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> COVID-19 Ad-Hoc

If you have any problems accessing City of Los Angeles services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board members of the Mar Vista Community Council are here to help. Contact your Zone Director or any At-Large Director here, by phone (424) 256-3633 or e-mail info@marvista.org.

Also see the LOOKING FOR LOCAL RESOURCES? information below.

Co-Chair: Andrea Ambriz

Co-Chair: Selena Inouye

Background

established by the MVCC Board of Directors on 04/14/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime challenge facing our community. The main way we are combating this pandemic - social distancing - is helping to manage the demand for medical care and limiting the spread of this viral infection throughout our community.

The Neighborhood Council system and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment have never faced a crisis like the one we are currently facing. The ways our community has prepared in the past to respond to natural disasters and other emergency situations do not fit with our current situation. And the rules, laws, bylaws, and Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) that are in place that govern Neighborhood Councils have been impediments to taking action.  

This situation is dynamic and changing. The advice, guidance, and orders from our public health and government officials are updated every day and evolving over time based on many factors.

All that said, there is a role for the Mar Vista Community Council to play in this situation.

On a teleconference call which took place on March 17, 2020 with DONE General Manager Rachel Beltran and Mayor Eric Garcetti, several key points were made about the role of Neighborhood Councils during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  1. continuing to serve their communities

  2. amplifying the City’s messages regarding the pandemic and social distancing

  3. helping to identify who is getting sick in the community and getting the message out that they should contact their medical provider, stay home unless otherwise instructed, self-treat and quarantine for 14 days

  4. helping stakeholders address the economic concerns resulting from the closure of businesses due to the Stay at Home order, i.e. loss of income, inability to pay rent and utilities, etc.

  5. figuring out new and innovative ways to help the community and encouraging stakeholders to help their neighbors, especially those at high risk for COVID-19

LOOKING FOR LOCAL RESOURCES?

> If you live in Mar Vista/Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7/CD 11 (West of the 405 Freeway):

Visit Councilmember Mike Bonin's COVID-19 webpage for official information as well as referrals for renters and those who are facing eviction, employees who have had their hours reduced, lost their jobs/health insurance and/or have questions related to workers' rights, as well as resources for businesses, those in need of food, those in need of health or mental health care, resources for students and their families, help with utilities, and information about transportation, consumer rights and price gouging, immigrant rights, and resources for housing and the homeless.

You will also find information about local mutual aid networks - neighbors helping neighbors - that can assist with running errands, picking up groceries and prescriptions, and much more.

https://11thdistrict.com/news/coronavirus-updates/

> If you live in Westside Village/Zone 1/CD 5 (East of the 405 Freeway):

Visit Councilmember Paul Koretz's COVID-19 News webpage, which answers to questions about COVID-19 and the Safer at Home Order and provides information about housing resources, resources for small businesses, information for workers, educational resources, restaurants open in CD 5, grocery stores and delivery services, medication pick up and how you can help.

http://www.councilmemberpaulkoretz.com/covid-19-news#Questions%20about%20COVID-19




Resources


Meetings (Agendas, Minutes, Documents)

Meeting Agenda
May 30, 2020
Meeting: *CANCELED* Ad-Hoc COVID-19 Community Response Committee Meeting
05/23/20
Meeting Agenda
May 20, 2020
Meeting Agenda
May 16, 2020
Supporting Documents
Meeting: *CANCELED* Ad-Hoc COVID-19 Community Response Committee Meeting
05/13/20
Meeting Agenda
May 09, 2020
Meeting Agenda
May 07, 2020
Meeting Agenda
May 02, 2020
Meeting Minutes
May 02, 2020
Meeting: *CANCELED* Ad-Hoc COVID-19 Community Response Committee Meeting
04/30/20
Meeting Agenda
Apr 25, 2020
Meeting Minutes
Apr 25, 2020
Meeting Agenda
Apr 21, 2020
Meeting Minutes
Apr 21, 2020
Meeting Agenda
Apr 18, 2020
Supporting Documents
Meeting Minutes
Apr 18, 2020
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