|Eye on the Tenth
January 29, 2016
This past week, Angelenos from far and wide volunteered their time to conduct the largest homeless census in the nation. Their dedication helped shine a light on one of the most crucial issues the City of Los Angeles continues to face: homelessness.
Although there is more work to do, these ongoing attempts to help those in need are a step forward in decreasing the amount of Angelenos living without shelter.
Learn more at Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.
--- Herb J. Wesson
Wesson Celebrates 31st Annual Kingdom Day Parade
Council President Herb Wesson, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, and Councilmember Curren Price drew thousands of residents to Martin Luther King Boulevard in celebration of the 31st Annual Kingdom Day Parade.
This year, the community event hosted entertainers on three outdoor entertainment stages and throughout Leimert Park. Food trucks, veteran and employment services as well as health and wellness counseling were also featured.
LA24 Announces UCLA and USC as Olympic Villages for 2024 Olympic Bid
On Monday, Council President Herb Wesson and Mayor Eric Garcetti joined the LA24 organizers to announce LA2024's Olympic Villages will be located at UCLA and the USC saving almost a billion dollars in costs.
"The final piece to Los Angeles' Olympic puzzle has been secured,” said Wesson. “The LA 2024 bid is bringing together a diverse group of determined stakeholders and this partnership with our prestigious universities is just the latest example of our city’s collective effort to host the Games.”
L.A. City Council Calls for Reform at LADWP
Together with Councilmember Felipe Fuentes, Council President Herb Wesson introduced a motion calling for a discussion about a possible 2016 ballot measure to reform and restructure the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP).
“This City Council has proven time and time again that it takes on big issues and doesn’t shirk its responsibilities,” said Wesson. “Today’s action sets the stage for an open and public conversation about how best to operate the department in the most efficient and transparent manner.” The motion proposes creating a full-time, professional board to oversee the department, placing a cap on the City Transfer, and a variety of additional governance reform measures. Such changes to the City Charter would require voter approval.
In a feature just published by UCLA Advocacy, Council President Herb Wesson discusses his political awakening and dedication to civic engagement since his time in college.
UCLA Advoate Features Sit Down with Wesson
Wesson also touches on his connection to UCLA since his early political days, seeing higher education as "a breeding ground for access, inspiration and hope — the kind of place where he found his."
To read the full article, click here.
Leaders Pay Homage to Civil Rights Movement at Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast
Council President Herb Wesson joined workers, students, labor leaders, civic leaders, and clergy to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Breakfast.
Honored at the event was Congressman John Lewis (pictured above) who is the only living “Big Six” leader of the Civil Rights Movement.
As the former Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Congressman Lewis served as the nation’s most recognizable advocate for equity and justice.
Wesson Receives Delegation from Mexico
On Tuesday, Council President Herb Wesson met with Paulina Alejandra Del Moral Vela, General Manager of Bansefi México which promotes financial inclusion for lower income individuals.
"It is a great honor to receive dignitaries from our neighboring countries," said Wesson.
She is also the first woman and youngest mayor to be elected in Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico.
L.A. City Council Commemorates Korean American Day
In celebration of Korean American Day, the Los Angeles City Council recognized the numerous contributions Korean Americans have made to Los Angeles and the United States. "I am so honored to have represented areas of Koreatown my entire elected career," said Wesson.
Local Organizations Participate in Community Clean-Up of Baldwin Hills Elementary School
Kaiser Permanente, L.A. Conservation Corps, Asian American Drug Abuse Program, Pacific American Volunteer Association (PAVA), Bridge Street Inc. and City Of Los Angeles Sanitation Department for joined Council District 10 residents for a community clean-up.
Beautifying the City, but especially the 10th Council District is a top priority for Council President Herb Wesson.
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DECEMBER 12 - FEBRUARY 27
Leimert Park Village
4339 Leimert Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark
Los Angeles High School
4650 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
TOHUBOHU! EXTREME THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Espace DbD/Rachel Rosenthal Company
2847 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
SORO Fruit Pick
Canfield Elementary School
9233 Airdrome St, Los Angeles, CA 90035
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2016 African American Heritage Month Celebration
Los Angeles City Hall, John Ferraro Chambers
200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles Jazz Society "Jazz in Schools" Concert
Baldwin Hills Elementary & Magnet School
5421 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Open Mike Night
2701 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Child Car Seat Safety Event
8866 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
35th Annual Black Doll Show: Dollmaking Workshop
William Grant Still Community
2520 West View St, Los Angeles, CA 90016
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship
2085 S Hobart Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
Councilmember, 10th Council District
City of Los Angeles