EPISODE 83 – SCOTT EPSTEIN FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 5

In our 83rd episode, we sit down for a chat with Scott Epstein (@scottforla), a former chair of the Mid-City West Neighborhood Council and current candidate for Council District 5, which is home to–among other L.A. landmarks–the L.A. County Museum of Arts, UCLA, the Pico-Robertson area, and more of what makes up the “west-side” of Los Angeles. Scott and I discuss the growing number of unhoused residents in CD-5, including unhoused UCLA students, as well as his take on Mitch O’Farrell’s militaristic response to the unhoused crisis in Echo Park. Scott and I also consider the major discretionary powers of L.A. City Council members, and how Los Angeles is–with a few key exceptions–more of a City Council “town” and not that of a mayor’s. To learn more about Scott, find his campaign page at scottforla.com.

J.T.

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