Councilmember Greig Smith and Council District 12 address homelessness with Neighborhood First Initiative.
June 28, 2019

Neighborhood's First 2nd Annual Update

Two years ago, my predecessor Councilmember Mitchell Englander launched the Neighborhoods FIRST Initiative in response to the unprecedented rise in homelessness that was affecting communities...

Councilmember Greig Smith and Los Angeles City Council celebrate Michael Connelly Day
June 21, 2019

Celebrating Michael Connelly Day in Los Angeles

Friday in Council, I joined my colleagues Monica Rodriguez and Joe Buscaino to recognize and celebrate best-selling author Michael Connelly by dedicating Michael Connelly Day in Los Angeles....

Councilmember Greig Smith opposes Assembly Bill 516 in protection of neighborhoods and drivers.
June 14, 2019

Standing Up for Neighborhoods, Opposing AB 516

This week, City Council voted 12-1 to pass the resolution I authored with Councilmember Joe Buscaino opposing Assembly Bill 516 which is currently under consideration in the State Legislature. AB...

Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith recognize PRIDE Month Honoree Alex Villareal
June 14, 2019

Celebrating LGBT Heritage and PRIDE Month in Council

On Wednesday, June 12th, the Los Angeles City Council celebrated LGBT Heritage Month by selecting an honoree from each district who has demonstrated a superb sense of commitment and compassion...

Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith
June 14, 2019

Dedicating Paula Boland Square

On the morning of June 10th, the City of Los Angeles along with Councilmember Greig Smith and members of our community, came together to honor former Assemblymember Paula Boland, with the...

Los Angeles City Council celebrates the 244th birthday of the U.S. Army.
June 14, 2019

Marking the 244th Birthday of the U.S. Army

Friday in Council, we marked 244 years since the establishment of the U.S. Army which was created by act of the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1775. ...

Council District 12 and Depatment of Recreation and Parks host annual Salute to Recreation Senior Dance
June 7, 2019

The Annual Salute to Recreation Senior Dance

Every year, the Department of Recreation and Parks proudly presents The Salute to Recreation Senior Dance. It is a great opportunity for all seniors from our community to come together to enjoy a...

Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith recognize Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon National Champions
June 7, 2019

Recognizing the 2019 Academic Decathlon National Champions of Granada Hills Charter School

In the last nine years, the Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon team has claimed top prize at the U.S. Academic National Decathlon National Championship an astounding seven times....
Councilmember Greig Smith and City Council recognize Jewish community members in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month.
May 31, 2019

Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month

Earlier this week, City Council held a celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles recognizing members of L.A.'s Jewish community for the many different contributions...

Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith host 2019 Public Safety Awards in recognition of our public safety heroes.
May 31, 2019

The 2019 Public Safety Awards Luncheon

Here in the San Fernando Valley, we have a long tradition of recognizing our public safety heroes for their extraordinary acts of bravery and service.
Every year for almost 40 years...

Best Friends Animal Society host successful adoption event in Council District 12
May 24, 2019

423 Pets Adopted this Past Weekend in the Valley

Here is a heartwarming story that will make your proud of the people that make up our community of the San Fernando Valley. ...

Los Angeles City Council finalizes City budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.
May 24, 2019

The Fiscal Year 2019/20 Budget

This week the City Council finalized the City budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. The approved budget reflects the values and priorities of Council District 12, and continues the City’s commitment...

The Vineyards in Porter Ranch coming soon to Council District 12
May 17, 2019

Coming Soon: The Vineyards

Over the last year and a half, folks passing the intersection of Rinaldi and Porter Ranch Drive will have noticed a large construction project in the works on the north side of Rinaldi. 

Council District 12 and Councilman Greig Smith recognize Sierra Canyon School for Division State Championship for Basketball.
May 17, 2019

Celebrating Sierra Canyon School's Athletic Achievements

This week, I had the distinct honor to recognize and celebrate a school which has become a powerhouse institution of athletics and academics not just within Council District 12, but across the...

Councilmember Greig Smith and the budget hearings in City Council
May 10, 2019

Budget Hearings in City Council

Starting last week, the Los Angeles City Council began hosting hearings on the Mayor's budget proposal for the fiscal year 2019/20. The annual budget is the most significant policy document the...