City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell launched a new CD13.com website on Monday morning, which features an easy to navigate design that will provide transparency in government, better connect constituents to City services, and celebrate the culture and diversity of the 13th District.
The revamped CD13.com also highlights policy being directed by the Councilmember, as well as news and information affecting the neighborhoods in the great 13th District. O'Farrell proudly serves the communities of Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park, Historic Filipino Town, Hollywood, Little Armenia, Melrose Hill, Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown, Silver Lake, Thai Town, and Virgil Village.
"My constituents deserve top notch services in both the real and virtual worlds,” said O’Farrell. “I’m excited about this launch because CD13.com will highlight all the great work we are doing together, as well as encourage dialogue on ways we can make the 13th District an even better place to live, work, and play.”
Some of the highlights of the blog include a section on policy that is categorized by the Councilmember’s priorities: the Los Angeles River and public spaces, public safety, transportation, economic development and jobs, affordable housing and planning, and animal welfare. The policy section also has a vote tracker to provide transparency in government and details how the Councilmember voted on issues during each council session.
Another unique feature: the Councilmember published an unprecedented set of clear urban design principles and standards for commercial, residential, and industrial projects in the CD 13 Urban Design Guidelines document.
Finally, the Councilmember will provide his views -- both in text and photos -- on his personal blog. In addition, his office will manage a separate section on news and information that pertains to the district.
“I wanted a website that was easy to navigate, informational, and also a celebration of our many diverse communities," said O'Farrell. "CD13.com will allow us to continue the tradition of building strong neighborhoods both online and in person."
The website also contains a section that highlights the Councilmember’s tradition of being a hands-on public servant who deeply values the collaboration with the community. In the Speak Out section of the website, constituents will be able to provide suggestions on improvements for their neighborhoods.
Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell has served on the City Council since July 1, 2013.
Mitch O’Farrell is chair of the Arts, Parks, Health, Aging, and LA River committee; he is the vice chair of Personnel and Animal Welfare committee; and is a member of the Education and Neighborhoods; Innovation, Technology, and General Services; and Public Safety committees.