City Council President Wesson, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and non-profit organizations Community Build Inc., treats approximately 150 children from underprivileged communities to a camping trip in Hansen Dam. While on the three-day excursion campers learn wilderness skills and participate in various outdoor activities including wall-climbing, archery, horseback riding and paddle boarding.
Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. was joined by Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Koretz and Nury Martinez in releasing the city’s draft regulations governing commercial cannabis activity. The City Council has been engaging in an open and public dialogue over the last year about how to best regulate all aspects of the cannabis industry citywide. After shepherding Measure M to a historic 80.5% passage rate, Wesson immediately began the process of gleaning best practices from neighboring cities and states who had already established responsible cannabis regulations. Wesson who chairs the Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations, and Neighborhoods committee which has overseen the crafting of the draft regulations, held over a dozen meetings, including in the evenings, inviting members of the public, industry experts, and regulators from other states including Colorado, Oregon, and Washington to provide testimony. The City Council is currently conducting a 60 day public comment period of the proposed requirements.
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.
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.