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South LA designated a 'Promise Zone', what that means for residents




South LA, District 8 (in light pink), was designated a Promise Zone.
South LA, District 8 (in light pink), was designated a Promise Zone.
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Two years ago, the Obama administration released a list of communities throughout the U.S. granting a 'Promise Zone' designation, which would push these neighborhoods to the top of the list when applying for competitive federal city grants.

South L.A. was conspicuously absent from that first list and it was met with a fair amount of outrage at the time.

However, this morning, a third and final group of promise zones was released and South L.A. has made the cut.

The new South L.A. promise zone "includes portions of the neighborhoods of Vernon-Central, South Park, Florence, Exposition Park, Vermont Square, Leimert Park and a small portion of Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw."

For more on the designation and what it can mean for residents, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, who represents that area, joined the show to discuss.

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