The @LAColiseum is more than just a stadium. It’s a monument to service, sacrifice, and the human spirit — it reflects who we are as a city. It is the greatest stadium in the world, and thanks to this privately funded $315 million restoration, it will be long into the future.
It is an honor to meet Sidney Walton. At 100 years old, he is one of the oldest living WWII veterans. Thank you, Sidney, for stopping by City Hall on your tour across the country!
Our city grieves as we lay to rest Officer Juan Diaz. We lost a brave young man who had lived his dream of joining LAPD and who had so much more to share. We will never forget what he gave to Los Angeles. To his family and loved ones: estamos aquí para apoyarlos.
Meet Olly, one of the official falcons for @LAFC. She is named after Olvera Street and I’m proud to stand shoulder to shoulder to wing with her and the Black and Gold.
Smart Metro Bikes are here and ready to ride in North Hollywood! 🚲 Since 2016, we’ve grown our @BikeMetro Share program to 1,400+ bikes at 140+ stations across L.A.
I’m so grateful to Pope Francis for the deep and humbling honor of meeting with me at the Vatican today. I was moved by his inspired words about matters that will shape the future of our world, and to have the chance to speak to him about our mutual work to save this planet and serve our fellow human beings. His Holiness shared greetings for the people of Los Angeles — and we are grateful for his grace, his prayers, and a message of faith, love, understanding, and cooperation that brings peace and comfort to people everywhere. ….. Estoy tan agradecido al Papa Francisco por el honor lleno de humildad de reunirse conmigo hoy en el Vaticano. Sus palabras inspiradoras sobre temas que determinarán el futuro del mundo me emocionaron, tanto como la oportunidad de hablar con él sobre nuestro trabajo mutuo para salvar este planeta y atender a nuestros compañeros humanos. Su Santidad compartió sus saludos para el pueblo de Los Ángeles — y estamos agradecidos por su gracia, sus oraciones, y su mensaje de fe, amor, comprensión y cooperación, que brindan paz y consuelo para personas por todo el mundo.
It's great to see the progress at 88th and Vermont, one of many Prop. HHH-funded projects in the works throughout our city. This building will soon house youth, veterans, special needs families, and other homeless or low-income Angelenos.
I’ve appointed the first ever City Forest Officer to oversee the growth of our urban forest and help us reach our goal of planting 90,000 trees by 2021. 🌳
Thank you to the women and men of the LAPD for their tireless work to investigate the case and make these arrests. Though nothing can ever mend this horrible tragedy, this is an important step forward toward the justice the Diaz family deserves. I’m keeping them in my thoughts.
Summer Night Lights keeps 32 parks open after dark this summer — creating a safe space for families and communities to gather and enjoy free food, sports and activities, and get health check-ups and immunizations.
Proud to celebrate Hollyhock House being the first @UNESCO World Heritage Site in L.A. One of our greatest cultural treasures, this landmark is elegantly rendered from Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural imagination and Aline Barnsdall’s vision.
So excited to check out the first of 100 electric buses that will hit our streets next year. We’re getting closer to our goal of a zero-emissions Metro bus fleet by 2030, as we create a more sustainable future for our city.
I am ordering all City flags be lowered to half-staff in honor of the life, service, and sacrifice of LAPD Officer Juan Jose Diaz. Officer Diaz’s career was defined by dedication — to his fellow officers, his department, and our city. Our hearts are with his family and friends.
Words cannot match the depth of sorrow that Angelenos are feeling today. The senseless murder of Officer Juan Diaz is a shocking reminder of the dangers that LAPD officers face every moment they wear the badge, and the absolute courage and selflessness with which they uphold the oath each day. Our hearts are with Officer Diaz's family and friends. They are experiencing a loss that no one should have to suffer, under circumstances that outrage us all. My promise is that we will hold them close, stand with them every step of the way — and never tire until we find and prosecute the vicious criminals responsible for this horrific tragedy. I also want every Angeleno to be mindful of Officer Diaz’s brothers and sisters in uniform — they are coping with an unthinkable tragedy, while carrying forward a mission that drove him every day of his courageous career: protecting and serving our people with the honor, valor, and integrity befitting the memory of a fallen hero.
We’re working on an alternative to the 405 through the Sepulveda Pass with a new @MetroLosAngeles rail project to connect the Valley and the Westside. Check out the new renderings of the options being considered.
Congratulations to all the Skid Row residents who are rebuilding their lives and becoming public stewards of their own community. Our new Skid Row Clean Streets program will give homeless Angelenos a job that removes trash out of public spaces and keeps our sidewalks accessible.
Thank you to all of our summer interns working in the Mayor’s Office! These young folks are gaining new skills, learning about our City government, and helping us serve Angelenos and build a stronger city. I appreciate all you do. #NationalInternDay
20+ temporary water fountains are being installed all over the city to help people stay cool and hydrated in the summer heat. Six of these fountains will remain permanently in place in Skid Row to ensure that homeless Angelenos have regular access to clean drinking water.
