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Fighting COVID-19 Means Fighting the Cycle of Homelessness
March 25, 2021
A senior citizen living alone in a hotel room he can barely afford. Families staring down eviction because a parent is one of the millions of Californians to lose their job this year.  More than 269,000 K-12 students currently experiencing, or on the brink of homelessness across California, enough to fill Dodger Stadium five times over. This is the picture of homelessness in Los Angeles today -- a crisis that has been allowed to fester for decades, and has greatly worsened due to COVID-19. ... read more »
Notable Appointments & Elected Officials of 2020
December 31, 2020
These were the appointments in local and national offices in 2020. ... read more / view gallery »
LADWP and LA City Council President Nury Martinez Announce $50 Million In Emergency Relief for Low-Income Households Impacted by COVID-19
November 5, 2020
Low-income Los Angeles City residents who have been financially impacted through the loss of their job or who have otherwise experienced income loss in their household due to the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply for a one-time $500 grant to help pay their utility bills, under a program championed by LA City Council President Nury Martinez, Chair of the Ad-Hoc COVID-19 Recovery and Neighborhood Investment Committee and approved by the City Council last week. ... read more »
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Los Angeles City Mayor Announced 10-million dollars will be added towards the L.A. Regional COVID-19 Team Recovery Program
July 17, 2020
With recent shutdowns, small businesses are at high risk of closing for good during this time. Garcetti announced another step forward in helping local businesses and their staff by providing funds, to help solidify their footing during the waves of closing and reopening of the economy. The mayor is working with Council member Curren Price, Council President Nury Martinez, and other public officials to invest an additional 10-million dollars in funds towards the L.A. Regional COVID-19 Team Recovery Program. ... read more »
COUNCIL TACKLES PROBLEM OF POLICE STOPPING MOTORISTS FOR ‘DRIVING WHILE BLACK’
July 2, 2020
The Los Angeles Police Department could be removed from enforcing traffic rules under a new proposal that addresses one of the most problematic and racially charged elements of police interaction with people of color — traffic stops. ... read more »
Council President Nury Martinez Won’t Stop Fighting for the People
June 18, 2020
Councilwoman Nury Martinez became president of the Los Angeles City Council in January of 2020. Becoming the first Latina City Councilwoman to serve in this position in the history of the City. Needless to say, there was no way that the newly elected madam president could have foreseen all of the unprecedented events that would rock the city and the nation when she took on the historic position. ... read more »
Lacey Wins Big, Wesson And Ridley-Thomas Headed for Run-Off
March 5, 2020
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, despite controversy surrounding her campaign, overwhelmingly won reelection to her seat. Lacey said she wants to create more transparency in the office so that people will better understand what her job entails. ... read more »
Council President Wesson Stepping Down from Presidency to Focus on County Supervisor Campaign
December 5, 2019
Councilwoman Nury Martinez elected as first Latina Los Angeles City Council president. ... read more »
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LA City Council Moves Forward with Moratorium on “No-Fault” Evictions
October 18, 2019
On Oct. 15, the City Council took swift and bold action to come to the aid of thousands of tenants facing massive rent increases by approving a motion co-introduced by Councilmembers Curren Price and Mitch O’Farrell to ban “no-fault” evictions. ... read more »
Council President Wesson Moves To Establish $30 Minimum Wage for Rideshare Drivers
October 17, 2019
City Council President Herb Wesson has moved to raise the minimum wages of rideshare drivers to $30 per hour in the City of Los Angeles, a significant policy proposal that would economically empower thousands of the City’s rideshare workers who have seen their earnings steadily decrease over the last several years. ... read more »
YWCA Los Angeles Honors Phenomenal Women
May 16, 2019
Over 400 guests gathered at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles May 9, for the 2019 YWCA Phenomenal Woman Awards Luncheon. ... read more »
Councilwoman Nury Martinez: Working Toward a More Viable, More Inclusive L.A. 
March 7, 2019
The Sentinel recently caught up with Martinez, to talk about these issues, giving residents some insight into how their council members are working for them. She and her colleagues, she said, are looking to move toward a more viable and cleaner Los Angeles, that includes every neighborhood, even those traditionally left behind.   ... read more »
City of Los Angeles Releases Much Anticipated Draft Cannabis Regulations 
June 15, 2017
Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. was joined today by Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Koretz and Nury Martinez in releasing the city’s draft regulations governing commercial cannabis activity. ... read more »
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