Monica Rodriguez

Inaugural Olivia Mitchell Youth Council Cohort Sworn in at City Hall

The City of Los Angeles has launched its first ever Youth Council, the inaugural endeavor of the Youth Development Department established in Summer 2021. This new program is named for Olivia E. Mitchell, longtime community activist and city employee. On August 5, the first cohort of Mitchell’s namesake program–which includes 30 young people between the ages 16 and 25–was introduced and sworn in at the City Council meeting.

Who owns our neighborhoods?

There is an increasing prevalence of large, corporate landlords as opposed to smaller local landlords