Tonight! Eagle Rock! Streetsies! Huizar! Lucero!

Tonight! We’re riding and celebrating in Eagle Rock with two of our 2014 Streetsie winners: Elected Official of the Year Jose Huizar and Journalist of the Year Nathan Lucero.

Photo: Alex Thompson
Councilmember Jose Huizar. Photo: Alex Thompson

Councilmember Jose Huizar set a Streetsie record by garnering over 5,000 votes in his race against Joe Buscaino for the 2014 Streetsie award. Heck, Huizar got more votes for his Streetsie than Molina did in the City Council election. The award is well-deserved, as Huizar’s Council District 14 is home to many of L.A.’s “firsts”: first green buffered bike lane, first parklets, first bike corral, etc…

Lucero on the left with 2011 Streetsie winner Colin Bogart in DTLA. Photo: ##https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=366446013549292&set=t.526006101&type=3&theater##Erik Al##
Lucero on the left with 2011 Streetsie winner Colin Bogart in DTLA. Photo: ##https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=366446013549292&set=t.526006101&type=3&theater##Erik Al##

Nathan Lucero is the Northeast Los Angeles videographer who hosts the On My Bike in L.A. YouTube channel. He has been actively documenting bicycling issues, sometimes posting raw footage of important meetings, sometimes producing more polished Streetfilms-esque short documentaries.

We’ll be meeting at 5:30 at Organix, 1731 Colorado Blvd. for a quick photo shoot before the short ride to Eagle Rock City Hall where the Farmer’s Market will be hosting a brief award presentation at 2035 Colorado Boulevard. We’ll have a short presentation and people can feel free to hang out for as long as they want at the Farmer’s Market.

Unlike pretty much every nonprofit in the world, Streetsblog doesn’t use its awards as a pitch for a major fundraising event. However, if you want to make a donation to support our work or to celebrate the great work done by Huizar and Lucero you can do so here. Remember to designate your donation to Los Angeles.

  • stvr

    The award is well-deserved, as Huizar’s Council District 14 is home to many of L.A.’s “firsts”: first staffer forced to perform a sex act on a Councilmember in his car.

  • Not stvr

    Doubt it, but keep hating buddy. Huizar is making LA a safer, more sustainable, people-friendly city. No other council member has done as much as him in this regard. Rather than hate on him, why not tell us which councilmember you think has a better track-record on sustainability and personal moral decisions? Would love to hear who you see as a model councilmember.

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