Hired in the 1970s to engage residents through a cultural and ethnic approach, Raul Escobedo was one of Los Angeles City Planning’s first influential Chicano planners. During his time with the Department, Raul successfully encouraged high numbers of Latino residents to participate in the planning process for the first time.
This year has been one of reflection, a time for celebrating the milestones that brought us the freedoms we have today while fighting for an ever-better future for generations to come.
What is the Census?
The Census is our nationwide headcou