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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Councilman Cedillo's Motion to use Bridewell Armory as Emergency Homeless Shelter is Approved by Council

CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo takes decisive actions in mitigating the Northeast LA Homeless Issue, including winning support for his (Mayor Sam-inspired) Motion to open immediately the Bridewell Armory as an Emergency Shelter (with some help from CD 14 Councilman Huizar). 
CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo should be proud of his leadership in opening the Bridewell Armory as an Emergency Homeless Shelter.

** Blogger's Note: Let it be documented that on December 16, 2015, CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo took decisive action to mitigate (partly) issues pertaining to the operation and funding (with a kind contribution from CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar) of the Highland Park All Saints Church Homeless Shelter on Monte Vista ........., but further, his City Council Colleagues supported and approved his Motion to order the Recreation and Parks Department to immediately make the Bridewell Armory available as a Emergency Homeless Shelter. From the Office of Councilman Cedillo (with Bridewell Armory Motion posted below). 

We have good news to report. Thanks to our advocacy, LAHSA has agreed to work with our office to approve All Saints Episcopal Church as a winter shelter. After receiving this news, I immediately introduced a motion to place the site on the winter shelter list, securing protections under the shelter crisis. This will allow them to access LAHSA funds and operate through the winter season. It was approved by Council today. I'd like to thank my colleague Councilmember Jose Huizar for graciously donating $20,000 from his discretionary funds to help the shelter continue its work. The City Council also approved a motion I authored, which asks the Department of Recreation and Parks to immediately open the Bridewell Armory as a winter shelter.

CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar.

Councilman Jose Huizar made the following statement regarding his support of the CD 1 located All Saints Shelter.

Voted today to provide $20k in ‪#‎CD14‬ emergency funding immediately to support Recycled Resources for the Homeless important work serving the‪#‎homeless‬ community in ‪#‎NELA‬. I'm happy to support this more than worthy group seeking to address homelessness in our City. (Notice no mention of Bridewell Armory support).

In lieu of today's Councilman Cedillo-led City Council approved, emergency opening of the Bridewell Armory, we call upon Councilman Cedillo and Councilman Huizar, to make portions of the Hazard Park Armory available to house the increased Homeless Population in ......., and around the Hazard Park connected communities of Lincoln Heights, LA-32 and Boyle Heights-----Scott Johnson. 

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