On Tuesday, the LA County Board of Supervisors considered a motion to review options to remove the County Sheriff, Alex Villanueva. The motion, sponsored by Supervisors Ridley-Thomas and Kheul, did not receive a …Read More
Metro, as part of its Vision Zero plan, is in the process of creating new bus-only lanes in major Los Angeles thoroughfares. Due to severe declines in ridership, these bus lanes seek to attract back those leaving the transit system. Even low-income populations, who have historically depended upon public …Read More
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue of public safety and police reform has taken center-stage in local and state politics. After months of civil unrest in response to police brutality, legislators have been forced to reckon with new policy initiatives. To say that Californian voters are mobilized on this issue is an understatement. According to …Read More
This past Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council moved to adopt a motion that will reform police responses to certain 911 calls. Specifically, the proposal would form an unarmed crisis response team for non-violent …Read More
Last year, the LA County Board of Supervisors passed OurCounty, a comprehensive regional sustainability plan that sought to orient LA County towards a green future. While some of the projects initially seemed difficult to implement, the County is certainly turning heads. In their annual report, the County Chief Sustainability Office has publicized their …Read More
Last month, the Los Angeles Metro Board of Directors unveiled a new bold sustainability plan aimed at rethinking transportation. More formally known as the Moving Beyond Sustainability plan, the plan seeks to broaden access to public transportation while …Read More
To streamline updates on closures and re-opening, Governor Newsom has published California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This blueprint will outline what industries in each county can open based on confirmed COVID-19 data. In this article, we hope to share up to date information on which …Read More
After months of mandated business shutdowns, Governor Newsom has signed an Executive Order allowing local jurisdictions to implement their own commercial eviction moratoriums until March 31st, 2021. Effective immediately, the Executive Order will allow any …Read More
In the past few months, community organizers and activists brought the topic of police brutality to the forefront of our national conversation. As such, large cities like Los Angeles have been forced to reconsider their approach to policing. Notably, Los Angeles voted to cut $150 million from the LAPD budget, while introducing a new …Read More
California stands out in the US as a highly desirable place to live. However, the cost of living is anything but desirable.
In 2019, Los Angeles was voted by the Economic Intelligence Unit to be the tenth most expensive city to live in. Five years before the city was tied with New York City for 39th. California’s growth is producing higher wages and new industries, but those opportunities come with a hefty price tag.