Los Angeles Government Sources

Contents:

Official Links for Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County

City of Los Angeles

City of Los Angeles home page
Includes pull-down menus that simplify finding needed services. Especially useful is My Neighborhood near the bottom of the page--type in your address or cross streets and find out immediately: Elected officials with links to their web pages; service district information (when trash is collected, etc.); census tract number, zip code, and more.

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Online.
Los Angeles County Departments and Agencies
A list of Los Angeles County departments and related agencies with links to the website of each. An easy way to link to information about a Los Angeles County department or agency and its programs.
Home pages of other Counties and Cities in Southern California
A list of links compiled by the Southern California Association of Governments.

Directories & Guides

A selection of directories and guides prepared, in most cases, by Los Angeles County or Los Angeles City departments or related agencies.

Jump to: Services & Help | Business Assistance | Transportation | Education & Culture

Services and Help

Citywide Services Directory
Searchable directory of City of Los Angeles services that also offers browsing by category or by provider.
County Directory of Services and Information provided by the County of Los Angeles.
Consumer Protection
Information from the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs.
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Food Facility Rating List
Search by food establishment name, city, or zip code.
Clean L.A. (Los Angeles County Department of Public Works)
County of Los Angeles - Department of Health Services. (Links to county-run hospitals and clinics).
Mental Health Programs and Services (Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health).
Nursing Home Guide (California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform)
Information on all 1400+ nursing homes in California, including profiles of services, citations, complaints and deficiencies. Searchable by city or county. Similar guide is available for Residental Care Facilities for the Elderly.
Nursing Home Compare (Medicare)
Detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the United States, including inspection reports, quality measures, number of beds, staffing, and type of ownership
Public Social Services Hotlines
List of public access numbers of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services. See also related hotlines administered by other county departments or agencies.
Los Angeles County Public Social Services Child Care Information and Resources Directory
Provides names of licensed child care centers and large family child care homes (up to 14 children). Can be searched by zip code.
211 Los Angeles County
Offers telephone and online database access to a range of social services, including those offered by government agencies.
Los Angeles Animal Services Shelter Locations
Links to list of Los Angeles City and non-city animal shelters in Los Angeles County.

Business Assistance

LACoMAX: Los Angeles County Materials Exchange
Free countywide materials reuse service to find markets and other uses for by-products, surplus materials, and discards.

Transportation

L. A. City Road Work in Progress (L. A. City Bureau of Street Services)
Updated weekly. Bureau of Street Services home page also links to lists of road repairs scheduled for the future.
Traffic Information for the City of Los Angeles (City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation)
Real-time traffic information online.
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Includes a trip planner; also check Metrolink routes and schedules.
Los Angeles International Airport
See also the commercial site: QuickAID: LAX.
Bob Hope Airport (Burbank Airport)
City of Los Angeles Taxi Services.

Education and Culture

Los Angeles Unified School District's site includes an online directory of its schools.
Information about Schools in California (Oviatt Library)
An online guide to finding test scores, statistics and more about public and private schools in California.
Ed-Data (Education Data Partnership)
Look up any California school or school district. See also the Local Education Facts section of this guide for school profiles and more.
Los Angeles Museum of Art.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Museums (City of Los Angeles)
A collection of links to both large and small Los Angeles museums.
Historic-Cultural Monuments by Community Planning Area (City of Los Angeles)

L. A. City/County Statistics & Facts

 

Jump to: Economic/Demographic | Crime | Environment | Education | Health | Other | Budgets

Additional useful sites:

Some links are to files in PDF (Portable Document Format), i.e. they must be viewed with the freeAdobe Reader.

