Building Community

Topic: Street Furniture


Supporting Complete Streets in Boyle Heights and Beyond  June 17, 2012 Union de Vecinos debuted street furniture they designed with the Green LA Coalition today. Look for the new benches on Fickett and Boulder. Union de Vecinos shares my commitment to the complete streets concept, which is about creating community friendly streetscapes. I am working […]

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Topic: Environment


Saturday January 21st –  Union de Vecinos, ELACDC, Proyecto Pastoral, and Legacy LA had a community forum to learn and discuss Cumulative Impact and Air Quality issues in Boyle Heights. Councilman Jose Huizar was present at the meeting and congratulated the people who came in spite of the rain to participate on the workshop. Huizar talked […]

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Topic: LAPD, Reclaiming Rampart


RECLAIMING RAMPART! LAPD Violates First Amendment Rights of Residents Cleaning Up Community and Calling for the City’s Accountability to Meet Human Rights LA Human Right to Housing Collective members, honoring International Human Rights Day, will revamp and repurpose the Old Rampart Police station through clean ups and offering services. The old controversial Rampart Police station […]

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Members of Union de Vecinos and LACAN with Daisy Lopez

Union de Vecinos and the LA Right to Housing Collective celebrate the confirmation of the new resident HACLA Commissioner, Daisy Lopez. SEP 15 2011 Union de Vecinos and the LA Right to Housing Collective have been working with the Mayor’s office since last December on cleaning up the HACLA board and providing new leadership to […]

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Topic: Public Housing and Privatization

PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS WIN ANOTHER VICTORY HACLA DELAYS PLANS TO PRIVATIZE PUBLIC HOUSING Two years ago HACLA announced its plans to dispose of public housing and convert the projects into Section 8. This meant fewer protections for residents, opened the possibility to sell the development to private owners, uncertain housing conditions for all residents, and […]

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Topic: Community, HACLA, and Mayor

Mayor’s Office Goes Against The Community And Nominates New HACLA Board After Abandoning Negotiations JUN 18 2011 As we reported last weekend several HACLA Board of Commissioners resigned including the resident representative Maria del Angel. For months, residents have been meeting with the mayors office to discuss the process and nominate potential replace-ments. At a […]

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Topic: Water and Environment

Aguas con el Agua Campaña del Agua; La ciudad de Maywood, es la más pequeña ciudad en el Sur Este, de Los Ángeles CA. Con una área de una milla cuadrada, donde habitamos cerca de 40 mil gentes, el 90% somos migrantes latinoamericanos y el 70%, de los habitantes inquilinos. En esta pequeña comunidad, existen […]

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