City of Los Angeles

Councilwoman Hutt Calls for L.A. to Ban Cashless Businesses

Councilwoman Heather Hutt (CD10) gathered with Councilmembers Eunisses Hernandez (CD1) and Hugo Soto-Martinez, along with Community Coalition President Alberto Retana, and Jenesse Center Director of Compliance Leslie Belt for a press conference on April 30, that called for the City of Los Angeles to ban businesses from going cashless.

Wellness Day for LAFD South Bureau Restores First Responders

On Wednesday, June 21, Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC) hosted the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s South Bureau for a day of self-care. Battalion staff from the Harbor area, South Los Angeles, Mid City and Century City — 26 stations in all, streamed in and out between emergency calls to become better equipped to serve community residents.

Barbara Morrison: Still a Performer at the Center of Hearts

One year after revered songstress, vocal teacher and community activist Barbara Morrison’s passing at age 72, her legacy is humming along in full swing. The City of Los Angeles has renamed the corner of 43rd Street and Degnan (where the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center has stood for the past 14 years) “Barbara Morrison Square.” It was dedicated on the singer’s birthday last year, September 10, which also marked the date of the First Annual Barbara Morrison Jazz and Blues Festival.

Taste of Soul Is Here!

Excitement is building throughout L.A. as people anticipate the 17th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival, set for Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Crenshaw Blvd., between Stocker St. and Obama Blvd.

Inaugural Olivia Mitchell Youth Council Cohort Sworn in at City Hall

The City of Los Angeles has launched its first ever Youth Council, the inaugural endeavor of the Youth Development Department established in Summer 2021. This new program is named for Olivia E. Mitchell, longtime community activist and city employee. On August 5, the first cohort of Mitchell’s namesake program–which includes 30 young people between the ages 16 and 25–was introduced and sworn in at the City Council meeting.

CITY COUNCIL APPROVES PLAN FOR PEACE AND HEALING CENTERS IN LA

 On Wednesday, June 29, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a plan by the Civil + Human Rights and Equity (LA Civil Rights) Department to launch Peace & Healing Centers in nine communities across the City of Los Angeles. The program will partner with community-based organizations to create physical spaces focused on environmental, social and economic healing in historically marginalized communities.

Highlighting Empowered Women Impacting the L.A. Criminal Justice System 

 Looking deeper into the city’s district attorney office, Black women are holding senior roles that influence the largest criminal justice system in the country. This is an important factor, due to the rate people of color are experiencing racially charged encounters in the current criminal justice system. 

New Program Aims to Help Diverse Contractors Win Public Construction Contracts

A three-pronged Los Angeles regional program — consisting of the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Metro, and the County of Los Angeles — has been created to help small and diverse contractors in bidding and obtaining work on infrastructure development and other publicly funded construction projects. 

AN OPEN LETTER FROM CONCERNED CITIZENS OF CD 10 

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.