Message from MRT, December 2014

Welcome to the December 2014 Newsletter. It’s a new day in LA County! This week, Supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl were sworn in to the first and third districts respectively, and the county also welcomed Sheriff Jim McDonnell and Assessor Jeffrey Prang.

And the work of the Board continues. There has been recent progress when it comes to child sex trafficking. I would like to commend Senator Dianne Feinstein for helping to introduce the Combat Human Trafficking Act, which was introduced recently in the United States Senate.

Well, for the first time, CicLAvia is making its way to South Los Angeles. The community event allows bicyclists and pedestrians to rule the road. This Sunday, December 7, stroll or pedal through the streets without competing for space with cars, trucks or vans. CicLAvia fosters healthy habits, green transportation, and community engagement all while promoting local food and culture and helping boost local businesses.

Lastly, registration for January’s Empowerment Congress Summit will soon be available, so be sure to check back on our website for details. The noted and notable Dr. Cornell West will be the featured speaker, and you won’t want to miss him. In the meantime, Happy Holidays to you and yours, and have a safe and happy New Year celebration. I look forward to seeing you again in 2015.

With hope,