Neighborhood Services

Community Development Department

1200 W. 7th Street
4th & 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
The core services of the department are training and job development, delivery of human services to the community, including counseling case management, economic development, legal aid and emergency food and shelter.

Convention Center

1201 S. Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Fax: 213-765-4266
The Los Angeles Convention Center stimulates the local economy by hosting conventions, trade shows and special events that attract attendance from outside the City and serves the local community by hosting consumer events, meetings, and community-based events. The Los Angeles Convention Center is a full service, superbly-equipped facility that features 720,000 square feet of exhibition space, 179,000 square feet of meeting rooms and parking for 5,600 vehicles.

Department of Cultural Affairs

201 North Figueroa St, Ste 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: 213-202-5517
The goal of the Cultural Affairs Department is to enhance the quality of life for more than 3.7 million people who live in Los Angeles and the 25.1 million people who visit our City each year. To accomplish this goal, the department generates and supports high quality arts and cultural experiences and ensures access to those experiences through grant making, marketing, development, communication and building relationships with community partners. The department’s challenge is to be a catalyst for the delivery of art, culture, and heritage to every neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles.

Canoga Park Youth Arts Center

7222 Remmet Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Fax: 818-346-7232

Madrid Theatre

21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Fax: 818-347-9841

Department of Disability

333 South Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Fax: 213-485-8052
TDD: 213-485-6655
The Department of Disability is responsible for proposing, developing and implementing policies, programs, services, and activities that will improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities; and Development and implementation of the City’s federally mandated ADA Transition Plan, which is designed to guide the City into full ADA compliance; and Providing ADA Compliance training for City Departments and private entities.

The target audience for Department programs, services and activities include:

  • All persons with disabilities within the City of Los Angeles
  • Adults, Youths and Children
  • Persons with HIV/AIDS
  • Immigrants
  • Persons in crisis
  • Survivors of violence
  • City employees and their families
  • Families and caregivers of persons with disabilities
  • City departments (supervisors and co-workers)
  • Private Employers
  • Schools (public and private)
  • Human services delivery systems
  • Commission on Disability
  • Policymakers (elected and appointed)

El Pueblo De Los Angeles

125 Paseo de la Plaza, Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: 213-485-9238
El Pueblo do Los Angeles Historical Monument is the historic core of Los Angeles. It is located near the site where 44 settlers who came from the northwestern region of Mexico established the original pueblo on September 4, 1781. The present Plaza was established between 1825 and 1830.

El Pueblo is located in the northeast section of Downtown Los Angeles, bordered by the Civic Center and Little Tokyo on the south, Chinatown on the north, Union Station on the east, and Hill Street and Fort Moore on the west. Historic Architecture: 27 historic building reflecting the Spanish, Mexican and early American period (19th through the early 20th Century). In addition, 29 small merchant puestos (booths) which began to develop when Olvera Street was founded in1920 line the center of the street and 20 line the street’s east and west side.

Emergency Preparedness

200 N. Spring Street, Room 1533
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Fax: 213-978-0517
Coordinates the City’s emergency preparedness and operations. Call for Emergency/Disaster preparedness information or speakers.

Department of Environmental Affairs

200 N. Spring Street, Ste 2005
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax:  213-978-0893
TDD: 213-978-0899
The Environmental Affairs Department works to protect and enhance the environmental quality of life for people who live, work and visit Los Angeles. The Department recommends environmental policies and programs to the Mayor and City Councils; implements and coordinates Citywide environmental initiatives; secures and assists other departments in securing financial resources for the implementation of environmental programs, facilitates public education and outreach activities on environmental issues, provides environmental technical assistance to neighborhoods, communities, and businesses; and ensures that solid waste facilitates in the City are operated in a manner that protects the public health, safety, and environment.

Ethics Commission

200 N. Spring Street, 24th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: 213-978-1988
TDD: 213-978-2609
A confidential, 24-hour a day, toll-free hotline for the public to report violations of campaign finance, lobbying or ethics laws such as fraud, misuse of public resources, abuse of authority or conflicts of interest.

The City Ethics Commission provides training and information for candidates and lobbyists and administers a public, marching funds program in City elections. It investigates complaints and allegations of violations of City law relating to campaign financing, governmental ethics, and lobbying; and audits campaign statements filed by City candidates.

Fire Department

200 N. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
311 or 213-485-5971
From 103 fire stations across the City, Los Angeles firefighters work around the clock to protect our homes, business and lives. The Fire Department has specialized units trained in such areas has hazardous material, urban search and rescue, swift water rescue and helicopter firefighting and rescue and in emergency responses provides medical life support and transportation to appropriate medical facilities.

