Mark-Ridley Thomas

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Creating Safe and Accessible Outdoor Spaces for Our Communities

Our parks and open spaces represent the best of our communities. CD10 has ramped up efforts to ensure that community members have safe, equitable, and accessible outdoor spaces especially for our communities of color.   “It is our responsibility, as public servants, to make sure that residents have safe, equitable, spaces. Over my entire career,… Continue reading Creating Safe and Accessible Outdoor Spaces for Our Communities

Equitable Vaccine Distributions, One Shot at a Time

As vaccination eligibility continues to expand, CD 10 is ramping up efforts to serve local and disadvantaged communities. In partnership with the Los Angeles’ CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Southern California Eye Institute, and Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, the CD10 field office, slated to become the South Los Angeles Homeless Outreach and… Continue reading Equitable Vaccine Distributions, One Shot at a Time

What does it mean to Reimagine Los Angeles?

Dear Council District 10 Residents and Stakeholders:   The last year has been unprecedented. More than 20,000 Angelenos, the majority of whom are people of color, have succumbed to the COVID-19 virus, shedding light on the systemic inequalities that define our region.  At the same time, in the wake of officer-involved killings of George Floyd,… Continue reading What does it mean to Reimagine Los Angeles?

Homelessness and Systemic Inequality:
Overview And
Policy Brief

Mark Ridley-Thomas, PhD

Ensuring Angelenos Have a “Right to Housing”

In his first action as District 10 Councilmember, Mark Ridley-Thomas moved to address the moral crisis of homelessness. Co-authored by Councilmember O’Farrell, and seconded by Council President Martinez and Councilmember Blumenfield, the City Council (Council) will take steps to establish a legal, policy and budgetary framework that will pave the way for a “Right to… Continue reading Ensuring Angelenos Have a “Right to Housing”