ONE BIG THING: INSIDE SAFE IN DISTRICT 13
This week, we worked with the Mayor’s office and trusted service providers to execute an Inside Safe operation in Echo Park on Sunset Blvd; the 101 underpasses at Alvarado, Coronado, and Glendale; Liberty & Reservoir; and more.
In partnership with the Mayor’s office and trusted service providers, we successfully placed 56 people and counting in hotel/motel rooms with services and on the pathway to permanent housing.
By leading with services and taking a care-centered approach, we were able to achieve over a 98% acceptance rate of services. We also did this without any police enforcement, since our Homelessness Team and trusted service providers were able to build trust and develop relationships with unhoused residents in the area.
What Happens Next?
It’s important that we go beyond temporary solutions for these folks, and that is why everyone is being connected to a caseworker who can help them through the process of accessing services and finding permanent housing.
With a number of Permanent Supportive Housing units opening in our district this year, we’re looking forward to continuing our work with the Mayor’s office and our trusted services providers to find permanent housing solutions to get people off the streets for good.
Why it Matters
This might be the first time ever that council districts are actually working together and with the Mayor’s office to get people inside. Instead of shuffling people from block to block or from one council district to another, we are “locking arms” and devoting real resources to address this crisis.
Two More Things!
1. Sanctuary City Motion Moves to Full City Council!
As chair of the Committee on Civil Rights and Immigration, we were able to move the motion we introduced with Councilmembers Raman and Hernandez with urgency so it can move to the full City Council.
We need to enshrine these Sanctuary City protections into law so that all residents, regardless of documentation status, can interact with the government without fear of retribution or deportation.
2. Teachers and School Staff Demand Livable Wages and Fully-Staffed Schools
Our LAUSD essential workers are planning a 3-day strike next week to voice their concerns and demands for district management to put students first and provide:
📚Smaller class sizes
🏫Fully staffed schools
It's time we invest in our children, their education, and our future!
Meet Our Team!
Laila Molina – Field Deputy for Echo Park, Historic Filipinotown, Rampart Village, and Westlake
Laila first worked with Hugo at UNITE HERE Local 11, where they were both Union Organizers, and more recently, she was an Organizer with the California Federation of Teachers. Coming from an immigrant background, Laila wants to push for political change and fight for better conditions in LA for everyone, regardless of their experiences or where they come from.
Constituents in Echo Park, Historic Filipinotown, Rampart Village, and Westlake can reach her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karla Martinez – Field Deputy for Silver Lake, Glassell Park, Atwater Village, and Elysian Valley
Karla found a love for community building and organizing as someone who was born and raised in CD13. After working on behalf of Angelenos across the city as a Constituent Services Worker in the Mayor's Office, she is thrilled to come back home as a Field Deputy to work directly with her neighbors and the CD13 team.
Constituents in Silver Lake, Glassell Park, Atwater Village, and Elysian Valley can reach out to her directly at email@example.com.
Anais Gonzalez - Field Deputy for Hollywood, East Hollywood, Wilshire, Larchmont, and Windsor Square
We’re excited to have Anais join our team after she served as a Constituent Advocate in Council District 11. Previously, she was a Scholarship and Volunteer Program Coordinator at the Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund, and she is a proud graduate of California State University, Northridge.
Constituents in Hollywood, East Hollywood, Wilshire, Larchmont, and Windsor Square can reach out to her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org