Controller Ron Galperin’s online map showcases Latinx contributions to LA
Los Angeles Comptroller Ron Galperin celebrated the start of Latinx Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) by releasing “Unidos: Latinx en Los Ángeles”, an online tool that maps the central locations of the Latinx population of THE. Galperin’s map features 23 locations across the city and allows the public to take a virtual guided tour through the history of Latinx Los Angeles.
Galperin’s tool also showcases Latinx City employee contributions with a dashboard that highlights data on employees who identify as Latino/a or Hispanic. The dashboard is powered by 2021 payroll data.
“The Latinx community has played a vital role in shaping the history and culture of Los Angeles since its founding,” Comptroller Ron Galperin said. “I hope Angelenos from all walks of life will use this story map and dashboard year-round to learn more about the contributions and history of LA’s Latinx communities.”
“Unidos: Latinx en Los Ángeles” is part of Galperin’s mission to use open data, mapping, and innovative online tools to promote equity, foster civic engagement, and connect Angelenos to their city.
Explore “Unidos: Latinx in Los Angeles” at lacontroller.org/latinx-los-angeles.
See other Galperin maps and dashboards at lacontroller.org/data-stories-and-maps/.
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