Justice Fund Clears Budget Committee Heads to Council

Justice Fund Clears Budget Committee Heads to Council

June 19, 2017

Justice Fund Clears Budget Committee Heads to Council

Los Angeles—The Los Angeles Justice Fund cleared the powerful budget committee today, marking its path for council approval on Friday, to coincide with an Immigrant Heritage Month presentation. The Justice Fund was introduced by Councilmember Cedillo in January 2017.

The Budget Committee approved the Justice Fund (3-0). It now moves to the full City Council on Friday, June 23rd, the same day councilmember Cedillo will honor Immigrant Heritage Month.

“I am elated to announce the progress of the Los Angeles Justice Fund. This money could not come at a better time. President Trump and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement continue their immigration sweeps in our communities, increasing the need for due process in detention centers. I am grateful that my colleagues on the Budget Committee recognize the urgency to expend these funds, and hope to have the same outcome during the full council vote on Friday,” stated Councilmember Gil Cedillo.

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.


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