Firework Buyback Removes Record Breaking Quantities of Fireworks from Street in Advance of the Fourth of July Holiday

LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2021) —   The explosion of confiscated fireworks in South Los Angeles yesterday was a tragic reminder of how fireworks endanger public safety. In high fire severity zone communities like the Northeast San Fernando Valley, the danger of sparking a wildfire is a very real possibility that could lead to evacuations and…

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Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez Secures $1.4 Million and the Creation of the City’s First Youth Development Department

Los Angeles, CA — Today, the $1.4 million budget allocation for the Youth Development Department marks the beginning of systemic change that delivers greater equity and justice for young people in the City of Los Angeles. In March of 2018, Councilwoman Rodriguez introduced legislation to establish a Youth Development Task Force. The Task Force launched…

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The Olivia Mitchell Youth Council Approved in Council Today Will Provide an Opportunity for Young Angelenos to Participate in City Government

Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’s legislation to create the Olivia Mitchell Youth Council. The council which will include two youth representatives from each council district will educate and invite their participation in their city government. The Olivia Mitchell Youth Council will be modeled after the Youth…

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Universal Child Care Needed to Provide Equitable Economic Recovery in Underserved Communities

The Los Angeles City Council today approved a motion directing the Housing and Community Investment Department (HCID) to develop a plan to pursue state funds for child care and ensure contracts for services are equitably distributed to underserved communities. Los Angeles, CA — Today, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’s motion co-presented by Council President Nury Martinez and…

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The City of Los Angeles Pledges Support for Military Caregivers as Hidden Heroes

Joins a Growing Movement of more than 150 Communities Nationwide Committed to Empowering Caregivers in their Hometowns Los Angeles, CA — Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez introduced a resolution pledging the City of Los Angeles’ support  to local military and veteran caregivers by signing on as a Hidden Heroes City, joining the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s network of…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Sites for Council District 7 Residents Open Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Los Angeles, CA — The pandemic has disproportionately impacted the Northeast San Fernando Valley especially in working class, Latino neighborhoods. With many residents working in essential jobs and living in crowded, multigenerational households the virus has spread quickly through the community. Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez has worked to protect those in her district from the beginning…

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An approach to public safety that delivers equitable opportunity to youth in Los Angeles is introduced by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez along with Councilmembers Kevin de Leon and Nithya Raman

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez along with Councilmembers Kevin de Leon and Nithya Raman introduced a motion seconded by Councilmember Mike Bonin to create a Youth Development Department. There are 800,000 youth ages 10-25 in Los Angeles, 200,000 who currently live in poverty, with 68,000 disconnected from school and job opportunities, and…

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Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez Introduces Legislation to Create the Olivia Mitchell Youth Council

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez who has championed elevating youth participation in the city and the creation of a Youth Development Department, introduced legislation to create the Olivia Mitchell Youth Council. The council which will include two youth representatives from each council district will educate and invite their participation in their city…

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Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez Calls for Investigation into City Employee Involvement in the January 6 Insurrection

Los Angeles, CA — On January 6, 2021 a planned protest in opposition to the Presidential results evolved into a dangerous insurrection. The United States Capitol building was stormed for the first time since British troops burned Washington D.C. in 1814. The aftermath of this riot left five dead, government property destroyed and a strain…