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COUNCIL TACKLES PROBLEM OF POLICE STOPPING MOTORISTS FOR ‘DRIVING WHILE BLACK’
July 2, 2020
The Los Angeles Police Department could be removed from enforcing traffic rules under a new proposal that addresses one of the most problematic and racially charged elements of police interaction with people of color — traffic stops. ... read more »
L.A. Community Leaders and Grass Roots Organizations Come Together to Discuss ‘The People’s Budget’, Redefining the City’s Financial Pipeline
July 2, 2020
Elected officials along with activist members unveiled the fear behind the word “defunding” in reference to the irrigation adjustment of city budget. ... read more »
Wesson, City of Los Angeles Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis
June 25, 2020
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to approved a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis in the city. The resolution, put forward by Councilmembers Herb Wesson, Curren Price, and Marqueece Harris-Dawson, also calls on City of Los Angeles departments to review their internal policies and procedures. ... read more »
Councilman Wesson speaks to LAPD on the front lines
June 18, 2020
Herb Wesson, L.A. City Council President Emeritus, speaks to LAPD officers at site of Black Lives Matter protest in front of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s house. (File Photo) ... read more »
Wesson Attends Black Lives Matter Protest to Help De-Escalate LAPD Response
June 4, 2020
Wesson decided to come to the scene after seeing video of hundreds of police officers surrounding the protestors. ... read more »
L.A. Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson to Host Veterans Grocery Giveaway
May 28, 2020
Attendees are required to wear face coverings and observe 6 feet of social distancing guidelines at all times. ... read more »
Leimert Park Fire Damages Historic Vision Theatre
April 23, 2020
During the early morning hours on Tuesday April 21, firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department extinguished flames that damaged part of the historic Vision Theatre located in Leimert Park. ... read more »
L.A. Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson To Hold Free Diaper Grab-and-Go Saturday
April 10, 2020
Los Angeles City Council President Emeritus Herb J. Wesson Jr. and Good Plus Foundation will host a diaper grab-and-go for 10th Council District residents on Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at his district office in Koreatown. Diapers will be given to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority will be given to families in the 10th Council District but no families are excluded from applying. Limited quantities and sizes available. All families must sign-up online at herbwesson.com/diapers. No walk-ups will be permitted. ... read more »
Ahead of Mayor’s Mandate to Wear Masks in Public, L.A. Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson Offers Free Masks for Residents
April 10, 2020
“Providing masks for our neighbors will help stop the spread of COVID-19,” Wesson. “We have a responsibility to care for and protect our neighbors and that’s even more true now. We also have to provide whatever assistance we can during this crisis recognizing that everyone can’t afford masks or doesn’t have access to them.” ... 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 »
Lacey Wins Big, Wesson And Ridley-Thomas Headed for Run-Off
March 5, 2020
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, despite controversy surrounding her campaign, overwhelmingly won reelection to her seat. Lacey said she wants to create more transparency in the office so that people will better understand what her job entails. ... read more »
Bright Star and Bethany CDC Partner to Open New Charter School
March 5, 2020
With educational excellence being the driving force, a dream of a facility became a reality for Bright Star Schools, Bethany Baptist Church and the Baldwin Bethany Community Development Corporation.  ... read more »
Destination Crenshaw Broke Ground in Leimert Park Celebrating the Future of Black History and Community in the South L.A.
March 5, 2020
At the intersection of Crenshaw and Leimert, hundreds gathered to honor the history of Crenshaw Boulevard and Leimert Park and to celebrate the groundbreaking of Destination Park and its centerpiece; Sankofa Park.  ... read more »
Maxine Waters Endorses Herb Wesson for L.A. County Supervisor
February 27, 2020
When “Auntie Maxine” speaks, the world listens. So, when the renowned U.S. Congresswoman endorsed Herb Wesson for Supervisor, constituents throughout the county echoed their support. ... read more »
City Councilman Herb Wesson Statement on the Death of Kobe Bryant, Daughter Gianna, and Seven Others
January 28, 2020
The following statement is from Los Angeles City Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson on the death of Laker legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others: “We are all devastated at the news of the tragic deaths of Laker legend Kobe Bryant, ... read more »
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