L.A. is a city of belonging, and we stand united in the face of the threat of ICE raids. Now more than ever, it is important to know your rights. We are ready to protect immigrant families and support our neighbors. . . . . . En Los Ángeles, todos pertenecen, y estamos unidos ante la amenaza de las redadas de ICE. Ahora más que nunca, es importante conocer sus derechos. Estamos listos para proteger a las familias inmigrantes y apoyar a nuestros vecinos.
We're working around the clock to turn the tide on the homelessness crisis and bring unsheltered Angelenos indoors. It's an emergency and we have to do more, faster, to combat it. I was with local and state leaders today at our Unified Homelessness Response Center for an important update. We're bringing new dollars home, with $124 million from the state budget coming to L.A. to address our homelessness crisis — that's a 46% increase compared to the funding we received from the state last year.
Hire LA's Youth is about more than summer jobs, it’s about building confidence and skills that help launch young Angelenos on the path to success. We’ve more than tripled the number of youth served and my goal is hiring at least 20,000 young people by 2020.
A new #ABridgeHome site in Hollywood is in the works to offer housing and services for women. With bridge housing, our homeless neighbors have a first step on the path to a permanent place to call home. We are working to open more sites all across our city.
With #SCOTUS’s decision, we can ensure that hard-to-count populations — immigrant households, communities of color, low-income residents, and our most vulnerable neighbors — and all Angelenos are counted in the 2020 #Census.
Our #ABridgeHome site in Hollywood shows how this model works — since it opened in March, we’ve moved 72 homeless Angelenos from surrounding encampments indoors and put them on the path to permanent housing. As they move on to their next chapter, that opens up beds to move more local unsheltered people into the site. Our A Bridge Home program also deploys special services to the surrounding area. So far, outreach workers have made 605 contacts with nearby homeless residents, helping connect them to resources. We’ve cleaned 26 tons of waste from the streets in this area and seen a strong improvement in street cleanliness. When Angelenos have roofs over their heads, we make our neighborhoods safer and stronger. There’s more work to be done across our city and we need to double down on successful strategies that work, like A Bridge Home. Working with City Councilmembers, we’re opening more bridge housing sites across L.A. I’m calling on communities to embrace solutions like this that help move unhoused Angelenos indoors faster.
Our City of L.A. law enforcement does not participate in or assist with civil immigration enforcement and I want to send a clear reminder to all residents of their rights in light of President Trump’s threat to conduct ICE deportation sweeps in cities across America beginning this weekend. No Angeleno should ever have to fear being snatched from their home or separated from their loved ones — and we are doing everything we can to provide immigrant families with the information and support they need. Find our “Know Your Rights Guide” at LAMayor.org/Immigration. // Nuestros officiales nunca participarán en acciones o asistirá con con la ejecución de inmigracion civil. Quiero mandar un mensaje claro a todos los residentes sobre sus derechos a la vista de las amenazas de el Presidente Trump de iniciar redadas de ICE en ciudades por todo los Estados Unidos, empezando este fin de semana. Ningún Angelino debe vivir con el miedo de ser arrebatado de su hogar o separado de sus seres queridos — y estamos haciendo todo lo posible para equipar a las familias inmigrantes con la información y apoyo que necesitan. Visite la pagina LAMayor.org/Immigration para encontrar un guia y conozca sus derechos.
Glad to celebrate my friend and fellow veteran Lakiesha, and all of her family's accomplishments. Lakiesha has been accepted to law school and her daughter just completed 8th grade! Their story is a testament to how housing is the first step toward a stable future for homeless families.
I am humbled to pay my respects to the family of LAPD Officer Esmeralda Ramirez. As we honor her life, we remember Officer Ramirez as a skilled professional, and a dedicated mother who committed herself to serving the people of our city selflessly every day. Her quiet acts of courage made our city stronger, our streets safer, and our families more secure. She was a dedicated Officer, always seeking to go above and beyond in pursuit of justice. She was a role model who led with love, and a caring person who didn’t just listen to our city, but worked to make it better — from the streets to the station. To her loved ones, the city of Los Angeles mourns with you, we are here for you, and her service will never be forgotten.
The White House’s threats of mass raids and roundups are inhumane, disgraceful, and dangerous — recalling dark moments in history that have led to unthinkable suffering and unimaginable loss. They are a feeble attempt to mask this administration’s failure on immigration. We won’t stand for it in Los Angeles, and will take every step possible to protect Angelenos from harm and the tragedy of family separation. Mr. President, the families you threaten are not ‘illegal’ — they're our mothers and fathers, friends and neighbors, colleagues and confidants. They’re us. And when you sow chaos and stoke fear by putting a target on their backs, you attack every American who draws strength from our common humanity. Comprehensive, compassionate, and common-sense immigration reform, and investments in preventing the root causes of immigration, are the only paths to securing our borders, strengthening our economy, and upholding our values. Anything less is not just an abdication of leadership; it’s an abandonment of the moral foundation required for the rule of law to endure, and our democracy to survive.
