My Vision for Los Angeles

My Vision for Los Angeles

This morning, I shared my vision for Los Angeles and the City Council’s role in making it a reality in the upcoming legislative session. I am inspired by what we as a council have achieved over the last two years and hope to continue the immense progress we have made. From passing a historic $1.2 billion bond to end homelessness to enacting a citywide jobs plan to likely bringing the Olympic Games back to L.A., this City Council has proven that we do not shy away from complicated issues. Watch our short video recap of the City Council’s accomplishments over the last two years.

We were elected to lead, not to manage, and over the next two years we will continue to ensure that L.A. is a beacon of light for the rest of the country. Today I highlighted a number of pressing issues that we will take on in this upcoming term. Among our top policy objectives are enacting recommendations from the city’s recently hired Immigrant Advocate for comprehensive civil rights legislation, strengthening the city’s embRACE LA program using the initiative as a platform to bring Angelenos of all ages and ethnicities together, and bridging the digital divide by providing a free computer and internet access to local students through the OurCycle L.A. program.

Going into my final term I am more fired up than ever. What we do now will impact Angelenos for generations to come, and we must have the courage to stand up for what is right. The winds of our country blow from the West to the East, and Los Angeles will continue to show the nation that the fight for a more equal, inclusive and tolerant city is worth fighting.