EPISODE 85 – JIMMY BIBLARZ FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 5

In our 85th episode, we connect on a call with Jimmy Biblarz (@jimmybiblarz), a queer life-long resident and sociologist from the Pico-Robertson area, or “Synagogue Row,” who is also running to represent Council District 5 this year. We discuss Jimmy’s struggle with being evicted from his home in his adolescent years, as well as ways that L.A. city government can better engage communities here, including by enfranchising “non-citizen” or “undocumented” residents, or permitting these groups to vote in local elections. We also discuss the Purple Line’s extension to UCLA, and why this should not mean adding more police to Metro to ensure student and commuter safety. Jimmy also notes the inspection of oil drills in Council District 5, repealing counterproductive ordinances for unhoused residents, and more.

J.T.

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