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Thomas Reelected Council President In A Landslide

George Christopher Thomas

George Christopher Thomas was reelected unanimously as Council President last Wednesday at the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council meeting VAN NUYS, CA — Every two years the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council holds elections for leadership posts and chairmanships for the council committees.  This past Wednesday night, Council President George Christopher Thomas won a second term as […]

September 12th, 2014 | Posted in Van Nuys News | Read More »

Ask Government George About The County Assessor

George Christopher Thomas

Question:  Hello Government George, I would like to know what the County Assessor actually does?  Do you have a list of the duties of office? -Scott Thornburn Answer:  Well Mr. Thornburn, the County Assessor has the following basic responsibilities: ~Locate all taxable property in the County and identify the ownership. ~Establish a taxable value for […]

September 7th, 2014 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Ask Government George

George Thomas

Question:  Hello Government George, I read your column from time to time, and live in an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County.  I would like some information on disaster preparedness, and where should start to get more involved? -Arthur Bortner Answer:  Well Arthur Bortner, your best bet is to check out www.211LACounty.org.  They have a […]

August 24th, 2014 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Ask Government George 5-14-12

Ask Government George

Question: Dear Government George, what do you know about parking meters? Answer: The Los Angeles Department of Transportation operates approximately 40,000 metered parking spaces for public use. Parking meters encourage turnover, allowing more people access to high-demand parking spaces. Throughout the City, LADOT operates approximately 37,000 on-street metered spaces in 71 Parking Meter Zones and […]

May 15th, 2012 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Ask Government George 12-5-11

Ask Government George

Question: Dear Government George, how do I get a Social Security card? Answer: To protect your personal information and prevent identity theft, the Social Security Administration (SSA) cannot issue Social Security Numbers (SSN) or cards online. For more information, please contact the SSA at 1.800.772.1213. TTY users may call 1.800.325.0778. Please view the information on […]

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Ask Government George 9-6-11

Ask Government George

Question: Dear Government George, where is the money spent that is borrowed from the public and who decides where it goes? Answer: The Bureau of Public Debt is responsible for accounting for and reporting the debt in accordance with statutory direction. The Bureau does not have any public policy decision-making authority. Visit the Financial Management […]

September 7th, 2011 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Ask “Government George” 8-29-11

Ask Government George

Question: Dear Government George, how do I register to vote? Answer: To register to vote, you must pick up a voter registration form at your county elections office, library, or U.S. Post Office. It is important that your voter registration form be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office […]

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Ask Government George 8-22-11

Ask Government George

Question: Dear Government George, how do I get a Social Security card? Answer: To protect your personal information and prevent identity theft, the Social Security Administration (SSA) cannot issue Social Security Numbers (SSN) or cards online. For more information, please contact the SSA at 1.800.772.1213. TTY users may call 1.800.325.0778. Please view the information on […]

August 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

Ask Government George 8-15-11

Ask Government George

Question: Dear Government George, do you know anything about gang injunctions? Answer: There are currently 37 active injunctions in the city involving 57 gangs. A gang injunction is a restraining order against a group. It is a civil suit that seeks a court order declaring the gang’s public behavior a nuisance and asking for special […]

August 15th, 2011 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Ask Government George 8-9-11

Ask Government George

Question: Dear Government George, is it true LA had the first police-woman? Answer: It is true, in 1909,Los Angelessocial worker Alice Stebbins Wells petitioned Mayor George Alexander and the City Council, requesting that an ordinance providing for a Los Angeles Policewoman be adopted. Not only was the measure passed, but onSeptember 12, 1910, Mrs. Wells […]

August 9th, 2011 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

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