Local Economic and Demographic Statistics Online

State & Federal Level Sources of Local Economic/Demographic Statistics

American FactFinder (Census Bureau)
Social, economic and housing facts, including easy access to Census 2000 data/maps on states, counties and cities. Interactive database engine for the 1997 Economic Census, the American Community Survey, and both the 1990 and 2000 Census of Population and Housing. Note: The Oviatt Library online guides Finding Census 2000 Data by Zip Code and Guide to the U.S. Census of Population: More Help provide links to directions on using American Factfinder to find Census of Population and Housing data when the geographic area of interest is smaller than a city.
American Community Survey (Census Bureau)
Nationwide survey includes current demographic estimates for Los Angeles County and Los Angeles City.
Population Estimates (Census Bureau)
Includes annual estimates of the total population for cities and counties and estimates by demographic characteristics (age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin) for the nation, states and counties.
MapStats: United States (FedStats)
Statistical profiles at the county, city, state, congressional district, or Federal judicial district level.
Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (Census Bureau)
Annual model-based estimates of income and poverty for states, counties, and school districts. County-level data includes median income, children in poverty, and all people in poverty
County and City Data Book (Census Bureau).
Latest edition is 2007.
USA Counties (Census Bureau)
County Population Census Counts 1900-90 (Census Bureau)
U. S. Census Bureau
Offers many other statistics, some of which are available by metropolitan statistical area (e.g. Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernadino county total) or by county, including Quick Facts. The Census Bureau PDF Publications collection also includes many current and historical Census of Population and Housing publications. (For older census data, see also United States Historical Census Data Browser--which presents Census data describing the people and the economy of the United States for each state and county from 1790 to 1960-- and Historical Census Statistics On Population Totals By Race, 1790 to 1990, and By Hispanic Origin, 1970 to 1990, For Large Cities And Other Urban Places In The United States).
County/ZIP Code/Metropolitan Business Patterns by NAICS (Census Bureau)
See also the earlier ZIP Code Business Patterns by SIC.
County Business Patterns (Census)
Offers alternate formats. Also available: County Business Patterns 1977-current (University of Virginia)
Metropolitan Area Exports (U. S. International Trade Administration)
An archived 1999 export performance report on over 250 U.S. metropolitan areas including Los Angeles-Long Beach.
USA Trade Online
Specific export and import information on more than 18,000 commodities by commodity, partner country, and customs port district or port--including Los Angeles. (Database available in the library only at Reference Room workstations 13 and 14, east of the Reference Desk; select the database from the Start menu. No remote access via Oviatt Library).
Airport Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data (Federal Aviation Administration)
Reports include data on several Los Angeles area airports.
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Area at a Glance (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Local labor force and consumer price index data.
Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations by county
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor determines prevailing wage rates to be paid to various categories of workers on federally funded or assisted construction projects.
Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment (current). See also older data. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Labor Market Information--Los Angeles County (Employment Development Department)
Labor force data, industry employment, occupational projections, occupational wages, and more.
Local area personal income (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
County/Metropolitan Statistical Area data on local area personal income, including per capita income, by major source and earnings by industry, regional economic profiles and more. Part of Regional Economic Accounts.
BEARFACTS (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
Computer-generated narratives for states, counties, and metropolitan statistical areas (i.e. Los Angeles County) describing an area's personal income using current estimates, growth rates, and a breakdown of the sources of personal income.
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregate Report (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council)
Data by metropolitan area on home loans approved, disapproved, income, race and other factors. Some tables available at census tract level of geography. A related Disclosure report provides data by financial institution name.
OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County
Includes county-level statistics on Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability beneficiaries.
Food Environment Atlas (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Maps and data about food choice/access, health, physical activity level, and socioeconomic characteristics for the United States at the national and county level. Use the site's Help page for directions on how to get the data.
Fair market rents (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
Some data is available for metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles County.
State of the Cities Data Systems (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
Pulls together housing, finance, employment data and more about cities, city central core areas, and metropolitan areas.
California Department of Finance
Site includes demographic as well as financial and economic data.
California Statistical Abstract
Some tables include data at the city or county level.
California Department of Social Services Research and Data Reports
California state and county level data tables, publications and reports regarding CalWORKs (welfare, homeless assistance requests, etc.), Children's Programs (adoption, foster care, child abuse, etc.), Disability and Adult Programs (includes elder abuse cases and more), Food Stamps, Fraud, and Multiple Programs
Related resources:
RAND California (Oviatt Library subscription)
Numerous statistical databases on California, many of which include data at the city/county level. Many tables are based on government data. An online training exercise for RAND California Statistics is available.
Los Angeles Times Housing Market News.
This site includes a place to search recent home sales, prices and foreclosures by community name or zip code as well as city.
California Retail Survey Press Releases (California Retail Survey)
Privately published data on retail market performance in California. Included online are press releases on topics such as City/County Sales Rankings, Sales Per Outlet Rankings, as well as a ranking of the Top 100 Retail Growth Markets in California. More data is available in the print title California Retail Survey.
Los Angeles Almanac
Privately published compilation of statistics, many of which come from state and federal sources. Much of the statistical information is for Los Angeles County as a whole.
Community Information by Zip Code (Oviatt Library)
Includes Information about People and Households by Zip Code and Business Statistics by Zip Code.
CensusScope (Social Science Data Analysis Network at the University of Michigan)
Site offers charts and county/metropolitan rankings based on Census data.
National Priorities Project Database
Includes county-level basic demographics and statistics on hunger, current military service/recruits, housing, income, poverty, health, education, and labor.
Welfare Reform in Los Angeles: Implementation, Effects, and Experiences of Poor Families and Neighborhoods (MDRC)
Report on how welfare reform unfolded in Los Angeles County (particularly between 1998 and 2001), including many statistics on welfare and poverty.

