City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Mayor Garcetti Appoints Taelor Bakewell to Housing Authority Commission
July 8, 2021
Taelor Bakewell represents a strong voice for the Black community as the newly commissioned board member for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). Bakewell pulls strength and motivation from her loved ones and incorporates that support into bigger strides for improvement within the City of Los Angeles. Commissioner Bakewell was appointed to HACLA’s Board on May 25, 2021.
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Garcetti Says Trick-or-Treating Discouraged This Year But Not Banned
October 16, 2020
Mayor Eric Garcetti said today people should not participate in traditional Halloween trick-or-treating amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but didn't issue a ban on it.
``Halloween gatherings, events or parties with people outside your household are not (permitted),'' Garcetti said during his COVID-19 update from City Hall.
``Even if they happen outdoors, carnivals, festivals, live entertainment and haunted house attractions are not allowed either. Door-to- door trick-or-treating is not recommended as it makes social distancing nearly impossible.'' ... read more »
AN OPEN LETTER FROM WLCAC TO COUNCILMAN JOE BUSCAINO
October 15, 2020
This urgent letter of protest is filed by the Watts Labor Community Action Committee in objection to the ongoing 1845 East 103rd Street Request for Proposals Process (Mafundi RFP). The Mafundi RFP is in fact an invitation for bids to demolish a site of historic and cultural import for the City of Los Angeles, if not the nation: The Mafundi Institute, which includes the Watts Happening Coffee House. Among the many hindrances to achieving best use caused by this RFP is its title. The use of only the property address without reference to the widely recognized building and business names for the RFP is misleading and downplays the importance of the nature of the project by obscuring the historic value of the site. ... read more »