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Los Angeles, CA 90039

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MINIMUM WAGE MEASURE SIGNED INTO LAW‏

Luis Lopez

On June 13th 2015 Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law a measure raising the citywide minimum wage to $15. Also signed into law was a supplemental ordinance that creates a new City agency, the "Wage Enforcement Division", to investigate and enforce violations of wage theft.  It also establishes new regulations and penalties for all employers operating within the City of Los Angeles.

We urge small business employers to proactively review their policies, work rules, agreements and especially economic decisions that may be affected by the minimum wage increases well in advance of their effective dates.

For more information about the L.A.'s new Minimum Wage Law go to:

http://www.atwatervillagechamber.com/minimum-wage

ATWATER’S “VILLAGER OF YEAR” 2015 HONOREE: MS. GENE GILBERT

Luis Lopez

Supervisor Shelia Kuehl, Villager of the Year Honoree Gene Gilbert and Chamber President Andy Hasroun

Supervisor Shelia Kuehl, Villager of the Year Honoree Gene Gilbert and Chamber President Andy Hasroun

Ms. Gene Gilbert is this year’s Villager of the Year for her tireless work and dedication to promote and preserve Atwater’s equestrian community; which is unique in the City of Los Angeles. 

Ms. Gilbert is the owner and manager of Enterprise Farms Riding School and Training Barn, located at the Paddock Riding Club in Atwater Village. She is also the chairperson of Preserve Atwater Rancho (PAR), the community group which worked for eight years to obtain zoning protection to ensure horses would remain welcome in the Atwater Rancho area. This area is home to the Paddock, Saddle and Sirloin Club; Ahmanson Equestrian Facility for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mounted Unit; Taking the Reins program for underserved girls; Children’s Ranch for disabled children; and several private boarding stables.

This year’s honoree has also been instrumental in introducing and preserving the rare Caspian Horse, of which there are only 750 in the world. The Encyclopedia of the Horse says they are “the most exciting equine discovery of the century.” Ms. Gilbert uses these special horses in her riding school. She also maintains a small private stable at her Atwater Village home and is interested in the concerns of individual horse owners.

The Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce applauds her work and dedication to Atwater Village, she is truly an inspiration and we wish her a continued success.

Special thanks go to Dtox Day Spa for hosting this year's Villager of the Year award ceremony and L.A. County Supervisor Shelia Kuehl for joining us to celebrate this year's honoree. 


About the Villager of the Year Award 

This annual award, determined by community nominations and presented annually by the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce, is for someone “whose noteworthy good deeds has served to preserve the uniqueness of our community or improved those areas that needed improvement.”


REJOICE, WE’RE GETTING A BETTER AND SAFER HYPERION BRIDGE

Luis Lopez

Today the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a comprehensive design option for the Hyperion Bridge as part of its seismic retrofit and restoration project. This design, referred to as “Exhibit 1”, will preserve the existing 4 traffic lanes. More importantly we are gaining an ADA compliant sidewalk crossing the entire bridge, two wide bike lanes, a dedicated pedestrian /bicycle bridge over the L.A. River, a realigned northbound Interstate 5 exit at Glendale Blvd (with a signal that allows freeway commuters to directly access Silver Lake / Los Feliz instead of using the turnaround at the Glenfeliz/Glenhurst intersection) and many other improvements. Hands-down, we are getting a better and safer Hyperion Bridge. 

A heartfelt thanks to Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and Tom LaBonge for their outstanding leadership on this project. They listened to the community and delivered the most equitable design option for all modes of transportation. 

Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce 


For more on the Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct Improvement Project go to:

http://www.glendalehyperion.com/