Jackie Cornejo: The Zero Waste LA franchise plan specifically requires trash-hauling companies to bid for exclusive contracts to operate in the 11 waste service zones.
Jackie is a research and policy analyst for the Construction Careers Project. Born and raised in Los Angeles, her interest in social justice work sprung out of her experience as a child during the L.A. unrest of 1992 and her family’s experience during the civil war in El Salvador. Before coming to LAANE, Jackie was a community organizer focusing on food access and tenants’ rights issues in the Westlake community, as well as facilitating community planning projects in Westlake and South LA. Jackie’s research focuses on how urban policy can be tied to mitigating economic and racial inequities in Los Angeles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and Spanish from Occidental College and a master’s degree in urban planning from UCLA. Jackie is also an avid bus rider, mapping enthusiast and vegetarian.
Dave Zirin: She is our Jordan. She is our Jim Brown. She is our Babe Ruth, calling his shots. She is no longer content to dodge bullets, but understands how to stop them. Serena is that rare athlete who has not only mastered her sport. She’s harnessed it.
Edward Wasserman: Media shaming is hot. It’s the new spectator sport in which hapless people say or do something that unexpectedly provokes general wrath, and get their skin torn off by online abuse from thousands of furious, abusive, and hateful strangers.
Robert Reich: California’s property taxes are already much lower than the national average. So even if corporations pay their full share, they’re still getting a great deal.