For more than three decades, Shelter Partnership has been donating new resources to a network of over 273 non-profit organizations that serve the homeless in Los Angeles County. This experience has enabled Shelter Partnership to accept donations of new products and distribute them to where they are most needed. In response to the current crisis, Shelter Partnership is providing essential supplies such as emergency blankets, diapers, and socks to its network of agencies. The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is responsible for maintaining a variety of museums, historic sites, and horticultural sites in the county. These include the Griffith Observatory, the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, the Banning Residence Museum, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Travel Town (in Griffith Park), Fort MacArthur, the Rose Garden and other community gardens, Orcutt Ranch, Cahuenga Field, Barnsdall Art Park, and the Drum Barracks Museum. The Office of Sanitation is responsible for garbage collection, disposal, and recycling services for 720,000 homes in the city of Los Angeles and at several facilities in the city.
The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) provides free access to information and opportunities for lifelong learning. Los Angeles World Airports is managed by a Board of Commissioners and is responsible for administering, overseeing, and controlling all airports and airport facilities under the jurisdiction of the City of Los Angeles. Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) is a local non-profit Organized County Health System (COHS) founded in 1987 to ensure that vulnerable and underserved residents of San Mateo County have access to high-quality care, services, and supports. Partnership HealthPlan of California* is a non-profit community-based Organized County Health System (COHS) that provides MediCal managed care services to more than 600,000 members in 14 counties in Northern California. The Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services provides first-class emergency medical, rescue, and fire protection services to nearly four million citizens of Los Angeles. They operate from a main office in downtown Los Angeles and from five additional access centers located throughout the city in Van Nuys, Reseda, Boyle Heights, the Eighth District Constituent Center, and San Pedro. The mission of the Department of Community Investments for Families is to align and increase community investments for families and neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles and to create opportunities for all Angelenos to thrive. The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) processes all cannabis business license applications in the city of Los Angeles. It also makes licensing decisions or licensing recommendations to the Cannabis Regulation Commission and regulates the operations of licensed commercial cannabis businesses in the city. All regular full-time and certified part-time municipal employees are eligible to receive LACERS benefits except employees of the Department of Water and Energy and sworn staff who are members of the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions. The Department of Animal Services provides services that allow people and animals to live together safely in the city of Los Angeles. The Department of Disability Rights (DDR) replaced the Office on Disability which was a division of the Mayor's Office of the City of Los Angeles.
This was done in response to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.