Virtual Grand Opening for Supportive Housing Development in CD 9

Join Councilmember Curren Price along with Mayor Eric Garcetti and partners LA Family Housing and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) on Nov. 20 at 8:45 a.m. for the virtual grand opening of Residences on Main. Click here to RSVP.

The development at 6901 S. Main St. will include two large community rooms, a community garden, computer lab, courtyard and on-site case management. Tenants will have access to wrap-around services such counseling, educational support, workforce programs and more.

Preview this special development in District 9 and learn about two of the tenants who will be calling Residences on Main “home” by clicking on the images below. 

Residences on Main joins dozens of housing projects that will be bringing much-needed relief to working families and help reduce the homeless population in CD 9. Under Councilmember Price’s leadership, CD 9 is on track to build 872 Permanent Supportive Housing units as well as 1,030 Affordable Housing units.

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Improving Pedestrian Safety at Vermont Square Park

As part of Councilman Curren Price’s continuous efforts to make the streets of District 9 safer for the community, two brand new speed humps have been installed directly adjacent from Vermont Square Park on 47th Street between Budlong Avenue and Raymond Avenue, as well as on Budlong Avenue between 47th Street and 48th Street. 

The addition of these humps will slow down any potential speedy drivers thus calming traffic down and improving safety conditions for the neighborhood.

For more information on the Speed Hump program, please visit https://ladot.lacity.org/projects/safety-programs/speed-humps. If you need further assistance, contact Councilmember Curren Price's District Office at (323) 846-2651.

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LADOT Launches Early Pay LA, Offering Payment Discounts for Parking Citations

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has implemented an economic relief measure that will allow motorists an early payment discount on citations. The Early Pay LA program will award a $20 discount for the most common parking citations paid within 48 hours and remain in effect until June 30, 2021.

Launched on Nov. 2, the new early bird program rewards discounts for early payment on citations for residential street sweeping, overnight/oversize parking districts and vehicles displaying recently expired permits within preferential parking areas.

In addition to this new program, the City of Los Angeles has several other programs in place to assist low-income individuals and individuals experiencing homelessness with outstanding parking citation debt, as well as relief programs to allow for citation amnesty.

The department's existing programs to provide economic relief include:

  • The Community Assistance Parking Program (CAPP): LADOT offers the CAPP for individuals experiencing homelessness that allows them to pay their parking citations through volunteer community service or through enrollment in a homeless service program. 
  • Low-Income Payment Plans: LADOT worked with the state legislature to shape bills that created or modified payment plans for indigent and eligible low-income motorists. Depending on the existing payment plan, the City may waive all late fees for eligible motorists and allow up to 18 months to pay off the base citation fines.
  • The citation amnesty program grants a one-time opportunity for those with citations over three years old the chance to have all late fees waived and pay the base citation amount(s) over a period of time thereby clearing DMV holds, tax intercepts, and/or tow orders.
  • The unemployment citation amnesty program assists those who lost their job during the pandemic by allowing them to have late fees waived and pay only the base citation amount over a period of time. 

More details on LADOT’s citation relief programs are available on LADOT’s Parking Violations Bureau websiteFor more information about LADOT's COVID-19 response, please visit ladot.lacity.org/coronavirus

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Legal Webinar: Employment Law and COVID-19

Join Councilmember Curren Price and his Business Resource Center (BRC) Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. on Councilman Price's Facebook page for a special Live presentation on employment laws and reopening regulations in partnership with Bet Tzedek and Cozen O'Connor.

You can also view the educational webinar by visiting LACITYVIEW.ORG/LIVE or on television at L.A. Cityview Channel 35. We encourage small business owners to submit questions in advance to Mike.Castillo@lacity.org

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Councilman Curren Price Takes Senior Luncheon on the Road and Delivers Thousands of Hot Meals to South LA Neighbors

Every year, Councilman Curren Price honors the elderly of District 9 with an Annual Senior Luncheon where they are celebrated with live music, dancing, a resource fair and lunch at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 celebration was forced to take on a new form by way of delivering hot meals and care packages for local seniors to enjoy safely in the comfort of their own homes. 

Kicking off a week-long mission on Nov. 9, Team Price successfully delivered more than 1,500 meals to senior housing facilities, churches, nonprofits and residences in CD 9, to name a few. To achieve this great feat, the Councilmember joined forces with several local District 9 restaurateurs, including Dulan's Soul Food Kitchen, Viztango Cafe and Delicious Southern Cuisine, to not only prepare the hot meals for the seniors but also lend support to the struggling restaurant industry.  

