This was a busy week at City Hall. We celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, introduced a motion pushing local hiring practices for Proposition HHH projects, celebrated 5 de Mayo, and honored two African American empowerment groups.
The field was busy attending a family fest in Glassell Park, attending a community fiesta in Lincoln Heights, marching for immigrant rights, hosting ‘Coffee With A Cop’ in Lincoln Heights, opening veteran housing in Cypress Park, and cleaning up the Lummis House.
We hope to see you tomorrow as we break ground for another park in CD1, Albion Riverside Park, along the LA River.
Have a nice weekend.
On Tuesday, Councilmember Cedillo joined his colleague Councilman David Ryu in kicking off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an annual celebration of the rich diversity, identity, and cultures of the Asian Pacific American community. He helped proclaim “Fresh Off the Boat Day” in the City of Los Angeles, in recognition of the hit ABC sitcom based on Chef Eddie Huang’s best-selling memoir that takes a look at the lives of immigrants pursuing the American Dream. Councilman David Ryu will continue the festivities this Saturday by presenting the IDENTITY LA Music Festival, a free public concert in Grand Park, highlighting Los Angeles’ Asian Pacific American’s contributions in shaping the social, cultural, and economic future in Los Angeles. The high-energy music festival will feature an evening of live performances by internationally renowned APA artists and entertainers, award ceremony, food trucks and more.
Proposition HHH Bond Proceeds
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With the approval of Proposition HHH by the voters in November 2016, the City of Los Angeles is embarking on a $1.2 billion housing and facilities construction program with the goal of creating 10,000 permanent supportive housing units to address citywide homelessness and the homeless housing shortage. As part of the implementation of this measure, the City should create a policy that reinvests bond dollars into our local neighborhoods and residents by training and employing them as often as possible on funded projects, while maintaining the unit goal of Proposition HHH. On Wednesday, Councilman Cedillo co-introduced a motion requesting an ordinance that would implement a citywide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for projects funded with Proposition HHH bond proceeds, including provisions for local hire and employing transitional/disadvantage workers who are residents of the City of Los Angeles similar to the Board of Public Works Public Infrastructure Stabilization Ordinance and other agreements at the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airports, and relevant city departments.
Click here to read the motion.
Batalla de Puebla: 5 de Mayo
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On Wednesday, the City Council observed 5 de Mayo, the commemoration of the Mexican Army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.
Honoring LAAAWPAC and LAAAWPPI
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On Wednesday, the city Council honored the Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee (LAAAWPAC) and LAAAWPPI the Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute. Thank you for the great work you do for women of color in Los Angeles.
Las Saturday, Councilmember Cedillo joined parents and neighbors at the most recent ‘Keep It Clean Highland Park’ Campaign event at Buchanan Elementary School in Highland Park. Community members joined parents, children, volunteers from El Centro Del Pueblo, members of the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council and Occidental College students in painting the school yard asphalt and clean up the blocks surrounding the school. The event began with a training on using the City’s MyLA311 app, which enables residents to report discarded furniture, graffiti and potholes. Participants picked up 35 bags of trash. Thank you to all who participated.
PUC Family Fest in Glassell Park
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On Sunday, Team Cedillo co-sponsored the PUC Family Fest in Glassell Park. Over 400 people attended resource booths and enjoyed entertainment by PUC School students. This is a very successful event for the entire community. Team Cedillo presented congratulatory certificates to parents in attendance. Certificates of recognition were also presented to PUC Schools Co-Founders, Dr. Ref Rodriguez and Dr. Jaqueline Elliot and PUC Schools, LA Area Superintendent Dr. Nik Orlando, for their dedication to education, students, and community.
Sacred Heart Community Fiesta
On Sunday, Team Cedillo co-sponsored the Sacred Heart Community Fiesta. Over, 1,000 people enjoyed food, informational booths, and great performances by local schools. We presented certificates of recognition to Fr. Tes and Robert Vega who lead a committee ever year to provide this great fiesta to the community.
May Day 2017
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On Monday, Councilmember Cedillo joined the May Day Coalition to march for immigrant rights. In light of the anti-immigrant sentiment in Washington D.C., Los Angeles stands united.
LAPD Hollenbeck Division Coffee With A Cop in Lincoln Heights
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On Wednesday, Team Cedillo joined LAPD Hollenbeck Division and over 50 people from the community over coffee and pastries to discuss issues and learn more about each other. Coffee With A Cop is meant to help improve trust and build relationships with our local law enforcement, one cup of coffee at a time. Thanks to LA Baking for hosting and providing the pastries and coffee.
Our Cycle LA
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Yesterday, Councilmember Cedillo joined Council President Wesson to hand out refurbished city computers to residents of CD1 at Menlo Family Apartments. This program allows the city to put underutilized computers back to good use. We will continue to hosts these computer giveaways throughout the district.
Veteran Housing Opens in Cypress Park
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On Thursday, Councilmember Cedillo joined PALM Communities and PATH Ventures for the grand opening of the Marmion way Apartments in Cypress Park, a new affordable housing complex for veterans and their families. Marmion Way Apartments consists of 49 new affordable homes, which will include services that are specifically designed to support stable, independent living among people who are transitioning out of long-term homelessness.
Onsite case managers will work one-on-one with tenants to ensure lasting housing stability and provide such programs as gardening and nutritional cooking classes, and various other workshops proven to increase self-sustainability and nurture a strong sense of community among tenants and the neighborhood.
Lummis House Upkeep
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Team Cedillo met with Recreation and Parks to ensure the proper upkeep of the Lummis House Garden. The heat and the rains have created havoc on the garden and it was in dire need of some TLC. This week Recreation and Parks is working to remove the weeds from the garden and to clean up the overgrown vegetation. The staff will continue to beautify the Lummis House until the project is complete. The Lummis House is a very important museum in Council District 1 and a valuable part of the history of Los Angeles. We continue to meet with Occidental College to ensure that the goal of revitalizing the space is met.
Esperanza Safe Routes to School
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Esperanza Elementary’s Walking Safety Assessment is May 11th. Walk with parents and school/city staff around the school to share your ideas about improving the safety of routes for students and families who walk and bike to school. Find out more at: saferoutes.lacity.org