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Los Angeles Times

Endorsement: Elizabeth Alcantar for Assembly

“Bold, compassionate leadership like this will make Alcantar a strong representative in the state Capitol...We believe Alcantar is the best choice for voters because of her leadership advocating for environmental justice. The 64th Assembly District is an industry-heavy region where people live with the burdens of freeway pollution and other environmental hazards."

LAist

Family Of Cudahy Man With Autism Who Was Shot By Deputy Demands Sheriff Release Video

Cudahy’s city council passed a resolution this week calling on the Sheriff’s Department to release the body cam footage and the names of the deputies who were at the scene of the shooting, Vice Mayor Elizabeth Alcantar said in an appearance with the family and disability activists Thursday.

“Today we stand with the family, we stand with advocates behind us in ... demanding that there is a full investigation,” Alcantar said. 

Spectrum News

Southeast Los Angeles City Leaders Form SELA United to Fight for Resources

Elizabeth Alcantar, who is the Vice Mayor of Cudahy, said air quality and the Metro are two other significant issues that need attention in this region.

"Our residents ride the Metro, they walk, they utilize that system, but they don’t yet have a seat at the table that really advocates for them to have better service, to have new improvements and to have projects coming to our area," Alcantar said. 

Long Beach Business Journal

Former Cudahy mayor who led her city through a turbulent 2020 discusses her life and future plans as a politician

One driving force behind Alcantar’s political career is affordable housing. She said despite the overwhelming majority of city residents being renters, Cudahy has no renter protections. Recently, Alcantar introduced multiple housing-related items to the council, including an eviction data collection ordinance.

“One of the reasons I focus so much on housing issues is a big part of my life was translating rent increase notices from our landlord to my parents,” she said. “There was a lot of housing insecurity growing up.”

KCRW

Listen: Reimagining the LA River with residents’ input

"The 51-mile LA River meanders from Canoga Park, through the San Fernando Valley and downtown LA, and out to sea in Long Beach.

After devastating floods in the 1800s and early 1900s, the Army Corps of Engineers turned most of it into a concrete channel. In some northern sections, it’s barely more than a trickle most of the year, but it picks up water as it moves south. Efforts have been growing to revitalize stretches of it by reintroducing rocks, trees, river banks, and living organisms."

LA Taco

After a jet dumped fuel all over her city, Cudahy's mayor is running for powerful air regulation governing board

“I lived a block and a half away from the 710 for most of my life,” Mayor Alcantar told L.A. Taco.

Which makes the case to have Alcantar, who hails from a heavily impacted community by environmental injustices, a compelling pick for a board member, especially during a pandemic that threatens lung health.

Mayor Alcantar would be the first from SELA to sit on the AQMD governing board.

Univision

Elizabeth Alcantar, la mujer que a sus 26 años se convirtió en la alcaldesa de Cudahy, en el sur de California

Asegura que lleva años trabajando por representar y ayudar a toda su comunidad, principalmente a los latinos. Además, cuenta cómo afrontó en su cargo la emergencia por una aeronave que estaba derramando combustible sobre la ciudad y entrega detalles de los esfuerzos que se adelantan por asistir a los inmigrantes.

La Opinion

Alcaldesa de Cudahy apuesta por el cambio

LA Times

This 26-year-old became a small-town California mayor. Then a jet dumped fuel on her snakebit city

Spectrum News

Cudahy Community in Shock After Flight Dumped Jet Fuel on School

NY Times

Why Did a Delta Plane Dump Jet Fuel Over Los Angeles Schools?