Communities across L.A. converge at Mayor’s State of the City

Communities from across Los Angeles converged at Jefferson High School on Wednesday, April 13, to make demands for an “LA People’s Budget.”

Since the Mayor’s State of the City Address is an “invite only” event, with most low-income residents shut out, social justice organizations gathered outside the venue and hold an Alternative State of the City.

Although the City claims it must cut libraries, parks, employment services, general services, youth prevention programs and more, public funding can almost always be found for large developers AND the LAPD, which accounts for more than half the City’s budget.

The crowd demandedĀ  that the Mayor adjust his budget to address the needs of low income residents and communities of color, which include affordable housing preservation and production, community-based youth intervention and youth centers, education reform focused on the right to education not student suppression, fair and just immigration policies and practices, public transportation, and other human rights priorities.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Mayors Report Card

Demonstrators outside Jefferson High School

We Ain't Scared of no City Hall 'cause they ain't nothin but thieves!

Pass the People's Budget




Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: