Podcast: Los Angeles mayoral candidates debate homelessness

Last week, we teamed up with KCRW for a live mayoral debate with some of the city’s top candidates for the top job.

It was the last group debate before the June 7 primary. And in that debate, the candidates talked a lot about a housing first approach and took progressive positions on the issue of homelessness.

Read the full transcript here.


Host: Gustavo Arellano and KCRW housing journalist Anna Scott

Guests: U.S. Representative Karen Bass, Los Angeles Council Member Kevin de León and activist Gina Viola

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