Northridge fire
July 11, 2020

Councilmember Lee Joins with Community Partners to Help Victims of Northridge Fire

Councilmember John Lee, together with community organizations and leaders, hosted a meeting for families displaced by the recent apartment fire in Northridge to offer much-needed hope and help...

July 2, 2020

Defend Not Defund LAPD

Yesterday, I voted against the City's 2020-2021 budget. I believe the budget's $150 million in cuts to LAPD is unfair to our police officers. 

LAPD has changed over the last 30 years...

July 2, 2020

Fire Season Preparedness

Are you prepared for fire season? Here are some helpful tips from LAFD to prepare and protect your family and home.

1. Make sure there is at least 200' of brush clearance around your house...

June 19, 2020

COVID-19 Updates - June 19, 2020

At a Glance: Highlights of the Guidelines for Reopening Effective June 19, 2020

All employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Anyone...
June 19, 2020

Councilmember Lee's Statement on City Council Motion to Institute Cuts to LAPD

I wanted to express my disappointment with Council’s decision to move forward on instituting arbitrary cuts to the Los Angeles Police Department. I voted against these cuts as I believe they will...

June 18, 2020

Chatsworth-Based Get Together Foundation Makes Big Impact in Tough Times

As Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall so eloquently stated, “The measure of a country’s greatness is its ability to maintain compassion in a time of crisis.” When the pandemic of 2020 gripped...

June 18, 2020

2020 Los Angeles Homeless Count Results

The 2020 Homeless Count results released by LAHSA today provide a sobering reminder that although we have made tremendous strides in housing the homeless in our region, we are still far from...

June 6, 2020

Opposing Proposed LAPD Budget Cuts

The senseless killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police was a tragedy. I condemn police brutality and believe that any law enforcement officers who use excessive force should be...

May 31, 2020

Councilmember Lee's Response to Violence Amid Protests Following Death of George Floyd

Yesterday, I watched in horror as fires, violence, and destruction engulfed parts of our city. What began as a protest calling for justice for George Floyd, a man whose life was unjustly taken,...

West Hills visit
May 29, 2020

Councilmember Lee Thanks Healthcare Heroes at West Hills Hospital During COVID-19

Councilmember John Lee stopped by West Hills Hospital and Medical Center to serve Jamba Juice smoothies and present student artwork to the team of dedicated hospital workers who have been working...

renter and landlord help
May 24, 2020

Councilmember Lee Introduces Motion to Help Renters AND Landlords

The City's affordability crisis has been exacerbated by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many renters in the City are now suffering from a loss of income, making it more difficult to pay...

May 18, 2020

Our New Reality

In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to see more modifications to the current Safer at Home order. I know it feels long overdue, but we need to continue to be vigilant and carefully...

May 7, 2020

CD12 Small Business Angel Fund

LOS ANGELES – Councilmember John Lee and the nonprofit, The Change Reaction, have teamed up again to create a new program that provides immediate assistance to small businesses of...

May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 7, 2020

The following modifications to the Safer at Home order will begin on Friday, May 8, 2020 and Saturday, May 9, 2020.  For more information, visit