Home | Menu | Sign Up | Donate

LA Downtown News Logo


By LA DOWNTOWN NEWS OPINION MAR. 2 2020 6 AM

This Tuesday, voters in Los Angeles City Council District 14 will go to the polls to, among other things, elect their new representative for the City Council. That new councilmember will have to deal with the epicenter of a worsening homelessness crisis, increased lack of affordability in the district, gentrification, a tricky transit expansion, and a growing Downtown population.

There is only one person in the race that has divulged a tangible and informed plan for the future of Downtown Los Angeles, combined with the experience and poise to enact said plan. That person is Kevin de León.

Throughout interviews, forums and debates, de León has shown himself to have the most detailed plan for immediate steps in addressing homelessness and transportation, and has demonstrated the best understanding of how to achieve those goals inside the city government. His calls for alternative housing solutions for Downtown’s homeless population are viable, and his outline to increase workforce housing is the most concrete of the candidates. He also has called for immediate actions to expand walkability and eco-friendly public transportation in the district, as well as prioritizing fixing broken or crumbling sidewalks.

Read more at LA Downtown News.

Posted on March 2, 2020.

.

Why I'm Running

“I believe Los Angeles can do better, think bigger, and come up with more creative solutions to solve the problems facing our neighborhoods. As your Councilmember, I will build strong coalitions and advance policies to reduce homelessness, improve clean air and water, and make sure that our city is a safe place to live, work, and play.”

Learn More
Kevin de León with members of the community. Kevin de León with members of the community. Kevin de León with members of the community. Kevin de León with members of the community. Kevin de León with members of the community. Kevin de León with members of the community. Kevin de León with members of the community. Kevin de León with members of the community. Kevin de León with members of the community.