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Two Women Lead Metro to New Heights; First Time in 28-Year History

Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins and newly appointed Metro Chair Supervisor Hilda Solis outline the vision of Metro in the annual State of the Agency Address.  Solis and Wiggins will be the first combination of women, as chair and CEO to concurrently serve at Metro in its 28-year history.

Mayor Garcetti Appoints Taelor Bakewell to Housing Authority Commission

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.

Mayor Eric Garcetti announces Collaboration with Microsoft and Starry, Six Months of Free Internet Looking to Connect the Los Angeles Community

This is a coalition between the Los Angeles City Mayor Administration, HACLA, Starry, and Microsoft. The objective is to grow from the tragedies presented from COVID-19. Mayor Garcetti recognized the reach to success can be amplified when there is unity between private sectors and public leadership. There is a lot of work to be done, but this benchmark in digital unity is looking to create a ripple affect across the community and beyond.

Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson on Restoring Justice with Protest Power to Break Cultural Addictions in LAPD

In the 60’s and 70’s, taking it to “The Man” was a norm for Black people. No jive. In 2020, the massive wave of protests got the whole world shook and the establishment asking, “What are we going to do to calm these people down?” Obviously, the constituents’ response today is trending. The spirit of our youth gets a 2020 soul clap.

Adopting a People’s Budget: Los Angeles Needs Services, Not Police

On April 15, 2020, just as the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 crisis and accompanying economic fallout on Black people was coming to light, a set of immediate and long-term demands was issued by a who’s who of Black Los Angeles leaders and organizations – more than 50 in total. The demands were forwarded to nearly every elected official, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who never issued as much as an acknowledgment, let alone scheduling the meeting that leaders requested of him. Five days later, he issued a City budget proposal that stood in direct opposition to the priorities

Coronavirus related death-rate has doubled every eight days: Los Angeles City Mayor Shares Importance of Staying inside as Temperatures Rise in L.A.

Friday, April 24. Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the latest information surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak in L.A. The County of Los Angeles in partnership with the Mayor, outline steps towards the pathway to recovery. Mayor Garcetti addressed the suffering of Angelenos due to COVID-19.

Mayor Eric Garcetti Addresses Pressing Matters Surrounding COVID-19; L.A. Residents provided with Angeleno Card

Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti has taken the initiative to provide the current statistics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Tuesday, April 14. Mayor Garcetti disclosed statistical evidence of L.A. efforts to flatten the curve; it is showing promise with daily coronavirus increase in single digits. The Los Angeles City Mayor addressed pressing matters such as relaxing the Stay at Home order. Mayor Eric and his office has studied data locally and internationally, the evidence reflects that L.A. should remain under quarantine. The L.A. elected official explained the decisions to remain under strict physical distancing guidelines as we maneuver through many waves of the coronavirus increase.

Massive Infusion of $1B Goes to Tackling Homelessness in California, Los Angeles

LA Mayor Garcetti & Assemblymember Santiago Applaud New Resources, Call on Legislature to Pass AB 1197 to Get Housing Built Faster Sacramento, CA – The California State Legislature and Governor Newsom agreed this year to spend $1B to address the state’s burgeoning humanitarian crisis: homelessness. $650 million of that spending will fund the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program, formerly known as HEAP, as an addition to the $500 million allocated in last year’s budget. The Chair of the Select Committee on Los Angeles County Homelessness, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), who represents Skid Row and the surrounding areas, released the

City Sues FAA Over LAX Flight Plans

Accusing the FAA of persistently failing to address the negative impacts of overflights of aircraft headed to LAX, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today he is suing the agency, challenging recent changes affecting incoming aircraft flying over mid-City and central Los Angeles. “The FAA’s changes allegedly were done without proper environmental review or public input and represent the latest example of FAA’s persistent failure to address noise and other negative impacts from aircraft overflights in those areas,” Feuer said in a statement. The city’s petition also challenges the FAA’s recent decision to limit public comment on flight procedures, and

Councilwoman Nury Martinez Introduces Landmark Motion Calling for a Green New Deal in the City of Los Angeles

City of Los Angeles Councilwoman Nury Martinez issued the following statement after introducing a motion calling for a Green New Deal in the City of Los Angeles. This comes just on the heels of a press conference with Mayor Garcetti, Councilmembers Paul Krekorian, Paul Koretz, and Mike Bonin, and President of the LADWP Board of Commissioners Mel Levine, announcing that LADWP will not repower three power plants with natural gas by 2029:

Mayor Announces Pilot Water Treatment Initiative

    A pilot initiative that aims to double the recycled water capacity at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant was announced Thursday February 15, by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This is a second Mulholland moment for Los Angeles — a chance to protect our water supply tomorrow by reimagining infrastructure today,” Garcetti said. “Increasing our supply of locally sourced water will help ensure that Angelenos always have reliable access to clean water — in dry and wet years.” The pilot program was made possible through an agreement between the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, the Los Angeles Department of

Garcetti Reelected in Landslide

Incumbent Mayor Eric Garcetti will avoid a May runoff in his bid for reelection, having garnered more than 80 percent of the vote on March 7.