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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
  • 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 for additional information.
Special Notice
Board of Public Works Offsite Meeting:
Council District 4

Councilmember David E. Ryu, Council District 4 and the Department of Public Works invite you to a meeting of the Board of Public Works to be held at Marlborough School:

Parking will be available in the school parking lot. If you choose to not park in the lot, please adhere to Marlborough School’s Conditional Use Permit and agreement with its neighbors by parking on the west side (adjacent to the School) of Arden Boulevard between Second and Third Streets, or west of the School. Please do not park south or east of Arden Boulevard; this includes the east side of Arden Boulevard.


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.