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LA Launches New Business Information Portal

The City of Los Angeles is reaching out new and small businesses, aimed at providing information to those businesses on everything from negotiating leases to securing business loans–plus dealing with city paperwork on registering a new business.

RE: Agile Government ; Technology ; RSO Campaign ; LA Business Portal

Source: Socal Tech

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A City’s Success Should Be Measured By Resident Opportunity

Mayor Eric Garcetti shares the successes of the i-team on testing and launching platforms that meet the needs of Angeleno’s.

RE: Agile Government ; Technology ; RSO Campaign ; LA Business Portal

Source: Huffington Post

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Q&A: Business portal designer explains the philosophy behind the trend

Tomorrow Partners’ Gaby Brink shared her design experience and knowledge of city government as it pertains to the growing trend of local business portals.

RE: Agile Government ; Technology ; LA Business Portal

Source: StateScoop

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L.A.'s Boost to Small Businesses

While the L.A. economy is currently riding an upswing—the unemployment rate has dropped around 5 percent in the past three years—Garcetti sees the portal as “a recession-proof strategy for job growth.”

RE: Agile Government ; Technology ; LA Business Portal

Source: CityLab

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LA launches open source business portal

Los Angeles has launched LA Business Portal to help entrepreneurs and business owners more easily find the federal, state and local licensing and permitting information they need.

RE: Agile Government ; Technology ; LA Business Portal

Source: GCN

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Welcome to the Age of the Government Business Portal

So two Southern California cities — and a whole host of other governments nationwide — are trying to smooth out the process with technology. On Sept. 14, Los Angeles launched an open source business portal based on San Francisco’s own website

RE: Agile Government ; Technology ; LA Business Portal

Source: GovTech

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SBA: Six Cities Launch Their "Startup in a Day" Solutions

Six cities: Los Angeles, Boston, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City,Washington, D.C., and Jackson, Michigan have launched their “Startup in Day” (SIAD) solutions making it easier for businesses to get started.  Several additional cities will be launching their solutions over the next month.

RE: Agile Government ; Technology ; LA Business Portal

Source: PR Newswire

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LA Launches New Business Information Portal

The City of Los Angeles is reaching out new and small businesses, aimed at providing information to those businesses on everything from negotiating leases to securing business loans–plus dealing with city paperwork on registering a new business.

RE: Agile Government ; Technology ; LA Business Portal

Source: SoCal Tech

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City of LA Makes Starting a Business Easier

Los Angeles city officials unveiled a website Wednesday that walks entrepreneurs through starting up a small business in Los Angeles.

RE: Agile Government ; Technology ; LA Business Portal

Source: Hollywood Patch

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How Mark Zuckerberg Might Attack The Affordable Housing Crisis

The Los Angeles Innovation Team has created a GIS-based mapping program that tracks various indicators of how neighborhoods are changing to predict displacement pressure, and hone things like small business support or renter-rights awareness to stop it.

RE: Data Science ; Small Business ; RSO

Source: Fast Company

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'Granny flats' – a solution to housing crunch – come under fire

Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to add 100,000 new housing units by 2021, with 15,000 of them affordable. In a city with 600,000 single-family homes, even a small fraction of homeowners building second units would help achieve that second goal.

RE: Backyard Homes Pilot Project

Source: The Washington Post

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LA renters fed up over evictions as rents and complaints rise

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti last month launched a campaign to inform tenants of the city’s rent laws.

RE: RSO Campaign

Source: Daily News

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Make More Money Without Punching a Time Clock

The Mayor’s office in Los Angeles is teaming with the host of the Spanish language versions of The Price is Right and Family Feud, Marco Antonio Regil to co-host the Small Business Expo.

RE: Agile Government ; Technology ; LA Business Portal

Source: KTLA

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How to solve California's housing shortage? Build 'granny flats' in homeowners' backyards

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other supporters hope the relaxed rules will spur backyard home building to combat the housing shortage.

RE: Backyard Homes Pilot Project

Source: The Los Angeles Times

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L.A. needs more housing. Reopening the door to modest 'granny flats' could help

With few easy solutions for the city’s persistent housing shortage, it’s no wonder that Los Angeles officials see one answer in “granny flats.”

RE: Backyard Homes Pilot Project

Source: The Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launches new campaign to aid renters

Los Angeles City Hall launched a new campaign Monday to help renters better understand their housing rights and avoid illegal evictions.

