STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the passing of Barbara Yaroslavsky

"Los Angeles lost a dedicated activist and an unwavering champion for children and families today — and Amy and I lost a cherished mentor and a dear friend. Barbara Yaroslavsky never stopped fighting for what she believed in. She was a model of what it meant to practice Jewish values in public life. An Angeleno born and raised, she worked every day to make our City a more fair, just, and compassionate place to work and live.

"I will miss her wisdom and leadership, and I hope it is a comfort to Zev and their children and grandchildren that so many mourn Barbara's passing at this time. May her memory be a blessing for all of us." — Mayor Eric Garcetti