I'm hopeful for 2021. There's some exciting changes underway in our community. LA County, along with local organizations, are reimagining the LA River. The new LA River Master Plan will bring more parks, bike paths, and a cultural arts center to SELA.
My staff and I are also working with the community to plan the next SELA Arts Festival. Last year, the artists put on an amazing virtual festival with dance and music performances, vendors, and interactive art seminars.
In addition, I'm hosting more virtual art talks with local artists to talk about their craft, culture, and our community. You can find more information and watch previous art talks on my Instagram page @rendon63rd.
I'm also hopeful for 2021 because the legislature is working on important criminal justice reforms, affordable housing bills, and legislation to increase broadband access. There's much more work to be done in helping our community through the pandemic and achieving equity for Southeast LA. This edition of the R-Guide is about the people and organizations working to make change in our community.