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Community and Labor Dedicate UCLA James Lawson Worker Justice Center
December 12, 2021
Hundreds of people attended the Dec. 11 dedication of the UCLA James Lawson Worker Justice Center, which recognized the enduring legacy of the nation’s premiere non-violence tactician – the Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. ... read more »
CITY COUNCIL APPROVES LA’S FIRST PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING PLAN $8.5 million to go to nine LA neighborhoods
December 10, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a plan from the Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights) to roll out the city’s first participatory budgeting pilot program. The Los Angeles Reforms for Equity and Public Acknowledgement of Institutional Racism, or LA REPAIR, will give nine communities impacted by high rates of poverty, COVID-19, pollution and other factors the decision-making power to allocate more than $8.5 million in city funds.  ... read more »
Garcetti Hands Over Chair of C40 Cities Climate Group to London Mayor
November 30, 2021
Today is Mayor Eric Garcetti's last day as chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network of 97 mayors working together to address the climate crisis and reduce emissions. ... read more »
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CD-9 Welcomes Residents Applying for BIG:LEAP Program
October 29, 2021
The field office of Councilmember Curren Price, Jr. (CD 9) proved popular to South L.A. residents, who lined up on October 29, to apply for the BIG:LEAP – ... read more »
LAFD Women Firefighters Group: Chief Ignored Abuse Reports, Should be Removed
October 19, 2021
A coalition of women firefighters at the Los Angeles Fire Department today called for Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas to be removed for allegedly ignoring allegations of sexism, harassment and abuse endured by women at the department. In a letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles Women in the Fire Service alleged that Terrazas ``has ignored, downplayed, denied or actively obstructed any investigation into the cultural problems with LAFD.'' ... read more »
LA to Invest $30 Million in Solar Storage Program Using City-Owned Buildings
September 27, 2021
As Los Angeles sets out to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2035, city officials announced a $30 million investment today in a municipal solar and storage program using city-owned buildings across departments.    ``We're celebrating not just another milestone in our fight against climate change, but also a step to build a more sustainable city starting with buildings that the city owns, the city controls and the city can lead by example in making sure that we have renewable energy,'' Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a downtown news conference. ... 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 »
1,500 Underserved Youth Receive Loaded Backpacks from Mother In Action’s 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Giveaway
August 19, 2021
Mothers In Action’s highly anticipated 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Supply Giveaway efforts did not disappoint.  ... read more / view gallery »
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Councilman Seeks Ban On Encampments Near All LA Public Schools
August 16, 2021
Councilman Joe Buscaino announced today he will introduce a resolution to ban encampments around all Los Angeles public schools as part of the city's new sweeping anti-camping law. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Appoints Taelor Bakewell to Housing Authority Commission
July 8, 2021
Taelor Bakewell represents a strong voice for the Black community as the newly commissioned board member for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). Bakewell pulls strength and motivation from her loved ones and incorporates that support into bigger strides for improvement within the City of Los Angeles. Commissioner Bakewell was appointed to HACLA’s Board on May 25, 2021. ... read more »
Garcetti Signs $11 Billion Budget, With Nearly $1 Billion for Homeless Crisis 
June 4, 2021
Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed the city's $11.2 billion budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which allocates historic spending of nearly $1 billion to combat Los Angeles' homelessness crisis.  ... read more »
The Lookout: Three California Cities Push Plans to Increase Police Spending
May 13, 2021
These high-profile deaths of African Americans, along with many others sparked global protests and resulted in politicians and activists on the political Left calling on their cities to and counties to defund their police departments. ... read more »
Garcetti Speaks With HUD Secretary About Federal Funding For Homeless Crisis
April 23, 2021
Mayor Eric Garcetti today joined a news conference with Rep. Maxine Waters and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge to discuss the $5 billion allocated through American Rescue Plan to states, tribal areas and local governments to address homelessness. ... read more »
L.A. Metro Board To Appoint Metrolink CEO Stephanie Wiggins as Metro CEO
April 8, 2021
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors is scheduled to appoint Stephanie Wiggins, current CEO of Metrolink, to lead L.A. Metro. The current L.A. ... read more »
Councilmember Monica Rodriguez Secures $1.1 Million for the First Ever Youth Development Dept. in the City of Los Angeles
April 8, 2021
The Invest in Youth Coalition is proud to announce that on Thursday April 1, Los Angeles City Councilmember Monica Rodriguez secured $1.1 million for the City’s first ever Youth Development Department. ... read more »
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