Outreach workers are on the front lines of the homelessness crisis. I am so grateful for their commitment to bring hope to the most vulnerable in our city. In 2013, there were less than 20 outreach workers for the entire county of Los Angeles. Now, 120 new outreach workers are being trained to join more than 800 in the field going out into the streets to meet homeless Angelenos where they are and help connect them to services and housing.
Every day, I’m reminded that fatherhood is an awesome responsibility, a privilege, and a joy. To my dad and all the dads out there, Happy Father’s Day!
Homelessness is perhaps the most complex and difficult civic challenge we’ve faced in a generation. As your mayor, I take full responsibility for our response to this crisis. And like everyone who has seen families in tents or spoken to a homeless veteran in need, I am both heartbroken and impatient. While we have housed more homeless Angelenos than ever before in our city’s history, it’s not enough. It’s time for a seismic shift in how we confront this crisis. We must do better, and we must treat this problem like the humanitarian emergency that it is. That starts with me. The first job of ending this crisis is building housing. This past year, more than 21,000 homeless Angelenos were housed across the County, compared to 9,600 housed in 2014. And we’ll strengthen the safety net that keeps people from becoming homeless in the first place, including starting a new legal assistance fund to help renters fight eviction. In the weeks, months, and years ahead, we’ll be bold and keep accelerating our work. We’ll add more showers, bathrooms, storage units, and sanitation teams citywide. We’ll cut red tape that delays new housing; in fact, this week, we’re adding a team in my office to expedite building approvals for housing funded by Proposition HHH. As Angelenos, we don’t run from a challenge — we rise to it.
Breaking ground on the new Taylor Yard Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge! This bridge puts Measure M dollars to work to connect Elysian Valley to Cypress Park across the #LARiver with a roughly 400 ft long span. 🚶♀️🚶♂️🚴♀️🚴♂️
Happy Pride, Los Angeles! Keep marching, keep fighting and keep celebrating who you are. #LAPride
Our lights shine bright in orange tonight as Los Angeles marks National Gun Violence Awareness Day. #WearOrange
We #WearOrange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day to send a clear message: gun violence has no place in our communities. We need to speak up. Together, we can be #LouderThanGuns. Join us and act now → LouderThanGuns.org
Honored to celebrate the latest graduating class of our @LosAngelesFireDepartment, who are placing service before self and joining the ranks. This graduating class includes 7 female firefighters, a record for the past decade. We're indebted to every firefighter for putting their lives on the line to protect us.
Any increase in homelessness is heartbreaking, and we can see with our own eyes — on the streets of L.A. and cities across California — that the crisis has tightened its grip around the lives of too many of our neighbors. These results remind us of a difficult truth: skyrocketing rents statewide and federal disinvestment in affordable housing, combined with an epidemic of untreated trauma and mental illness, is pushing people into homelessness faster than they can be lifted out. The Point-in-Time count brings into focus how we’re still in the early days of the toughest fight of our lives, and it doesn’t mean that the work to defeat the crisis has been in vain. We housed more than 21,000 people last year, dwarfing anything ever accomplished before. L.A.’s increase is half the statewide average — and thanks to the vision and courage that Angelenos showed in passing Prop. HHH and Measure H, we are positioned to deliver even more lasting solutions. While we did better, it’s not good enough for those who need relief now. That’s why we’re putting more resources than ever into meeting the urgency of the moment: investing $42 million to respond to public health concerns and intensify street-based services; building more than 7,000 new units of housing and providing assistance to chronically homeless Angelenos; and opening more than 2,000 beds to move people out of tents and into shelter. In the months and years to come, those investments will start making a visible difference on our streets and sidewalks. This work has never been for the faint of heart, and we cannot let a set of difficult numbers discourage us, or weaken our resolve. And I know that, if we keep working together, believing in one another, and caring for people in desperate situations, we will end homelessness in this city.
🎉The @MetroLosAngeles Purple Line extension to La Cienega is halfway there! 🎉 Can’t wait to open three new stations in the Wilshire Blvd corridor.
It is an honor to present the inaugural Rabbi John L. Rosove Justice Award to Attorney General Eric Holder for his outstanding contributions to establishing a more just, fair, and compassionate America.
Lighting up the night to show #LAPride. 🏳️🌈 #JustUnite
Opening the first of many projects putting #PropHHH dollars to use for vitally-needed housing and facilities for our homeless neighbors. The new Irmas Family Campus offers supportive housing and bridge housing, a community health center, and a service hub to help homeless families and individuals in the Valley get back on their feet. More Prop HHH projects are on the way.
After the #LARain
Hollywood sunset 😎
I’m proud to join faith and civic leaders tonight at City Hall for our Interfaith Iftar. May we all carry the spirit of unity, reflection, prayer, and empathy from Ramadan into our daily lives. Ramadan Mubarak.
I'm honored to celebrate @OccidentalCollege's graduating class of 2019. Go Tigers! #OxyGrad