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LA City Council Moves Toward Developing Unarmed Crisis Response Model
September 15, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council today took a step toward developing an unarmed model of crisis response by authorizing the city administrative officer to revise and release a Request For Proposals for the program that would divert nonviolent calls for services away from police officers. Nonprofits in Los Angeles will be able to submit proposals for operating the program and providing staff that would respond to the calls. The city will hold question-and-answer sessions during the process to engage with communities and encourage submissions. ... read more »
Councilman Wesson Believes in Second Chances, Providing for Those In Need
October 22, 2020
Councilman Herb Wesson believes in second chances. He also believes in looking out for those down on their luck, and there's no better example of these values that Wesson embodies than the food box giveaway program he started when COVID-19 struck in March. ... read more »
FIGUEROA CORRIDOR BID OPPOSES RENAMING OF FIGUEROA TO KOBE BRYANT BOULEVARD
October 15, 2020
On August 25, 2020 Council Members Curren Price and Herb Wesson introduced a motion to rename a portion of Figueroa Street to Kobe Bryant Boulevard.  Many believe that the renaming of Kobe Bryant Boulevard would be a fitting tribute to the legendary Laker along with his daughter Gianna Bryant and 7 others who were tragically killed in a helicopter crash in January of this year. ... read more »
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The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Reveals Virtual Concert and Community Food Distribution
October 15, 2020
Despite COVID-19 Taste of Soul is still delivering food and music to the community. ... read more »
Wesson Moves to Create Community Care Corp, Donate Public Land to Bridge Wealth Gap in Communities of Color
June 11, 2020
Councilman Herb Wesson has called for the City of Los Angeles to launch a transitional public/private collaborative "New Deal" style jobs program - titled the People's Bailout Los Angeles - designed to train and hire out-of-work Angelenos as community health workers and contact tracers in order to fill gaps in our inadequate health care system and provide meaningful employment to Angelenos who desperately need it during this economic recession.  ... read more »
Councilman Herb Wesson response to Coronavirus pandemic
March 12, 2020
The time has come to pull out all the stops. With so many folks living paycheck to paycheck, or relying on tips or gig work to pay their bills, we know there will be extra stress placed on Angelenos that many simply can’t afford. These common-sense measures will help us keep people in their homes and prevent the even greater public health crisis that mass evictions and foreclosures could create. ... read more »
State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Joins the Race for 2nd District Supervisor Seat 
February 21, 2019
Last Thursday, February 14, 2019, State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell announced that she is entering the race for the 2nd District seat on the Board of Supervisors.  ... read more »
HBCU Day at City Hall 
February 22, 2018
As a part of City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson’s celebration of African American Heritage month series of public programming, City Hall recognized Historical Black College & Universities (HBCU) Day with a reception and council presentation for HBCU Alumnae Alisa Orduna and Karim Webb. ... read more »
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