Platform Issues: Daphne Bradford
As your Los Angeles County Supervisor I will stand with victims and law abiding citizens. The failed policies of DA George Gascon are destroying our communities. Holly Mitchell supports George Gascon's re-election. I DO NOT support LA County DA George Gascon. Voters can count on me to do everything I can to improve their quality of life even when we respectfully agree to disagree. I am the true non-partisan candidate in the District 2 Supervisor race who is committed to working with democrats, republicans, independents and people who have lost trust and hope in politics and their local government leaders. I have effectively challenged corrupt politicians like convicted felon Mark Ridley-Thomas and won. Exposing deceit and holding political leaders accountable for their actions is a must.
I refuse to be swayed by political expediency or intimidated by powerful interests. I’m committed to the pursuit of a fair and just community and understand the importance of genuine representation of the people living, working and visiting District 2 in Los Angeles County. My unwavering dedication to improve L.A. County communities sets me apart as the best non partisan candidate for positive change. As your Supervisor, I will not only listen but will pro-actively respond to the needs and concerns of the community.
A compassionate human being, I will lead with a common sense policy agenda with accountability as the foundation. I have a proven track record of successful innovative partnerships benefiting the constituents living in Los Angeles County Council Districts 8, 9, 10 and 11, all included in Supervisor District 2. My top platform priorities include: Public Safety, Reform Prop 47, Infrastructure Protection, mental health and drug addiction treatment for the homeless, RV Encampment Removal and Elder Care. I’m ready to serve as Supervisor of District 2.
Holly Mitchell Endorses & Supports George Gascon
Public Safety: Reform Prop 47 Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act
I’m running for District 2 L.A. County Supervisor to bring public safety back to our communities. When elected, I will use my experience to improve the quality of life of constituents beyond District 2 cities and communities. Over the years, I have demonstrated and proven my ability to create community based relationships with police, constituents, schools and businesses. These established partnerships have evolved into successful working relationships with various law enforcement agencies. Participating agencies include the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), LAUSD School Police, California Highway Patrol (CHP), LAX Airport Police department and most the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD). Our collective goal is " Building Bridges & Winning the Future" by working together to create solid law enforcement relationships constituents want to see in different communities throughout L.A. County. Hands down, I have the most extensive in depth working relationship/partnerships with law enforcement agency than any of the 2024 District 2 Supervisor candidates.
Honored as a White House Champion of Change Educator, I have the K-12 knowledge, public safety partnerships and community organizing experience required to lead the effort to Reform Prop 47. The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, Prop 47 has failed large and small businesses by opening the door to more organized crime, youth led smash and grab robberies and the rise of street takeover smash and grab robberies. My education consulting company, Queen James Entertainment has a Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) with LAPD. The purpose of the MOA is to memorialize an agreement to work collaboratively with a common goal of rebuilding relationships and re-establishing trust between youth and law enforcement officers. LAPD participates in education sessions, relationship building sessions, officer cultural sensitivity summits as part of a common goal to educate, enhance, and advance community policing in the City of Los Angeles, which includes many cities and communities in L.A. County’s District 2.
Crime is out of control in Los Angeles County. As your Los Angles County Supervisor representing District 2 my top priority will focus on improving Public Safety for all constituents. Business owners are suffering due to "smash & grab" robberies. Jails and sidewalks aren't the safest alternatives for the unhoused. Too many LA County residents don't feel safe in their communities due to the rise in crime. Going to the grocery store shouldn't cost $2,381.00 because someone decides to steal your catalytic converter. Enough is enough! I am committed to partnering with District 2 constituents, all LA County law enforcement agencies and homeless prevention organizations to collaboratively improve public safety.
Reimagining Law Enforcement: Building Bridges in the Community
There isn't one current LA County Board of Supervisor member who fought for law enforcement reform like I did during the 2020 protest. In the midst of one of the most volatile civil unrest movements in American history, I worked side by side with law enforcement chiefs to establish reimagined partnerships during the George Floyd protest. These agencies included the Los Angeles School Police, LAPD, California Highway Patrol and the LAX Police Department. From the top of the command chain beginning with the Chiefs of Police to the patrol officers and deputies I have experience and success with re-establishing new relationships with law enforcement agencies serving Los Angeles county. My proven success was accomplished by hosting cultural sensitivity summits and de-escalation training sessions in a safe environment for students, parents, teachers, and community members. It didn't matter if a constituent wanted to defund the police or support the police, all voices were heard with respect for each others opinions.
