Today, on Good Friday, I attended the Los Angeles Mission's annual Easter Meal that feeds 3,000 homeless people, provides Easter baskets with toys for homeless children, and washes the homeless' feet and gives them new shoes.
This year, my State of the City address will stay confined to one subject: our City budget and how we can put Los Angeles back on a path to fiscal health.
Today I announced with Chief Beck $1.1 million in grants from the Department of Justice that will have a far-reaching impact on how we as a City work to assist victims and prosecute domestic violence crimes.
Today, the Board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will consider our 30/10 initiative to build the 12 Measure R transit projects in ten years instead of 30.
We are calling on all LA residents to join us in securing a safer city for every family, to implore Angelenos to turn in their guns and participate in our Gun Buyback Program.
We're still one of America's most polluted cities. To protect the future health of our kids and our City, we have our work cut out for us. The time to accept this challenge, and take collective action, is now.
I am strongly supporting the effort to boycott the State of Arizona. Boycotts work. We saw this in the early 1990s, when people last boycotted Arizona for the state's refusal to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.