Thursday, January 27, 2011

Student Safety Meeting in Highland Park

Reyes welcomed parents and local leaders to a "Safety Passages Community Meeting" at the Franklin High School auditorium, in Highland Park. Parents had a chance to speak with individuals from organizations like Aztec Rising, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, North Figueroa Association, and Metro Rail Safety about local services for their children. Parents discussed their concerns about keeping their children safe with local Los Angeles Police Department representatives and Los Angeles Unified School District administrators. They also learned about safer routes, safe houses, private homes or centers where a trusted adult can provide a safe haven for children seeking help.

Reyes meets with leaders of Mexico City

Reyes receives a calendar depicting "El Angel de la Independencia" from Francesca Ramos Morgan, Minister of Foreign Affairs (right) and Elena Cepeda de Leon, Minister of Culture (far left) of Mexico City.

Councilmember Reyes recently met with leaders of Mexico City’s Government at City Hall to discuss the grand opening of Casa Distrito Federal en California (CDFC). CDFC will offer civic services to Mexican citizens living abroad, U.S. citizens, and residents living in California. CDFC is the second Mexican federal office to open nationwide. It is located at 2140 E. Florence Ave., in Walnut Park. Working with CDFC, Reyes plans to enhance opportunities for residents in District One. For more information, contact

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Reyes Interviewed on 89.9FM KCRW's Which Way, L.A?: Redevelopment Rights

Tonight, on KCRW's Which Way, L.A?, I discussed the crippling effect Governor Brown's call to axe redevelopment funding will have on our neighborhoods. We should be working together to create greater solutions.
If you missed my interview with Warren Olney, you can still hear it on the KCRW, 89.9 website. The segment is called "State and Cities in Tug of War over Redevelopment Rights."