L. A. City Sources of Local Economic/Demographic Statistics

Census 2000 data from the Demographic Research Unit Statistical Reports (City of Los Angeles Planning Department)
Data from Census 2000 by Los Angeles City community planning areas. See also the department's Local Area Statistics, which includes very basic census data from 2000 and 1990 plus more recent estimates at community, census tract, city council district, and area planning commission levels.
Economic and Demographic Information (Los Angeles City Administrative Officer).
Interactive City Maps (City of Los Angeles)
Links to LA GeoQuest and other mapping options.
Building Summaries (City of Los Angeles Planning Department)
Most data is available by region of Los Angeles City and/or Community Planning Area.
Zip Code Map of the City of Los Angeles (PDF; City of Los Angeles Housing Dept.)
Map includes zip codes in the City of Los Angeles, including those for communities where mail uses the community name (e.g. Northridge) rather than Los Angeles.
Residential Vacancy Data (City of Los Angeles Housing Dept.)
Los Angeles Housing Department Map Room
Maps and data from the City of Los Angeles Housing Department.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power site includes:
LADWP Quick Facts.
Power System Facts in Brief.
Water Services Facts in Brief.
Airport facts and statistics
Los Angeles International Airport (select News & Facts, then Statistics)
Van Nuys Airport (select News & Facts, then Statistics)
Port of Los Angeles facts and statistics
About the Port of Los Angeles
Related resources for Los Angeles City:
Mapping L.A. Neighborhoods (Los Angeles Times) both maps and provides demographic data about neighborhoods within the City of Los Angeles, including some comparisons to other neighborhoods in the city.

L. A. County & Regional Sources of Economic/Demographic Statistics

Census 2000 Data (Southern California Association of Governments)
Data and maps from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing for Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Imperial counties and cities in those counties.
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.
Includes L.A. County Profile (PDF) and Economic Forecasts/Reports/Industry cluster reports such as the Southern California auto industry, manufacturing, entertainment, jewelry, etc.
Los Angeles County Assessor's Annual Report
Summary statistics on property valuation, parcel counts, etc. for Los Angeles County and cities within county.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services Statistics
Statistical reports, caseload characteristics, and various research reports about social assistance programs and welfare reform from the Research, Evaluation and Quality Assurance Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services.
State of Child Abuse in Los Angeles County
Annual data sharing report from the Los Angeles County Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Publications from the Southern California Association of Governments
Includes the annual State of the Region report.
Related resources with county-level information:
Zip Code Data Book (United Way of Greater Los Angeles)
Zip code data/estimates on demographic, economic, and health topics for communities in Los Angeles County. Includes both tables and maps. Many tables are based on government data.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles Social Reports
Series of reports on children, women, and ethnic groups in Los Angeles that typically include statistics on a wide variety of topics, comparisons between different ethnic groups, and more. Titles include: State of the County, State of Women in Los Angeles County, Latino Scorecard, The State of Black Los Angeles, The Diverse Face of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles County, From Cradle to K: Ensuring Success by Six For All Los Angeles Children, Overlooked and Undercounted, etc. See also the agency's searchable Research Catalog, which links to other studies such as the Urban Institute's Characteristics of Unauthorized Immigrants in California, Los Angeles County, and the United States.
Healthy City
Community service and policy research tool for Los Angeles County. Provides a large database of community resources/services and localized demographic and health data on a GIS mapping platform. Much of the statistical data comes from government sources. Geographic level choices for data and mapping include choices such as city, zip code, services planning areas, and health districts.
Just the Facts: Los Angeles County (PDF)
Public Policy Institute of California compilation of facts about Los Angeles County demographics, immigration, income, and voters.
UCLA Ralph & Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
This center's Project Reports and Working Papers include a variety of studies such as 2000 Census Undercount in Los Angeles County (PDF) and Socioeconomic Characteristics of American Indians in L.A. County (PDF).
Los Angeles County Children's Planning Council
Links to the Children's Scorecard for Los Angeles County, demographic data for Service Planning Area (SPA) and more data in various formats.
Homelessness Data & Demographics
Information about the count of homeless persons and links to the count results report with demographics and other data about the homeless from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
Fact Sheets from Shelter Partnership, Inc.
Includes statistics on homeless people in Los Angeles County and short-term housing.
Los Angeles Economic Roundtable Publications
Reports focus on industrial policy, human services, and labor market topics.

Local Crime Statistics Online

Crime Statistics and Crime Maps for the City of Los Angeles (Los Angeles Police Department.)
Annual Crime and Arrest Statistics ( Los Angeles County Sheriff Department)
Crime statistics for the parts of the county served by the Sheriff's Department.
See also the following:
Uniform Crime Reports (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Data by city on various crimes; site includes hate crime statistics. See also: Uniform Crime Reports County Data via the University of Virginia.
Crime Data (California Office of the Attorney General)
The Publications and Statistics sections of this site make available a variety of data at the county/city level such as Hate Crime in California.
Los Angeles Hate Crime Reports (Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission)
Annual report on hate crime in Los Angeles County. Charts of hate crime by year, targeted group, motivation, etc.
Report on Arrests for Domestic Violence in California (California Department of Justice)
Data by county and cities with populations over 100,000 are available in Appendices C and D. See also data on domestic violence calls to police available in RAND California (Oviatt Library subscription).
California Megan's Law Sex Offender Locations (California Department of Justice).
Searchable by Zip Code or street address.
Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative
Annual compilations include crime gun tracing for Los Angeles from 1997-2000.
Related resources::
RAND California Statistics (Oviatt Library subscription)
Numerous statistical databases on California, many of which include data at the city/county level. Many tables are based on government data. An online training exercise for RAND California Statistics is available.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles Social Reports
Series of reports on children, women, and ethnic groups in Los Angeles that typically include statistics on a wide variety of topics, comparisons between different ethnic groups, and more. Titles include: State of the County, State of Women in Los Angeles County, Latino Scorecard, The State of Black Los Angeles, The Diverse Face of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles County, From Cradle to K: Ensuring Success by Six For All Los Angeles Children, Overlooked and Undercounted, etc. See also the agency's searchable Research Catalog, which links to other studies.

Local Environment Statistics and Facts Online

Where You Live (Enviromental Protection Agency)
Search for local environmental data from several databases.
ShakeMap Home Page (California Integrated Seismic Network)
Maps of the intensity of ground shaking are available within 5 minutes after an earthquake in Southern California.
Hydrologic Report (Los Angeles County Department of Public Works)
Data relative to Los Angeles County for precipitation, evaporation, runoff, erosion control, dam operation, water quality monitoring, conservation and groundwater.
Water Quality (Los Angeles Department of Water and Power)
Flood Map Viewer (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
View areas at risk of floods. Search by address, state or zip code or use advanced search options such as coordinates and map scales.
Los Angeles River maps
Air Quality Data (South Coast Air Quality Management District)
See also: The California Almanac of Emissions and Air Quality and AIRNow's Local Air Quality Conditions & Forecasts.
Interactive City Maps (City of Los Angeles)
Links to LA GeoQuest and other mapping options.
California Environmental Information by Geographic Region (California Environmental Resources Evaluation System)
Environmental data available by county, bioregion, or watershed.
Street Tree Selection Guide (Los Angeles City Bureau of Street Services)
Related resources:
Community Information by Zip Code (Oviatt Library)
Includes Environmental Information by Zip Code.
Scorecard
An information service from Environmental Defense, this also provides county-level data on environmental issues.
RAND California Statistics (Oviatt Library subscription)
Numerous statistical databases on California, many of which include data at the city/county level. Many tables are based on government data. An online training exercise for RAND California Statistics is available.

