Historic Core Bid Updates
The HCBID will continue its operations and maintain the normal hours until we are advised or determine otherwise.
Please call LAPD and the HCBID Hotline for issues in the district, including cleanups.
Our hotline is: 213.239.8336
The California Department of Food and Agriculture, recognizing that certified farmers’ markets will operate during the current crisis, yesterday released guidance for certified farmers’ markets to reduce the incidence of transmission of the COVID-19 virus:
- Space booths accordingly to increase social distancing among patrons in line and walking about the market.
- Ensure that social distancing of six feet per person for non-family members is maintained and make clear that family members can participate in activities together, stand in line together, etc.
- Limit the number of customers at any given time as necessary to reduce outdoor/indoor crowding and lines to meet social distancing guidance.
- Eliminate events/marketing that target individuals that CDPH has identified as higher risk of serious illness for COVID-19.
- Encourage activities such as pre-bagging to expedite purchasing.
- Suspend sampling activities.
- Increase the frequency of cleaning of tables, payment devices, and other surfaces.
- Eliminate non-essential/non-related services, such as bands or other entertainment.
- Limit craft and food vendors while allowing for produce and products from certified farmers.
Important Updates & Resources
A message from the LA Chamber of Commerce:
In addition to walking folks through the SBA Disaster Loan process as listed, we will have a brief update on the CARES Act resources for small businesses, which just passed on Friday.
Also, you can find updated information on the twice-weekly virtual forum and recordings of previous forums on our website.31Mar-Webinar
An important resource from Assemblymember Miguel Santiago:
From Governor Newsom:
CA is issuing a statewide, mandatory STAY AT HOME order.
Those that work in critical sectors should go to work. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more will stay open.
We need to meet this moment and flatten the curve together.
Go to covid19.ca.gov to learn more.
From Mayor Garcetti:
Issuing the Safer at Home order is not a step I take lightly, but it’s what I need to do to protect the city we call home. Taking this step, for all of us, is an act of love for our city — and an act of love for our communities and for each other. #LALove pic.twitter.com/mO1s4HqmEp
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) March 20, 2020
From Assemblymember Miguel Santiago’s Office:
An important message from the Mayor’s Office:
Mayor Garcetti has held a number of press briefings providing updates on COVID-19 response effort. To watch the videos in English and Spanish please click here.
Updates on COVID-19 from the City (in English and Spanish) click here
MAYOR GARCETTI RELAXES PARKING ENFORCEMENT AS PART OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today relaxed parking enforcement across the City as part of the emergency response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), putting a temporary halt to the issuance of several citations so that Angelenos can more effectively practice the safe social distancing necessary during the outbreak.
The order takes effect at midnight and includes the following:
Relaxed enforcement of street sweeping restrictions in residential areas
Relaxed enforcement around closed schools
Moratorium on ticketing and towing for abandoned vehicles and oversize vehicle overnight parking fines
Freeze on parking fine increases for the next 60 days
Extended grace period for people dropping off or picking up groceries and goods
Immediate extension on all deadlines for payment due until June 1
The relaxed enforcement will be in place until March 31 and is subject to extension. Enforcement will be maintained on operations that prioritize health, safety, and emergency access — including colored curbs, street sweeping around encampments, peak-hour restrictions, and repaving and slurry operations. It will also continue at metered spaces to encourage parking turnover for businesses and restaurants relying on takeout and deliveries.
LA Local Hire-
In an attempt to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, as well as to address the concerns of Application Sites, all in-person presentations of the LA Local Hire Orientation and Application Sessions will be temporarily paused.
In place of the in-person sessions, personnel staff is working on a video presentation that will be posted on the lalocalhire.lacity.org.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this recommendation, please email the staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles Public Library Services
All public events, programming, meeting room bookings are canceled through March 31st. Also, all public computers will be unavailable during this time. You can read more about LAPL’s COVID-19 response here.
To help our customers get through any financial hardships that may occur as a result of Coronavirus/COVID-19, LADWP offers extended payment plans. Any impacted customer can request a payment plan online at www.ladwp.com or can make arrangements by calling customer care at 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397). We have also deferred disconnections for non-payment through the remainder of March at this time. Please click here for more information.
Metro, Metrolink, and LADOT Transit are all closely monitoring the current situation. Each agency is vigorously cleaning buses, trains, stations, and facilities regularly and will continually review cleaning protocols to ensure they are up-to-date as the situation evolves. Agencies strongly encourage customers to protect themselves from illness.
For more information about Metro’s response, visit Metro’s website.
For more information about Metrolink’s response, visit Metrolink’s website.
For more information about LADOT Transit’s response (DASH, Commuter Express, Cityride, and LAnow), visit LADOT’s website.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) as well as other City, County, and Federal Partners to develop and implement a coordinated COVID-19 response related to people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. This site here is designed to help providers and partners stay updated on resources and information.
City Services and General Guidance
● The City will continue to deliver the services Angelenos depend on. Sanitation, street cleaning, and other basic services all remain scheduled and operational.
● Our County health experts encourage people with tele-health options to take advantage of them.
● Be sure to sign up for NotifyLA for up-to-date information and guidance.
Food and Water
● There is plenty of food. Stores are restocking their shelves daily. Supply chains have not been interrupted and there is no need to “panic buy” and put unnecessary pressure on supermarkets.
● Our neighbors also have essential needs, and a rush in demand can cause unanticipated buying frenzies and unnecessary anxiety.
● You do not have to hoard water. If you live in the City of Los Angeles, LADWP water is safe, readily available, and even cleaner than what you can buy in a bottle. DWP will defer all water and power shut-offs for at least the next two weeks.
COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
As we undertake these efforts together, many Angelenos are eager to know what they can do to help. To answer this call, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles has created the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. You can donate to this fund to help support families, provide critical services, and strengthen our emergency response.
