We have at least one success story and expect more soon! Councilmember Buscaino reports that over 70 people have already moved into the Watts #ABridgeHome by the end of November with more move-ins scheduled. While people were moving in, a homeless dog moved himself in too! He has been named Watts by the staff who looked after him. With the support of local friends, Watts was able to get vaccinated, groomed, and ready for adoption. A family fostered him over a weekend and decided to fully adopt him. Watts now lives with a family of two other rescued dogs in his new home. What a great story!
November 16, 2019 Councilmember Buscaino joined with Streets LA and community leaders to break ground on the $4 Million Central Avenue Streetscape project which will make improvements on Central Ave between 97th Street and Imperial Highway.
A Bridge Home Watts opened November 14 to serve 100 people experiencing homelessness and provide services to get them on their feet again.
Assemblyman Mike Gipson held a Town Hall in Watts with the #WattsGangTaskForce on November 6, 2019. We are thankful for his work in our community.
Members of the Watts Neighborhood Council met up at the Congress of Neighborhoods and networked with lots of other council members across the City.
Watts Neighborhood Council was excited to help with outreach for this hands on program featuring multiple green activities for all ages including kid-friendly gardening and tree care advice, a solar-power demonstration and electric vehicle test drives.
The center is a one-stop-shop at Nickerson Gardens for everything from HACLA’s Youth Programs, the Community Safety Partnership, the Resident Advisory Committee office, computer lab, and now the augmented Jobs Plus program!
The Watts Bridge Housing project will be the first project to complete in Council District 15 and hiring has begun! The 100 bed facility is due to open October 1.
A new apartment complex of 64 permanent supportive housing units is to be built at the intersection of S. Central and 114th Street.
The Los Angeles Rams have been particularly drawn to the Watts Bears, enough so that they have decided to make them one of the major pillars of their philanthropic efforts. On Sunday, July 28, 2019 the team announced an immersive partnership that turns the Watts Bears into the Watts Rams, the culmination of a relationship that began more than two years ago.