Eye on the Tenth 
May 29, 2015


Dear Friends,

After three weeks of day-long budget meetings and exhaustive input from city departments and the public, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed the city's $8.6 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016. Our city’s residents asked for more tree trimming and sidewalk repair services for their neighborhoods and this year’s budget delivers just that. The City Council was successful in creating the city’s largest rainy day fund in history setting aside more than $300 million in reserve funding for the unexpected.

High points for Council District 10 include funding for park improvements to Rancho Cienega Recreation Center, including funding toward construction of a new swimming pool and gymnasium, and an allocation of more than $600,000 for ProjectSAVE allowing the organization to continue mentoring our CD 10 youth and providing gang intervention services. CD 10 residents will also benefit from more dollars being allocated for badly needed sidewalk repair and tree trimming across the city.





--- Herb J. Wesson



The Los Angeles City Council Votes In Favor to Increase the City’s Minimum Wage


The Los Angeles City Council took a step forward to help working families move out of poverty and earn a living wage by voting 14-1 to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2020.

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West Adams Heights Park Wins Award of Merit for Neighborhood Planning



Thanks to Council President Herb Wesson's commitment to bringing new parks to CD10, a very park-poor community, West Adams Heights Park was selected to receive the “Award of Merit for Neighborhood Planning” at the 2015 APA LA Awards.  The award honors a neighborhood plan, program, design, or related effort that demonstrates innovative planning principles and measures that create sustainable neighborhoods of lasting value.
 
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Wesson Holds Second Neighborhood Council Town Hall Meeting in South Los Angeles


In South Los Angeles, Council President Herb Wesson joined the South Los Angeles Alliance of Neighborhood Councils to host the 2nd Neighborhood Council Town Hall. At the town hall, members of various neighborhood councils around Los Angeles discussed their thoughts on enhancing the relationship between neighborhood councils and the L.A. City Council and how neighborhood councils can be more civicly involved. Newly-elected Council District 8 Councilmember-elect Marqueece Harris-Dawson also was in attendance of the town hall. Thank you to all who participated in both town halls in the Valley and in South Los Angeles!



The Los Angeles Football Club Announced New Stadium in South Los Angeles


"We are delighted that Los Angeles Football Club has chosen Exposition Park as the site for its new home, bringing professional soccer where it belongs -- to the City of Los Angeles. The new development, which would bring $250 million in private investments to South Los Angeles, will be anchored by a new 22,000-seat soccer-specific venue. Implementing a new soccer stadium will have a tremendous impact on all of Los Angeles, the South Los Angeles community, the local jobs market, and the economy as well as the continuing growth of Los Angeles’ global footprint in professional sports. Soccer is enjoyed by billions of fans in over 200 countries worldwide, uniting people of all backgrounds around a common passion. The proposed sports complex will not only promote the same excitement in our diverse city, but also bring an infusion of private investment to South L.A."



Wesson Emcees the 21st Annual CCA Treasures of Los Angeles Luncheon


Council President Herb Wesson had the privilege of being the emcee at the 21st Annual Treasures of Los Angeles Luncheon hosted by the Central City Association. Congratulations to Carol E. Schatz, CEO of the Central City Association, Stan Lee, Chairman of Marvel Comics(pictured above), Gina Marie Lindsey, General Manager of Los Angeles World Airports, Howard Marks, Managing Partner of StartEngine and my dear friend Councilmember Tom LaBonge who were honored for their tireless commitment to the economic vitality of the City of Los Angeles.



2015 LGBT Heritage Month Celebration Kickoff





On behalf of the Los Angeles City Council, it is my privilege to invite you to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Heritage Month in our great City! People from around the world have made Los Angeles their home, and each culture contributes to the rich diversity that makes it among the foremost cities in the world.



UPCOMING EVENTS




JUNE 4
LAPD Olympic Division CPAB Meeting
1130 Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
6:30 p.m.





JUNE 7
SOROFest 2015 18th Annual Festival
Robertson Blvd btwn Cattaraugus and David
Los Angeles, CA 90034
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

JUNE 8
Wilshire Center-Koreatown Neighborhood Council General Board Meeting
Pio-Pico Library
694 S. Oxford Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90006
6:30 p.m.

JUNE 14
P.I.C.O. NC Public Forum on Police Body Cameras
Paper or Plastik Cafe
5772 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

JUNE 18
Open House and Public Hearing on the Proposed Crenshaw Boulevard Streetscape Plan
LADWP Community Room
4030 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
5 p.m.

JUNE 20/21
6th Annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival

Leimert Park Village
Degnan & 43rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90008
12 p.m.
www.leimertparkvillage.org

JUNE 23
LANI's 13th Annual Community Forum
Center for Healthy Communities at the California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.



Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
Council President
Councilmember, 10th Council District

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