Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Brenda Shockley to serve as city’s chief equity officer

“I welcome this opportunity to continue to fight for racial equity and equal opportunity, and against systemic racism and injustice.” Those are the words of my deputy mayor for economic opportunity, and the first chief equity officer in Los Angeles’ history, Brenda Shockley. Recent powerful, peaceful, passionate protests underscore that we are at an inflection Read More…

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti

COMMUNITY REPORT: Trying to stop the scourge of COVID-19 in South L.A.

By Mayor Eric Garcetti Contributing Columnist Too many black people are losing their lives to COVID-19. This isn’t to say that the novel coronavirus itself discriminates as to whom it infects. Nobody is immune — no age group, no gender, no racial, religious or ethnic group is safe from the devastation of COVID-19. We are Read More…

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Capri Maddox will lead city’s newest department

“We can never turn away from the fight to end discrimination — wherever it lives.” Those are the words of Capri Maddox, who I have nominated to become executive director of the newly established Los Angeles Department of Civil and Human Rights. Maddox has always used her fierce intellect and powerful sense of justice to Read More…