UCLA Graduate Dustin Khuu is conducting a survey on transportation choices in Watts and Jordan Downs. Please help him out by completing his survey now.
Together with his wife, Lt. Emada Tingirides, they created the Community Safety Partnership in Watts, a program that was recognized by President Barack Obama and is being replicated both nationally and internationally. Chief T, your dedication and love for the community cannot be replaced. We wish you the best in retirement.
As of day three of the clean-up, the team has already towed over 40 vehicles including RVs and has recycled over 400 tires. The team also cleared over 120 tons of trash and debris so far.
“These investments help public housing residents reach their dreams,” said Secretary Ben Carson. “The idea is simple-connect families with educational opportunities, job training and other services so they can find better paying jobs and achieve self-sufficiency.”
Getting a few seconds heads-up can make a big difference if you need to pull to the side of the road, get out of an elevator, or drop, cover, and hold on. Download the app now!
Next steps include selecting a site operator, the private security operator, working with the community to determine final design elements and more.
Thank you to the Watts Bears who held their Annual Community Thanksgiving at the Watts Civic Center. Over 100 people were served a free Thanksgiving dinner on-site and the young bears delivered more than 150 meals to our fellow community members who are living on the streets.
Urbanize.LA reports in early 2018 that the 8.4 acres between 103rd and 108th adjacent to the Watts Blue Line Station may be developed into 290 low income apartment units as part of a transit-oriented community.
115 new three-story townhome-style units are almost complete and the City broke ground on 135 more units.
The LADWP Board voted in favor of Shared Solar, allowing renters to have access to solar power and rebates! And Watts NC was on hand to speak up in support.