A day before the election, on May 20, I would like to invite everyone to meet Eric Garcetti, my choice for Mayor of Los Angeles, at a breakfast at Pacific Diner in San Pedro at 6:30AM.
Added by Joe Buscaino on May 18, 2013 at 7:39pm — No Comments
The new bike lanes in San Pedro on Capitol and Westmont are part of the City of LA 2010 Bicylcle Plan, which was approved by the City Council in March 2011.
Public participation in the development of the 2010 Plan initiated with four public…Continue
A little over a year ago, the voters of San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway and Watts took a chance by electing a political newcomer - their neighborhood cop - to represent them on the Los Angeles City Council.
I came to City Hall as an outsider with no experience in politics; just a passion for my hometown, and a desire to make the communities I represent a better…Continue
Added by Joe Buscaino on April 9, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The Peck Park Skatepark groundbreaking ceremony and party was a great event. Thank you to everyone responsible for getting us to construction phase including the Los Angeles Department of Rec. and Parks, the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council, Andy Harris and the San Pedro Skatepark Association an the Tony Hawk…Continue
Added by Joe Buscaino on February 25, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments
Several months ago my office coordinated a special meeting of the Public Safety Committee to discuss the safety of the Rancho LPG facility and similar petroleum storage and refinery facilities in my district. I wanted to address community concerns about the perceived level of danger about having so many petroleum facilities in close proximity to our homes, neighbors, and families.
Added by Joe Buscaino on February 22, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I stood with my family, raised my right hand, and took the oath of office, being sworn in as the new councilman for the 15th District. It has been challenging, rewarding, exhausting, frustrating, and incredibly fun all at the same time. Just like a roller coaster, there have been ups and downs, but there is no question, this has been the ride of my life. Not a day goes by where I do not reflect on how…Continue
Across the country, millions participated in Small Business Saturday, to celebrate the Shop Small movement and drive shoppers to local merchants across the United States. In the 15th Council District, Councilman Buscaino held a "CASH MOB," at Crafted to participate in the day. A Cash Mob is an agreement by a group of people to show up at a business…Continue
Added by Joe Buscaino on November 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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Many of you may have seen the large black plume of smoke coming out of the Harbor Area today. The source was the Phillips 66 refinery in Wilmington where a non-emergency flaring operation was conducted following a loss of power to the plant. The LAFD said no response was required from them.
"At approximately 2pm Saturday, there was a complete loss of…Continue
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — July 26, 2012 — The Port of Los Angeles has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for qualified commercial real estate developers interested in redeveloping the 30-acre, fully entitled San Pedro waterfront property known as Ports O’ Call Village, located along the Port’s Main Channel and adjacent to downtown San Pedro.…Continue
It was my pleasure, representing the City of Los Angeles, to participate in the many amazing Fourth of July events in San Pedro. From the 26th annual flag raising at the Villa family home on 18th St. in San Pedro to the annual Korean Friendship Bell ringing to the commissioning of the Iowa and lastly the fireworks at Cabrillo Beach it was an epic day for me personally. For the past six years on the fourth, I worked the streets as an LAPD officer keeping the community safe from illegal…Continue
Added by Joe Buscaino on July 6, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments
On Monday, June 18, 2012, City Engineer Gary Lee Moore, and geotechnical experts from the consulting firm Shannon & Wilson presented the findings contained in an 800-page report on the White Point Landslide – the November 20th 2011 geologic event that destroyed a…Continue
Almost everyday someone approaches me and says "Joe please do something about Port O' Call." I want everyone to know that the redevelopment of the LA Waterfront is my highest priority and that the Request For Proposals is going out soon. We have already started showing and promoting the property to major developers. We will make the LA Waterfront a major attraction in Southern California.…Continue
Thank you LAPD Senior Lead Officer Art Ashcraft and Diana Nave, President of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council for participating in public comment today in City Council while my skateboard bombing motion was being discussed. The motion passed 12-0. Next step is for City Attorney to draft the ordinance, then back…Continue
Added by Joe Buscaino on May 2, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments
After many years of patching a piece of street with asphalt, the City of Los Angeles' Street Services put in a concrete patch in front of the Target store in San Pedro where underground water came up creating massive potholes and water puddles. We are hoping that this will now be a permanent fix.…
I had the pleasure of competing in Dance Champs II on Sunday April 15, 2012 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. It was a benefit for the Assistance League. Competitors include my partner Clarita Bassett, Michael Brophy and Cindy Bradley, Jan Kain and Lou Mardesich, Kathleen Mastin and Frank Sterling, Diane Lopez and Frank…Continue
Added by Joe Buscaino on April 16, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Construction workers found a large granite block with "City Hall 1907" written on it at a North Gaffey residential development. According Anne Hansford of the San Pedro Bay Historical Society, the date is consistent with the original San Pedro City Hall which was built in 1907. "Its been buried for over 100 years and I'm amazed in what good condition most of it is."…Continue
Added by Joe Buscaino on April 1, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments
We are working on delivering a world-class waterfront in the Port of Los Angeles. There are many fantastic projects already in progress. On Thursday night, March 29, 2012 I addressed residents at the Port's annual public meeting. I told them that I look forward to ensuring this transformation process takes place and that it will create the much needed critical mass of people to attract businesses.…Continue
Added by Joe Buscaino on March 30, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments