Initiatives

Important issues facing the City of Los Angeles and Council District 10 residents

embRACE LA is an initiative led by Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. to unify Angelenos and empower communities thro ugh a citywide conversation about race and racism to challenge and change inequities.

On December 6th, 2017, Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. led the Los Angeles City Council in adopting reasonable regulations governing the cannabis industry while protecting neighborhoods and schools. Three separate ordinances together establish citywide regulations for the planning and licensing processes as well as outlining operational requirements for cannabis related businesses. Included in the city council’s new regulations is a social equity program benefiting Angelenos who have been convicted of a marijuana-related offense and those with low incomes who live or have lived in neighborhoods heavily affected by marijuana arrests. The program aims to reduce the barriers to ownership of commercial cannabis businesses through access to training programs, employee training programs, and technical assistance among other offerings.

Under the leadership of Council President Wesson, the City of Los Angeles created OurCycle L.A., a digital inclusion program designed to take advantage of the thousands of salvage computers from the City. The program refurbishes city-owned computers and distributes them to low-income individuals citywide.

As both Vice Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Comprehensive Job Creation Plan and as a member of the Economic Development Committee, City Council President Wesson works to ensure efforts are put forth to maintain Los Angeles on the path toward economic prosperity and job creation.

Building strong, vibrant communities has been a guiding force for Council President Wesson throughout his time in office. From Movies in the Park to Winter Wonderland, there is never a dull moment in Council District 10.

It’s official: Los Angeles will be the host of the 2028 Olympic an Paralympic Games. For two years, City Council President Wesson worked diligently with the City Council, Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA28 on preparations for the bid to host the 2028 Olympic Games. Los Angeles was officially awarded the Games on September 13, 2017.

During his annual State of the City address, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a series of incentives for council districts to build temporary homeless housing facilities across the city. With Koreatown experiencing some of the highest levels of homelessness in Council District 10, our office determined the first of these sites be located on a city-owned lot at Vermont Ave. and 7th St.

City Council President Wesson has been working with various entities to mitigate the disturbances created by the FAA’s implementation of the NextGen program (where satellites and GPS are replacing ground-based radar to increase air-traffic efficiency). Our actions on the issue are indicated in our interactive timeline.