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City Council President’s Statement on the Passing of Gloria Molina

Posted on 05/15/2023

“Like all who knew her, I am both saddened by the passing of Supervisor Gloria Molina and also grateful for the incredible transformative contributions she made to the history of our State and our City.  She was, of course, a trailblazer for Latinas and a mentor to countless leaders throughout California and the nation.  For the people she represented, she was a fearless and relentless champion who never forgot – and never allowed anyone else to forget – the needs of the neighborhoods she served.  Her legacy is everywhere around us, in the things she built, in the public servants she mentored and inspired, and in the people whose lives were so dramatically improved by the fights she fought.”

“Throughout her career, she used her positions to bring positive reform to government, to uplift the quality of life of those who were too often neglected, to improve public health for all, and to ensure that public funds are spent wisely and effectively.  We should be grateful for the time she spent among us, and for all she did to make Los Angeles a better, more inclusive place for all of us, and for generations yet to come.”