We need to keep people safe in our neighborhoods. Prioritizing public safety is the most important job for any elected official. As County Supervisor, I will work collaboratively to approve a budget that reflects our community safety needs. From fighting crime to wildfires, we must invest in the personnel and resources necessary to deliver the services each community expects, deserves, and requires to feel safe.
As a local official for over 15 years, I have seen how many responsibilities fall on law enforcement officials because no one else wants to deal with them. We need to revisit which responsibilities are falling on law enforcement because the necessary interventions and services are not being properly funded. We should not be asking LASD deputies or LAPD officers to perform duties for which they are not uniquely trained and which can lead to unnecessary escalation or liability issues.