May 2017 Meet & Greet with Senator Kevin de Leon
At the newly renovated Los Angeles State Historic Park, CCA and the Chinatown Business Improvement District co-hosted a meet & greet with Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León for our Executive- and Premier-level members. Senator de León thanked CCA and its members for being on the forefront of Downtown issues and raising the City Center to new heights. He also reminded the group that our work at the city level advances his work at the state level, and now more than ever, we need to work together to push our state to address issues of homelessness, mental health, and housing affordability. "We are the Golden State, the 6th largest economy in the world. We are the most ambitious laboratory for progressive policies where people of all races, religions and backgrounds can live safely, access good schools and celebrate who we are," Senator de León said. Superintendent Sean Woods, California State Parks, Los Angeles Sector, also joined us and spoke about the re-opening of the Los Angeles State Historic Park. He thanked Senator de León for helping to make the renovation happen and marveled at the park as a testament to the grassroots efforts of Chinatown residents and the Chinatown Yards Alliance. CCA thanks Senator Kevin de León and Superintendent Sean Woods for joining us, and the Chinatown Business Improvement District for co-hosting.
(Click on thumbnails to view larger photos)