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The Mayor of Los Angeles Announces ‘Small Cohorts’ Will be Hosted In-Person for K-12 Student Learning
September 2, 2020
The mayor announced schools in L.A. County can offer on campus services for “small stable cohorts” for k-12 students who need the educational support. Starting September 14, the “cohort approach” is to monitor and observe the adjustment to see what works on a smaller scale before reopening schools.  This method is being handled with caution because of the severity of what can go wrong if there was an outbreak among students and faculty. ... read more »
Garcetti Signs Order to Make City Services More Available Remotely Amid COVID
August 27, 2020
   Mayor Eric Garcetti said today that he signed an executive directive to make city services more accessible online and contact-free whenever possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic.     Garcetti said people can already pay bills online, and contact-free pickup services of materials from libraries is available, but ``this directive is a critical step to not only modernize government but to keep us safe as we open up city services, or the city services that have stayed open and that you depend on don't put you at risk.''  ... read more »
L.A. Controller Reports Nearly $6 Million Small Business Microloans Distributed by City During Pandemic
August 19, 2020
L.A. Controller Ron Galperin, in cooperation with the City’s Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), updated his interactive map and microloan tracker displaying the microloans funded by the City of Los Angeles to help small businesses get the assistance they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the program started, EWDD has distributed more than $5.9 million to 419 Los Angeles businesses — an increase from the $3.4 million to 227 businesses reported when Galperin first released the tracker in July. Available at lacontroller.org/microloans, Galperin's microloan tracker is updated through the beginning of August and includes a map with the name, location and loan amount for each recipient.  ... read more »
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L.A. City Planning Department Names Faisal Roble First Chief Equity Officer
August 13, 2020
City Planning, the largest planning department in the United States, has named its first Chief Equity Officer Faisal Roble to lead in a newly-created position to spearhead racial justice efforts within the Department. This role will also help address implicit bias in City Planning policies and outreach. With more than 30 years of experience and most recently holding the title of Principal City Planner, Roble will help craft City Planning’s Racial Equity Action Plan that will better guide diverse outreach and engagement that informs 35 distinct communities during the City Planning process. ... read more »
Largest U.S. Planning Department Stewards Its First Chief Equity Officer Appointment
August 12, 2020
Appointed by the Director of Planning Vince Bertoni in response to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Executive Order No. 27on Racial Equity in City Government, Roble has a robust history of serving various community groups around Los Angeles. His experience includes managing visions for South, Southeast and West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert communities. Part of his work helped address racial injustice, equity, as well as economic disinvestment. His leadership in over 20 projects has helped bolster affordable housing and sustainable communities. Most recently, he oversaw projects of significant importance to the South L.A. community, including the redevelopment of Jordan Downs from 700 units of public housing into a 1,073 unit, mixed-use, mix-income neighborhood with a full-service grocery store, commercial and community services and more than five acres of parks and open space.   ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Announces Progress Made under Community Safety Partnership in LAPD; Captain Emada Tingirides Appointed Deputy Chief of CSP Bureau
July 30, 2020
As of July 27, the metrics of COVID-19 are showing a steady plateau; according to the Mayor of Los Angeles, the curve is heading in the right direction. On Monday, the county reported 2,039 new cases. This brings the total diagnosed reports to 176,028. There were 905 of those cases found in the city of L.A.; there were an additional count of 17 deaths. In summary, there are 4,375 fallen Angelenos. ... read more »
Discussing a Movement in Time with Brenda Shockley, Los Angeles’ First Chief Equity Officer
July 16, 2020
In her new role as chief equity officer, Shockley looks to build bridges that allocate resources and leverage within city hiring, promotion, and construct a solid platform for meaningful change. ... read more »
Kacie Strategies Hosts Virtual Round Table Addressing Racial Inequities with Los Angeles Executive Director of Civil and Human Rights Department
July 8, 2020
Kacie Strategies Media Relations invited Los Angeles Executive Director of the Civil and Human Rights Department Capri Maddox to discuss the physical changes within city government that looks to bring equality and justice for all residents of L.A.; in addition to being the pioneer in meaningful steps towards equality for other cities to follow. ... read more »
New Homeless ‘Bridge’ Shelter Opens on San Pedro; L.A. County Provides $400,000 to Support COVID-19 Staffing
July 7, 2020
The unsheltered have been part of the most susceptible demographic to coronavirus, due to being exposed to the elements with no permanent protection to take refuge. July 6, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a conference “Confronting the Crisis,” announcing the opening of a bridge home shelter in San Pedro. Monetary resources are being funneled to areas that are imperative to fighting a global pandemic, L.A. County disclosed a commitment to testing site funding. ... read more »
City Council Cuts $150 Million From LAPD Budget to Fund Community Programs
July 1, 2020
The Los Angeles City Council voted today to cut $150 million from the police department's budget next fiscal year, following weeks of demands from activists to reduce funding for law enforcement. ... read more »
MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES SENIOR STAFF CHANGES
June 25, 2020
Team will include Andre Herndon and Mary Hodge as Deputy Chiefs of Staff and Breelyn Pete as Deputy Mayor of Legislative and External Affairs ... read more »
Attorney Capri Maddox Looks to Lead the Newly Established Civil and Human Rights Department; Facing Racial Disparities Head On
June 25, 2020
Capri Maddox is leading a frontier into a new sense of equality within Los Angeles. As the first executive director of the newly developed Civil and Human Rights Department, she is cultivating a stronger resource to be available for underserved communities ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Announces ‘Thermal Cameras’ will be Online at Tom Bradley Terminal in LAX
June 22, 2020
The Los Angeles City mayor touched on the significance June 23 brings, LAX will begin piloting a thermal camera technology. The device will be able to track body temperatures of guests, noting anything that is over 100.3 degrees. Garcetti disclosed that fevers are one of the leading symptoms of coronavirus. ... read more »
WATCH: Mayor Garcetti Announces Major Steps to Promote Racial Equity in Los Angeles
June 19, 2020
Mayor Eric Garcetti today called for affirmative action in City government and signed an executive directive to study and promote racial equity in City departments. To help lead, coordinate, and drive these efforts, he also named Deputy Mayor Brenda Shockley as L.A.’s first-ever Chief Equity Officer. ... read more / watch video »
L.A. City Mayor Looking to Combat Potential Waves of Homelessness Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
June 18, 2020
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 the city began receiving necessary aid and grants to house people who were experiencing homelessness. The formula that left so many people unsheltered is when trauma meets unmanageable living costs. Over 20,000 Angelenos were housed last year, nearly 430-million dollars of the city budget will focus on the needs of the unsheltered. ... read more »
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