Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith community improvement and engagement
March 1, 2019

Conversation with Councils

While my time on City Council is limited until a special election is held this summer, it is my primary goal to see that my office continues to deliver the same level of engagement and...

Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith New Chief and Deputy Chief of Staff
February 22, 2019

Announcing our New Chief and Deputy Chief of Staff

While the departure of Nicole Bernson is bittersweet, I'm proud to say that the Council District 12 Staff continues to be the best staff of any council office in the City. That is in no small part...

Council District 12 Mid Valley Regional Library volunteer opportunities
February 22, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities at the Mid-Valley Regional Library

Our libraries are one of the most important resources in our communities. You can  help support our libraries by volunteering! There are many volunteer opportunities on weekly and quarterly basis...

Council District 12 Improving Local Air Quality through the Lawn and Garden Equipment Exchange Program
February 22, 2019

Improving Local Air Quality through the Lawn and Garden Equipment Exchange Program

Improving air quality of our neighborhoods requires everyone to step up. To that end, the Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has begun an equipment exchange program....
Council District 12 requesting enforcement against trespassing from LAPD
February 22, 2019

Protecting Your Property from Trespassing

One of the most important steps to ensuring the safety of our neighborhoods is having a well-informed public. One common source of confusion is what is required of a property owner when requesting...

Council District 12 posting for the 2020 US Census Bureau
February 8, 2019

2020 Census: Making Our Community Count

The decennial census is one of the most important events when it comes to ensuring that our neighborhoods are represented and receive the proper amount of resources. With the 2020 Census less than...

Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith's Rapid Response Team clean up community streets
February 8, 2019

Rapid Response on The Job

Rainy weather not withstanding, our CD 12 Rapid Response team has been relentless in making sure our streets stay clear of debris and bulky items. They've been taking on requests large and small...

Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith advance The Get Help LA pilot to assist LAPD and first responders addressing homelessness
February 1, 2019

The Get Help Pilot Advances

The Get Help LA pilot to provide technological tools for our first responders addressing homelessness which began under my predecessor is continuing. Thanks to the hard work of my staff and our...

Council District 12 and Councilmember Greig Smith back plan to make Apeta Momonga Mission Trail in Chatsworth a historic site
February 1, 2019

Achieving Historic Trail Designation for Local Hiking Spot

For anyone who loves history and tthe outdoors, the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission has backed a plan to make the Apeta Momonga Mission Trail in Chatsworth a historic site!

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Students affected by the LAUSD Teachers' strike were able to find activities and programming at LA City Parks and Libraries
January 25, 2019

Gratitude for our Parks & Library Employees

Earlier this week, the teacher's strike which affected hundreds of thousands of students and their families across the region came to an end with a negotiated settlement between the Los Angeles...

Video from Council District 12 Homeless Connect Day
January 18, 2019

Homeless Connect Day in Chatsworth


This week, Council District 12 held our latest Homeless Connect Day. Homeless Connect Day is when we bring the various resources and many service agencies that can help individuals...

Councilmember Smith officially assumes office as Councilmember for the 12th Council District
January 18, 2019

Councilmember Greig Smith Returns

The year 2019 has already brought big changes to our Council District. My predecessor, Mitchell Englander left his position at the beginning of the year but not before ensuring that the people of...

Photo of the damage from the Northridge Earthquake
January 17, 2019

The Northridge Earthquake, 25 Years Later

On January 17th, 1994, a massive 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the North San Fernando Valley during the early morning hours. The quake shocked residents across our region. The loss of life, the...

Councilmember Greig Smith assumes office as Councilmember for Council District 12
January 15, 2019

Hello Again!

When I retired from the City Council in 2011, my wife and I enjoyed having free time and traveling. I worked on projects such as Devonshire PALS, North Valley YMCA, Oakridge Estate Park, building...