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RLN: 'Why I’m Running for City Council'

Bryant Odega's statement on Los Angeles Municipal Code 41.18

"Buscaino had 10 years to act. Over those years rent has gone up, affordable housing became scarce, and economic opportunities for the many have become hard to find. Calls by city leadership to criminalize and stigmatize people who are trying to get by and find their way back to housing miss the mark for what these times call for. The issue of homelessness is a systematic problem, but by punishing the most vulnerable for sleeping on the streets, 41.18 encapsulates the failed leadership of one of the most powerful cities in the country. To fix this problem, we must put homelessness above politics and invest in resources and solutions that center people." Read more.
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