Local Education Facts

Ed-Data (Education Data Partnership)
Includes school profiles and other information.
California's Standardized Testing and Reporting program
Includes School, District, County, and State Reports.
California High School and California Community College Academic Performance Reports
California State University (CSU) system provides, for each California high school and community college that sends five or more students to the CSU system, an Academic Performance Report tailored especially for that institution. These reports , accessible by county and then school name, present summary information on the academic performance of students in their first year at the CSU and comparison data.
Related resources:
Information about Schools in California (Oviatt Library)
An online guide to finding test scores, statistics and more about public and private schools in California.
RAND California Statistics (Oviatt Library subscription)
Numerous statistical databases on California, many of which include data at the city/county level. Many tables are based on government data. Includes information on private schools, SAT scores, teacher salaries, and more. An online training exercise for RAND California Statistics is available.
Compare Schools (School Wise Press)
United Way of Greater Los Angeles Social Reports.
Series of reports on children, women, and ethnic groups in Los Angeles that typically include statistics on a wide variety of topics, comparisons between different ethnic groups, and more. Titles include: State of the County, State of Women in Los Angeles County, Latino Scorecard, The State of Black Los Angeles, The Diverse Face of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles County, From Cradle to K: Ensuring Success by Six For All Los Angeles Children, Overlooked and Undercounted, etc. See also the agency's searchable Research Catalog, which links to other studies.
Community Information by Zip Code (Oviatt Library)
Includes Education Information by Zip Code.

Local Health Statistics and Facts Online

Statistics Data & Reports (Los Angeles County Department of Health Services-Public Health)
List of reports available, some of which are individually listed below.
Health Atlas/Health & Wellness Chapter/L.A. City Plan (Los Angeles Dept. of City Planning/Los Angeles Public Health )
 
L.A. County Health Data Resource Inventory
Includes health district and community-wide reports.
Los Angeles County Health Survey reports
Los Angeles County Health Survey is a population based telephone survey that provides information concerning the health of the Los Angeles County residents. Site links to data and questionnaires.
The Health of Angelenos 2000
A report designed to provide comprehensive health data at the county level.
The Burden of Disease in Los Angeles County (PDF)
Study of the patterns of morbidity and mortality in the Los Angeles County Population.
Map of Los Angeles County Service Planning Areas
Map reveals boundaries of service planning areas (SPA) that are important in understanding many local health reports. At the bottom of the map is a pull-down menu that, among other things, lets you connect to a web page for each SPA that gives information on local services and SPA-level reports.
Los Angeles County Key Indicators of Health by Service Planning Area 2007 (PDF; published in June 2009 by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health).
Older reports available online include Los Angeles County Key Indicators of Health by Service Planning Area 2005 (PDF) and Key Indicators of Public Health by Service Planning Area 2002-2003 (PDF).
Reports and Statistical Data on San Fernando Valley Service Planning Area, SPA 2
See also: Assessing The Community's Needs: A Triennial Report on the San Fernando & Santa Clarita Valleys 2007 (PDF), The Health of the Residents in the San Fernando Valley Service Planning Area of Los Angeles County, December 2000 (PDF) and other reports from the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services - Public Health SPA 2 - San Fernando Area Health Office.
Disease Control Reports on communicable diseases (Los Angeles County - Department of Health Services)
West Nile Virus information and statistics (Los Angeles County - Department of Health Services)
HIV Epidemiology Program (Los Angeles County - Department of Health Services)
Includes links to reports (which include statistics).
City of Los Angeles HIV/AIDS Statistics (City of Los Angeles AIDS Coordinator's Office)
Includes charts and other data on people in the City of Los Angeles living with AIDS or HIV.
Immunization Program (Los Angeles County - Department of Health Services)
Reports from this program often include statistical data.
L. A. Tuberculosis Morbidity (Los Angeles County - Department of Health Services)
Health Assessment Unit ( (Los Angeles County - Department of Health Services)
Includes reports on recent health trends and topics in Los Angeles county such as Alzheimer's Disease (PDF), Childhood Obesity (PDF), Diabetes in Los Angeles (PDF), Hypertension (PDF), Food Insecurity (PDF), Underage Drinking (PDF), Obesity on the Rise (PDF), Alcohol Consumption and Abuse Among L.A. County Adults (PDF), Childhood Asthma (PDF), Smoking Prevalence and Efforts to Quit (PDF), and Depressive Disorders (PDF).
Injury & Violence Prevention Program (Los Angeles County - Department of Health Services)
Includes reports, such as Los Angeles Injury Hospitalization Report 2008, which often include statistics.
Substance Use in the 15 Largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas: 2002-2005 (U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)
Statistics on illicit drug use, binge alcohol use, and cigarette smoking.
Data for Monitoring the Health Care Safety Net (U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Book 1. Data for Metropolitan Areas and Book 2. Data for States and Counties to monitor the status of local safety nets in providing health care to low-income and other vulnerable populations.
Community Health Status Indicators (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Over 200 measures of health status data for each county in the United States, including Los Angeles County. Easy to compare different counties.
Food Environment Atlas (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Maps and data about food choice/access, health, physical activity level, and socioeconomic characteristics for the United States at the national and county level. Use the site's Help page for directions on how to get the data.
EPICenter California Injury Data Online
Data tables about fatal and nonfatal injury in California and each of its 58 counties.
California Center for Health Statistics
Related resources:
Zip Code Data Book (United Way of Greater Los Angeles)
Zip code data/estimates on demographic, economic, and health topics for communities in Los Angeles County. Includes both tables and maps. Many tables are based on government data.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles Social Reports
Series of reports on children, women, and ethnic groups in Los Angeles that typically include statistics on a wide variety of topics, comparisons between different ethnic groups, and more. Titles include: State of the County, State of Women in Los Angeles County, Latino Scorecard, The State of Black Los Angeles, The Diverse Face of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles County, From Cradle to K: Ensuring Success by Six For All Los Angeles Children, Overlooked and Undercounted, etc. See also the agency's searchable Research Catalog, which links to other studies.
Healthy City
Community service and policy research tool for Los Angeles County. Provides a large database of community resources/services and localized demographic and health data on a GIS mapping platform. Much of the statistical data comes from government sources. Geographic level choices for data and mapping include choices such as city, zip code, services planning areas, and health districts.
California HealthCare Foundation
County data at this site gives Medi-Cal enrollment and expenditures.
County Health Rankings
This project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute offers health data for all counties in the United States, inluding Los Angeles County.
2008 County Profiles of Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in California (California Food Policy Advocates)
Statistics on poverty, food insecurity and obesity for each county in California.
Community Information by Zip Code (Oviatt Library)
Includes Health Information by Zip Code.
RAND California Statistics (Oviatt Library subscription)
Numerous statistical databases on California, many of which include data at the city/county level. Many tables are based on government data. An online training exercise for RAND California Statistics is available.
No Time for Complacency Policy Reviews and Updates (Public Health Institute)
Includes statistics at the county level for teen births and youth sexually transmitted diseases in California.

