|Eye on the Tenth
December 11, 2015
This week was an exciting week as we broke ground on a new housing complex in Council District 10.
Located at 1553 S. Arlington Ave, Arlington Square will house those who are currently living on the streets in our community including homeless veterans.
The development supported by A Community of Friends is projected to be completed in March 2017.
--- Herb J. Wesson
'Nation Builder Award' Presented to Wesson from National Black Caucus of State Legislators
Council President Herb Wesson received the David P. Richardson Jr. Nation Builder Award from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL). Each year, the NBCSL hosts the Nation Builder Awards to recognize African Americans who have distinguished themselves through lifelong public service and dedication to the enfranchisement and inclusion of African Americans.
"Thank you National Black Caucus of State Legislators for recognizing me with this prestigious award," said Wesson. "I am truly humbled."
Over 200 state legislators, elected officials, representatives and their guests attended the black tie event during the NBCSL 39th Annual Legislative Conference.
Wesson Visits with city's Neighborhood Council
Council President Herb Wesson recently attended the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC) and the Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC) meeting to listen and learn about the important issues facing the city's various communities.
"Neighborhood councils are the fabric of strong communities," said Wesson. "I am very thankful for all of the tireless volunteers that participate in our democracy."
For more information on Neighborhood Councils or to join me visit http://empowerla.org/councils/.
LAPD & Residents Team Up for Community Clean-Ups
Recently, Council District 10 hosted two successful community clean-ups.
Sunburst Youth Academy, LAPD Olympic Community Police Station, LAPD Wilshire Community Police Station, LAPD Community Relationship Division and the residents of Apple Street joined forces to help tidy up the streets, residential and business areas around Mid City.
"Thank you to all who volunteered their time to pitch in on beautifying the streets of Los Angeles," said Wesson.
Wesson Celebrates Lula Washington Dance Theatre's 35th Anniversary
Council President Herb Wesson honored the Lula Washington Dance Theatre for providing inner city youth with contemporary modern dance works that reflect African-American history and culture.
"The Lula Washington Dance Theatre has been a pillar in educating youth with the art of dance through motivation, inspiration, and enrichment," said Wesson. "Their programs and classes help create successful residents in the Los Angeles arts community."
This year, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre celebrates its 35th anniversary in Council District 10.
NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 3
L.A Zoo Lights Nightly
5333 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
3rd Thursdays on Pico
Pico Blvd, between Cochran and Fairfax
Debbie Allen's Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Buy tickets now!
Holiday Blues Concert
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall
3650 West Martin Luther King Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Visit for more information
Kwanzaa!! Dance Concert
The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
4718 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Buy tickets now!
Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
Councilmember, 10th Council District