By Cameron Phillips
East Los Angeles
With the assistance of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, a Liberty Hill grantee, community members have been organizing their neighbors for months. First neighbors asked for four-way traffic signs, traffic signals and speed bumps—the very things that residents in other neighborhoods have received upon request . But county traffic engineers turned them down.
Maria Brenes, executive director of InnerCity Struggle, will receive the Wally Marks Changemaker Award Thursday, May 20, at Liberty Hill’s Upton Sinclair Dinner.