Whiteman Airport

COUNCILWOMAN MONICA RODRIGUEZ MOTION AIMS TO PROTECT PACOIMA RESIDENTS FROM HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS OF NEIGHBORHOOD AIRPORT

Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion introduced by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez in response to the recent Whiteman Airport accident in Pacoima. The legislation calls for a report on the accident, an environmental analysis establishing the toxic nature of Whiteman’s impact on the surrounding community, a legal review of…

2019 – 2020 Annual Report

Dear Neighbor, Every year, my office creates an Annual Report to keep our residents informed with what’s going on in Council District 7. My report includes information on programs delivered for each neighborhood and how to access city resources. We are living in unprecedented times facing a global pandemic, depression-level economy, and civil unrest. Every…

Working Proactively to Address Homelessness

The Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority recently released the results of the annual Homeless Count. Overall, our City saw a 16% increase in homelessness, with large increases among seniors, youth, and victims of domestic violence. Although I am disheartened by the results, I am optimistic about the progress we’ve made here in the Northeast San…

Press release

COUNCILWOMAN MONICA RODRIGUEZ INTRODUCED SWEEPING LEGISLATION TO HELP WORKING FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES AMID COVID-19

Los Angeles, CA — Yesterday, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez introduced a legislative package to provide relief to working families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation included a traffic safety plan for food pantries, the creation of a working group to reopen Los Angeles, increased accessibility for domestic violence resources, utility relief to low-income…

LA River Revitalization: Guidelines for Expanding Open Space Adopted, Prioritizing Disadvantaged Communities

Los Angeles, CA — The Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries (ULART) Working Group adopted the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Revitalization Plan (The Plan). Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez led the multi-agency working group to focus resources on park-poor neighborhoods.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2020 Press Contact: Tran Le, tran.le@lacity.org, 213-257-0475 LA River Revitalization:…

Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez during a remote meeting

COUNCILWOMAN MONICA RODRIGUEZ INTRODUCES RELIEF EFFORTS TO HELP TENANTS, FIRST RESPONDERS, AND BUSINESSES AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez introduced a legislative package to provide relief to combat the COVID-19 outbreak and provide relief to families and businesses impacted by the pandemic. The package will include a moratorium debt collection, a housing plan to protect the families of first responders, economic relief for small businesses, infrastructure…

DRAFT ORDINANCE ON ENFORCEMENT PROTOCOLS IN HIGH FIRE ZONES MOVES TO FULL CITY COUNCIL

Los Angeles, CA – Today, the City’s Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to approve a draft ordinance on wildfire prevention and law enforcement protocols in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. The motion, introduced by Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and seconded by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, aims to mitigate the risk of wildfire and improve the City’s…

CITY ADOPTS ORDINANCE FOR FULL COST RECOVERY OF ILLEGAL CANNABIS ENFORCEMENT

Today, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance based on Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’s motion enabling City agencies to recover costs associated with utility disconnection or other enforcement actions taken to shut down unlicensed cannabis businesses. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 2, 2019 Press Contact: Olivia McGovern, olivia.mcgovern@lacity.org 213-257-0253   CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS…