Confronting the Opioid Crisis

Addressing the opioid crisis must continue to be a top priority for the next City Attorney. We need to focus on harm reduction and lowering barriers to treatment. As City Attorney, I will advocate for and support the creation of overdose prevention sites in Los Angeles. Creating a monitored and safe environment for those struggling with an opioid addiction will make our communities safer and help create opportunities for treatment. Every single person in this community that uses drugs is a community member that deserves respect and dignity. 

Politicians frequently refer to drug use as a ‘public health issue’ but then dismiss legislation that treats it as such. That must stop.