Other Local Statistics and Facts

Los Angeles History & Facts (City of Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Almanac
Privately published compilation of statistics and facts, many of which come from government sources. Organized by topic.

Local Budgets and Finances Online

City of Los Angeles Budget Summary
See also the City Council Budget and Finance Committee Web Site.
City of Los Angeles Controller's Office Financial Reports.
Los Angeles County Budget Documents .
Finance/Budget (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority).
Los Angeles World Airports homepage includes a link to Financial Reports.
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Financials.

Election Issues & Results

Election Information
Oviatt Library guide which links to many election information sources, a few of which are included below.
Los Angeles County Election Information (Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk)
Los Angeles City Election Information

Need more information on the issues? Visit your local library electronically or in person. Local favorites include Oviatt Library (the subject guide Society's Issues: Controversial and Current is a good place to begin researching a controversial issue) and the Los Angeles Public Library.


Politicians

Who Represents You?

District Look Up
Do you know which U. S. Congressional, State Senate, State Assemblyman, or County Supervisorial District represents you? If you live in Los Angeles County, this site makes it easy to find out with a form where you just type in your address. Once you have results, you can use a link to view district officials. Plus, once you know the voting districts you live in, it is easy to find out who the politicians are using the Public Officials Roster.
Los Angeles City Council Members
The "Neighborhood Resources" option on this page identifies your Los Angeles City Council member and other elected officials when you provide your street address.

Contact the Politicians

Local

State of California

  • California Home Page (State of California). Review the Government links provided, then choose the level of government. Contact Information is useful for California State officials addresses and phone numbers.

Federal

Lobbyists and Campaign Contributions

Information on who is lobbying local officials (in general, or on specific issues). Some sites also provide local campaign contributions information.

The City of Los Angeles Ethics Commission
Provides information on who is lobbying and making contributions to city politicians.
Los Angeles County Lobbyist Information
Information from the Executive Office of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors about the county's lobbyist ordinance and registered lobbyists.

Local Codes and Regulations

California Local Codes and Charters (Institute of Governmental Studies)
Links for the City of Los Angeles to the Municipal Code, Administrative Code, and City Charter.
Los Angeles City Charter, Rules and Codes.
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Essential information on zoning, land use, the city's general plan, community plans, and statistics by community plan areas.
Los Angeles County Land Use and Zoning Information.
Essential information about land use; includes links to area/community plans for areas such as the Antelope Valley and East Los Angeles.
Los Angeles County Code. Includes the Los Angeles County Charter.
South Coast Air Quality Management District Rules & Regulations.

 


Created by Mary M. Finley