A new pilot program was announced by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti that will give residents control over an $8.5 million budget to help address racial and economic injustice.
The L.A. Repair pilot program is under the city's civil rights departments and on Thursday Garcetti said that they are "giving nine historically disenfranchised communities almost $9 million to decide where and how we will spend that money." The communities selected include:
- Arleta - Pacoima
- Boyle Heights
- Mission Hills - Panorama City - North Hills
- Skid Row
- South Los Angeles
- Southeast Los Angeles
- West Adams - Baldwin Village - Leimert Park
- Wilmington - Harbor Gateway
The program is funded under the current fiscal year budget and will continue through 2023. The nine communities will include seventeen members and members can be as young as 16 years old. The pilot program will first start with three communities and recruitment will be open through early June. For more information click here or go to ABC 7.