Yes on Prop H
March 1, 2017
Homelessness in Los Angeles is not just a humanitarian crisis, but a civic and economic one that affects all of us. It presents challenges to local businesses, erodes public safety, and puts a strain on City and County resources.
Proposition H, will appear on the upcoming March 7 ballot. Prop. H, spearheaded by Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas, is a countywide quarter cent sales tax increase that will fund vital services, including mental health treatment, drug and alcohol treatment and job training. The measure is designed to provide the services that soon-to-be-housed homeless individuals will need to get back on their feet.
Together, these two measures provide an effective one-two punch that we know from experience works in empowering homeless individuals to lead productive lives. That is why Cerrell helped raise funds for Prop. H, and joined champions like Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and a host of other civic leaders. Equally as important, it faces no organized opposition.
Los Angeles is a leader in entertainment, industry and culture, but national homeless capital is not a title that we should endeavor to hold on to. Please join Cerrell in voting Yes on Prop. H, and make our community and economy stronger.