|Eye on the Tenth
August 28, 2015
You may have read that last week I called for the establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee on the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. The ad hoc committee met today to begin deliberating on the proposed Joinder Agreement, which is the first step to allow L.A. to compete for the Olympic Games. After a robust discussion and public comment, the ad hoc committee made several amendments to the agreement giving the city and taxpayers additional protections. The committee gave its unanimous support today to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles.
The Council will take action next Tuesday on the committee's recommendation to approve the Joinder Agreement. Please feel free to provide any comment before then.
You have my promise, that the City Council will present the most fiscally-responsible and competitive Olympic bid and will not let our excitement trump our responsibility to the taxpayers.
--- Herb J. Wesson
Let's Play Ball: First Miracle League Baseball Field Opens in Council District 10
On Saturday, August 16 L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson was on hand to unveil a Dodgers Dreamfield at the Baldwin Hills Recreation Center. The Dodgers Dreamfield is also Los Angeles' first ever Miracle League baseball field. Together with Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and first base man Adrian Gonzalez, Wesson welcomed hundreds of special needs youth to Council District 10 where the new field stands.
"Today is a very exciting day as special needs youth and their families gain access to a state-of-the-art, universally accessible baseball field. The Dodgers organization has a rich history of making baseball accessible to all, including early on by signing Jackie Robinson to the team, a move that ultimately broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball," said L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson.
Construction of the Dodgers Dreamfield at Baldwin Hills Recreation Center was made possible by the generous donations of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Security Benefit, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the Miracle League Los Angeles, LA84 Foundation, Clayton & Ellen Kershaw and Adrian & Betsy Gonzalez.
L.A. City Council Declares August 21 "KJLH DAY"
On August 21, L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson declared "KJLH Day" in the City of Los Angeles. August 21 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the radio station providing listeners with great music and broadcasting community events. In 1965 at the midpoint of a very turbulent decade in the U.S. a black businessman in Los Angeles, John Lamar Hill, recognized a need for a radio station that spoke to the black community and purchased KFOX 102.3. Mr. Hill subsequently built a studio on Crenshaw Boulevard, changed the station's call letters to KJLH known as kindness, joy, love and happiness. After nearly 15 years, Mr. Hill sold KJLH to a man appreciated by the community with a tremendous legacy, Stevie Wonder. KJLH and Mr. Wonder continue to live the vision of the station and remain dedicated to the city and people of Los Angeles.
Wesson Honored with "Leadership Award" at AADAP Benefit Concert
Council President Herb Wesson received the "Leadership Award" from Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) on Saturday, August 22. The award ceremony was help in conjunction with the organization's 22nd Annual benefit concert "Showtime". AADAP has been dedicated to serving Asian Pacific Islanders and other under-served communities with substance abuse services throughout Los Angeles County for nearly 45 years.
2015 'Movies in the Park' screening is TONIGHT!
Festivities at the first "Movies in the Park" co-hosted Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson were a blast! Join tonight at 6 p.m. at Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park to watch 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'.
As always, hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, and a drawing will be provided free of charge. See you there!
Help Metro Name the Crenshaw TBM!
Calling all of our creative K-12 students! Help Metro Los Angeles name the Crenshaw TBM that will drill the tunnel to connect three Metro stations along Crenshaw Boulevard, from Exposition Boulevard to Vernon Avenue. The project is part of Metro’s $2.06 billion underground and light-rail Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.
Click below to enter the contest today!
The 10th Annual New Orleans Cultural Festival
Leimert Park Plaza
3340 West 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
SoLA Pop-Up Market
3340 West 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
"Be Prepared" Emergency Preparedness & Your Medications Workshop
St. Barnabas Senior Services
675 S Carondelet St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
2015 'Movies in the Park': Rio 2
Queen Anne Park
1240 West Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
3rd Thursdays on Pico
Pico Blvd, between Cochran and Fairfax
2015 'Movies in the Park': Book of Life & Paddington
3085 Clyde Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90016
2015 'Movie in the Park': Penguins of Madagascar
2803 Reynier Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
Councilmember, 10th Council District