If you suspect a business of Price Gouging, please keep your receipts and call (800) 593-8222 to report it. Have the business name and address ready when you call.
Employment Development Department
Individuals should check the EDD website to get general guidance as to what programs are available and what situations may be applicable. If you have a case, you can contact your State Elected Official who can assist with your case and state-related issues.
Grab and Go Food Centers
The 40 Family Resource Centers will become a Grab and Go Food Centers, so on Wednesday, March 18th, together with the Red Cross, they will open a total of 60 Food Centers in the communities we serve. The centers will be open weekdays from 7 am to 10 am, and each child can take home two nutritious meals. Locations of the centers can be found at https://achieve.lausd.net/resources
The City is looking into assisting small businesses. In the meantime, I would like to refer you to the Jewish Free Loan Association to apply for interest-free loans for small businesses and individuals who are affected by the virus.
A message from LAPD:
Deployment of LAPD Area Detectives and Front Desk Operations due to #COVID19
In an effort to augment staffing levels, reassure the public, and create a safe environment for our employees, the Los Angeles Police Department is modifying some of our regular services. We ask for your patience during this time, as this shift of resources may impact the public.
Effective immediately, we will be deploying 50 percent of our area detective workforce to uniformed patrol assignments. These dedicated resources will perform high visibility patrols to critical locations throughout our 21 geographic areas, ensuring the safety of the residents and any store operators that may be dealing with very large crowds.
Also, starting Wednesday, all of our geographic areas will be closing their front desks and walk-up service. This move is an effort to ensure social distancing and do our part to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Instead of going to your local area station, we are asking the public to use unique email addresses assigned to each of our 21 area front desks. Those emails will be monitored 24/7 and routed to the proper channels. Rest assured, we will still respond to crimes in progress or a crime in need of immediate follow-up, as Watch Commanders will dispatch patrol officers to those incidents.
There will be some exceptions to the closures for a specific business that requires an in-person meeting including, but not limited to:
-Child Custody Exchanges
-Attorney Visitation (with an individual in custody)
Here are the unique email addresses for the Geographic Areas:
A message from Council District 14:
Mayor Eric Garcetti recent update includes additional information on how the City will provide the necessary resources to Angelenos during the coronavirus pandemic. Working together, we will not only protect our most vulnerable communities but also help stop the spread of this virus!
ELDERLY MEALS: One of the most vulnerable communities is our elderly citizens. Senior Centers are now closed but will continue to provide packed and frozen meals. They ask that older adults send a family member, friend, or caregiver under the age of 65 to pick up the meals. Call your local meal provider or (213) 482-7252 for assistance.
LAUSD MEALS FOR CHILDREN: “Grab and Go Food Centers” will provide each child two nutritious meals a day. Starting tomorrow (3/18/2020), LAUSD and the Red Cross will open 60 Food Centers throughout Los Angeles and be open from 7am to 10am. Locations of the centers can be found at achieve.lausd.net/resources.
PARKING ENFORCEMENT: My office worked with @LADOTOfficial over the last few days to implement relaxed parking enforcement for street sweeping in CD14 and it is now expanded city wide. If you are unable to move your car during street sweeping you will not receive a ticket. In addition, there will be a moratorium on ticketing/towing for abandoned vehicles and overnight parking, freeze on parking fine increases for 60 days, extended grace period for people dropping off or picking up, and an immediate extension on all deadlines for payment until June 1.
A message from Assemblymember Santiago Miguel and his office:
As your representative, I want to assure you that I am working diligently with state and public health leaders to make sure this health crisis is tackled swiftly. We’re confronting the Coronavirus head-on by passing two important measures – SB 89 and SB 117 – that will provide over a billion dollars to help local jurisdictions deliver resources to our homeless populations, ensure our students are safe, and help small businesses stay afloat. As this crisis continues to evolve, we will be present and ready to deliver resources in real time to our communities.
While we take steps to limit our own exposure and practice social distancing, many small businesses throughout my district are already being impacted by the loss of business. I want to provide several resources for those business owners to assist during these difficult times.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19
My office will continue to remain open, if you need assistance with any issue, contact a member of my staff at (213) 620-4646
City of Los Angeles
- All bars and nightclubs in the City of Los Angeles that do not serve food shall be closed to the public.
- Any bars or nightclubs in the City of Los Angeles that serve food may remain open only for purposes of continuing to prepare and offer food to customers via delivery service or to be picked up. Dine-in food service is prohibited.
- All restaurants and retail food facilities in facilities in the City of Los Angeles shall be prohibited from serving food to customers on premises. Restaurants and retail food facilities may continue to operate for purposes of preparing and offering food to customers via delivery service or to be picked up. For those establishments offering food pick-up options, proprietors are directed to establish social distancing options for those patrons in the queue for pick-up.
- Cafeterias and restaurants located within hospitals, nursing homes, or similar facilities are exempt from this order.
Grocery stores, pharmacies, and food banks are also exempt from this order.
- Trucks and other vehicles engaged in the delivery of grocery items to grocery stores to be made available for sale to the public are hereby exempt from having to comply with any City rules and regulations that limit the hours for such deliveries, including, without limitation, Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.22 A.23(b)(3) and Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 114.03.
- All movie theaters, live performances venues, bowling alleys, and arcades shall be closed to the public.
- All gyms and fitness centers shall be closed to the public.
- Any violation of these prohibitions may be referred to the Office of the City Attorney for prosecution under Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 8.77, which provides for fines not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment not to exceed six months.
If you would like to support the City’s response to COVID-19, donations can be made to the Mayor’s Emergency Response Fund which can be found here: https://mayorsfundla.org/covid19/.
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Last updated 3/28/20