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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 »
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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 »
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a mobile vaccination program today aimed at bringing COVID-19 vaccines to neighborhoods with the highest rates of the virus and coronavirus-related deaths.
February 4, 2021
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a mobile vaccination program today aimed at bringing COVID-19 vaccines to neighborhoods with the highest rates of the virus and coronavirus-related deaths. ... read more »
L.A. Metro CEO Phillip Washington To Step Down In May
February 4, 2021
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO Phillip A. Washington is stepping down after six years at the helm of the transit agency, it was announced today. Washington informed the Metro board, headed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, that he does not plan to seek a new contract or extend his current contract, which expires in May. ... read more »
Los Angeles Facing Economic Shift Due to Limited Stay At Home Order; Mayor Eric Garcetti Launches ‘LA Optimized’ To Keep Businesses Afloat.
November 27, 2020
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti elaborated on upcoming plans for the city, as the community prepares for a second wave of increased transmission. Most recent numbers are projecting over thousands of new COVID-19 cases. The mayor went into detail about this unfortunate turn of events, and what this means for the city of Los Angeles. ... read more »
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Garcetti Nominates Trial Lawyer, Civil Litigator to L.A. Police Commission
November 19, 2020
 Briggs' nomination is subject to City Council confirmation, and if confirmed he will succeed Shane Goldsmith, who is stepping down after more than four years on the commission, Garcetti said. ... read more »
LADWP Provides 100,000 Grants of $500 to Support Families Severely Impacted By COVID-19
November 12, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the reality of life. However, the true pandemic is seeing the widening gap in the quality of life, throughout underserved communities. Many Angeleno households and communities across the globe have been left vulnerable during the largest health crisis the world has seen in present day. ... read more »
Covered California Kicks Off Open Enrollment
November 12, 2020
Covered California announced their open enrollment on Monday, November 9. Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti virtually attended the Webinar meeting, along with many other diverse community leaders, to discuss the importance of accessible healthcare during one of the most unexpected health-related crises seen in our time. There is a new pressure applied to having health coverage and maintaining a fresh perspective on the quality of life.  ... read more »
Los Angeles City, County Debut Response Teams for Mental Health Incidents
October 29, 2020
Los Angeles city and county officials announced the start of a partnership to dispatch unarmed mental health responders to situations where they can help, rather than police officers or firefighters. ... read more »
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Reveals Virtual Concert and Community Food Distribution
October 15, 2020
Despite COVID-19 Taste of Soul is still delivering food and music to the community. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Reflects on Breonna Taylor Case Settlement; “More Work For Justice Has To Be Done.”
September 24, 2020
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke of transforming relationships and making investments in programs that foster progressive and mindful behavior among the community.  He called for the city to double their efforts in building a strong connection between resident and public officials.  Garcetti stated, “As we process today’s news, lets stay mindful of the words determination and peace that Breonna’s family has shared with us, day after day, that courage that they have shown. Let’s keep saying her name, lets never give up the fight for justice...” ... read more »
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 »
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