Eye on the Tenth 
August 14, 2015



Dear Friends,

Together with my colleagues Councilmembers Mitchell Englander and Nury Martinez, I introduced a motion that would reasonably regulate how drones can be used. As drones become more popular among enthusiasts and hobbyist, it is imperative that the city take proactive steps to ensure their responsible use. Under our proposed rules drones would be prohibited from use during emergency situations and within 5 miles of any airport in the city.

I want to be sure the use of drones does not adversely impact crucial, lifesaving and property saving actions by many agencies and departments including the Los Angeles Fire Department. This past Wednesday, I was joined by Congressman Adam Schiff, Assemblyman Mike Gatto, Councilmember Mitchell Englander, and the Los Angeles Fire Department to coordinate the various solutions at every level of government to ensure the public's safety. When drones fly, emergency responders can't respond and every minute counts.


--- Herb J. Wesson





70th Korean Independence Day Celebrated in L.A. City Council


Joined by Councilmember David Ryu, the first Korean American elected to city council, and the Korean community, Council President Herb Wesson celebrated the 70th Anniversary of Korean Independence.

Los Angeles is home to the largest population of Korean Americans which allows Angelenos great opportunities to experience the beauty and majesty of the Korean culture first-hand.

This year, Gwangbokjeol, also called National Liberation Day of Korea, celebrates 70 years of Korean Independence.



Washington Blvd Medians Construction Has Begun



Great news! The anticipated median and beautification efforts along Washington Boulevard have begun! While the much needed construction work will cause some immediate road closures, the pay-off for the community will be huge. Below is a list of traffic control measures that will be taking place for the next several months.

Left Traffic Lane closure on E/B Washington Bl.:
- Cloverdale Ave. to Orange Dr.
- Bronson Ave. to 4th Ave.

Parking Restriction (No Parking) on E/B Washington Bl.:
- Cochran Ave. to La Brea Ave.
- Crenshaw Bl. to Bronson Ave.
- 7th Ave. to Arlington Ave.

Left Traffic Lane closure on W/B Washington Bl.:
- 3rd Ave. to Bronson Ave.
- Mansfield Ave. to Redondo Ave.

Parking Restriction (No Parking) on W/B Washington Bl.:
- Arlington Ave. to Crenshaw Bl.
- La Brea Ave. to Redondo Ave.



First Season of Dodgers T-Ball was a Hit! 


Coached by LAPD and community members, two teams-full of CD10 kids had a great first season of Los Angeles Dodgers T-Ball at Jim Gilliam Recreation Center.

The Los Angeles Dodgers supplied uniforms for every player this season. "Special" thank you to Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council for their day-to-day assistance managing the organization's operations.



Wesson Honored with Leadership Award for Successful Efforts Refining Voting in L.A.



Last weekend, Council President Herb Wesson received the New Frontier Democratic Club's Milestone Leadership Award at their conference commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

“Thank you for honoring my work in expanding voting opportunity through consolidating our city, state, and county elections,” said Wesson.

The New Frontier Democratic Club is the largest and oldest Democratic Club in the State of California.



Students in CD10 Receive Free School Supplies


Mothers In Action hosted its annual Back-To-School Health and Family Festival, providing free health screenings, immunizations, back-to-school supplies, haircuts, and uniforms. Thanks to this event, students ages 5-15 received valuable community resources as they prepare to begin the transition back to school. Best of luck to all of the students who are starting school this month!



L.A. City Council Declares August 8 '80's Rock Day'


ICYMI: The Los Angeles City Council declared August 8 to be “95.5 KLOS-‘80s Rock Day” in the City of Los Angeles. Check out this video about when Council President Herb Wesson offered congratulations to 9.55 KLOS for over 45 years of providing Angelenos with great classic rock.



SAVE THE DATE: First 2015 Movies in the Park is Next Friday


Co-hosted by Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, the first 2015 Movies in the Park featuring Disney's 'Wall-E' will take place next Friday, August 21 at 6 p.m. 

As always, hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, and a drawing will be provided free of charge to all participants.

The festivities at each park begin at 6 p.m., with the movies starting approximately at sundown.

Remember: bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and your family and friends and join everyone in having a good time!


UPCOMING EVENTS




AUGUST 15
Clear the Shelters - Pet Adoption Initiative
Humane Societies throughout Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
For more information, please visit the NBC4 website.


AUGUST 15
School Supply Giveaway & Health Fair
Rancho Cienega Park
5001 Rodeo Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

AUGUST 21
Movies in the Park: 'Wall-E'
Martin Luther King Park
3916 Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA
6 p.m.

AUGUST 23
Leimert Park Art Walk
Leimert Park Village
4337 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

AUGUST 28
Movies in the Park: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

Benny Potter Park
2413 2nd Ave
Los Angeles, CA
6 p.m.




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

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