public safety

Six Bills Call for More Responsible Policing, Safer Streets

Watching your tax dollars, elected officials and legislation that affects you. The California Legislature is currently considering several bills related to gun safety, criminal justice, and police accountability.

Mayor Bass Addresses State of City, Issues First Budget 

With a theme of “A New L.A.,” Mayor Karen Bass detailed her intentions to create a “stronger, healthier, happier and safer” metropolis in her first State of the City address on April 17.  The mayor’s vision was further illustrated by the funding priorities outlined in her first budget, which was issued on April 18. 

Metro Launches Ambassador Pilot Program

On Monday, March 6, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced 300, newly trained, Metro Ambassadors in preparation for the Metro Bus and Rail System. The program is now one of the largest of its kind in the country, and is one part of the agency’s multi-layered and reimagined approach to public safety.

Manning Brings Passion to Serve Others as Hawthorne Councilmember 

Assisting others comes naturally to Katrina Manning and that having trait will help her excel as a member of the Hawthorne City Council.  Elected in November 2022, Manning aims to serve the city’s 90,000 residents by emphasizing public safety, economic development, helping the homeless and investing in young people and senior citizens.  She believes concentrating on those areas will improve the quality of life for the citizens of Hawthorne

Black Republican Opponent Expected to Defeat Stockton’s Popular Democratic Mayor Michael Tubbs

In 2012, Stockton, California, elected 22-year-old Michael Tubbs to his hometown’s city council.  From that celebrated victory, to his 2017 rise to mayor of the Central Valley city, media pundits and Democratic Party insiders have hailed Tubbs, calling him one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars. 

Tubbs’ future as a force in the Democratic party still remains almost certain, but on Nov. 3, the 30-year-old Stanford grad suffered an unexpected blow. As of Friday, Nov. 13, Tubbs was trailing Republican challenger, Kevin Lincoln in his reelection bid. 

Los Angeles Mayor Announces Progress Made Under Community Safety Partnership in LAPD; Captain Emada Tingirides Appointed Deputy Chief of CSP Bureau

Garcetti stressed the co-ownership of protection from both local legislation and the community they represent. He shared the progress of the Community Safety Partnership Bureau in the Los Angeles Police Department. “This bureau makes CSP both a program and a philosophy,” Mayor Garcetti stated. The program cultivated a set of procedures that hold the body of the organization accountable to maintaining a civil approach to policing.

Report: Companies Owned by Women of Color Account for 89 Percent of All New Women-Owned Businesses

The annual report, based on U.S. Census Bureau data adjusted by Gross Domestic Product data, found that women-owned businesses continue to trend above all others. Over the past five years, the number of women-owned businesses increased by 21 percent, while all enterprises increased by only 9 percent.

Cardinal To Sponsor Police K-9 Demo And Safety Fair

LOS ANGELES – Cardinal Pet Care has announced that it will sponsor the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association’s (LACPCA) 20th Annual Police Canine Demo and Safety Fair, which will take place on Saturday, July 20th at Redondo Union High School. The event is held annually by the LACPCA to increase awareness and appreciation for the indispensable services police dogs provide in detecting and preventing crime, covering officers, and protecting the public’s safety.  This year’s event will feature a Safety Fair from 1-3 pm and K-9 Demo from 3-5 pm. As a community sponsor, Cardinal Pet Care will feature its line

Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, PhD Elected as Caucus Chair

The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Shirley N. Weber (AD 79) as the incoming Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus. Assemblymember Weber has been a champion for education and civil rights.  This year, Dr. Weber authored two Caucus priority bills Assembly Bill 2635 regarding properly funding underperforming students, and Assembly Bill 931 which seeks to improve public safety through changing law enforcement’s use of force policies.