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Breaking News: Heather Hutt to be Appointed as Councilmember for 10th District
August 26, 2022
Heather Hutt was appointed today to represent Los Angeles’ 10th Council District. She will be the first woman to represent the 10th District and the first woman to represent South Los Angeles in a decade. The appointment was made as a motion introduced by Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez and seconded by Councilmembers Gil Cedillo, Paul Koretz, Mitch O’Farrell, and Kevin de León. ... read more »
Judge Extends Order Blocking Wesson’s LA Council Service
August 25, 2022
A judge issued a preliminary injunction on Aug. 22 that continues to bar Herb Wesson from performing any official Los Angeles City Council duties in place of suspended Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas. ... read more »
Judge Weighs Extension of Order Blocking Wesson’s City Council Service
August 17, 2022
A temporary restraining order barring Herb Wesson from performing any official Los Angeles City Council duties in place of suspended Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas will remain in place for now, while a judge considers whether to issue a preliminary injunction, he said on Wednesday, August 17, that he's inclined to grant. ... read more »
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Heather Hutt Named CD 10 Caretaker 
July 28, 2022
Council President Nury Martinez officially designated Heather Hutt as the Caretaker for Council District 10 on July 20.  Martinez made the appointment following the temporary restraining order issued by Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel on July 19, which temporarily prevents Councilmember Herb Wesson from serving as the district representative.  ... read more »
Karly Katona Appointed “Caretaker” of the 10th Council District
November 4, 2021
Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez appointed the chief of staff for Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas as the “caretaker” for the 10th Council District on Monday, November 1, 2021. ... 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 »
Ridley-Thomas Suspended from LA Council, Hours Before Not Guilty Plea
October 21, 2021
City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas was suspended from office by a divided Los Angeles City Council today, hours before he entered a not-guilty plea to federal bribery and conspiracy charges stemming from his time serving on the county Board of Supervisors. ... read more »
LA City Council to Consider Suspending Mark Ridley-Thomas From Office
October 19, 2021
On the day Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley- Thomas is scheduled to be arraigned on federal bribery and conspiracy charges, his council colleagues will vote tomorrow on whether to immediately suspend him from office. ... read more »
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Appeals Court Overturns Judge’s Order to House L.A. Skid Row Homeless
September 29, 2021
A federal appeals court today overturned a Los Angeles judge's sweeping order forcing local government to offer shelter to every unhoused person on downtown's Skid Row by the middle of next month, and sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings. A panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the district court had ``abused its discretion'' because it did not have authority to issue the preliminary injunction order based on claims not pled in the complaint brought last year by the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights, an association of downtown residents, homeless individuals and property owners seeking to compel the county and city of Los Angeles to find shelter for the thousands of people camping on city sidewalks. ... read more »
Residents Proclaim Community Pride at Redistricting Public Hearings
September 16, 2021
“Keep communities together” was repeatedly expressed by residents during the last two public hearings hosted by the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission. ... read more »
South L.A. Residents Testify Before Redistricting Commission
September 9, 2021
The comments were delivered at the latest public hearing that the commission hosted as part of the redistricting process, which requires that the boundaries of council districts be redrawn following each census and that each district be approximately equal in size. ... read more »
Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas Reopens Leimert Park in Honor of Juneteenth
June 24, 2021
Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas is devoted to the growth of Leimert Park. The civic leader made the monumental plaza a priority after three years of the area being closed; it’s receiving heightened attention and councilmember Ridley-Thomas showcased some of the upgrades during the Juneteenth reopening celebration. ... read more / view gallery »
Local Communities Standing Together Through EmpowerLA
June 10, 2021
The City of LA Department of Neighborhood Empowerment or EmpowerLA puts the power back in the hands of the community. It is the “primary support agency” for the neighborhood council system. They are calling on every Angeleno to strengthen the voice of the community; Neighborhood Council is the closest form of government to the people. ... read more »
LA City Council Approves Resolution to Support the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act of 2021
May 27, 2021
In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic where intimate physical interaction created the risk of contracting COVID-19, protesters called for justice, confronting the hard reality that incidents of police brutality, which have disproportionately resulted in the injuries and deaths of people of color, persisted across the nation.  ... read more / view gallery »
Leimert Park Village is Reopening: Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas Says “All Hands on Deck”
May 20, 2021
The heritage and culture of Los Angeles flows through the veins of the Leimert Park Village community. Businesses that took root near historic Leimert Boulevard reflect the neighborhood’s progress and elevation.  In this quaint, Black artistic-mecca, comprised mostly of store fronts, restaurants and vendors in South L.A., there is a history pride for the community and culture. ... read more »
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