LA Mayor Unveils New Indicator Showing City's Current Coronavirus Threat LevelMayor Eric Garcetti said the indicator was currently set to orange due to recent increases in cases, hospitalizations and infection rates.
LA County Officials Report Another 1,200 Coronavirus Cases, 34 Deaths; Garcetti Ramps Up Testing In CityHealth officials also reported that the number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in the county continued its slow upward climb, a concerning trend as the state continues to reopen.
LA Mayor Establishes Office Of Racial Equity, Plans To 'Give Preference To Minority-Owned Businesses'An executive order signed Friday by Mayor Eric Garcetti requires Los Angeles city departments to prepare for the reinstatement of affirmative action in California.
LAPD Union Blasts Garcetti's 'Killers' Remark, Proposal To Cut $1.8 Billion BudgetOn Friday morning, LAPPL issued a blistering statement in response to the comment that stated: "Eric has apparently lost his damn mind," and suggesting that if the city had a charter provision allowing the removal of a mayor for illness or incapacity, "we'd plead for it to be invoked."
Garcetti: City Will Redirect $250M From Budget To Invest In Black CommunitiesAs for the curfews, which Los Angeles has been under for the past five nights, Garcetti said as long as there were no further acts of looting or violence associated with the protests, they would not continue.
Demonstrations Against Police Brutality Continue Across Southland; Looting Reported In Hollywood, Van NuysProtesters took to the streets throughout the Southland again on Monday in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police one week ago.
'This Is Our Work': Garcetti Calls On Angelenos To Continue Addressing Systems Of OppressionThe call came as the city of Los Angeles prepared for another night of protests against police brutality, which Garcetti said the city would continue to support, after two consecutive evenings of unrest.
LA Council President, Mayor Call For Huizar To Resign Amid Federal Corruption ProbeLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council President Nury Martinez Thursday called for the resignation of Councilman Jose Huizar, one day after a former aide agreed to plead guilty in a federal corruption probe.
Garcetti: Runyon Canyon Park Reopens, In-Person Shopping Allowed WednesdayThe mayor said the city and county have been able to take additional steps forward after meeting a number of metrics set by the state.
'Arbitrary And Heavy-Handed': DOJ Warns City, County Against Ongoing Stay-At-Home OrdersThe city and county Safer at Home orders went into effect March 19 and have been extended twice, most recently without an end date specified.
'It's Simple': Mayor Eric Garcetti Orders Angelenos To Wear Masks Whenever Leaving HomeLos Angeles is in the process of reopening slowly after shutting down to slow the spread of coronavirus. But because restrictions are gradually easing, Garcetti said that face coverings are needed to keep people safe.
LA To Temporarily Ban Cars From Some Streets So Pedestrians Can Maintain DistanceThe changes have been sought in neighborhoods like Del Rey, where LA City Councilman Mike Bonin cheered the impending change.
Consultant To Plead Guilty In Pay-To-Play Scheme, Former Deputy Mayor ImplicatedThe plea agreement contains a 22-page "factual basis" that details certain activities of the enterprise, including the allegation that one of Mayor Eric Garcetti's former deputy mayors accepted money in exchange for shepherding a project through the approval process.
Garcetti: Los Angeles County Is Not Going To Be On Lockdown For 3 MonthsThe city of Los Angeles saw 545 new cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 16,610.
Mayor: LA Will Never Completely Reopen 'Until We Have A Cure'Mayor Garcetti urged residents not to "overreact" to the comments, adding that L.A. would "never be completely open” until there is a vaccine.