COUNCILWOMAN MONICA RODRIGUEZ BECOMES FIRST LATINA TO SERVE AS CHAIR OF CITY’S PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE, FIRST WOMAN IN NEARLY 15 YEARS

Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez was appointed Chair of the City’s Public Safety Committee, becoming the first Latina and the first woman in fourteen years to serve in this position.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 15, 2018

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LOS ANGELES COUNCILWOMAN MONICA RODRIGUEZ BECOMES FIRST LATINA TO SERVE AS CHAIR OF CITY’S PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

Rodriguez is also the first woman in nearly fifteen years to assume this role

LOS ANGELES, CA - Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez was appointed Chair of the City’s Public Safety Committee, becoming the first Latina and the first woman in fourteen years to serve in this position.

“I am humbled and incredibly honored to be appointed Chair of this important committee and will continue to fight to assure that every family feels secure in their neighborhood,” said Councilwoman Rodriguez. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to spearhead Citywide public safety efforts to increase resources for emergency preparedness and improve the quality of life for all Angelenos.”

The City’s Public Safety Committee oversees policy regarding fire and police resources, emergency services, crime, and quality of life.

The Councilwoman will continue to fight for families in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and prioritize public safety efforts through spearheading emergency preparedness and resiliency efforts, securing a new fire station in Sylmar, implementing traffic safety measures throughout the District, and increasing resources for fire and police.

Councilwoman Rodriguez's Committee assignments include: Vice Chair of the Homelessness and Poverty Committee, Economic Development Committee, and the Information, Technology and General Services Committee. To view the full list of Council Committee Assignments, visit here

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Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez represents the 7th Council District in the Northeast San Fernando Valley which include the neighborhoods of Sylmar, Mission Hills, Pacoima, Lake View Terrace, Sunland-Tujunga, North Hills, Shadow Hills, and La Tuna Canyon.