Public Works Week Activities Kick Off May 18th

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The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works celebrates National Public Works Week (NPWW) from May 19-25, 2019. Held each year in May, NPWW recognizes and highlights the important and outstanding work efforts by thousands of hard working Public Works professionals. This year's theme: “It Starts Here" signifies that the quality of life starts with public works from infrastructure, growth and innovation, to mobility, security and healthy communities.

The City of Los Angeles has more than 5,000 employees in The Department of Public Works who are responsible for the construction, renovation and operation of City facilities and infrastructure, as well as the delivery of public safety and environmental programs. LA's Department of Public Works is a leader in innovative programs and projects that enhance the quality of lives for all Angelenos.
                                               Events scheduled:

Saturday, May 18 - 9:00 a.m.

Keep Los Angeles Beautiful Conference - LA City Hall Rotunda Eventbrite Page

Conference brings together hundreds from the City and key industries who have a shared vision of a clean and sustainable Los Angeles. 

Saturday, May 18 - 9:00 a.m.

LA Sanitation and Environment Open House - West Valley Sanitation District Yard (Northridge) Eventbrite Page

One of six Open Houses that LA Sanitation and Environment holds annually for residents to enjoy activities, such as getting in trash trucks and learn about its  services and programs. 

Monday, May 20 - 10:00 a.m.

Board of Public Works Meeting Presentation - Roybal Hearing Room, LA City Hall #350

A proclamation will be presented to Board of Public Works by Deputy Mayor of City Services Barbara Romero. Public Works projects will be on display in the foyer of the Board of Public Works Hearing Room.

Monday, May 20 - 10:00 a.m.

Groundbreaking Ceremony - Watts Streetscape Improvement Project - Heart of Watts Garden: 103rd Street / Kalima Avenue (2254 E. 103rd Street)  Webpage

A groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of Watts Streetscape project, which will include new trees, access ramps, bus stop lights and high visibility crosswalks. 

Tuesday, May 21 - 10:00 a.m.

City Council Meeting - Council Chambers Room #340 (LA City Hall)

A resolution will be presented to Board of Public Works by City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, chair of the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee on behalf of the Los Angeles City Council.                                                                                      

Wednesday, May 22 - 9:00 a.m.  

Hollywood High School Pedestrian Lighting Project - Hawthorn Street and Highland Avenue

Celebrate completion of student safety lighting project at and around Hollywood High School.

Thursday, May, 23, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Accessing L.A. TeamWith: Professional and Personal Services Expo - Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles

Do business with the City of Los Angeles! The Expo will connect local, small, and diverse businesses to City Departments and other public agencies for a first look at new contracting opportunities.  Event website Eventbrite Page 

Friday, May 24 - 9:00 a.m.
Street Resurfacing Project - Willow Crest Avenue and Oxnard Street (North Hollywood)
A StreetsLA crew will be completing a resurfacing project in North Hollywood. 

Saturday, May 25 - 8:00 a.m.
Community Cleanup - MacArthur Park (Westlake area) Facebook Event Page 
Hundreds of community members will meet at MacArthur Park and for a cleanup around MacArthur Park to improve the livability and cleanliness of the community.