“Kuehl Happenings” – Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s Weekly eMail Newsletter: L.A. County Supervisory District 3 4.10.21

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  8.6.0
You can almost hear it already…. Sweet, summer music is coming back to the Hollywood Bowl! 
 
With the Governor’s recent announcement of a full, statewide reopening on June 15, the LA Phil announced their new Summer Season lineup, and once again the sound of music will ring throughout the Hollywood Bowl.  Of course we have to do our part to act responsibly and avoid another surge. 
 
ReadHollywood Bowl is back. After historic closure, first shows are free for essential workers
 
After having to cancel the 2020 season for the first time in 98 years, the LA Philharmonic’s Summer Season will officially kick off in July, but not before a few special, free concerts dedicated to the healthcare heroes and essential workers that have carried us through this pandemic. 
 
I am truly jazzed at the thought of the lights rising and music playing once again at this iconic venue where so many have made summer memories. I am also grateful that the LA Phil has plans to incorporate responsible physical distancing between pods and limited capacity before June 15 to ensure we stay on track, in addition to other health and safety modifications. 
 
Music is a salve for the soul, and we all need quite a bit of healing after almost a year and a half of these trying times. Stay tuned, as the full lineup will be announced on May 11!  And please continue to be safe so our numbers stay low enough to allow this to happen!   
SPREAD THE WORD: RENT RELIEF AVAILABLE! Do you know someone struggling to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Or a landlord who is willing to work with their tenants who have past due balances? There IS help. 
 
If you meet the eligibility requirements, CA COVID-19 Rent Relief will help your household pay rent and utilities, both for past due and for future payments. Landlords OR tenants may apply. Applicants will not be asked about their citizenship, nor will they be required to show proof of citizenship.
 
For LA County residents outside of the City of LA, you can find all the information you need to know at HousingIsKey.com. A CA COVID-19 Rent Relief call center is also available for eligibility questions, application assistance, and to provide information on local assistance: 1-833-430-2122 between 7 am and 7 pm daily.
 
For residents within the City of Los Angeles, the City has its own rent relief program, the 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Find out more on that program, including eligibility info, here!8.5.7   
BOARD MEETING At this week’s Board Meeting, the Board put the final stamp of approval on the Affordable Housing Preservation Ordinance, which will help prevent the loss of affordable units to new construction, land division, and more. Since the number of LA County residents eligible for affordable housing far outweighs the number of available units, it is important to keep the housing we have while we are working to build more. 
 
The ordinance requires the replacement of affordable rental housing that is demolished, vacated, or converted to condos. The replacement units must be “like-for-like” in at least the same number and for the same or lower household income levels in terms of affordability. 
 
Passing the ordinance is just one of the necessary and critical steps to modernize housing guidelines in unincorporated LA County and bring all our available tools to bear on the housing and homelessness crises.
 
That and more in this week’s Board of Supes’ Take 5! 8.5.7   
FIRST 5 LA This week the First 5 LA Board had a great discussion on the organization’s response to the pandemic, and how the experiences will shape our work moving forward. 

What has emerged from the challenge presented by the pandemic are a great many concrete lessons, but also some good examples of successful adaption. First 5 LA’s work on Home Visitation, for instance, changed to a successful hybrid approach, with some in-person visits and some virtual visits. Time will tell, but it appears virtual visitation will continue to be an effective staple in the field. First 5 also helped to create a countywide effort of providers, referral agencies, and policy makers to recruit and obtain PPE, diapers, and disinfectants to support struggling childcare providers. This quick and widespread effort likely kept numerous providers from having to close their doors.

First 5 LA also unveiled a new organizational structure to better reflect the lessons learned on better ways to carry out and support the central mission for our 0-5 age group and their families. Please take a look at the new org chart here!
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FIRE PREPAREDNESS Wildfire season is coming, and you need to do three things if you live in a high fire-risk zone: Prepare, prepare, prepare. 
 
LA County is a hub of creativity, innovation, cultural beauty, and yes, gorgeous weather. But, it is also dangerously prone to extreme weather events (folks, we can’t have everything!) The price we pay for getting to live and work in this varied and stunning landscape is just having to make a little preparation.  It’s never too early to make sure you and your loved ones are ready:
 
?Have a plan
? Keep Supplies
? Stay informed
?️ Get involved
 
If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry, LA County has your back. For all your emergency preparedness needs, visit Ready.LACounty.gov! 8.6.0  Have a happy and safe weekend!


 

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