Los Angeles City Council

Los Angeles City Council Votes NO on SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill, Sends Strong Message to Sacramento and Senator Wiener that Public Safety is more Important than Nightlife Revenue

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 3:35am

SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."

Key Points: 
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • The experiment would take place in 6 cities: San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Palm Springs.
  • In Los Angeles, the powerful Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) came out against SB 930 in a letter made public before a City Hall opposition rally last week.
  • Alcohol Justice encourages the public to TAKE ACTION to STOP SB 930: Text JUSTICE to 313131 or visit: https://alcoholjustice.org/take-action/stop-sb-930-no-late-last-calls-in...

City Council Rejects Proposal to House Homeless Individuals Alongside Hotel Guests

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Friday, August 5, 2022 - 7:43pm

The measure now heads to the voters in November to decide whether this proposal becomes law.

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  • The measure now heads to the voters in November to decide whether this proposal becomes law.
  • Proposed by Unite Here Local 11, the labor union representing hospitality workers, the measure would establish a program to place unhoused individuals or families in vacant hotel guest rooms.
  • The measure was widely criticized by these small business owners, who expressed serious concerns about being required to provide homeless individuals housing alongside guests.
  • The hotel industry, including many of these small, family-owned businesses have long been partners to the City on addressing homelessness.

Los Angeles Rallies to STOP SB 930 - 4 a.m. Bar Bill in Southern California

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Friday, July 29, 2022 - 2:03am

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice, along with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, demonstrated at a City Hall rally yesterday to oppose California SB 930. The "gut & amend" bill, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assembly Member Mark Haney (D-San Francisco) is the 5th attempt since 2013 to disrupt the protections of California's statewide uniform last call.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice , along with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz , demonstrated at a City Hall rally yesterday to oppose California SB 930.
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • "The data is clear and this is why we must prevent the 4 a.m. bar bill from taking effect in Los Angeles and in California.
  • Alcohol Justice encourages the public to TAKE ACTION to STOP SB 930: Text JUSTICE to 313131 or visit: https://alcoholjustice.org/take-action/stop-sb-930-no-late-last-calls-in...

Save LA’s SROs, AHF Ad Calls for City Action

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Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 8:00pm

AHF will run a housing advocacy full-page, full-color ad targeting Los Angeles elected and city officials, which is set to be published this Sunday, June 26th in the Los Angeles Times.

Key Points: 
  • AHF will run a housing advocacy full-page, full-color ad targeting Los Angeles elected and city officials, which is set to be published this Sunday, June 26th in the Los Angeles Times.
  • The ad, headlined City Hall: Save LAs SROs , urges the city to preserve Los Angeles single room occupancy buildings (SROs), and to stop allowing developers to demolish and/or convert these properties into luxury units.
  • The affordable housing crisis in the city of Los Angeles is only getting worse, said Michael Weinstein president of AHF.
  • AHF sums up its demand to city officials by asking: Uphold city law against developers.

AIR Communities Presents 2022 Housing Impact Award

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 7:00pm

Los Angeles, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apartment Income REIT Corp., known as AIR Communities, presented the annual AIR Communities Housing Impact Award to California State Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio during the Mayoral Housing, Transportation, and Jobs Summit hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC).

Key Points: 
  • Los Angeles, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apartment Income REIT Corp., known as AIR Communities, presented the annual AIR Communities Housing Impact Award to California State Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio during the Mayoral Housing, Transportation, and Jobs Summit hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC).
  • AIR Communities honored Assemblywoman Rubio for her influential role in helping build the political will needed to pass major housing legislation and tempering initiatives that would have inhibited investment in housing.
  • Established in 2010, the Housing Impact Award celebrates individuals who have made a positive impact on finding creative solutions to improve housing in Los Angeles and California.
  • AIR is one of the countrys largest owners and operators of apartments, with 76 communities in 11 states and the District of Columbia.

Community Leaders Double Down on Initiatives for Community Funding

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 5:00pm

LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahead of tomorrow's Budget and Finance hearing, the Make LA Whole Coalition, led by Community Coalition (CoCo), SEIU 2015, InnerCity Struggle, and Brotherhood Crusade, wrote to the LA City Council requesting a permanent Community Investment Fund to support and sustain vital equity initiatives.

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  • Following their recent requests , the Coalition is doubling down on its collective vision, demanding that the City direct a $300 million investment toward poor and working-class families in addition to a Community Investment Fund to ensure these funds remain committed to the community.
  • "This protected minimum funding requirement would ensure programs that support family care for all, housing security, year-round youth employment, and guaranteed basic income are funded every year," the Coalition stated.
  • To adequately support community residents suffering from entrenched disparities, any residual funding from last year's commitment must be invested back into these initiatives, and the City must establish a permanent Community Investment Fund.
  • This protected funding requirement would ensure the continuation of critical community programs in the future, create a vital foundation for equality, and place community-based programs on equal footing with all other City initiatives.

CA Crosses Line Of 10,000 Oil Drilling Permits Issued Since Newsom Took Office, Groups Urge Newsom To Cease All Permitting Says Consumer Watchdog

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 8:22pm

Nevertheless, Newsom's number is nipping on the heels of Brown's 10,268 permits dispensed in his first three years in office.

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  • Nevertheless, Newsom's number is nipping on the heels of Brown's 10,268 permits dispensed in his first three years in office.
  • "We are pleased to see that Governor Newsom's oil regulators are approving fewer permits," said Consumer Watchdog's Energy Project Director Liza Tucker.
  • Governor Newsom has issued a ban on fracking as of 2024, and his regulators have begun denying fracking permits, said Tucker.
  • As of December 31, 2021, oil regulators had issued a total of 542 permits for drilling new oil and gas wells, down 73% over 2020.

LA City Council Passes Planning Reforms, Addresses Affordable Housing Shortage

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 8:56pm

The proposed changes will set new citywide strategies in motion to achieve a more equitable distribution of affordable housing across Los Angeles.

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  • The proposed changes will set new citywide strategies in motion to achieve a more equitable distribution of affordable housing across Los Angeles.
  • The ambitious rezoning program would rezone parts of the city, in order to allow for over 250,000 new housing units within three years of the plan's adoption.
  • "The Plan to House LA is designed to protect the most vulnerable Angelenos from displacement, eviction, and homelessness," said Director of City Planning Vince Bertoni.
  • Rezoning will take effect through active community and neighborhood planning efforts, citywide rezoning efforts, and affordable housing incentive programs.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Actor/Environmentalist Jason Momoa Empower 10,000 Young Women to Change the Future of Our Planet at GirlsBuild'21 National Virtual Summit

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Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 8:53pm

The GirlsBuild'21 National Virtual Summit is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, 2021, beginning at 10 am Pacific Time (PT).

Key Points: 
  • The GirlsBuild'21 National Virtual Summit is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, 2021, beginning at 10 am Pacific Time (PT).
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is the first woman to head a major party in Congress, and the first woman to serve as speaker of the House.
  • "In the face of a climate crisis and so many other challenges, the world needs more young women leaders like those joining this year's GirlsBuild Virtual Summit," said Speaker Pelosi.
  • Jason Momoa has also challenged young women to develop strategies to reduce plastic use and send videos of their solutions to him.

World-Renowned Schmidt Ocean Institute, Robert Downey Jr.’s FootPrint Coalition, and Philippe Cousteau, Jr. To Accept Awards at AltaSea’s Second Annual Blue Hour

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Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 5:00pm

Blue Hour: Ocean of Inclusion will be a two-part visual experience, with artist exhibits preceding the main event.

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  • Blue Hour: Ocean of Inclusion will be a two-part visual experience, with artist exhibits preceding the main event.
  • Blue Hour: Ocean of Inclusion will celebrate that very thought in one of the most unique events in Los Angeles, said AltaSea CEO Tim McOsker.
  • Combining the visual arts with natural history, the series celebrates Californias wildlife and wild places, especially its stunning ocean habitats.
  • Over the past year, Zavala has served as moderator for many webinars in AltaSeas Project Blue webinar series.