Though the November election is still fresh in our minds, it’s already time for L.A. voters to turn their attention back to the ballot box.
That’s because there’s not one but two elections coming up this spring. To help listeners make sense of the measures they’ll decide, AirTalk host Larry Mantle is back with another voter cram session focused on the primary nominating election on March 7 and the general election on May 16. L.A. voters must decide on two measures related to homelessness. L.A. municipal Measure S would require development project approval that may affect housing for the homeless and county-wide Measure H would implement a quarter-cent sales tax to fund homeless services.
Proponents, opponents and experts on Measure S and Measure H join Larry to break down the details of these local initiatives.
Jill Stewart, director, Yes on S
Laura Raymond, campaign director, Alliance for Community Transit (ACT-LA), which is part of the coalition for the official No on Yes campaign
Rina Palta, KPCC correspondent covering Southern California's social safety net
Chris Ko, director of homeless initiatives, United Way
Rebecca Prine, founder, Recycled Resources for the Homeless
Veronica Lewis, division director, Special Service for Groups / Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System (HOPICS)
Jack Humphreville, columnist, CityWatch