Ending Criminalization of Homelessness
The City Attorney’s office plays a crucial role in addressing the homelessness epidemic. It needs to be clear: the city attorney must STOP criminalizing and prosecuting the homeless. As LA City Attorney, I will not prosecute unhoused people for trespassing on public property, vagrancy, using city services, vandalism, failing to appear for court, and sleeping on the sidewalk. The homelessness crisis cannot be dealt with through the criminal justice system; homelessness is a public health issue and I will call for public health solutions.
I will also commit to supporting a homes guarantee or any policy that will ensure every Angeleno has access to housing that is safe, accessible, sustainable, and permanently affordable.