Feature Photo : Mayor Eric Garcetti and Matty Grossman Kick-Off CicLAvia XIV
Photo Courtesy : Evyn Bryant
What We Do Series : Accounting Division
LADOT’s Bureau of Accounting is supervised by Chief Accountant Sue Chen. Her staff are responsible for processing and reporting the department’s financial transactions including budgetary appropriations, accounts payable, payroll, billings, accounts receivable, revenue, cost accounting, grant accounting and capital improvement projects. The bureau manages General Fund and 29 special funds with a combined cash value of half a billion dollars. The core values of the bureau are financial integrity and accountability to ensure LADOT is in compliance with the regulatory requirements, the City Controller’s guidelines, as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.Street Resurfacing Equipment Showcased
Yesterday, LADOT crews displayed five new striping and paint trucks which will be used to better meet the workload demand of street resurfacing projects. Our goal is to install, restripe and apply pavement markings within 10 days of all street resurfacing. The new vehicles are custom-equipped with upgraded features that will enhance employee safety and operational performance. Kudos goes to the Mayor, City Council and CAO for providing additional funding to purchase these vehicles.
Don’t Wait! Apply Soon for People St. Program
LADOT’s award winning People St program will open its second application cycle and begin accepting proposals for Plazas, Parklets, and Bicycle Corrals from potential partners starting November 1st. Community Partners will have 45 calendar days or until December 15th to submit their applications for all People St projects. For more information please visit People St Blog.
LADOT’s Chief of Staff, Bridget Smith, along with Executive Officers, Chief Greg Savelli and Deputy Chief Brian Hale, visited the Western Area Parking Enforcement office, site of our new memorial wall display. This “Wall of Remembrance” is dedicated to all Traffic Officers who passed away while employed with our department. Captain Tom Villarreal and Lieutenant Tovonni Price are the officers in charge of the Western Area Parking Enforcement office.
Bridge Farewell Festival
You and your family are welcome to attend the Sixth Street Viaduct Festival on Saturday, October 24. This event will offer children’s games and activities, food trucks, community booths, live mural paintings by local artists, as well as Sixth Street Bridge art exhibits from Art Share L.A. This bridge needs to come down due to alkali-silica reaction that threatens the long-term integrity of the bridge. The City of Los Angeles is replacing it with a new $423 million bridge, one of the largest public projects in the city. Demolition on the bridge is expected to begin in January, 2016 and completed later that year. The new bridge is currently scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018, and the public space below it, by 2019. For information please visit event Facebook Page.
Outstanding Performer Recognized at COLA Awards
The 21st Annual California on Location Awards (COLA) ceremony, sponsored by the Film Liaisons in California Statewide, was at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday, October 11. LADOT Transportation Engineer Associate II, Karina Chaki, from our Filming Support Section was nominated as the Public Employee of the Year for the 2015 COLAs. This nomination was to recognize her professional excellence while working with the film industry and her vital role in helping to keep high quality productions filming in California. Congrats!
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LADOT was among several Los Angeles agencies that participated last week in the second Waze Connected Citizen program where best practices and future developments were shared in an intense two-day summit at Google in Mountain View, CA. Waze is a community-driven mapping, traffic and navigation app that collects data in cities around the globe. Last spring our city entered into a partnership to share data about construction closures and other events that might impact routes. In return, we receive a feed of crowdsourced, anonymous data from Waze. Cities such as Rio de Janeiro and Boston presented example cases where emergency and service response impacts improved, impacts of new development on traffic were studied, and even campaigns to reduce illegal double-parking were leveraged through this public-private partnership.
Video : CicLAVia Heart of LA
Watch Mayor Eric Garcetti and LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds, along with many other celebrants, launch CicLAvia XIV on its fifth-year anniversary for the six mile route in the heart Los Angeles.