Harbor Department – Port of Los Angeles

425 S. Palos Verdes
San Pedro, CA 90731

The Harbor Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

2600 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057
TDD: 213-252-5313
Department operates the Port of Los Angeles, one of the largest and busiest ports in the world. It is a sponsor of a number of community outreach programs and special events each year, including free port tours during World Trade Week each May and the Los Angeles Lobster Festival.

Housing Department

TDD: 213-978-3231
The Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) was established as a separate agency in 1990 to address the City’s housing needs. The Departments mission is to provide safe and livable neighborhoods through the promotion, development and preservation of safe and affordable housing. LAHD inspects rental housing for compliance with building and health regulations, administers the City’s rent stabilization ordinance and funds affordable housing development and preservation.

Human Relations Commission

200 N. Spring Street, Room 1625
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: 213-978-1668
The commission is committed to reducing community conflict and tension and to building strong inter-group relations across the lines of race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, language and disability. The Commission provides direct services to the community through its collaborations with other city departments, agencies and officials.

Library Department (Central Library)

630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Fax: 213-228-7069
The Los Angeles Public Library provides the public with free access to a wealth of information. The Central Library and 67 Branch Libraries offer programs for the whole family and access to computers and database resources created by the Library.

Canoga Park Library

20939 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Personnel Department

700 E. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: 213-485-4608
TDD: 213-847-7967
The City of Los Angeles employs thousands of people in hundreds of different types of jobs. The Personnel Department recruits, tests and provides all City Departments with high-quality individuals for employment, following principles of merit, fairness and equal employment opportunities. Many City jobs are geared toward career and promotional growth opportunities for current employees who have acquired qualifying experience with the City. Other jobs are entry level or those where recruitment for “open” applicants from outside the City’s employee workforce has been permitted.

City Planning

201 N. Figueroa St, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: 213-482-7080
City Planning prepares and maintains a general plan which is a comprehensive declarations of purposes, policies and programs for the development of the City including such elements as land use, conservation, circulation, service systems, highways, public works facilities, branch administrative centers, schools, recreational facilities and airports.

The Department regulates the use of privately-owned property through zoning regulations specific plan ordinances and State laws, and through the approval of proposed subdivisions.

The Department investigates and reports on applications for amendments to zoning regulations, and passes upon zone variance and conditional use applications.

The acquisition of land by the City, for public use and the disposition of surplus land must be submitted to the Commission for report and recommendation.

The Department conducts studies relating to environmental quality and provides advice and assistance relative to environmental matters.

The Department of Police Department

150 N. Los Angeles St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Topanga Police Station

21501 Schoenborn St
Canoga Park, CA 91304

West Valley Community Police Station

19020 Vanowen Street
Reseda, CA 91335

Public Works

Bulky Item Drop Off Center

2649 E. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Bureau of Sanitation


Bureau of Street Lighting

Street Lighting Repair

Bureau of Street Services


Customer Service Numbers

(Black, Blue, Green Containers)
Curbside Collection
– Trash-Recycling
– Bulky Item Pickup
– Dead Animal Pickup

Disposal of Used Motor Oil

– Residential and
– Small Business
– Special materials

To Report A Storm Drain Spill

– Clogged Catch Basin
– Illegal Dumping
– Abandoned Hazardous Waste on city property
The Department of Public Works, the City’s 3rd largest Department, is responsible for constructions, renovation and the operation of City facilities and infrastructure. The Department builds the City streets, installs its sewers, and constructs storm drains as well as public building and service facilities.

Department of Recreations and Parks

1200 West 7th St, Ste 700
Los Angeles, CA 90017
888-LA-PARKS or 888-527-2757
Municipal Playground and Recreation Department in the United States was established in Los Angeles in 1904. Today, the Recreations and Parks Department manages 15, 600 acres of municipally-owned and operated recreation and parks facilities. The department is controlled by the Board of Recreation and Park Commissions

Sites: Shadow Ranch/Albert Workman Residence

22633 Vanowen Street
Canoga Park, CA 91307

Recreation Centers & Pools

Lanark Recreation Center

21816 Lanark Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

Orcutt Ranch

23600 Roscoe Blvd
West Hills, CA 91304

Shadow Ranch Recreations Center

22633 Vanowen Street
West Hills, CA 91307

The Valley Municipal Park

West Hills, CA 91605

Senior Citizen Centers:

Canoga Park Senior Center

7326 Jordan Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91303