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LA mayor, council members to travel to Sacramento

by City News Service
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Mayor Karen Bass will lead a delegation of city officials to Sacramento next week to meet with state leaders in an effort to secure funding and resources to combat homelessness, improve public safety and recover from recent storms and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The delegation will also include City Council President Paul Krekorian and council members Bob Blumenfield, Monica Rodriguez, Hugo Soto-Martinez and Eunisses Hernandez. The group is expected to meet with state senators, Assembly members, Gov. Gavin Newsom and members of his cabinet.

The group is expected to leave Sunday and return Tuesday. According to the mayor’ s office, the group will fly coach and stay at a hotel near the Capitol.

In addition to lobbying for homelessness and public safety funding, the group will also look to expedite reimbursements to help address past emergencies such as COVID-19 and storms the city experienced early February, officials said.

Krekorian and Blumenfield are both former Assembly members who served as part of Bass’ leadership team when she was the Assembly Speaker.

“Governor Newsom and his administration have been great partners to us in Los Angeles, locking arms to urgently confront the homelessness crisis and build more housing,” Bass said in a statement.

Bass added, “Our partnership with the state has delivered progress for our city including significant homelessness funding and Homekey awards to build much-needed housing in Los Angeles, recover from crises like the 10 freeway shutdown and Tropical Storm Hilary, and make Los Angeles a safer and more livable city for all.”

She also expressed her gratitude toward council members for joining her on the trip to continue to “deliver for the people of this city.”

The delegation is expected to meet with the following individuals:

— State Treasurer Fiona Ma;

— Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas;

— Senate President Pro Tem Mike McGuire;

— Assembly Budget Committee Chair Jesse Gabriel;

— Senate Budget Committee Chair Scott Wiener;

— members of the Los Angeles County legislative delegation;

— Nancy Ward, director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services;

— Toks Omishakin, state transportation secretary; and

— Tomiquia Moss, secretary of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.

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