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Los Angeles County Twitter Accounts

Follow the following L.A. County departments on Twitter:

Museum of Art (LACMA) — @LACMA

Public Health — @lapublichealth

Public Library — @LACountyLibrary

Public Works — @DPWRoads

Registrar Recorder/County Clerk — @lacountyrrcc

Sheriff — @LASD_News

And you can follow Supervisor Ridley-Thomas — @mridleythomas

Interactive Map of Federal Stimulus Dollars in California

LA County Stimulus

The California Recovery Task Force today announced a new feature on its website, recovery.ca.gov, which allows Californians to map where money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is being spent across California and identify the projects in their area.

To view a map of California showing a breakdown of spending on projects by County, Congressional District, Assembly District, and Senate District, click here. The current map shows data for the first quarter of this year, with the second quarter data to be added in the upcoming weeks. This is an excellent resource to see how many federal dollars have been brought to your area through this stimulus program.

South Coast Air Quality Management District Innovative Air Quality App

Residents of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), which includes the urban portions of the Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties, and the county of Orange, suffer from the worst air quality in the nation. Now SCAQMD has launched the nation’s first fully featured smart-phone application for a wide range of air quality information.

The free application, designed for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, features the following sections:

• Air Quality – Provides real-time and forecasted air quality data, searchable by city, Zip or your current location within the South Coast Basin
• What Can I Do – Summarizes current air quality issues and provides tips on how to clean the air.
• Clean Air Congress – Provides an opportunity for the public to join the fight for clean air, participate in the regulatory process, subscribe to the Air Bulletin Newsletter, and contact the District.
• News – Provides information on air quality news, podcast, and options to sign-up for air quality alerts.
• Events – Lists air quality events including Governing Board meetings, committee meetings, conferences, town hall meetings, and workshops.
• Alternative Fuel – Provides locations, directions and details on alternative fueling stations (i.e. -natural gas, hydrogen, electric and propane) within the South Coast Basin.
• Carbon Footprint – Contains a calculator to calculate your carbon footprint and tips on how to reduce the carbon footprint and the production of green house gases.
• Smoking Vehicles – Provides an opportunity to report air quality problems and/or smoking vehicles with excessive tailpipe smoke emissions.

SCAQMD is the largest Air District in the Country and is responsible for cleaning our air and protecting air quality for approximately 17 million people living in an area of over 10,000 square miles.

Get the application now!

Get Up To The Minute 2nd District Updates By Following Supervisor Ridley-Thomas On Twitter

Get all the latest and greatest directly from Supervisor Ridley-Thomas by following the Supervisor on Twitter. Last week, for example, the Supervisor “Tweeted” live from the NAACP Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, as seen below:

NAACP Tweets

Follow the Supervisor on Twitter.

County Map Updates Now On Twitter

A new Twitter account launched recently by the Los Angeles County Public Works Department is helping to put residents on the map – literally.

Followers of LACoSurveyor will be able to receive daily updates on tract map and parcel map recordations throughout Los Angeles County, including the unincorporated areas and all 88 cities.

In addition, LACoSurveyor will also provide other land surveying and development-related tweets covering a variety of industry topics, such as proposed legislation or policy changes, and updated subdivision processing guidelines.

Dennis Hunter, Assistant Deputy Director in the Department’s Land Development Division, said the new Twitter account has already proven popular with followers.

“The creation of new lots and parcels for sale, lease or financing is a good indicator of economic recovery,” Hunter said. “By visiting LACoSurveyor, you can monitor economic trends and see how many new subdivision maps are being recorded on a daily and weekly basis.”

Digital copies of subdivision maps are available for download from the Public Works website at www.dpw.lacounty.gov/ldd/dmrnet where you can also find links to other web pages for additional County subdivision and survey-related information.

Hunter said LACoSurveyor was also expected to further cut Department operating costs by expanding the existing online content and reducing the need for customers to visit Public Works facilities in person for survey-related records.

To follow LACoSurveyor, visit www.twitter.com/lacosurveyor.