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Key Issues

Key Issues

Homelessness

Housing is a human right, and building enough of it to house the nearly 40,000 Angelenos who sleep on the streets of LA every night is the only way we will overcome this rampant humanitarian crisis. Every building block of this problem: outdated zoning laws, lengthy review processes, and tangled bureaucracy, must be either streamlined or redesigned to prioritize the proven “housing first” model.

Housing Goals

While cranes loom over new, luxury housing complexes – tenants are struggling to afford the rising cost of rent. Students are living in their cars. Seniors are being pushed out of affordable communities. CD 14 needs a leader who can build a coalition of federal, state, and community leaders to cut red tape and build units of housing that everyone can afford, regardless of income.

Green Space and Parks

Today, not enough families in our district can access the shade and clean air our green spaces provide. That’s why voters up and down the state have approved millions of dollars for investments in new parks. Using our established relationships with state and local partners will help CD 14 draw down those funds for expanding existing parks and building new ones.

Transportation

Congested freeways strangle the 14th District, producing dangerous pollutants that harm our children’s health. We need new a new, creative approach that makes zero-emission transportation available for every single family. We need aggressive programs to fix broken streets and treacherous sidewalks. That’s why I want to be your voice on the Metro Board, fighting for investment in local, public transportation projects that take Angelenos where they need to go.

Immigrant Rights

As the State Senator representing CD 14, I fought to protect families from our nation’s sloppy and ineffective immigration system. Our local law enforcement should be able to do their job of keeping neighborhoods safe, and not be a cog in the federal deportation machine. I will continue to ensure proper enforcement of my SB 54 - our state’s “sanctuary state” law, the California Values Act.

Safe Streets

No one should have to fear for their safety when they walk out their front door; day or night. And when it comes to keeping the peace, there’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Whether it’s increasing foot patrols or the reintroduction of community policing – protecting the safety of our children and families is my top priority.

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.”

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