RE: RSO Campaign

Source: Daily News

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The city of Los Angeles is making a renewed push to make sure tenants know their rights.

City officials launched a campaign this week to spread information about the rights that renters have under the city’s rent stabilization ordinance, first passed in the 1970s. The move is part of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s push to grow the city’s housing supply in an equitable way.

RE: RSO Campaign

Source: KPCC

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There's a Handy New Guide out on Los Angeles Renters' Rights

Mayor Eric Garcetti, along with the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, is launching a new campaign called “Home for Renters” to help renters better understand their rights as tenants.

RE: RSO Campaign

Source: Curbed Los Angeles

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The 'Home for Renters' campaign seeks to inform LA renters of their rights

With a major rental crunch in LA and more and more apartments dropping out of the market to go condo or Airbnb, Mayor Garcetti’s office is launching a campaign to inform renters of their rights.

RE: Backyard Homes Pilot Project

Source: TimeOut Los Angeles

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Mayor Garcetti Launches New Campaign to Reduce Residential Displacement

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today a new campaign to make tenants who live in rent stabilized apartments aware of their rights as renters. The campaign, called Home for Renters, can be accessed online here, and the city will also be doing outreach with printed materials in various neighborhoods.

RE: RSO Campaign

Source: LAist

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Innovation Teams in Memphis - Looking Back

Nearly 20 Innovation Teams from cities around the U.S. and Israel came together in Memphis in March of 2016 for two action-packed days of exploration and learning.

RE: Networks

Source: Living Cities

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Jason Neville, i-team Project Manager Discussing Secondary Units as a Housing Strategy

On May 19th, UCLA hosted its first Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference. The event brought together experts from Israel and across the United States to discuss cutting-edge policies, designs and technologies that are helping urban centers use their limited resources as efficiently as possible.

RE: Networks

Source: UCLA International Institute

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Equal Pay Day - History Always in the Making in Los Angeles

As we recognize Equal Pay Day across the nation, in Los Angeles we also celebrate our City’s commitment to gender equity and inclusion. For the first time in our history, this City is taking an in-depth look at the status of women in Los Angeles and actively working to close the gender gap.

RE: Gender Equity Campaign

Source: LA Mayor’s Office Blog

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Inclusive Approaches Encourage Gentrification Talks

Amanda Daflos, director of the Mayor’s Innovation Team (i-team), is conducting inclusive data collection that will be used for metric-oriented strategies that ensure existing residents and businesses are able to stay in their communities.

RE: Data Science

Source: Sustainable City Network

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Three Lessons from Los Angeles' Innovation Week

To celebrate Los Angeles Innovation Week, the Los Angeles Innovation Team (i-team) partnered with IDEO, a global leader in user-centered design, to create a series of four hands-on workshops to generate, prototype and test ideas to advance the team’s work in inclusive neighborhood revitalization.

RE: Networks

Source: Living Cities

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Using Data and Innovation in Los Angeles

Innovation teams (i-teams) are in-house innovation consultants who use the tested Innovation Delivery approach to help mayors and other partners solve cities’ biggest challenges. We have invested in more than a dozen i-teams around the world, and recently caught up with the Los Angeles i-team to share their story. They are rethinking neighborhood revitalization and testing ways to make neighborhoods inclusive even as they change.

RE: i-teams

Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies Blog

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LA Director of Innovation Delivery to Revitalize City Neighborhoods

Amanda Daflos, who joins the city as part of $2.55 million three-year Bloomberg grant designed to bring private-sector consultants into city government, will work with her team to help the city develop innovations centered around priorities identified by Mayor Eric Garcetti.

RE: i-teams

Source: GovTech

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Mayor Garcetti Names Head of LA's New Innovation Delivery Team

Mayor Eric Garcetti has named Amanda Daflos to lead his administration’s new Innovation Delivery Team, a group of “in-house consultants” that will work on key mayoral priorities thanks to a $2.55 million, three-year grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Re: i-teams

Source: LA Mayor’s Office Blog

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Expands Innovation Team Program

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that 12 U.S. cities have been selected to participate in the $45 million expansion of its Innovation Teams program. The program aims to improve the capacity of City Halls to effectively design and implement new approaches that improve citizens’ lives – relying on data, open innovation, and strong project and performance management to help mayors address pressing urban challenges.

RE: i-teams

Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies Blog

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