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Empowerment Congress Southwest Requests Health Study on Airplane Nuisance Impacts

The Empowerment Congress Southwest is excited to report that their major effort to mitigate airplane noise and nuisance has taken off with the Los Angeles City Council adopting a Resolution co-sponsored by Council Members Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Mike Bonin and Council President Herb Wesson.

Street Takeovers Are No Party for Southwest LA

Street Takeovers have been a growing concern for the Southwest LA community and the Empowerment Congress has been working actively with the Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson to urgently find solutions. Find out about the problem and solutions discussed at our February 2018 meeting.

Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

LAPD Seeks Input on Video Policy & Police Chief

The LAPD issued their draft policy regarding releasing critical incident video, which calls for releasing the video within 45 days of the incident or sooner. You are invited to comment before March 13. Also, you can provide your input on the necessary qualities of our next Police Chief by March 23.

Southwest 2017 Year in Review

The Empowerment Congress Southwest Area Neighborhood Development Council focused our outreach and community involvement efforts this year on reaching the community through our top notch Jazz Festival which packed out St. Andrews Park in July. We continue to focus on community issues and invite you to join us as we work to make our community safe, quiet, and beautiful. Come to a Board Meeting on the first Monday of the month, join a committee, and stay in touch online.