The Santa Monica City Council chambers were packed to the gills Tuesday night. The meeting was so full that Santa Monica policemen were acting as bouncers, keeping at least a hundred additional individuals at bay in the City Hall lobby.
|A youth participant painting the Pico Youth and Family Center building.|
A large share of the attendees were supporters of the Pico Youth and Family Center, who showed up to voice their support for the organization, and urge members of the city council not to pull its funding.
More than one speaker broke down before the council. "I just don't want places like the PYFC to be extinct," a young man choked out through tears.
"This organization has done so much for families and deserves your support," another Santa Monica City College student said, before pausing to compose herself. More »