Watch highlights from this year’s special District 9 Senior Luncheon - the COVID-19 edition, courtesy of LA Cityview 35, by clicking on the image below. 

 

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Councilmember Curren Price Visits Residences on Main Supportive Housing Site

On Nov. 6, Councilmember Curren Price joined Stephanie Klasky-Gamer from LA Family Housing (LAFH) and Antonio Manning from the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) for a sneak peak of Residences on Main, which is nearing completion. The four-story building is scheduled to open later this year and will provide 50 units of supportive housing for homeless individuals and their families, and for Transitional Age Youth (TAY).

The development at 6901 S. ​Main St. will include two large community rooms, a community garden, computer lab, courtyard and on-site case management. Tenants will have access to wrap-around services such counseling, educational support, workforce programs and more.

"There is no greater responsibility than that of caring for our neighbors in need," said Councilman Price. "The toll that is taken on someone who is looking for a place to lay their heads affects every part of their lives, whether emotional, physical or psychologically. We have to do everything in our power to bring the relief that our neighbors so desperately need."

Residences on Main joins dozens of housing projects that will be bringing much-needed relief to working families and help reduce the homeless population in CD 9. Under Councilmember Price’s leadership, CD 9 is on track to build 872 Permanent Supportive Housing units. 

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No its SHeroes Coming to Save the Day!

Calling all CD 9 SHeroes! Do you know a phenomenal woman from District 9 who is making a difference in our community in response to the COVID-19 crisis? If so, Councilmember Curren Price would like to hear from you.

The Office of Councilmember Price is accepting nominations through Nov. 20 for the Annual Tribute to SHeroes awards. A SHero is a woman who has demonstrated leadership, pride and commitment to her community in a remarkable manner. To be eligible for this special distinction, nominees must either live and/or work with an organization or business in Council District 9.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s SHeroes class will be honored virtually and in a safe manner. To mark this moment in time, Councilman Price is honored to put the spotlight on selfless women who are going above and beyond to uplift their neighbors during the current national emergency. 

To submit your nomination, click here

 

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CD 9 Small Business Relief Fund Helps Dozens of Businesses 

The CD 9 Small Business Relief Fund provided 20 businesses and independent contractors with no interest loans totaling over $170,000. The District 9 initiative got underway last July and ended November 2020 as part of a special partnership between Councilmember Curren Price and The Change Reaction

The primary focus of the Small Business Relief Fund was on sole proprietors and small businesses that were unable to access government grants and loans. Loans ranged from $3,000 - $25,000 and will be repayable in equal installments over the course of 24 to 36 months, after a grace period of three months. Businesses, both brick and mortar to independent contractors, ranging from barber shops, restaurants, child care facilities, summer camps, and interior design studios were able to take advantage of the fund.

“Our small businesses have had to incur costs related to personal protection equipment, cash flow, payroll and new equipment to safely produce goods,” added Councilmember Price. “As we continue to fight through this pandemic, it is our small businesses that are the cultural character of our neighborhoods and backbone of employment locally. Please remember to shop locally in support of our South Los Angeles.”

For information on Councilmember Price’s Business Resource Center (BRC), open year-round, please contact Mike Castillo at Mike.Castillo@lacity.org.

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Apply Now for LADWP Utility Assistance Program 

Up to 100,000 low-income households in Los Angeles will be eligible to receive a one-time $500 check in the mail to help pay bills such as gas, cellular phone, wi-fi, Internet and cable television services thanks to a program created under the leadership of Council President Nury Martinez with the support of Councilman Curren Price.

The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power is accepting applications for the COVID-19 Utility Grant Program through Nov. 15. Click on the LADWP image above for more information and to apply.

“Our low-income communities have demonstrated tremendous resilience and strength during this national public health emergency,” said Councilman Price who seconded Martinez’ motion. “COVID-19 has hit the working poor and people of color the hardest and it is up to their government to put forward a range of solutions that mitigate the challenges of this remarkable time in human history. I hope our actions send a clear message to our low-income communities that we stand with them during this pandemic and beyond."

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Make a DASH to the Polls

The polls are open and with the General Election Day on Nov. 3, LADOT is providing fare-free DASH bus service for all Angelenos. LADOT reminds passengers that face masks are required on all City transit vehicles and encourages the observation of such safety measures at City polling locations. 

For information on how to locate your General Election polling location, please click here.

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