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A #Better11 Progress Report
My Statement On The Killing Of Tyre Nichols
Expanding Renter Protections

Here's what you need to know:

 ✅ I voted to expand “just cause” eviction protections for renters to cover tens of thousands of families in our City.

 ✅ I voted in favor of requesting that the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) provide information about the impact renter's protections could have on housing production. 

 ✅ I instructed LAHD to report on potential federal, state, and local funding sources to help with the payback of rental debt accrued during the pandemic.

 ✅ I voted for a request to LAHD seeking recommendations on the number of months a renter may remain in arrears so we don't unfairly burden mom-and-pop housing providers.   

 ✅ I voted against establishing a debt threshold for evictions because of legal concerns, a rushed process that did not strike a balance between at-risk renters and mom-and-pop housing providers, and the potential increases to rental rates and loss of affordable housing across the City. 

Although the City Council voted to end the pandemic emergency at the end of January, LA County has extended its COVID-19 renter protections through the end of March. For more information on these protections and your eligibility, click here. 

Addressing Gun Violence

This week I introduced a resolution on the Council floor in support of state legislation that would strengthen gun laws in our state. The recent massacres in Beverly Crest, Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay, as well as 39 other mass shootings across the country, are a tragic reminder of the importance of taking action to reduce gun violence. Although most gun laws are established by the state and federal government, I will not sit idly by while families are destroyed and lives are lost to senseless violence.   

Linking Arms With BizFed 

I was proud to join my colleagues in uniting with the Los Angeles County Business Federation (“BizFed”) to organize and accelerate responses to the region’s homelessness crisis. I believe that by bringing together the public and private sectors, and the resources and perspectives of different organizations and stakeholders, we will find new and innovative solutions to our homelessness crisis.

2023 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

On Wednesday, my team and I joined the annual Los Angeles Homeless Count. When done accurately, these counts give us information about the scope of the homelessness crisis, which impacts the allocation of resources across communities. 

The information we get from these counts is just one of many tools that I will use to track our successes and failures in addressing homelessness. For example, I recently introduced a motion in council seeking to include Key Performance Indicators in the city’s contracts with nonprofits and service providers so we can actually measure which programs are achieving favorable results and outcomes.

Sending Resources To Ballona Wetlands 

On Monday, my team and I partnered with LASAN, LAHSA, and Saint Joseph's Center to begin outreach to those residing along Jefferson Boulevard at the Ballona Wetlands. This area remains a top priority, and we are continuing to work on the necessary long-term resources.

The amount of solid waste and hazardous materials collected by LASAN shows the scale of the problem and the importance of the work the CD11 team is doing.

In The Community

Staying connected is my commitment to you! This week I attended several neighborhood and community council meetings, in addition to numerous community events. You can be assured that we hear you and are committed to making sure every concern in our district is attended to.

Watch my #Better11 video below to learn more!  

Celebrating Our Sanitation Workers

I was honored to host employees from Los Angeles Sanitation at our Westchester field office to thank and acknowledge their hard work in CD11. Our sanitation workers play an important role in maintaining cleanliness in our community, and their service sometimes goes unnoticed and unappreciated. Our get-together was a small but meaningful way to show them how much the Westside values their service.

Park's Picks 

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy, and they play a vital role by providing jobs and offering unique products and services. This week, we launched our “Park’s Picks” program, which will spotlight local businesses and their contributions to our community.

On Thursday, I presented a certificate of appreciation to Truxton’s American Bistro. The restaurant opened in 2006 and has served as a community hub bringing life to the Triangle area of the Westchester Downtown Community. Click here to learn more.

Email us if you have a local business you want us to visit! 
Emergency Preparedness

On Tuesday night our community was shaken by an earthquake. Natural disasters can happen unexpectedly and can cause significant damage and disruption to communities. It is important to have a plan in place and be prepared. This can include creating an emergency kit, having a plan for evacuation or shelter, and staying informed about potential hazards in your area.   

Adopt A Pet

As you may know, our animal shelters remain overcrowded. That is why I am partnering with local animal shelters to help find loving homes for animals in need.  

With that–meet Luke. Luke is 2 years old, weighs 85 pounds and enjoys going on walks.  

If you'd like to meet Luke, he is at the Harbor Animal Services Center. Like other canine companions and feline friends in all six city shelters, dogs and cats join their new families already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and licensed.

The six LA Animal Services locations are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are required on Wednesdays and Fridays for pet adoptions and fostering.

For more information about LA Animal Services, click here.
Adoption Event

Also this weekend, LA Animal Services will have a Playgroup Rock Stars Adoption event in which the public can watch dogs playing together in groups and adopt or foster them right then and there!

Let's Stay Connected! 


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