Infrastructure Protection: Stop the 90 Freeway Tear Down!
District 2 needs a Supervisor who will listen, unite, and fight for community members. When our elected officials supported the "crazy" idea of tearing down the CA 90 Freeway, aka Marina Freeway, Los Angeles County District 2 residents and business owners raised their voices in total opposition. I heard them and started the massively successful Stop the 90 Freeway Tear Down! petition on change.org. More than 8,300 supporters have signed the petition resulting in Mayor Karen Bass rescinding her support with this statement. “I want to be very clear – I do not support the removal or demolition of the 90 freeway. I’ve heard loud and clear from communities who would be impacted and I do not support a study on this initiative. I thank Angelenos for continuing to make their voices heard about this important issue.”
Upon organizing the overwhelming supported Stop the 90 Freeway Tear Down! movement that change.org has recognized as one of the top 10 2023 petitions in Los Angeles, District 2 residents, businesses, educators, law enforcement officers, parents and youth asked and encouraged me to run for L.A. County Supervisor. I understand, respect and believe in the power of everyone who supports this movement. My dedication to making sure District 2 constituent voices are heard resulted in Mayor Karen Bass rescinding her support of “tearing down” the 90 Freeway. In addition, community member opposition letters have been sent, received, reviewed by the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Secretary Pete Buttigieg and placed in the grant application file of the organization requesting to tear down the CA 90 freeway. Community organizing leadership at its BEST! I'm ready to represent you. Vote Daphne Bradford on March 5, 2024.
Homelessness: Mental Health & Drug Addiction
I would reverse L.A. County’s Housing First priority and lobby to amend Senate Bill 1380. The 2016 bill, authored by Supervisor Holly Mitchell during her time in the California State Senate, offers services as needed and requested on a voluntary basis and doesn’t not make participation in services mandatory in order to receive housing. Program services should be mandatory. This eight year old strategy isn’t working in Los Angeles County. Amending this section of the Housing First Senate Bill 1380 would better serve the unhoused and the communities where homeless individuals sleep on the streets or in RV encampments. My parents, both deceased, battled drug addiction and housing first without mandatory treatment didn’t work. LA County’s Housing First agenda isn’t working. The L.A. County directive asking legislative advocates in Sacrament to oppose any bills that may cease the Housing First Model creates a road block to amending the Bill.
Law enforcement partnerships will also help with the implementation of compassionate common sense policies addressing homeless constituent mental health and drug addiction treatment and out of control RV encampments. These three public safety emergencies are impacting all of Los Angeles County.
Elder Care: A Heart for our Elders
Advocating for the health and welfare of our senior citizens will be a priority. My grandmother is 97 years old and I'm her primary caregiver. The struggle is REAL! Many of our seniors are living longer and don't have access to the affordable health and elder care they deserve. Some of our elders don't have family members to care for them while those who have caregivers struggle with the financial burden to pay for the services needed. The predatory reverse mortgage loan business has decimated the generational wealth and home equity of thousands of families. According to the National Council on Aging, older adults with the lowest net wealth were the hardest hit, irrespective of age or retirement status, and would require the most aid from government benefits and economic solutions. As your LA County Supervisor I will take care of District 2 with the same heart and love that I give my beautiful and blessed grandmother, a Los Angeles County resident for over 70 years.
On December 19, 2023 the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to defer the implantation of SB 43 until 2026. Five days later on Christmas Eve a homeless individual assaulted a District 2 resident with a sledgehammer on the El Camino College Campus while the elder women, in her 60’s, was walking her dog and collecting recyclables. She died the next day, Christmas Day, and the assailant is locked up in a jail cell. This heartbreaking incident should be the prime example of the immediate need to implement Senate Bill 43, a bill Governor Gavin Newsom signed that significantly updates California’s conservatorship laws for the first time in more than 50 years. Californians experiencing serious mental illness or severe substance use disorder and most at-risk of harm to themselves can have a conservator appointed to direct their care – with continued protection of individual rights and increased transparency on data, equity, and outcomes. One of my top priorities as your Surpervisor will be to the careful and compassionate implementation of SB 43 before 2026.
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