Pavemint Networking Breakfast Featuring Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell

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Held at WeWork Vine, LA’s 13th District Representative led an open discussion regarding mobility, pedestrian safety, and preserving Hollywood as a cultural destination.

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...I want to thank Pavemint for the opportunity to discuss the issues we face in Hollywood, as well as what we're doing to improve the quality of life here.

Joining the technology companies that have stepped forward to help cities meet the demands of growing populations, Pavemint decided to bring a unique networking opportunity to Hollywood’s creative entrepreneurs by providing a platform for their voices to be heard with regards to civic issues.

Because Pavemint is a mobility solution that helps smart cities improve transportation and their environmental impact, Mitch O’Farrell was the ideal guest speaker. With his commitment to creating safer streets and his leadership on affordable housing with Measure HHH, the Councilmember aligns well with Pavemint’s mission to reduce traffic and CO2 and provide new forms of income to residents and local business owners by unlocking underutilized parking in high-density neighborhoods, such as Hollywood.

The April 19th event provided guests an intimate and unique opportunity to express and discuss concerns regarding matters close to home, including how to provide enough EV chargers to meet the growing demand in Hollywood, as well as addressing increased traffic congestion. Guests benefitted first-hand from the Councilmember’s insights on the progress made to install a second scramble crosswalk at Sunset and Vine. Other topics included preserving Hollywood’s heritage by protecting historically significant buildings like the Warner Hollywood Theatre (or Hollywood Pacific Theatre). Originally opened in 1928, it has been closed to the public for four years. The crowd also celebrated the successful start to the first HHH-funded permanent supportive housing project in the City of Los Angeles, located in the 13th District. Units are under construction at PATH Metro Villas, 200 of which will be dedicated to housing formerly homeless individuals.

Elaborating on the significance of the event, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell gave the following statement:

“More professionals in the tech sector are coming to Hollywood for work and to live. As this community grows, I will continue pushing for more affordable housing, safer streets for pedestrians, and preservation of the historic landmarks that make Hollywood special. I want to thank Pavemint for the opportunity to discuss the issues we face in Hollywood, as well as what we're doing to improve the quality of life here.”

To view exclusive unpublished photos of the event, please visit Pavemint’s Events Page.

About Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell:
Mitch O’Farrell has served as Councilmember of the 13th District since July of 2013. Mitch is passionate about safe neighborhoods and improving the quality of life in Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park, Historic Filipinotown, Hollywood, Little Armenia, Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown, Thai Town and Silver Lake. During his first term in office, Mitch has made a strong impact on children and family safety in our neighborhoods, improved commercial corridors while enhancing pedestrian and bicycle safety, and has set the Los Angeles River on a path to environmental restoration and sustainability by pioneering the first permanent revenue stream for long-term improvements. To find out more about the councilman, please visit the LA City website.

About Pavemint:
Pavemint is a mobile platform that connects people looking for parking with residents and business owners who have spaces to share. Similar to concepts like ridesharing and bikesharing, Pavemint seeks to utilize and unlock existing resources in high-traffic urban areas. By building an on-demand economy, Pavemint creates new streams of income for residents, decreases traffic, lowers CO2 emissions, and eliminates the stresses of parking, helping cities to become cleaner and safer. The iOS app launched in October 2017 with over 4,000 parking spaces in some of the most difficult areas to find parking in LA.

Pavemint, LLC is headquartered in Hollywood, California and incorporated in Texas.

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