Friday, March 30, 2007

Richard Alarcón Returns to City Council

Council Chambers welcomed back a familiar face with the swearing in of Councilmember Richard Alarcón, newly elected to represent Council District 7. He began serving the city of Los Angeles as an aide to Mayor Tom Bradley before being elected to the council in 1993 - from there, he went on to serve in the California State Senate, where he championed workers' compensation reform and was instrumental in helping to rebuild the areas throughout the Valley affected by the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. He now rejoins us at City Hall, where he will once again serve the residents of the 7th district and will chair the Education and Neighborhoods committee. A former teacher and long-time supporter of Neighborhood Councils, his background will serve him, and the city, tremendously as we continue to tackle education issues and work to revitalize our communities. Welcome back, Councilmember Alarcón, from all of us here at City Hall.