Eye on the Tenth 
January 15, 2016


Dear Friends,

In July, together with the City Council I declared my intention to prioritize allocating resources to those living without shelter in our communities.

For the first time in years, city, county and state leaders are working collaboratively on a comprehensive solution for the region. The City Council now has a standing committee on homelessness and we've pledged $100 million towards solutions for the homeless. Together we are making progress. 

We have more work to do, but each day our actions are helping those in need.

--- Herb J. Wesson



Wesson, Price, Harris-Dawson Pledge ‘Unity in the Community’


In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Sentinel, L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, and Councilmember Curren Price commit to collaboration to bring more resources and programs to South L.A.

“Collectively, the three of us represent one of the most powerful times for African Americans. Unity is important and we’re trying to set that example and hope our constituents will too. Together we’re much stronger and can do much more,” said Wesson.

To read more about the collaborative effort on improving the city, click here.



31st Annual ‘Kingdom Day Parade’ set for Monday January 18



Please join L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, and Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy.

The 31st annual Kingdom Day Parade takes place Monday, January 18 at 10AM, along Martin Luther King Blvd Boulevard. A community festival will follow in Leimert Park Village.

Be one of the many hundreds of thousands of spectators along the three-mile route in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!



Los Angeles Welcomes Back Rams Football Team


In a historic vote this past Tuesday, the NFL approved the Rams' move back to Los Angeles.

"Today marks football's triumphant return to the L.A. region," said Council President Wesson. "Not only does the NFL's announcement bring excitement to our sports fans but today's decision also promises to bring new economic opportunities to our local businesses and hospitality industry."

The Rams will take the field for their regular season opener in September.



City Council Approves Splitting Earthquake Retrofitting Costs with Tenants and Landlords


Earlier this week, the L.A. City Council voted to make apartment buildings safer for tenants.

The retrofitting mandate targets brittle, concrete buildings and soft- story structures with weak first floors that were built prior to when earthquake building codes were adopted in the late 1970s.



Olympics Committee Approves Joint Agreement between LA24 and City



This morning, the Ad Hoc 2024 Summer Olympics Committee approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles 2024 Exploratory Committee (LA24) regarding the roles and responsibilities of the City and LA24 in the bid process for the 2024 Olympic Games.

This approval ensures that LA24 leaders will meet regularly with the City Council throughout the bidding process.

"This morning's action paves the way for the continued collaboration between the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles 2024," said Council President Herb Wesson. "Together we are ready to bring a historic third Olympic Games to the City of Angels."



West Adams Wins "Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year"


CD10 neighborhood West Adams has been announced as the winner of the 2015 Curbed Cup for Los Angeles's Neighborhood of the Year!



UPCOMING EVENTS




JANUARY 15
22nd Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase
Harmony Gold Theater
7655 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
7:30 p.m.



JANUARY 16
Red Cross Smoke Alarm Installation
RFK Community Schools
701 S Catalina St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.

JANUARY 18
2016 Martin Luther King Day Parade
Martin Luther King Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

FEBRUARY 5
Los Angeles Jazz Society "Jazz in Schools" Concert
Baldwin Hills Elementary & Magnet School
5421 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90016
9 a.m.

FEBRUARY 23
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.



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

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