The city is the abbreviation for El Pueblo de los Ángeles in Spanish (lit. Their main village, Yaangva, flourished on the banks of the Los Angeles River and provided resources such as fish, nutrient-rich land and fresh water before it emptied into the Pacific Ocean. The easiest and most obvious origin is a direct translation of Los Angeles, which in Spanish means “Los Angeles”. The reinforcement campaign of the 19th and 20th centuries gave Los Angeles countless nicknames, ranging from “The Land of Eternal Spring” to “The Wonderful City of the United States” and the home of “Sunkist Skies of Glory”.
We all understand the urgency that this situation requires, and what is at stake, I applaud the Los Angeles City Council for its action today in assigning a necessary initial investment to help launch my comprehensive plan to address homelessness.