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City Officials Announce Settlement of LA Homelessness Lawsuit
April 7, 2022
The city of Los Angeles will spend up to $3 billion over the next five years to develop as many as 16,000 beds or housing units for the homeless, enough to accommodate 60% of the homeless population in each of the 15 City Council districts, under the terms of a settlement of a long-running lawsuit demanding solutions to the crisis. ... 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 »
Judge Upholds Mark Ridley-Thomas Suspension – Court denies Ridley-Thomas’ petition to return to L.A. City Council, Herb Wesson’s interim appointment is delayed until March 17
February 24, 2022
Herb Wesson’s appointment as the interim councilmember for the 10th Council District was halted today by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel, who issued a temporary restraining order today blocking the action. ... read more »
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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 »
LA City Policy of Full Vax Proof at Many Indoor Spaces Begins Monday
November 11, 2021
Angelenos patronizing indoor restaurants, gyms, entertainment and recreational facilities, personal care establishments and some city buildings will technically need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 starting Nov. 4 -- though enforcement of the new law won't ... read more »
CD-9 Welcomes Residents Applying for BIG:LEAP Program
October 29, 2021
The field office of Councilmember Curren Price, Jr. (CD 9) proved popular to South L.A. residents, who lined up on October 29, to apply for the BIG:LEAP – ... read more »
Black Lines Matter: The Fight Over Redistricting Lines in Los Angeles
October 28, 2021
: Council Districts (CDs) 8, 9 and 10 saw minimal changes in the final draft map to be submitted to the Los Angeles City Council by the Redistricting Commission. The adopted draft map, which passed by a 15-6 vote, featured adjustments to the three CDs with the city’s highest numbers of voting age African Americans. Most notably, Exposition Park is now located in CD 8. ... read more »
LA Council Members Seek Encampment Enforcement At Civic Center Locations
October 14, 2021
Six Los Angeles City Council members introduced a resolution today to enforce the city's ordinance to restrict homeless encampments at four locations in and around the Civic Center. ... read more »
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LA Council Votes To Prepare City To Seek Federal Infrastructure Funds
October 12, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council took action today to prepare the city to apply for federal funding from the pending $1 trillion infrastructure bill and the Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget proposal. Los Angeles has every reason to seize on these opportunities. The City Council has approved dozens of transformative strategic documents and master plans that in many cases include shovel-ready, entitled, or designed projects,'' stated the motion, introduced by Council President Nury Martinez with Councilmen Paul Krekorian, Bob Blumenfield and Mitch O'Farrell. ... read more »
LA City Council Votes to Require Vaccination to Enter Many Indoor Spaces
October 6, 2021
Patronizing indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, shopping centers, entertainment venues and personal care establishments in the city of Los Angeles will soon require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination under an ordinance approved today by the City Council. ... read more »
L.A. Council Votes to Create Pilot Program of Unarmed Mental Health Responders
October 16, 2020
   The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted today to create a pilot program to divert nonviolent emergency calls involving mental health issues from armed police officers to unarmed professionals. ... read more »
LA City Council Approves $30M For Free Childcare, Programs At Parks
August 27, 2020
The City Council voted today to use $30 million to provide childcare relief to low-incoming working families in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ... read more »
Wesson, Martinez Call for Reforms to Replace Police Officers with Non-Law Enforcement Agencies For Non-Violent Calls
June 18, 2020
Councilmember Herb Wesson and Council President Nury Martinez, supported by Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, and Curren Price have called for the development of an unarmed model of crisis response that would divert non-violent calls for service away from LAPD, replacing them with the appropriate non-law enforcement agencies. ... 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 »
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