Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez is a community organizer, a daughter of Mexican immigrants, and a lifelong resident of District 1 in Los Angeles, which she now serves as its elected representative on City Council. Born and raised in Highland Park, she led campaigns, coalitions, and commissions that transformed local and statewide policy before running for City Council in 2021. Since taking office in December 2022, Councilmember Hernandez has prioritized a Care First agenda that focuses on investing in community care, workforce development, social services, and harm-reduction programs that help make our neighborhoods safer and healthier places for all Angelenos.
As a loved one of people with mental health needs and substance use disorders, Councilmember Hernandez knows the detrimental impacts that criminalization has on immigrants and communities of color and she has extensive experience in developing and implementing alternatives to incarceration. Previously, she was appointed as a voting member to the Los Angeles County Alternatives to Incarceration Work Group and Co-chair of the Community Based System of Care AD HOC.
Councilmember Hernandez is an alum of SPI-Local and SPI-State.