Why? Because he’s been doing a really solid job. He’s defended LA’s immigrants, facilitated and supported our resistance to the Trump administration, has supported public transit, bike share, and other green infrastructure, has been an active supporter of LA arts.
(no other option)
Ron S. Galperin
(no other option)
Member of the City Council, 1st district
Why? Prevent Homelessness for 30,000 People and End Homelessness for 45,000 People Across L.A. County.
Why? Opens up for the Mayor and city council to start appropriate regulations for all areas of the commercial marijuana industry (right now there are only some narrow restrictions for dispensaries which applied before legalization in Nov 2016.)
A more extreme measure than M; restricts the mayor and city council from amending the rules or modifying the enforcement measures.
Will encourage investment which will help revitalize the declining San Pedro downtown area, and commercial development at the waterfront. This measure puts us on par with all major ports in California and creates 1M+ long-term jobs.
- People in favor of S having been massively misrepresenting the measure, particularly the impact on housing and low-income housing. S will have a huge, negative impact on the homeless and on affordable housing.
What they're saying is "we have to stop building luxury housing" but what it really means is that it will stop all new building, which will severely drive up the pricing of all existing housing.
Affordable housing measures almost always require general plan amendments; Measure S would permanently stop general plan amendments - which would cause loss of jobs and a huge economic impact.
No on Measure S still allows the City to move forward.
JJJ which we passed in Nov 2016 was an example of allowing development to go forward while making modifications.
We want to move forward with high-density planning, particularly near public transit.
- Mayor Garcetti, ACLU, LA Board of Supervisors, LA Times, the Sentinel, and the Wave, Affordable Housing Association, homeless housing providers and advocates, organized labor, anti-displacement organizations, etc..
Los Angeles Community College District
Dallas Denise Fowler
Los Angeles Unified School District
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- LA Progressive Voter Guide 2017: http://losangelesforward.org/
This voter guide was prepared by the Idea Project Team: Cooper Bates, Harley Cross, Julia Jaye Posin and Aria McLauchlan, with special thanks to our contributors.