The pandemic has highlighted many societal inequities, including the fact that communities of color, particularly those in urban areas like Los Angeles, are more dependent on mass transportation than their white counterparts.
Spears’ revelations about the terms of her conservatorship were shocking to many. However, her story is only the most prominent in a long history of people with disabilities, particularly those who are Black, Latinx and Indigenous, being forced into similar arrangements against their will.
Pride Month is an important time for reflection. It allows us to celebrate who we are and what has been accomplished, and it provides a meaningful opportunity to contemplate the direction society is headed on the long and often difficult road towards progress. And a critical part of my story – has been a profound struggle with self-identity and coming out as a gay man.
June has always been a month that highlights various efforts to a more equitable and just America. It is a time for recognizing the Stonewall Riots through Pride and commemorating the end of slavery in the United States through Juneteenth.
Partners like Topgolf can deliver enhanced revenue over what many existing municipal and county-run courses currently generate. Various city services from public safety, parks and recreation, homeless services, youth and senior programs, and repairs to streets, sidewalks and other infrastructure can be enhanced.
The cannabis industry is full of challenges, especially in California. With a shifting public opinion and public policy landscape, it can be difficult to determine the best course forward for many cities and cannabis companies.
Not all green spaces are created equal, and not all communities have equal access to clean and safe outdoor spaces. While the importance of having access to these resources has only grown during the pandemic, many in cities like Los Angeles find themselves without.
While 2020 created new obstacles, it also provided new opportunities: we secured wins for our clients, supported communities across Southern California, and had a seat at the table for this year’s political discourse. Here are our staff’s top achievements of 2020.