Reforming the City’s Misdemeanor and Fine Practices

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office gives out far too many misdemeanor charges. The next city attorney must take a different approach to enforcing the law. As City Attorney, I will support efforts to significantly reduce the number of trespassing, loitering, drug possession, public intoxication, and resisting arrest charges, among others.

As LA City Attorney, I will also prioritize reforming the system we use to impose, enforce, and collect fines. LA residents do not need to be burdened with unnecessary fines and the LA City Attorney’s office needs to take a new approach to collection and enforcement. The best way to enforce the law in Los Angeles is to give people the opportunity to comply with it.