On May 22, Councilman Curren Price introduced a reward motion in the amount of $50,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old USC student Victor McElhaney.
"It’s disheartening to know the killers are still on the loose while a family and entire community continues to grieve in search for answers," said Councilman Price. "I hope today’s action sends a clear message: We are committed to finding these killers and bringing them to justice."
If you heard or saw anything, don’t be afraid to come forward. The safety of our streets and future of our children and families depend on it. Submit a tip by contacting LA Crime Stoppers.
(Picture below is from a "peace stand-in" that was held on the corner of Maple Avenue and Adams Boulevard where Victor was gunned down)
On May 20, Team Price welcomed our newest neighbors from the Paul R. Williams Apartments with a special housewarming event. The Paul Williams Apartments on Jefferson Boulevard offer 41 affordable housing units for individuals and families. The development by Hollywood Community Housing Corporation features community rooms, a computer lab, and landscaped courtyard with fruit trees and gardening space.
"There is an urgent need for low-income rental housing in LA, and I will continue to do everything I can to address this crisis at home," said Councilman Curren Price, who hosted the special event.
A majority of the households that moved into the complex were from District 9. To learn more about affordable housing opportunities coming up in District 9, call Councilman Price's Constituent Service Center at (323) 846-2651.
To see coverage of this special event, please click on the image below.
On May 18, Councilman Curren Price attended the ribbon cutting for the South LA Community Farm in celebration of their one-year anniversary.
This is the first urban farm in the City under the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone (UAIZ)—a statewide program that allows property owners to lease their land to food growers and receive tax benefits. This initiative makes it possible for local organizations such as All Peoples Community Center and the American Friends Service Committee to work with property owners and bring fruitful projects to the area.
"Through the UAIZ policy, we are able to repurpose vacant and underutilized land in our city to increase healthy food access, expand green space, reduce blight and bring economic opportunities to our communities," said Councilman Price. "Urban Ag Incentive Zones provide a very important tool to help improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods."