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Faith, Civil Rights Leaders Call for Resignations of Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León
December 1, 2022
“So, we’re here today, to join the voices of unity, in unity, a call with clarity, demanding Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León resign from their office and resign immediately,” said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, senior minister of First AME Church of Los Angeles.  ... read more »
How the Nury Martinez, Gil Cedillo, Kevin de Leòn and Ron Herrerra’s Racist Comments are a Teachable Moment
October 27, 2022
Watching the city council meetings days after the recording of unhinged racist remarks by the three Latino councilmembers and Ron Herrera from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor showed the anger and frustration of the public towards morally corrupt leaders. ... read more »
South Central Is Not For Sale
March 20, 2022
Social media influencer and self-proclaimed educator, Dulce Vasquez, who is running for Los Angeles City Council District 9, is facing fierce backlash on her social media platforms for refusing to answer tough questions and blocking residents from exercising their first amendment rights.  ... read more »
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It’s Not About MRT , It’s Not About Herb, It Should Be About The People of the 10th District
March 17, 2022
Mark Ridley-Thomas should encourage the plaintiff and his friends to drop this frivolous lawsuit and allow Herb Wesson to serve as the “Interim” Councilmember of the 10th District and let’s move forward on working for the people and not for individual glory and political gain.  Nobody could serve as the Interim Councilmember of 10th District better than Herb Wesson. ... read more »
AN OPEN LETTER FROM CONCERNED CITIZENS OF CD 10 
March 10, 2022
Concerned Citizens of the 10th District have been absolutely compromised when every district in the City of Los Angeles has a representative on the City Council except for us. Yes, 14 out of 15 leaves a mathematical answer to the question that many people in the city have been asking. How many districts are excluded from voting in the city? The answer is One district- and that district is the 10th District.  ... read more »
LA City Council Seeks Incentives for ADUs, Expansion of Homebuyer Program
March 3, 2022
The Los Angeles City Council passed two motions on Feb. 22, as part of a legislative package introduced at the start of the year by Council President Nury Martinez aimed at “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty.” ... read more »
LA City Council Approves New Council District Borders to Be In Effect Jan. 1
December 10, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council today approved the  new borders for the city's 15 council districts, which will go into effect on  Jan. 1.  ... read more »
CITY COUNCIL APPROVES LA’S FIRST PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING PLAN $8.5 million to go to nine LA neighborhoods
December 10, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a plan from the Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights) to roll out the city’s first participatory budgeting pilot program. The Los Angeles Reforms for Equity and Public Acknowledgement of Institutional Racism, or LA REPAIR, will give nine communities impacted by high rates of poverty, COVID-19, pollution and other factors the decision-making power to allocate more than $8.5 million in city funds.  ... read more »
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LA City Council Advances Draft Redistricting Map Ahead of Public Hearing
November 10, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council today advanced a draft map of proposed new borders for its 15 districts, ahead of the first of two state-required public hearings on the map tomorrow. Over the last week, council members made significant changes to a draft map originally recommended by a civilian redistricting commission. City Council President Nury Martinez had blasted that original map, saying the commission's drastic changes to council districts ``confused and alienated thousands.'' ... read more »
Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission’s Comments on Adoption of City Council District Map
October 25, 2021
The Commission is very proud to send the map adopted at last night’s meeting to the City Council for its review. Our work has been informed by Census data, the federal Voting Rights Act, countless hours of public testimony, and core values and guiding principles that commissioners committed to at the start of our work. ... read more »
Councilman Seeks Ban On Encampments Near All LA Public Schools
August 16, 2021
Councilman Joe Buscaino announced today he will introduce a resolution to ban encampments around all Los Angeles public schools as part of the city's new sweeping anti-camping law. ... read more »
Youth Orchestra Los Angeles Finds Permanent Home in Inglewood
August 5, 2021
During an exclusive tour, the Los Angeles Sentinel explored the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen Center, the first Youth Orchestra Los Angeles program (YOLA) located in the heart of Inglewood; dedicated to the elite musical training of local youth, channeling the musical excellence of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. ... read more »
Councilman Curren Price Fighting for the Victims of South LA Explosion
July 8, 2021
During what was intended to be a routine safe detonation of confiscated fireworks by the LAPD Bomb Squad on June 30, led to an explosion in South LA, which sent 17 people to the hospital, including neighbors and first responders, blowing out the glass on homes and destroying several vehicles. ... read more »
Councilmember Ridley-Thomas’ Leads Effort to Propose Street Engagement Strategy Accompany Regulations of Encampments within Public Spaces
July 1, 2021
In an effort to balance homeless engagement with public health, safety and street access, Councilmember Ridley-Thomas joined Council President Martinez and Councilmembers Krekorian, O'Farrell, Blumenfeld, de Leon and Price to advance a holistic effort to address street homelessness. ... read more »
Curren Price: The Force Behind Reimagining Public Safety in Los Angeles
May 27, 2021
Councilmember Curren Price is excited about the opportunities that have been created in the City’s latest budget, which re-allocates over $165 million to those in Los Angeles who are and have historically been underserved and under-resourced. ... read more / view gallery »
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