South Central/South Los Angeles–CD9 City Councilman Curren Price continues to campaign for re-election, which is quickly approaching June 7. His campaign team is a diverse group of community members across race, age and gender. Price was elected to represent the Ninth Council District of Los Angeles July 2013.
Price’s time in politics range from being elected to the Inglewood City Council in 1993, serving as an aide to two L.A City Council-members, as well as serving in the State Legislature. He attended Morningside High, during a time when the school was barely integrating. Despite these social challenges, Price excelled in his studies becoming student body president as well as receiving a full ride to Stanford.
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During his time as L.A City Councilman, Price is proud to have championed and supported:
- Raising the minimum wage in L.A and believes we must raise it again to a living wage.
- Economic investment and over 6,500 new jobs to the CD9 community with local hiring requirements that pay living wages.
- Establish the nation’s largest Guaranteed Basic Income program, paying $1000 a month to lift 3,000 families out of poverty.
When it comes to addressing the needs of the immigrant community, many of whom are undocumented, Price has taken extreme consideration of the Latinx experience. Most recently, Price created a fund for immigrants in CD9 totaling $1.25 Million and distributed these funds to 3 groups that work with both brown and Black immigrants in CD9.
In 2021, Price introduced a motion seeking $5 million to help South L.A residents impacted from an explosion set off by a LAPD bomb squad. The incident happened after authorities attempted to recover tons of illegal fireworks, which were stored in this inner city L.A neighborhood. Following the blast, at least 17 people were injured and many more residents were forced to leave their homes due to damage from the blast.