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  • Issue: Minority Recruitment Still Lacking at LAFD

    CityWatch

    Date: Jan 23, 2015 

    More outreach is needed to increase the number of women and minority firefighters in the Los Angeles Fire Department, according to a report released Thursday by a Santa Monica-Based think tank. 

    Female athletes and recent military veterans belonging to a minority racial group, such as Hispanic, Asian and black, should be targeted for recruitment, Rand Corp. researchers recommended in the 150-page report. 

    Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered the $270,000 study from Rand last year in an effort to improve the city’s firefighter hiring process amid criticism that the LAFD’s recruitment tends to favor relatives of existing employees, resulting in less diversity. 

    The Rand report also suggests that city leaders increase the fire department’s budget for recruitment efforts, which are currently being carried out by four individuals. (Read more here.) 

    -cw

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I Need Your Help

MEMO FROM THE MAYOR - As the City of Los Angeles continues on the path towards fiscal sustainability, it is important to receive the input and participation of Neighborhood Councils and their constituents. This year we gained valuable insight from community stakeholders by partnering with the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates to design the community budget survey. (Must See Video)

The community budget survey was released January 15, 2012 and distributed to all 95 Neighborhood Councils around the City.  It is available for public access at budgetsurveyla.com.  The survey includes questions focused on the City’s major budget concerns for the upcoming fiscal year, and will be available until February 22, 2012. Upon the deadline, my office will collect the information and release the findings to the public.  

We hope that Angelenos will take full advantage of this opportunity.  This is your chance to help make the City work for you; your views are a vital aspect in creating a spending plan that truly reflects the needs of our city.

(Antonio Villaraigosa is the Mayor of Los Angeles. Take the Budget Survey here)
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Vol 10 Issue 11
Pub: Feb 7, 2012

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