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.

We've Come A Long Way! Will You Do Your Part?

By Ben Cárdenas, ELARA President

For three years, the residents of East L.A. have worked tirelessly to form a new city for a brighter future -- the City of East Los Angeles.

Every day we get closer to meeting our challenge of raising the $134,000 needed to fund the Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis for our community. Will you do your part and contribute today?

We’ve come such a long way! In 2007 we released an Initial Fiscal Analysis (IFA), which projected that East Los Angeles can be a viable and vibrant city. In June of 2008 we kicked off a petition gathering campaign amongst East L.A. residents to request a Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis, the first step towards Cityhood. And in December we turned in over 16,000 signatures! To accomplish all of this, the East Los Angeles Residents Association (ELARA) raised over $100,000 over the past three years.

Video: The Next Step - Cityhood for East L.A.

The Next Step - Cityhood for East L.A.

Join us this Saturday for an important update on Cityhood!

Please remember to join us this Saturday morning! It's been nearly 6 months since we completed the petitioning phase of the Cityhood process, and we're inviting everyone to join us for a full Cityhood process update meeting, look towards the next steps, and discuss how to get more involved.

Here are the meeting details:

   WHAT: Cityhood Community Update
   WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 9am-11am
   WHERE: Chicana Service Action Center
       3601 E 1st St, East Los Angeles, CA 90063

Hope to see you there!

High School Student Presentations on Local Government in East LA

Presentations Open to Family and Community Members

Monday June 22, 2009. 8:30 – 10:30am at Stern MASS on the Cal State LA Campus (5151 State University Dr., Lot 2)

Join us to watch the twenty-two 9th grade students at the Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science School present their Annual Thesis Projects on how a healthy environment in their neighborhood requires community participation in local government. See the flyer (PDF).

Students will be presenting their projects on Cityhood for East L.A. in eight different taskforces, each focused on an aspect of city government or municipal service currently provided by Los Angeles County that will be run by the city if the current incorporation effort is successful.

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