Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Oh, Right, the Boycott! L.A. City Council Won't Attend Phoenix Event After All

Photo by Katherine Welles via Shutterstock
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

You didn't forget that the City of Los Angeles (mostly) objects to Arizona, right? Remember we passed a boycott of our neighbor-state in May 2010 following their signing into law SB 1070, a controversial immigration policy. (Then L.A. and CA got boycott happy!) So how are we holding up on that boycott?

Today in City Council, the members decided to not travel to Phoenix to attend the National League of Cities Congress of Cities gathering in early November.

The City Maven reports:

Council members had been expected to approve Councilman Ed Reyes’ motion exempting them from the ban in order to attend next month’s conference. However, when it came time to vote this morning, the First District rep changed his motion.
Support for LAist comes from

The city had already paid their registration fees to the conference, however what amount will ultimately be lost is not immediately known.

Reyes spoke today in appreciation of his colleagues for upholding the ban. "I believe in this boycott. I believe it’s made a difference," he said.