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SAVE THE DATE: FIGHT FOR LOCAL JOBS IN THE SECOND DISTRICT

NEW MLK MACC

OCTOBER 19, 2010 at 9:30 AM

WHERE:
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration 381-B
(Hearing Room of the Board of Supervisors)
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

RSVP:
Karla Diaz at KDiaz@bos.lacounty.gov

The Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposal to establish a Local Worker Hiring Policy for the $145 million Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center. With over $400 million of construction activity on the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital and surrounding buildings, this is our first opportunity to promote local hiring.

The proposed policy will ensure that at least 30% of total construction hours worked under a Project Labor Agreement with the building trade unions are performed by local residents who live in high unemployment ZIP codes (150% of the County average), and that a substantial portion of these are set aside for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Come and let your voice be heard in support of local hiring.

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SAVE THE DATE: Fight For Local Jobs On October 5, 2010

Fight for Jobs

FIGHT FOR LOCAL JOBS IN THE SECOND DISTRICT

New Meeting Date: October 5, 2010

The Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposal to establish a Local Worker Hiring Policy for the $145 million Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center. With over $400 million of construction activity on the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital and surrounding buildings, this is our first opportunity to promote local hiring.

The proposed policy will ensure that at least 30% of total construction hours worked under a Project Labor Agreement with the building trade unions are performed by local residents who live in high unemployment ZIP codes (150% of the County average), and that a substantial portion of these are set aside for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Come and let your voice be heard in support of local hiring.

RSVP to Karla Diaz at: KDiaz@bos.lacounty.gov

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Supervisor Ridley-Thomas' Huffington Post Op-Ed on the 45th Anniversary of the Watts Riot

Huff Post

Forty-five years ago this week, an explosion of violence set Los Angeles aflame, in a rebellion against centuries of racism that would be burned into American history as the “Watts Riot.” I know this because I witnessed it as a ten-year old boy growing up in South Los Angeles.

In the riot’s aftermath, government officials scrambled to repair not only the physical destruction of the riot, but to also repair the damage done to society to by the color-coded poverty that had been embedded long before urban conflict broke out. The County of Los Angeles committed to heal those wounds in the heart of the riot zone, by building the Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital, now a operated as a specialty ambulatory care center.

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FUTURE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOSPITAL COMES DOWN TO VOTE BY UC REGENTS

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Much anticipated vote will culminate 18 months of discussion about a partnership to restore quality medical services to underserved residents of South Los Angeles

The University of California Board of Regents on Thursday will meet at Covel Commons on the UCLA campus to consider a proposed agreement with the County of Los Angeles to provide medical services at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital.

The much-anticipated vote will culminate more than 18 months of discussion with the UC about a partnership to restore quality medical services to underserved residents of South Los Angeles with a state-of-the-art facility on the site of the closed MLK Medical Center.

Due to public safety concerns, more than 400 people scheduled to be bused to UCLA Thursday for the University of California Regents’ vote on a proposed agreement with the County of Los Angeles to provide physician medical services at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital, will now gather at the hospital site, 12021 Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles 90059.

The buses are scheduled to begin arriving at the MLK site at 8:30 a.m. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will travel to the MLK site after the Regents’ vote to speak to a rally of hospital supporters at about 11:30 a.m. in the Claude Hudson Auditorium.

WHEN:

Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 8:30 a.m. – Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. The Committee on Health Services will hear the item around 9:15 a.m.

LOCATION:

UCLA’s Covel Commons, 200 De Neve Drive on the UCLA campus (Map)

NOTE:

Immediately following the UC Regents’ vote, a press conference with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, UC President Mark Yudof and California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass will take place in West Coast Room 315 of Covel Commons.