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LA County Board of Supervisors District 3 candidates provide election platforms

(Isabella Lee/Daily Bruin)

By Kurtis Yan

June 1, 2022 9:20 p.m.

This post was updated June 2 at 1:30 a.m.

This year, six candidates are running to represent the 3rd District of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

The Board serves more than 10 million people and is tasked with adopting ordinances, supervising County department actions and outlining an annual budget for the County and its branches. Board members must administer local services for their constituents and select members of County commissions and committees.

The primary elections will be held Tuesday, with general elections taking place Nov. 8.

 

Craig Brill, chief financial officer of Dogsport Inc.

  • Policy stances
    • Homelessness
      • Oversee the implementation of transitional housing and social services
      • Support LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s efforts to clear encampments from streets
    • Housing prices
      • Construct transitional housing for individuals experiencing homelessness
    • Public safety
      • Hire more mental health professionals to provide care for individuals experiencing homelessness
      • Direct individuals experiencing homelessness to health care resources to reduce the risk of violence
    • Climate
      • N/A
    • Transportation
      • N/A
    • Jobs and economy
      • N/A
  • History with city politics
    • None

 

Jeffi Girgenti, manicurist

  • Policy stances
    • Homelessness
      • Support the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homeless Outreach Services Team to expand the reach of the sheriff’s office in addressing homelessness
      • End misallocation of funds into failed housing projects
    • Housing prices
      • Provide affordable housing that is available to low-income families
    • Public safety
      • Protect public and private property rights to prevent camping in front of businesses
      • Open mental health treatment facilities and work with first responders to address mental health crises
    • Climate
      • N/A
    • Transportation
      • Encourage alternative transportation to cars to reduce traffic
      • Construct a monorail to connect freeways and reduce traffic
    • Jobs and economy
      • Allow businesses the right to choose their COVID-19 masking and vaccine policies
      • End vaccine and mask mandates
  • History with city politics
    • None

 

Robert Hertzberg, majority leader of California State Senate

  • Policy stances
    • Homelessness
      • Address housing insecurity in relation to regional differences and root causes such as mental health
      • Restructure the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority into an elected board and guide the passage of a homelessness pilot program to better coordinate government efforts in LA County
    • Housing prices
      • Convert surplus property and unused structures into affordable housing units
      • Promote homeownership through financial assistance on down payments
    • Public safety
      • Increase the number of police officers on street patrols and encourage community collaboration
      • Dedicate more officers to prevention of illegal gun sales
    • Climate
      • N/A
    • Transportation
      • N/A
    • Jobs and economy
      • N/A
  • History with city politics
    • Elected to California’s state assembly in 1996
    • Former state assembly speaker in 2000 and 2001
    • Current Senate majority leader of California

 

Roxanne Beckford Hoge, actress

  • Policy stances
    • Homelessness
      • Use the sheriff’s authority to sweep homeless encampments
      • Address mental health and substance abuse issues among people experiencing homelessness
    • Housing prices
      • N/A
    • Public safety
      • Fight against efforts to defund the police
      • Ensure punishments for criminal activity
    • Climate
      • N/A
    • Transportation
      • N/A
    • Jobs and economy
      • Ensure the Board of Supervisors does not shut down businesses because of state COVID-19 policies
  • History with city politics
    • Nominee for California’s 46th Assembly District in 2018

 

Lindsey Horvath, small business owner

  • Policy stances
    • Homelessness
      • Invest in mental health professionals and behavioral response teams
      • Address substance abuse by providing addiction recovery services and job training for individuals experiencing homelessness and unemployment
    • Housing prices
      • Develop affordable housing opportunities that target vulnerable groups, such as veterans, low-income seniors and minority communities
      • Provide renters protection, counseling and assistance for those facing eviction
    • Public safety
      • Revise responsibilities of law enforcement officials, mental health crisis responders and other professionals
      • Create a public safety budget to better reflect the needs and wishes of the community
    • Climate
      • Move toward net-zero emissions through renewable energy and transition away from fossil fuels
      • Guide the construction of buildings that meet higher sustainability standards by updating the local approaches of the Green Building Program
    • Transportation
      • Guide the completion of the Sepulveda Pass and Crenshaw Northern Extension projects to ensure equitable transit access
      • Use electric vehicles to reduce carbon emissions from both public and private transportation
    • Jobs and economy
      • Advocate for safe work practices, fairer work hours, fair wages and an increased minimum wage
      • Ensure the right to join unions and bargain collectively
  • History with city politics
    • West Hollywood councilmember from 2009 to 2011 and 2015 to 2022
    • Served as West Hollywood mayor on the city council in 2015 and 2020

 

Henry Stern, state senator of the 27th district

  • Policy stances
    • Homelessness
      • Ensure that individuals experiencing homelessness have access to mental health and drug treatment services
      • Work to guarantee short-term and eventually permanent supportive housing
    • Housing prices
      • Convert unused public and commercial buildings into affordable housing units
      • Provide rental assistance
    • Public safety
      • Provide advanced training programs in mental health for police officers and first responders
    • Climate
      • Implement the California Build Back Better plan to secure LA’s water supply, support the electric vehicle industry and close Aliso Canyon’s natural gas storage, which leaked more than 100,000 tons of methane into the atmosphere in 2015
    • Transportation
      • N/A
    • Jobs and economy
      • Invest in small businesses and utilize union partnerships to promote workers’ rights and increase wages
      • Encourage job creation in production and safety protections for workers in oil and gas industries
  • History with city politics
    • First elected as senator of LA’s 27th district in 2016
    • Has chaired the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee since 2018 and also serves on other committees, including Budget and Fiscal Review and Energy, Utilities and Communications.

 

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