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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 »
AIDS Healthcare Foundation Files Lawsuit Against Controversial Housing Bill
September 29, 2021
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation announced today it filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 10, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Sept. 16 to create a voluntary process for cities to streamline zoning processes to allow multi-unit housing on single-
family lots near transit in urban infill areas.
``We believe SB10 includes a blatant constitutional overreach in its provision allowing two-thirds of members a city council, board of supervisors or other such `members of a legislative body' to override local initiatives, including those with zoning restrictions, that may have been legally put in place by voters through the initiative process,'' said AHF President Michael Weinstein. ``This provision ignores the intent and will of voters, totally disregarding the sanctity of voters' rights. We believe the provision is clearly unconstitutional and are therefore seeking to invalidate that provision and the entire law.'' ... read more »
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 »
2020 Census Reveals 2.9% Increase in L.A.’s Black Population
August 26, 2021
The statistics were disclosed at a special meeting of the L.A. City Council Redistricting Commission on August 19. The commission is charged with using census data to recommend a redistricting plan that outlines the boundaries of council districts (CDs) and each area should be largely equal in population.
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Investing in South LA
March 10, 2021
L.A. City Councilmember, 9th District, Marqueece Harris-Dawson explains why Black and Brown Councilmembers representing predominantly communities of color take the safety and the funding of our communities very seriously. The Council remains focused on prioritizing meaningful investments in disadvantaged communities and communities of color and broader discussions and actions around public safety. ... read more »
August 13, 2020
While a compelling case can be made for a significant expansion of the Los Angeles City Council, a more modest and immediately doable approach to demonstrating our concern with minority rights in these turbulent times would be to free Watts from Council District 15 and join it with Council District 9.
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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 »