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Renter’s Assistance Available to L.A. City Residents; Providing Help to Tenants and Landlords.
July 12, 2020
Monday, July 13, the highly anticipated renter’s assistance program is looking to roll out. 100-million dollars will go directly to landlords and help tenants. Providing $2,000 to the “hardest hit” households and looking to amplify financial relief to both tenants and property owners. Eligible tenants will have to do three things: Live in the city of L.A., show the financial impact of COVID-19, and earn less than 80% of the average income in the area. ... read more »
L.A. Board of Supervisors Present Motion to Close Men’s Central Jail within a Year
July 8, 2020
Solis announced the movement on the table that was in deliberation on July 7, to close one of Los Angeles’ largest correctional facilities; Men’s Central Jail looks to be shut down in one year. In retrospect, the supervisors reflected on the role of mental health within the justice system and found that mental health issues should not equate into carrying out time imprisoned without healing treatment. ... read more »
Los Angeles has escalated to ‘Level Orange,’ COVID-19 reaching Severe Spikes in Younger Demographics
July 8, 2020
The necessities for flattening the curve was emphasized, there has been a temporarily closure of indoor operations at restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, card rooms, zoos, aquariums and museums.  L.A. County officials continue to stress wearing face coverings, hand washing, and social distancing. The numbers reflect hospitalization is on the rise, the pressure to prevent increased measurements of COVID-19 continues to grow. The city is now in level orange and if it shifts to red, there will be a mandated safer at home order put in place. ... 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 »
Highest COVID-19 Case Count Over Holiday Weekend; Over 7,000 Tested Positive.
July 6, 2020
Monday, July 6, L.A. Public officials provided an update on current levels of escalation in the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to maintain control over the spread of COVID-19, Los Angeles leaders took a “hard pause” and closed down beaches, piers, bike trails, and outdoor dining in order to limit access to large gatherings this past holiday weekend. ... read more »
L.A. County Encourages the Use of Next-Day Testing Appointments; Multiple Disparities Realized Due to COVID-19
June 24, 2020
The county board of supervisors and L.A. Public Health Department delivered news surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Looking at the numbers, death rates are reducing, and hospitalization has been steady. However, amid the community, transmission and the spread of COVID-19 has been increasing. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Announces the Launch of Mobile COVID-19 Testing Sites
June 23, 2020
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the deployment of mobile testing units. With the launch of the mobile testing program, the construction of the site is to be flexible to the need and the current moment. This partnership adds to the list of 23 testing sites that are ran by the city and the county. ... read more »
Los Angeles Public Health Department Confirms Significant Increase in the Spread of COVID-19
June 22, 2020
Monday, June 22, Los Angeles County Officials shared updated news regarding the coronavirus outbreak. The numbers reflect a level of stabilization, but the current daily rate has been showing significant increase in community transmission. ... 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 »
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 »
Grisly Hanging Deaths of Three Black Men in Two Weeks Hark Back to Terror of Lynchings Past
June 18, 2020
People in California and across the county are demanding more transparency in the investigations of the separate hanging deaths of the African American men. ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials Look at Sector Task Force for Guidance Towards Economic Recovery
June 15, 2020
Monday June 15, Los Angeles County Officials delivered news surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. As the city takes steps towards recovery, the numbers behind the spread of virus continues to fluctuate. Public officials are monitoring the data collected behind tests and hospitalization to cultivate an idea on the current severity of the virus. ... read more »
Breaking Down the 2020 Agenda Lead by the California Legislative Black Caucus
June 11, 2020
The California Legislative Black Caucus has a mission to "address legislative concerns of African Americans and other citizens of color." The CLBC has released their 2020 Legislative Agenda and there are two noted categories: Priority and Supported Bills. They cover economics, education, and social justice. Here is a summary of measurements proposed this year. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Discusses New Channels of Funding in Light of a Three- Layered Crisis, in Health, Finance, and Social Concern
June 10, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti examined the progressive steps that will take place within the city budget. Garcetti acknowledged the three-layered crisis the world is experiencing together; health, economic, and social concerns have all increased and shown the perilous threat they have if left unchanged. ... read more »
L.A. County Plans to Open Additional Key Public Spaces; Schools, Museums, and Day Camps Look to be Operational by June 12.
June 8, 2020
Road maps from leading sectors are under county review, to continue the forward direction into economic recovery. Aligned with the guidance from the state, Los Angeles is looking to open more key sectors this month, approximately by June 12. ... read more »
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