Homelessness, housing, health, and mental health. Those are the top budget priorities of concerned community members who live and work in the 2nd District of Los Angeles County and those key community concerns are included in portions of Los Angeles County’s pending fiscal budget, which is expected to be about $36 billion dollars.
It’s time to dive into local leadership and why it matters.
Helping us to address these questions and more are our very special guests: the badass women running the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors—the largest local government in the nation—making history with the first all-women board in its more than 150-year history.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell held her first virtual community check-in entitled, “We are the 2nd District” in late April, to discuss her first 100 days in office.
Former state senator Holly J. Mitchell was elected last year to a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, representing District 2.
“We are the health care providers, the grocery store workers, the service providers the people who most often are affected by this pandemic,” said Mitchell. “But, we are not getting our proportionate share of the resources. We need more testing, more vaccines because unfortunately we are also the ones most often dying from this disease.”
Supervisor Holly Mitchell discusses the need for an equitable distribution of the vaccine as outdoor dinning ban is lifted.
State Senator Holly Mitchell just got voted onto the LA County Board of Supervisors to represent District 2, which includes Carson, Compton, Culver City, Inglewood, Koreatown, and other neighborhoods. She talks to KCRW about “defunding the police,” Measure J, and homelessness.