Cityhood for East L.A. is a project of the East Los Angeles Residents Association (ELARA), a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Our mission is to develop the community’s social, educational, economic and structural resources through advocacy and civic engagement. Our objective is to incorporate our community and become the City of East Los Angeles. Please join our campaign, or learn more about Cityhood.

La Opinión: En Garfield hacen historia

La Opinión printed this article about Garfield High School students' involvement in the Cityhood campaign, featuring our own ELARA board member Alberto Palacios and State Senator Gloria Romero.

Read the article.

Coverage in the LA Business Journal

Cityhood for East Los Angeles was covered in a special section on East Los Angeles in today's Los Angeles Business Journal. Read an excerpt below, or read all three articles in our "In the News and Blogs" section.

Take A Look At Our Brochure

Cityhood interns and volunteers have worked hard to produce an English and Spanish brochure that explains what Cityhood for East Los Angeles is all about. We've been using it at our outreach events, and now invite you to view and download the brochure (PDF). Email it, print it, share it with your neighbors!

Residents and Elected Officials of East L.A. Officially Launch Cityhood Drive

L.A. County Set to Deliver Critical Financial Data

View the Media Release. (PDF)
For Immediate Release
June 15, 2007
Contact: Oscar Gonzales, 323-270-6652

East Los Angeles, CA – The East Los Angeles Residents Association (ELARA), along with partnering organizations and community leaders, announce the official campaign launch of the incorporation drive for East Los Angeles.


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