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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…

COVID Care Kits LAFD

An Innovative Approach to Slowing the Spread of COVID is Found in New Partnership to Supply Infected Households with PPE

Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and LAFD partner to provide COVID Care Kits to multigenerational households with a COVID positive family member. This unique partnership allows LAFD to provide supplies and personal protective equipment to homes at high risk of spreading the virus. Los Angeles, CA — Today, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez provided Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD)…

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…

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Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez calls for the repeal of proposition 209, restoring equitable access for women and minorities

Los Angeles, CA — Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez introduced legislation in support of Proposition 16, a statewide ballot measure that will appear on the November 3, 2020 general election ballot. If approved, Proposition 16 will repeal Proposition 209 and reinstate affirmative action and restore critical equal opportunity policies in government hiring, contracting, and education systems. “As we…

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…

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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:…