Second Annual Firework Buyback Removes 31% More Fireworks from the Street in Advance of the Fourth of July Holiday

LOS ANGELES (July 2, 2022) —   Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez held the second annual fireworks buyback in her district collecting 31% more illegal fireworks than in 2021. The 2021 buyback event collected 514 pounds and this year’s was even more successful collecting 673 pounds of illegal fireworks.    All fireworks are illegal in the City of…

Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez Commissions Largest Mural In San Fernando Valley Led By Female Team For Women’s History Month

Los Angeles, CA (March 14, 2022) — Painting began Friday on a 289 foot long by 30 foot high mural, the largest mural installation in 40 years, facing San Fernando Road at Roxford Street celebrating the community of Sylmar. Commissioned by Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, this mural is designed by Sylmar Muralist Erica…

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Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez Introduces Transit Equity Motion To Address The Needs Of Women In The City Of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA (March 2, 2022) — Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez introduced a motion, that was seconded by Councilwoman Nithya Raman, Councilman Joe Buscaino, and Council President Nury Martinez, to address gender inequities in the transportation system in Los Angeles. The motion is in response to the study by Los Angeles Department of Transportation  (LADOT) “Changing…

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Application Process Opening for the Olivia Mitchell Youth Council That Will Provide an Opportunity for Young Angelenos to Participate in City Government

LOS ANGELES (January 27, 2022) — The Olivia Mitchell Youth Council (LA City Youth Council) application process opens January 28, 2022. The youth council is an opportunity for young Angelenos to participate in their local government. During the year-long paid program, participants will have an opportunity to learn the inner workings of the City of…

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…