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  • Following a series of farewell events, the Bureau of Engineering officially closed the Sixth Street Viaduct on January 27 to begin the nine month demolition of the iconic structure. The 84-year old viaduct is being replaced due to a chemical deterioration of the bridge’s concrete.
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti signs the City of Los Angeles new minimum wage ordinance.
  • Lionel Richie accepting his Living Legend Award during African American Heritage Month celebration at Los Angeles City Hall. (Photo Credit: Ian Foxx—Foxx Studios)
  • The newly redesigned website makes finding bid opportunities easier for small businesses. The Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network can be found at www.LABAVN.org.
  • The nation’s most comprehensive street-by-street cleanliness assessment system was launched by Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Gil Cedillo, LA Sanitation Director Enrique C. Zaldivar, and the Los Angeles Board of Public Works.
  • The City of Los Angeles, Keep Los Angeles Beautiful, in partnership with Coca Cola, is implementing a free rain barrel distribution program for City of Los Angeles residents. Residents of the City of Los Angeles are eligible to receive one free rain barrel.  Click here or visit http://bpw.lacity.org/klab/rainbarrels/index.html for additional information.
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About the Board of Public Works

The City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works (BPW) is a five-member executive team that administrates the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. The Department of Public Works consists of over 5,400 employees who are responsible for design, construction, renovation and operation of public projects ranging from bridges to wastewater treatment plants and libraries; curbside collection and graffiti removal; and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, sewers, streetlights and street trees.