It was a big and bold promise by Karen Bass as she campaigned to be LA’s next mayor: get 17,000 unhoused Angelenos into housing during her first year in office. The homelessness crisis plays out daily on city streets — confronting residents, business owners and visitors with the visible failure of public policy to keep people sheltered and safe. When LAist asked Angelenos what issues most urgently needed Mayor Bass’ attention, 63% of respondents said homelessness and a third listed it as their biggest personal stressor.
We asked and you answered. Here are some key takeaways from responses we got to the question about what feels most urgent to Angelenos as the new mayor’s policies and priorities take shape. That’s why LAist launched a 12-question survey during L.A. Mayor Karen Bass’ first three months in office to understand what you think her administration should tackle first.
There is a democratic process and the voters who are disgusted with de León, or Breed, or any other politician can start a recall. We support the recall as it is part of the democratic process. Let the voters of the 14th District decide if they want de León to represent them.
The CALÓ News Editorial Board is making endorsements on the state propositions and county or city wide measures that will have the biggest impact on the Latino community in Los Angeles.
Carrillo said that the inspiration for Measure A was borne from the clamor for justice that came from the streets and their cries for a just process that have been ignored for long enough. “It is interesting how a law needs to be put together and eventually passed in the hopes that [the sheriff’s department] follows it, in the hopes that it gets their attention,” said Carrillo. “The hope is that the person in that position will take their position very seriously and understand and engage a community,” Carrillo said.
The CALÓ NEWS opinion editor reached out to both candidates running to be the next mayor of Los Angeles. Businessman Rick Caruso sent us a statement on why he wants to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.
The CALÓ News opinion editor reached out to both candidates running to be the next mayor of Los Angeles. U.S. Rep. Karen Bass answered our questions on why she wants to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.
Kevin De León has served as the LA City council member for District 14 since 2020 and said his resignation is not an option. “I have a moral obligation to my constituency, to give them a voice,” he told Smiley. But for Henry Perez, associate director of Inner City Struggle, a social justice non-profit organization in CD-14, de León no longer represents the community of the Eastside.
CALÓ NEWS recently interviewed Marisa Garcia and Denny Zane of Move LA to learn more about their non-profit and how Prop 30 can benefit the Latino community in Los Angeles, the state of California and hopefully the rest of the world.
There have been notable events that have happened in Los Angeles, many which have been overshadowed by the leaked audio between four prominent Latino leaders. CALÓ NEWS is recapping some of the events that occurred in the vibrant communities of LA during the past two weeks. These include the East LA Classic football game at […]
If there is a lesson to be learned from the recent racist controversy that has rocked Los Angeles, it is that we need new Latino leadership on the City Council. Nury Martinez has resigned. Ron Herrera, the leader of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, who also was part of the racist conversation, resigned. City Council Members Gil Cedillo and Kevin de Leon, who were part of the racist dialogue, have refused to resign. We need Latino leaders who want to build up our community and also support the diverse and working people of Los Angeles. We need leaders who won’t condone or stay silent when bigoted and racist comments are made.
It’s been two weeks since the nation’s second-largest city was overshadowed by the audio recording that captured openly crude and racist remarks involving former Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez, LA Labor Federation president, Ron Herrera, and councilmembers Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo. It is still unknown who recorded the private conversation that took place last October while discussing the redrawing of districts. CALÓ NEWS has gathered important updates and events that have occurred and been brought to life amidst the content of the audio, which was first published by the LA Times.