Past Victories | Successful Campaigns

Breaking the Tale of Two Cities in East LA
March 7, 2014
KCET publishes ELACC Vice President of Operations, Isela Gracian's, vision to improve East LA. Read more here.
Maria Cabildo named to Los Angeles City Planning Commission
October 1, 2013
Maria Cabildo, President and Executive Director of East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC), is one of nine new commissioners. Read more here.
Community benefits for new developments in transit districts close to return
August 9, 2013
Gov. Brown Could Sign Bill to Help Finance Sustainable Development in California. Read more here.
Community Benefits from USC Specific Plan
July 19, 2013
Joint public statement regarding the public benefits provided by the USC specific plan and development agreement. Read more here.
Beverly Hills luxury restaurant Urasawa settles with former employee in wage theft case
July 26, 2013
In the wake of anti-wage theft campaign led by KIWA, celebrity sushi chef agrees to pay worker stolen wages. Read more here.
Crenshaw Corridor welcomes milestone new development
June 4, 2013
24,000 sq. ft. development includes grocery store, Union Bank, and community space. Read more here.
Crenshaw Corridor welcomes milestone new development
May 23, 2013
Punctuating two years of organizing and struggle by civic leaders and neighborhood activists, merchants, clergy and the elected officials representing South Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board today gave the community what it long has sought: a train station in Leimert Park Village. Read more here.
East LA Community Corp, takes over ‘La Casa del Mexicano’
January 28, 2013
A famed Boyle Heights community landmark that once served as a non-profit cultural and civic institution for Mexican immigrants is now in the hands of a community-based non-profit developer, a transfer ordered by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. Read more here.
Public Counsel and Katten Protect $38 Million for Affordable Homes in Los Angeles
January 7, 2013
A Sacramento judge has protected more than $38 million in funds for affordable homes. Public Counsel and the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP asked the judge for an injunction to prevent the state of California from taking the City of Industry Funds, a crucial source of funding for affordable housing in the Los Angeles region. Read more here.
Getting There Together: Tools to Advocate for Inclusive Development Near Transit
March, 2012
Public Counsel’s Community Development Project is proud to release Getting There Together: Tools to Advocate for Inclusive Development Near Transit. This guide is a Southern California housing advocates’ guide outlining legal tools for influencing affordable housing and land use and disposition policies in a new era of transit-oriented development and smart growth. Read more here.
Activists celebrate closing of polluting plant near L.A. school
December 20, 2011
Settlement of a civil lawsuit against Palace Plating ends an eight-year battle over the metal-finishing plant that residents say contaminated their South Los Angeles neighborhood. Read more here.
Transit Plan Puts Former Foster Youth in Driver's Seat
August, 2011
For many former Los Angeles foster youth learning to live on their own, just getting around town can be an expensive ordeal. Now a new plan could make it easy to catch a bus or train and connect with work, school and family in Los Angeles County. Read more here.
Lynwood Families Fight to Preserve Affordable Homes
July 15, 2011
When the City of Lynwood approved the demolition of a mobile home park, eight families from the park approached Public Counsel with a plea to help save their homes and enable them to stay in the city where many of them worked and their children attended school. Read more here.
Venice Residents Announce Major Agreement to Protect Affordable Homes and a Diverse Neighborhood
July 15, 2011
Venice residents announced an agreement with the owners of the Holiday Venice apartment complex to protect affordable housing for hundreds of families in the historic Oakwood neighborhood for 20 years. Read more here.
LA County Bike Plan
May 5, 2011
In April 2011, LACBC launched a campaign to demand a stronger bicycle master plan for the unincorporated communities in LA County. Read more here.
7th Street Bike Lane
April 13, 2011
The 7th Street bike lane was the first street in the 2010 Bike Plan to be implemented, as of August 2011. The bike lane begins in Koreatown and will eventually stretch all the way to Boyle Heights. Read more here.
METRO votes yes on Leimert Park Station
March 23, 2011
Through LACBC's advocacy, the City of Los Angeles repealed their mandatory bicycle licenses in 2009. These licenses, which were not readily available, discriminated against low-income cyclists and discourage bike riding by criminalizing not having a bicycle license. Read more here.
City of Los Angeles Bike Plan
March 16, 2011
The City has the green light to stripe approved Bike Plan projects, which will add more than 200 miles of new bikeways across Los Angeles every five years. This equates to 40 miles of new bikeways a year! Read more here.
Community benefits victory on Palmer development
February 11, 2011
The L.A. Planning Commission unanimously OKs developer Geoffrey H. Palmer's Lorenzo project after the developer agrees to community demands that he set aside space for a medical clinic there and hire local residents. Read more here.