I have been hard at work over the last year and a half improving the look and feel of our neighborhoods. Since I took office, I have dedicated more resources to cleaning our communities, I plan on breaking ground on more streetscape improvements, and over at City Hall, I am focusing on creating policy to address the affordable housing needs in the City of Los Angeles.
I applaud the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board for publishing two articles this week on the need to address the affordable housing crisis in our city, with one mentioning my motion on value capture and the other calling for a dedicated revenue stream to build permanent supportive housing for our homeless, which continues to be one of my top priorities. These efforts will help us provide housing for veterans, seniors, and workers who are struggling in this post-recession economy.
I am working with my colleagues to ensure the City establishes an affordable housing policy. Here’s a link to the editorial in the LA Times. Be sure to share it with your friends and networks.
I am hopeful that my motions will come back to committee in late January or early February. Angelenos are counting on us to get this done.
Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell