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Mayor Bass, L.A. City Councilmembers Announce Delegation to Sacramento To Secure Resources To Help Address Homelessness, Safety and Prepare for Upcoming World Events


LOS ANGELES – Continuing her efforts to deliver for the people of Los Angeles through unprecedented partnership with the City Council, county, state and federal government, Mayor Bass today announced a delegation with members of the Los Angeles City Council to Sacramento in the coming week. The trip will focus on work to secure critical state funding and flexibility as Los Angeles continues to urgently confront the homelessness crisis, build more housing, and advocate for expedited reimbursements to help address past City emergencies like COVID-19 and the storm earlier this month.

The delegation, which includes Council President Paul Krekorian, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, Councilmember Monica Rodriguez, Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez and Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez, will meet with state officials, including leadership from the State Senate and State Assembly, as well as Governor Gavin Newsom and members of his Cabinet. 

Council President Paul Krekorian and Councilmember Bob Blumenfield served as members of Mayor Bass’ leadership team when she was Speaker of the California State Assembly. Now, the group will return to Sacramento with other Members of the Los Angeles City Council to leverage existing relationships and continue pushing important priorities for Los Angeles. 

“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,” said Mayor Bass. “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. Thank you to our Los Angeles City Council delegation for joining me at our State Capitol to continue to deliver for the people of this city.” 

The delegation is expected to meet with: 

  • Governor Gavin Newsom
  • State Treasurer Fiona Ma
  • State Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas
  • State Senate President Pro Tem Mike McGuire
  • State Assembly Budget Committee Chair Jesse Gabriel
  • State Senate Budget Committee Chair Scott Wiener
  • Los Angeles County Legislative Delegation
  • Nancy Ward, Director, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
  • Toks Omishakin, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency
  • Tomiquia Moss, Secretary, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency