krakow, Paris, Strasbourg, Monaco, d'Angers, Cannes, Montreal, Hanover Germany, New York, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
For additional information, please contact Artist Representative, Alicia Coppola, at 310-904-3686 or email@example.com.
Come Watch Dorfman in Love
"Dorfman in Love" showcases today’s Downtown LA to the nation, and will screen at the Downtown Independent Theater beginning March 22, 2013.
Set and ﬁlmed almost exclusively in Downtown LA, "Dorfman In Love" tells the story of a young single suburbanite who volunteers to cat-sit at her unrequited love’s Downtown loft. Her world changes forever when she embarks on the journey of self-discovery that leads to her true love.
Come see the film and tell your friends!
City Council Approves $30 Million Contract for 6th Street Bridge
Enjoy The New Hours of Operation At Gladys Park
The Gladys Park hours of operation have been extended to coincide with the change to Daylight Savings Time. The park hours will now be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m daily.
Gladys Park is one of the two Skid Row Parks in Council District 14 that were recently threatened with closing at the end of January due to the lack of funds and the state's dismantling of the City's redevelopment agency. Councilmember Huizar offered up $50,000 in discretionary funding to keep San Julian Park open and worked with the City's Recreation and Parks Department to take over day-to-day services at Gladys Park. Gladys Park is operating with the same park hours that existed when the SRO Housing Corporation operated the park.
Help Improve Public Safety Downtown
No one is more responsible for your public safety than yourself. Like the LAPD's Central Area Facebook Page,
and stay up to date on public safety issues.
Fight for Air! CLIMB for the American Lung Association
When: Saturday, April 6
Where: 707 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017
The Fight For Air Climb is a unique event in which individuals and teams race, run or walk up approximately 1,400 stairs to the top of the Aon Center. Create a team of friends, family or co-workers and compete together. Every step you take and every dollar you raise in the Fight For Air Climb helps the millions of people who are affected by lung disease.
Commitment - $25 registration fee plus $100 fundraising minimum, regardless if you form/join a team or register as an individual. Awards – We offer medals to top finishers by age category, as well as top fundraisers. Our top climber last year finished in just over 8 minutes! We also have a separate Firefighter and First Responder Division. More info on that can be found at the event website.
Stay Up To Date On Traffic and Road Closures
Downtown is a uniquely dynamic, exciting and thriving area of the City, but along with all excitement comes traffic and road closers. Do not let traffic or road closures surprise you again. Get up to the minute information on traffic conditions and street closures by visiting http://trafficinfo.lacity.org.