Message from MRT, April 2014

Welcome to our April 2014 Newsletter.

Join us today for an afternoon of family fun as we open the newly renovated Lennox Library and Constituent Service Center with entertainment for the entire family, including activities for children and teens, and refreshments. The new library will have a children’s section and teen study room and of course, an adult reading area. There will be nine new public access computers and a community meeting room with seating for 75 people. This new facility promises to be a civic center and community hub for the residents of Lennox.

Protecting our children extends beyond our streets. You may remember last year in response to a range of systematic failures with children in the care of the county, the Board of Supervisors appointed a Blue Ribbon Commission to rigorously examine child protection reforms at the Department of Children and Family Services. On April 18, that commission will present a final report that will serve as a comprehensive roadmap to improve child safety throughout the county. Please check back on our website for the final report and other updates.

As you know, April 22 marks Earth Day. And throughout the month of April we invite you to join with us in a variety of events throughout the county aimed at protecting our earth. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate Earth Day, we encourage you to use the day as an opportunity to reaffirm your commitment to protecting our planet during the month of April and throughout the year.

Lastly, we close out the month by sustaining our commitment to end sex trafficking of children.  At 9:30 a.m. on April 26, we will continue our march against trafficking along Western Avenue. Many of you joined us in November on Long Beach Boulevard to let it be known that our children our not for sale, and we invite you to stand with us again. So long as such a serious violation of human rights continues to plague our community, we will continue to stand together. Join me and Mayor Eric Garcetti, and hundreds of concerned residents as we march to protect children and take back communities. Register here.

As always, thank you for your attention. I look forward to seeing you again in May.

With hope,