EDD and Unemployment Claims: Governor Newsom on Wednesday unveiled a new “strike team” tasked with “reimagining” the department’s outdated technology systems and sharing its recommendations within 45 days. The governor also said the department aims to get through its backlog of nearly 1 million claims by September.
Police Reform: Police Commission launches Advisory Committee on Building Trust and Equity –– a collection of policy specialists, legal experts, and community leaders who will assist the Police Commission in conducting a comprehensive review of LAPD policies and procedures, and deliver recommendations for additional reforms. Press Release Attached
Angelenos in Action: LA County Department of Public Health announced a text-based survey to monitor COVID-19 symptoms across LA County aimed at capturing potential spikes and trends in real-time to assist Public Health workers appropriately allocate resources to affected communities. Adults (18 years and older) living in LA County, who have access to a cell phone, and can send and receive text messages, can volunteer for the survey. They can enroll by visiting the Public Health website or by text @PROTECT to 35134. Currently, the survey is available in English and Spanish.