EPISODE 93 – GINA VIOLA FOR MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES

In our 93rd installment we connect with Gina Viola (@GinaForLA), the grassroots and people-powered candidate for the mayor’s office of Los Angeles in the 2022 primary. We discuss Viola’s recent calls to participate in the CSULA debate between mayoral candidates taking place this Sunday, May 1st, as well as the “weak mayoral system” in Los Angeles that’s actually not so weak after all. We also consider the legacy of the Rodney King verdict in Los Angeles 30 years later, a recent California budget surplus of $68 billion that could support services for the unhoused immediately, and what Gina would do as mayor if Governor Newsom’s “care courts” for the unhoused were to be made into state law.

J.T.

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