County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning
Jonathan Pacheco Bell was born in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and raised by his headstrong single mother and grandmother in East L.A./Montebello. Jonathan is a hybrid urban planner/librarian and a fierce advocate for the unincorporated areas of South Central Los Angeles. His passion for South Central L.A. was born in 1988 when he first heard NWA’s groundbreaking album Straight Outta Compton. A product of the California public school system from kindergarten to graduate school, Jonathan holds an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA and an MLIS from SJSU iSchool.
Friday, November 3
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM