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AG Rob Bonta Ruling Sends Fate of District 10 Back into Court’s Hands
June 30, 2022
California Attorney General Rob Bonta has re-opened the possibility of a lawsuit filed by Mark Ridley-Thomas supporters to sue over the selection of Herb Wesson as a temporary member of the Los Angeles City Council, throwing the status of Los Angeles’ 10th Council District back into question. ... read more »
City Council Passes Motion on Violence Against Black Women & Girls  
May 25, 2022
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a motion on May 24, seeking an equity analysis on violence facing Black women and girls, citing the disproportionate number missing and murdered of Black women and girls in the United States. ... 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 »
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State Rejects LA Housing Plan Update, Seek More Ambitious Rezoning Effort
February 24, 2022
State housing regulators rejected Los Angeles' blueprint for increased development over the next eight years, telling the city it must re-zone by mid-October to accommodate 255,000 new homes, instead of. over the next three years, or risk losing access to affordable housing grants, it was reported today. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Votes To Seek Law Banning Bicycle Assembly On Sidewalks
February 9, 2022
The Los Angeles City Council voted on Feb. 8 to instruct the City Attorney's Office to draft an ordinance that would prohibit people from assembling or disassembling their bicycles in the public right-of-way. ... read more »
Council President Nury Martinez Planning to Give 10th Council District a Voice and a Vote
February 3, 2022
Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez has been meeting with residents and leaders throughout the community in plans for appointing a voting member to the Los Angeles City Council to represent the 10th Council District in the coming weeks. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Nominates First Woman to Lead LA Fire Department
January 27, 2022
The mayor announced the appointment alongside City Council President Nury Martinez, Crowley and Terrazas outside the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center. The Los Angeles City Council will have to confirm the appointment. Crowley already made history within the LAFD when she became the city's first female fire marshal in 2016. ... read more »
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 »
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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 »
Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission’s Comments on Adoption of City Council District Map
October 25, 2021
The Commission is very proud to send the map adopted at last night’s meeting to the City Council for its review. Our work has been informed by Census data, the federal Voting Rights Act, countless hours of public testimony, and core values and guiding principles that commissioners committed to at the start of our work. ... 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 »
Mark Ridley-Thomas Charged Along with Former University Dean in Federal Grand Jury Indictment Alleging Bribery and Fraud Scheme
October 13, 2021
As part of the bribery scheme, Ridley-Thomas and Flynn allegedly took steps “to disguise, conceal, and cover up the bribes, kickbacks, and other benefits defendant Ridley-Thomas and MRT Relative 1 received,” which included concealing the official acts Ridley-Thomas agreed to perform and did perform in exchange for the financial benefits. The pair also concealed, according to the indictment, the true purpose of the money funneled to MRT Relative 1’s nonprofit through the university, which also violated multiple university policies regarding the funding of nonprofits. ... read more »
LA City Council Passes Motion Aimed at Using CA Funds to Clean Near Freeways
October 12, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council approved a motion today aimed at using funds from the $100 billion California Comeback Plan to clean public spaces near freeways. The motion was introduced by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and directs the Chief Legislative Analyst and the City Administrative Officer to report on the state's budget, including the $1.5 billion investment to clean public spaces, and identify the amounts of funding and planned expenditures that will benefit Los Angeles and clean public spaces near highways. ... read more »
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 »
Government Offices Closed for Indigenous Peoples Day
October 8, 2021
Government offices and libraries throughout the Southland will be closed Monday in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, or Columbus Day. State and federal courts will shut their doors Monday as well, and there will be no U.S. Mail delivery. Most banks are also expected to be closed. However, Los Angeles Unified School District schools will be open. Buses and subway services in both the city and county of Los Angeles will run on a regular schedule, along with Metrolink trains. Stores, too, will be open as usual. ... read more »

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