Councilman Eric Garcetti's Weekly Newsletter

An update from Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti on July 5, 2012.

[The information below was provided by the Office of Councilman Eric Garcetti.]


The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a request by Councilmember Eric Garcetti that allows him to transfer money from his discretionary funds to keep the Glassell Park Pool open through Labor Day.  It was scheduled to close for the summer on August 12.  

"We want to make sure this community resource is available for use as much as possible.  I know that budgets are tight, so I'm contributing from my own office fund to keep the pool open a little longer," said Councilmember Garcetti.

The Glassell Park Pool is slated to move from a year-round facility to a seasonal facility.  

It was originally designated a year-round pool to accommodate swimmers during the Echo Deep pool renovation.  It continued to operate year-round, even after Echo Deep re-opened in 2008.  


Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti will host Government 101, a free workshop that trains local residents to access city resources and become effective advocates for their communities.

"I'm proud that more than 1,000 people have participated in these free workshops to learn how to get involved in improving their city," said Garcetti. 

The morning training will be held on Saturday, July 28, beginning at 9 a.m. at Angelus Temple (1100 N. Glendale Blvd.) in Echo Park.  It will include a tutorial on the City of Los Angeles’s legislative process and information on how residents can influence the process.

Garcetti created Government 101 after he was elected in 2001 to encourage local residents to engage in city issues and give them an opportunity to learn more about city resources available to them.   

For more information or to RSVP, please click here.


  • Tonight, July 5, the Benjamin Franklin Branch Library (2200 E. 1st Street in Boyle Heights) is hosting a FREE introduction to card making and scrapbooking at 6:30 p.m.  Stop by to learn the tools and techniques to create beautiful cards or pages for your scrapbook and bring any photos and special images you wish to use.  To sign up, please call 323-263-6901.
  • On Wednesday, July 11, the 6th Annual Downtown Dog Day Afternoon will be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels (555 W. Temple St).  Meet human and canine neighbors for an evening of mingling, music, local pet vendors, and pet adoptions.  To register, please visit http://www.downtownla.com/dog-day-2012-rsvp.asp.

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  On July 14, the Trailer Trash Project invites all to celebrate the life of Woody Guthrie on the occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday.  Singer-song writer and Guthrie scholar Darryl Holter will talk about the evolution of the troubadour’s music and political views while he was living in L.A.  The tribute brunch will take place at El Centro del Pueblo (1157 Lemoyne St) at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, please visit www.woodyinechopark.com.
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  On Saturday, July 14, join the Village Gardeners and staff from TreePeople for an L.A. River Valley at the Valleyheart Riverwalk Greenway in Studio City and Sherman Oaks.  Help remove the shrubs and trees that impede the flow of traffic along Valleyheart Dr. from Coldwater Canyon Ave. to Fulton Ave.The clean-up will start at 13025 Valleyheart Drive in Studio City.  To RSVP, please visit www.lariver.org.
  • VOTE NOW!  Patch's Eastside sites have joined forces to determine the best of the best in these communities:  Highland Park, Mount Washington, Cypress Park, Glassell Park, Eagle Rock, Atwater Village, Echo Park, Silver Lake and Los Feliz.  Click here to nominate your favorite places in 25 different categories!  Nominations will be accepted through July 9.

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