An invitation to meet Eunisses Hernandez, councilmember-elect for Council District 1

2022 Editions Featured Politics September

By T.A. Hendrickson

Eunisses Hernandez, the Los Angeles City Councilmember-elect for Council District 1, will be the featured guest on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the “At Home with….” series of Zoom meetings sponsored by the Glassell Park Improvement Association.

In June, Hernandez, a community organizer and policy advocate, defeated incumbent Gil Cedillo to represent CD 1, which includes much of Highland Park and part of Glassell Park, among other L.A. communities. Hernandez finished with 54.04% of the vote to 45.96% for Cedillo.

Hernandez’s priorities include preserving and creating affordable housing, protecting renters and reevaluating the city’s budget to invest more in alternatives to traditional policing, such as mental health clinicians, crisis responders, gang interventionists.

In endorsing Hernandez for City Council, the L.A. Times editorial board agreed with her that L.A. should divert police officers from jobs they are not suited to. But the board also said it would be a worthy investment to spend what it takes to have a professional, adequate police force. Resolving this issue will be a test of Hernandez’s leadership.

Hernandez has also highlighted the need to do more for environmental justice and street safety, both of which are pressing quality of life issues in Northeast L.A.

Information on how to join “At Home with Eunisses Hernandez” can be found at |Wednesday, Sept. 28 | 6:30 p.m.

T.A. Hendrickson
T.A. Hendrickson, a native of Eagle Rock, is the editor of the Boulevard Sentinel and a former member of the Editorial Board of the New York Times.

1 thought on “An invitation to meet Eunisses Hernandez, councilmember-elect for Council District 1

  1. She wants to do more for street safety while diverting money from police patrols. God help Los Angeles.

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