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Re-imagine Serving and Protecting with Barack Obama; Discussing New Opportunities in Public Safety.
June 3, 2020
Obama continues to use his platform to seek a solution to the imbalance in the police force structure on a national scale, but also within local government.  President Barack along with his administration is orchestrating a commit to action for all mayors, city councils, and police oversight bodies to address police use of force. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Meeting Diverts From the Norm During Coronavirus Outbreak
March 17, 2020
In a shift from its normal routine of hearing public comments, the Los Angeles City Council today allowed people to speak their peace remotely from the Spring Street Forecourt at City Hall, in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. ... read more »
Public Service Embedded in Ridley-Thomas’ DNA
February 20, 2020
When it comes to public service, Mark Ridley-Thomas has done it all. He’s served on the nonprofit, city, county and state levels. The only thing left is national office. ... read more »
L.A. County Moves to Eliminate Red Tape In Providing Housing for Homeless
January 23, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a handful of motions designed to more quickly respond to provide housing for people living on the streets. ... read more »
Mark Ridley-Thomas Formally Kicks Off City Council Campaign
December 19, 2019
Firefighters and carpenters, members of the faith community and the arts community, local neighborhood activists and elected officials from throughout the region, and volunteers from every walk of life turned out Saturday, December 14 for Mark Ridley-Thomas’ official City Council campaign kickoff. ... read more »
LA City Council Moves Forward with Moratorium on “No-Fault” Evictions
October 18, 2019
On Oct. 15, the City Council took swift and bold action to come to the aid of thousands of tenants facing massive rent increases by approving a motion co-introduced by Councilmembers Curren Price and Mitch O’Farrell to ban “no-fault” evictions. ... read more »
Board Approves New Sidewalk Encroachment Policies for Further Consideration
September 17, 2019
The Los Angeles Board of Public Works today approved changes to a policy that would require people to obtain permits for planters, railings, fences and other items placed on city sidewalks. ... read more »
Brotherhood Crusade Promotes Energy and Water Conservation through Outreach and Awareness
August 1, 2019
Brotherhood Crusade is among 20 Los Angeles based organizations that is being supported by The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to promote energy efficiency and water conservation through outreach and awareness program and activities in the South Los Angeles communities. ... read more »
The Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Will Hurt People of Color and It Will Hurt Our Kids
July 26, 2019
While I applaud the intentions of Los Angeles lawmakers in attempting to prevent underage tobacco use, a ban on flavored cigarettes that includes menthol cigarettes will be counterproductive to this goal and detrimental to the society at large. The City Council should reconsider this ban. ... read more »
DWP Recommends New General Manager in Wake of FBI Search
July 26, 2019
One day after the FBI served a search warrant at the downtown offices of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the utility's general manager was replaced today months ahead of his previously announced departure. ... read more »
In Celebration of South LA Mothers
May 16, 2019
More than 1,300 beaming women of all backgrounds and ages gathered for a special Mother’s Day celebration, hosted by Councilman Curren Price, Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson on May 13 at the LA Convention Center in the 9th District.   ... read more »
L.A. Controller Urges Budget Restraint as Spending Set to Outpace Revenue Growth
March 1, 2019
L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released the City’s revenue forecast, highlighting projected growth in crucial revenue sources — but also warning that government spending could eclipse revenue growth next year. The annual “Revenue Forecast Report,” online at lacontroller.org/revenue, provides updated estimates of current year General Fund and special fund revenues, and also projects how much money will come into the City’s coffers in the next fiscal year. ... read more »
Statement From Councilwoman Nury Martinez Declaring “Pothole Emergency” in the City of Los Angeles
February 22, 2019
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez (Sixth District) issued the following statement after introducing a motion to Council in order to secure money to close major potholes in the City of Los Angeles:  ... read more »
Public Banking is on the Ballot. Vote Yes on B.
November 2, 2018
On Tuesday, voters will decide the fate of Charter Amendment B, ballot measure unanimously approved by city council which would open the door to a public bank of Los Angeles.  ... read more »
Michael Brown’s mom seeks reinvestigation, City Council seat
August 16, 2018
Lezley McSpadden said earlier in the day that she'd launched an online petition seeking a new investigation into her 18-year-old son's death, a case that sparked months of protests and helped fuel the Black Lives Matter movement nationally. McSpadden also announced that she planned to run for a seat on the Ferguson City Council in April. ... read more »
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