If our neighborhood aren't safe, nothing else matters.
Fortunately, the LAPD is the finest force in the nation--and Mitch will not support any reduction in public safety services under any circumstance. And as soon as we solve our City budget crisis, Mitch will push aggressively for continued hiring of more officers.
We enjoyed 10 solid years of crime reduction while Mitch was on Eric Garcetti's staff--and Mitch will continue this trend. There's no going back to the Wild West days of the 1980s and '90s.
Our District was among the hardest hit by the L.A. Fire Department reduction plan--resulting in less protection for some of the City's more fire-prone regions.