As 2019 comes to a close and we enter into a new decade, 2020 promises to bring exciting opportunities and events to our community. Over the past year we have made significant improvements through the combined hard work and dedication from neighbors like you.
In 2020, we will be seeing the addition of hundreds of affordable and permanent supportive housing units come to fruition, which will help alleviate the pressure from the housing crisis.
We will also be opening the first "Bridge Home" site in CD 9, which will help our most vulnerable neighbors transition from the streets into a safe location where they will be offered medical, mental health and social services to help get them back on their feet. In addition, we have several other innovative programs in the works to help ease some of the obstacles people are facing, including the Homelessness Prevention Program, which will provide benefits to individuals on the cusp of homelessness.
Entering into 2020, our Clean & Green campaign is going strong and we encourage you to make using the MyLA311 app part of your daily routine. You can report trash, bulky items, graffiti and other sanitation issues directly from your phone, and with your help we will continue to make strides in ensuring that South LA is a beautiful place for families to live, work, play and thrive.
Next year will also be a banner year as 2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Central Avenue Jazz Festival. Surrounded by the rich history of one of the most historical sites in Los Angeles, this event boasts multiple stages featuring both legendary and up-and-coming performing artists, so you can bet that this event is going to be one you will not want to miss.
Whether you have come out to enjoy fireworks under the stars at our 4th of July event, danced with us at our Mother’s Day celebration, or played in the snow at one of our Winter Wonderland events, you have been the reason I continue to fight to make South Los Angeles a place you are proud to live.
Please click below to relive some of our best moments from 2019:
Wishing every day of 2020 to be filled with success, happiness and prosperity for you and your families.
Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr.
This December, I have had the opportunity to attend holiday themed community events throughout The NEW 9th, including Winter Wonderland events at Green Meadows and Gilbert Lindsay recreation centers, as well as a special bike giveaway at my District Office. Each event provides a great opportunity for me to have important face time with members of the community so I can not only hear of concerns, but it also allows me the chance to spread some joy and cheer.
It has been my privilege to work with great partners such as the Department of Recreation and Parks to create memorable experiences for our children and families. Whether bringing in snow for our neighbors to enjoy to distributing thousands of toys, breaking bread or sharing a fun Zumba dance, we are making great memories together, and it has been my honor to bond with our South LA community.
Seeing the joy these events bring to our community is priceless to me and my staff—reinforcing why we chose to be in public service. When I think about the Holiday time, there is so much good going on all around us, with the countless acts of kindness, no matter how small or large the act, it goes a long way in ensuring that everyone feels the warmth of the season.
Thank you for allowing my staff and I to share these moments with you and we hope that you enjoy this special time with your families and friends,
Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr.
Let’s give it up for the students at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School in District 9! Their student body is the inaugural winner of Councilman Curren Price's “Don’t Trash CD 9” high school challenge.
As part of Councilman Price's continuous efforts to clean up South LA, he recently launched a one-of-a-kind competition targeting local high school students. From Oct. 28-Dec. 9, a dozen local high schools battled each other to see which would report the most illegal dumping, bulky-items and graffiti using the MyLA311 app.
The first leg of the competition resulted in more than 2,100 MyLA311 requests, with Ánimo Jackie Robinson submitting just under 1,500 of them. Ánimo Jackie Robinson High School will not only have bragging rights, but they were also awarded $5,000 for their hard work in making Council District 9 cleaner and greener. Because of these students’ efforts more residents are able to see the real beauty of CD 9.
The competing 12 schools will have five more chances to win as this competition will continue to run until May 2020. Please join us in congratulating these CD 9 champs!