Inquilinos apoyan ordenanza para un control de renta permanente en el condado de Los Ángeles | La Opinión
Justo hace un año miles de inquilinos de bajos ingresos del condado de Los Ángeles se sintieron aliviados después de que la Junta de Supervisores aprobara una ordenanza provisional para congelar el alza del alquiler en un 3% anual.
La ordenanza también suspendió los desalojos sin causa justa y es valida en todas las áreas no incorporadas del condado de Los Ángeles, a excepción de las propiedades exentas de control de alquileres.
No obstante, la moción temporal, que fue extendida en julio, y esta pautada para expirar el 31 de diciembre de 2019, tendrá la oportunidad de convertirse en una ordenanza permanente. La votación esta programa para este martes 10 de septiembre.
Representantes de la organización La Lucha del Pueblo (Inner City Struggle ICS), líder en el movimiento, dijeron que, si no se hace algo pronto, miles de familias de áreas no incorporadas del condado de Los Ángeles, incluyendo el lado este, podrían correr el riesgo de perder sus hogares por desalojos injustos y aumentos de alquiler escandalosos.
Henry Pérez, director ejecutivo interino de ICS, dijo que en esta ocasión los inquilinos no solamente están buscando una estabilización de renta permanente, pero también una forma de poder informar a los arrendatarios acerca de sus derechos.
“Hay muchos inquilinos que no saben de esta póliza y les hemos dado la información, pero si no saben como van a pelear”, dijo Pérez.Read more
CSU may up their college admissions requirements. But will that hurt low-income students? | LA Times
It’s why, in part, she failed Algebra I.
She repeated the class her sophomore year, and then moved on junior and senior years to Geometry and Algebra II, determined to meet the requirements for admission to the Cal State University system. She was accepted to Cal State Los Angeles, and, last month, Velasquez, 19, became the first in her family to attend college.
“It was difficult,” Velasquez said. “If I had to do four years of math, it would have been more difficult.”
Velasquez is among the students, parents, educators and Los Angeles school board members who are opposed to a proposal by Cal State University to require a fourth year of math, science or other quantitative high school coursework for admission, laying bare a tension between two imperatives in California education.
Educational Justice Parent Organizer
Gender Pronouns: he, him, his
Orlando is a lifelong resident of Boyle Heights and alumnus of Mendez High School. Being the child of Salvadoran immigrants, Orlando was aware of the socio-economic challenges presented to himself and his community which empowered him to continue his education. Orlando went on to attend UC Santa Barbara where he earned his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in History. Orlando was also able to study abroad in Chile and intern for Fundación Iguales, a non-profit organization that works to address issues of interest to the Chilean LGBTQ+ community which includes transgender identity rights and the legality of same-sex marriage. This experience taught him about the power that oppressed people have to create social change and motivated him to work with marginalized communities. Upon returning to the Eastside, Orlando began working with youth in different capacities, further cementing his passion for community-oriented work. He is now the Educational Justice Parent Organizer at InnerCity Struggle and is dedicated to working with his community on the issues that directly affect them while connecting them with the resources they need.
United Students Site Organizer
Gender Pronouns: she, her, hers
Erika Jimenez grew up in Boyle Heights and is alumni of InnerCity Struggle’s youth program and Roosevelt High School. Her involvement with United Students inspired her to complete a bachelors degree at California State University, and further develop her organizing skills with Students for Quality Education. Upon graduating, Erika returned to Boyle Heights and continued her efforts to make college more affordable through the College for All California campaign. Erika’s organizing journey has led her back to Roosevelt High School where she is currently InnerCity Struggle’s Site Organizer. She is proud to serve as a mentor for young people as they begin to build their own political consciousness and develop their leadership skills to create the change they want to see in the world.