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Curren Price Jr. (file photo

Curren Price Jr. has mounted a strong re-election campaign as a board member of the council’s District 9, which he calls the “new ninth.”

In his last two terms, Price has had a number of successes for his constituents, who rank among the city’s most disadvantaged residents.

Listing some of his accomplishments, he said, “I have focused on economic growth, economic opportunity, increasing affordable housing and reducing homelessness.

“Additionally, I created the largest guaranteed grassroots program in the country and ushered in nearly $4 million in private investment in the fairgrounds with the renovation of the Colosseum, the new football stadium and the Lucas Museum” , he noted, adding that several new parks are also opening this year in the neighborhood.

With a deep commitment to adding green space to his densely populated neighborhood, Price had already created seven new parks during his tenure. Last month, he announced that two additional parks will be named after William “Bill” Green, a labor leader and state legislator, and Inell Woods, a community activist and human rights advocate.

“This is just one example of the things we’re doing to highlight the unique legacy and contributions that African Americans have made and continue to make to South Los Angeles,” the member said. advice. “I respect and honor the contributions that African Americans have made in the 9andDistrict.”

Council member Curren Price, center, poses with residents of the council’s District 9. (Photo offered)

Economic development is another area Price focused on for CD 9, particularly focused on implementing policies to help small businesses. Additionally, he spearheaded the city’s ordinance to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and continues to lead initiatives to legalize street vending.

Price sits on the city council’s most powerful committees, including as chairman of the economic development and employment committee. Also, he is a member of Budget and Finance; Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights and Equity; and Information, Technology and Corporate Services Committees. In addition, he sits on ad hoc committees on COVID-19 Recovery and Neighborhood Investment, as well as the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics.

Price speaks at the LA Justice Fund rally held on the steps of LA City Hall. (Courtesy picture)

In light of his accomplishments on behalf of CD 9 voters, Price believes he is the best candidate to represent the district on the Los Angeles City Council. Citing his government experience, he previously served in the California State Assembly, California State Senate and Inglewood City Council before being elected as a Los Angeles Councilman in 2013.

“Plus, I have deep roots in the neighborhood. I was born in South Los Angeles and went to Normandie Avenue Elementary School. My mom graduated from Jefferson High School, which is in CD 9,” Price said.

Most important, the board member insisted, is his expertise as a coalition builder — an important skill in his rapidly changing multicultural district from African American to Latino. But regardless of ethnicity, Price stressed that the needs remain unchanged.

“The challenges are the same whether they impact black or brown people and so I focused on solving those issues. [such as] poverty, disinvestment and lack of real change in infrastructure,” he said.

“I’m focused on changing quality of life, changing opportunity, changing access, and that’s a common goal, I think, across all ethnic lines.”

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