Additionally, the City Council adopted the 27th Street Neighborhood Recovery Plan for the neighborhood affected in Council District 9. The 27th Street Plan allocates $5 million to help with the recovery efforts to restore the neighborhood affected by the LAPD firework explosion.
According to preliminary findings by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the LAPD Bomb Squad vehicle was loaded with 42 pounds of explosives, instead of the 16.5 pounds initially estimated by the LAPD, maxing out the detonation chamber's capacity of 25 pounds, causing the truck to explode. The tragic incident left 17 people injured, 37 vehicles destroyed, and over 35 properties damaged.
Councilmember Price took immediate action on day one, working around-the-clock in implementing recovery efforts, including emergency housing for the victims, providing families with three meals a day, and fulfilling their basic necessities, including medical needs, clothing and supplies. This recovery plan was spearheaded by Councilmember Price. Click here for more.