LA City Council Moves Forward with Moratorium on “No-Fault” Evictions Before AB 1482 Takes Effect in January
On Oct. 15, the City Council took swift and bold action to come to the aid of thousands of tenants facing massive rent increases by approving a motion co-introduced by Councilmembers Curren Price and Mitch O’Farrell to ban “no-fault” evictions.
Gov. Gavin Newson earlier this month signed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (Assembly Bill 1482), which prohibits rent gouging and arbitrary evictions. The new law offers much-needed rental protections to millions of Californians but not until Jan. 1, 2020. Most recently, there has been a surge in calls and inquiries to the City from community advocates and tenants reporting sudden eviction notices.
“We have heard horrific stories of landlords taking unconscionable measures to fight against AB 1482 in the worst way possible: by trying to evict tenants who did nothing wrong,” said Councilmember Price. “This is an issue that heavily impacts my District. Currently, my Office is working with dozens of individuals on the verge of losing their homes after their rent hiked more than 150 percent within the last year alone.
This includes: a senior citizen on Section 8, a City of LA employee and her family, and a grandmother living with her granddaughter and great granddaughter who is exhausting her life savings just to cover the rent spikes.”
Councilmembers Price and O'Farrell introduced the motion Friday, Oct.11, and it was unanimously approved by the City Council Oct. 15. The City Attorney is expected to transmit an ordinance for final approval within the next week—helping to protect renters facing sudden eviction notices until the new State protections are in full effect.
With construction just underway on the first Bridge Home site in CD 9, it will soon be home to 100 of the most vulnerable people in our South LA community.
“A Bridge Home” provides emergency temporary housing facilities to serve the homeless population that are within a 1.5 mile radius of the site. In addition, Los Angeles Sanitation & Environment will devote extra resources to maintain cleaner streets in the area.
The facility will have a dedicated team offering wrap-around services including medical care, job training, housing placement, public benefit access, along with mental health and addiction support. The provider team on-site will consist of a nurse, a mental healthcare worker, social worker, and 24-hour security guard on site.
With a warm bed, three meals a day, storage for personal belongings, a pet kennel, clean restrooms and high cubicle wall for privacy, this marks the beginning of a new journey for our unsheltered neighbors.
The Office of Councilmember Curren Price is eager to bring hope to Hope Street with this facility, slated for completion by early February 2020.
On Oct. 06, the Office of Councilmember Curren Price celebrated the 12th Annual Tribute to SHeroes luncheon, where 15 outstanding women were recognized for being the change makers in the South LA community.
This year’s recipients embody conviction, intelligence, grace, resilience and sacrifice. According to Councilman Curren Price, "It is my honor to shine light on the unsung heroes who continue to fight the good fight for the sake of their neighbors."
To view the photos from the event, follow the link: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHz8ZKT
On Oct. 1, as part of the continuous efforts by Councilmember Curren Price to help homeless neighbors and clean the streets, CARE teams were launched throughout the City of Los Angeles with two designated teams devoted to the District five days a week!
The teams are comprised of Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) outreach workers and LA Sanitation workers. Their mission is to clean the areas surrounding encampments and offer social services to the homeless people in the area.
The CARE Plus team is dedicated solely to the Flower/Grand Corridor and an additional CARE team will be serving the rest of the 9th District.
CARE, which stands for Cleaning and Rapid Engagement, is approaching the homeless crisis with compassion, purpose with the focus of improving the quality of life for CD9 residents.
On Saturday Sept. 28, more than 500 mujeres came to EXPO CENTER, joined together with the common thread to learn, grow and empower themselves at the 4th Annual Latina Conference in District 9. This is the only conference of its kind in South LA dedicated to promoting the advancement of Latinas, creating stability in our families and accelerating positive change for the good of all
Over the course of the day, guests were treated to insightful discussions and robust presentations led by Latina thought leaders, trailblazers and professionals. The FREE conference featured live entertainment, a community resource and job fair, as well as a Latina vendor marketplace. According to Councilman Curren Price, "It was important to me that we put together a quality event for our ladies because as we all know, a community is only as strong as its women."
To see the photos from this year’s “Mujeres Empowered for Success” conference, visit the flickr page here: https://bit.ly/2padsHX
In Aug. 2019, more than 32,000 people traveled from every state and 35 countries to our Los Angeles Convention Center to share in the Beautycon experience. They were recognized for the economic value that they bring to the City.
With their headquarters in Los Angeles, Beautycon, which is committed to acceptance and diversity, is one of the fastest growing companies in the sector and is the largest celebration of beauty, individuality and staying true to ones self.
On Sept. 19, Councilman Curren Price hosted about 1,200 older adults at the 19th Annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon at the LA Convention Center in CD 9.
The community event featured live musical entertainment, lunch, transportation and a resource fair.
“Our seniors are the glue that hold our communities together because they are the eyes, ears and souls of our neighborhoods,” Price said. “They are integral to moving our neighborhoods forward, and together we can and will enrich the quality of life for South LA.”
The FREE event included a full course meal for lunch, a diverse musical lineup, a Zumba cardio workout, and a resource fair with dozens of City and community partners offering vital information. Live musical performances were provided by the Blue Breeze Band and Vilma Diaz y La Sonora.
Councilman Curren Price is happy to announce the 2019 “SHeroes." A SHero is a woman who has demonstrated significant leadership, pride and commitment to strengthening our community
These exemplary women, will be recognized at the 12th Annual Tribute to SHeroes on Sunday, Oct. 6th at the Exposition Park Rose Garden.
On behalf of Council District 9, we would like to extend a warm congratulations to…
Program Manager, Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC)
Assistant Principal, Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School
Pastor, RTLA Church
Vice President, North Area Neighborhood Development Council
Director of Parent Engagement, LA Promise Fund
President, Avalon Gardens Resident Advisory Council
Executive Director, EXPO Center
1st Lady, Challenge of Faith Church
Principal, Dolores Huerta Elementary School
USC Staffer, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
President, Zapata-King Neighborhood Council
Senior Community Organizer, East LA Community Corporation
U.S. Veteran, California Army National Guard and Army Reserve
Corresponding Secretary, Voices Neighborhood Council
Community Leader & Member, SEIU Local 99
For more information on the SHeroes Program, please contact Nora Gutierrez at (323) 846-2651 or via email at Nora.Gutierrez@lacity.org
Attention moms, dads and caretakers: Is your child in the right car seat for his or her age and size? Don't risk it and find out Saturday, Sept. 21 during a special event in partnership with the Office of Councilmember Curren Price. The event is being held at the CD9 District Office located at 4301 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90011. Please note that you will need to make an appointment for a car seat inspection.
Do your part to prevent deaths and injuries by using the proper car seat. As part of "National Seat Check Saturday," we'll also have information booths, activities and resources for District 9 families.
Attention CD 9 youth and families: Join us beginning Friday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Nov. 8 for Fall Friday Nights at Green Meadows Recreation Center and Ross Snyder Recreation Center.
This initiative offers FREE community programming, food, workshops, resources and other family-friendly activities! Fall Friday Nights seeks to provide a safe, positive environment for youth and families and highlights valuable resources and other opportunities available to Angelenos.