As Mayor, Craig Greiwe will bring real answers to the city’s greatest problems.
From DAY 1, we are the ONLY campaign with a plan to:
Together, we can overcome the challenges our great city faces to create the vibrant Los Angeles we all deserve. That requires a mayor with concrete plans to get the job done on Day 1.
We will end homeless in LA in under four years. It’s hard but it’s not complicated:
And it can all be done with the resources we have.
There are those who will tell us, you’re too optimistic, you don’t understand, this can’t be done. That’s wrong. Fourteen cities in America have solved homelessness, and we can, too. Ending homelessness in LA won’t be easy, but we can do it. We just have to give people the support they need, whether it’s a helping hand, or 24/7 support.
We will provide 20,000 semi-private shelter-based beds (categorized by need, so that people in similar needs are with each other), 12,000 collaborative housing beds, 10,000 transitional support housing units, 3,000 mental health beds, and 500 substance use residential beds within 12 months, while regulating public spaces—all without spending a single dollar more than we’ve already allocated and building long-term solutions.
Angelenos don’t need to be reminded that homelessness is out of control. We see it on our streets, in our parks, and on every corner. What we need is a real plan that ends homelessness once and for all. Failing city leaders have spent billions and achieved nothing. Even their best plan will house only one-third of those currently experiencing homelessness. This is unacceptable. You cannot trust the people who created a problem to solve it.
We can end homelessness in under four years – and be held accountable for it –all while not spending a single extra dollar more than what LA has already allocated. The question is not how much money we spend, it’s how we spend it.
Functional Zero homelessness achieved in under 4 years, and in as little as 24 months.
Only 13% of the housing in LA has been built in the last 30 years, which means we’re not building for 1991, let alone 2021. Moreover, our zoning code was written in 1946, which means it’s not just archaic, it’s irrelevant.
In order to create an affordable city, we need to build a minimum of 400,000 units of housing just to house the people who live here over the next 10 years. No one should have to pay more than 30% of their income in rent. And we can do it while preserving historic single-family neighborhoods, increasing density in select areas where it makes sense, not pricing anyone out of their community, providing real-time data on rent and costs, and building places where people want to, and can afford to, live work and play—all while bringing businesses and unions both to the table.
This city is unaffordable for the vast majority of people who live here. The basic economics make living in LA a non-starter for too many people, which means we need to build. And because building new housing means rents come down. All while preserving historic single family home neighborhoods and communities, and ensuring people are not priced out of their homes. The solutions to create an affordable city, like those to end homelessness, exist. It’s not easy, but it is straightforward.
All of our problems can be traced to one central principle: In LA, the people in power care more about staying in power, than they do the people of this city. With three City Council members indicted for crimes against the city, and five more under investigation, we know what’s really going on. Yet the elected officials who remain are silent, while being complicit in these crimes that play games with our lives and our money. We need to create the most transparent government but creating greater citizen oversight and participation, and by eliminating every opportunity for bad actors to enrich themselves.
We must eliminate corruption at its source, and pressure the City Attorney and DA to file charges, not simply wait for the FBI. We must remove the unchecked power of elected officials over secret budgets, and we must expand their transparency through independent oversight authority. The leaders of this city must be held accountable, as well as citizens and businesses who try to buy their way to the top. Under a new administration, we will put a spotlight on corruption, and root it out wherever it exists.
No other factor is more responsible for our city’s problems than corruption: LA is failing because its leaders are failing. And its leaders are failing because they have prioritized their own personal ambitions and political careers over those of the people. When they bounce from one office to the next for their entire lives with no accountability; when they’ve spent decades cycling through public paychecks while the public fails, they are part of the problem. Angelenos know we cannot trust the people who created our problems, to also be the people who solve them.
As an outsider running for mayor, I am not beholden to the power structures of this city. I will always only answer to the people of this city. And I have no problem telling the truth. Too many people are under investigation. There’s too much focus on using office for personal gain. Pay-for-play that is so routine, elected officials don’t even have to ask anymore. These people view public office as a right, and have legalized and institutionalized corruption that robs the people of this city not just of billions of dollars, but of their fundamental right to have honest, ethical leadership. City Hall is plagued with corruption, as is Washington, D.C. and Sacramento. It’s time for us to take a hard line. It’s so bad the Department of Justice is only interested in “some crimes” not all of them, because there are too many going on. And the City Attorney and District Attorney have been part of the problem. We must eliminate corruption everywhere, and hold a hard line against anyone, public official or private person, who undermines our democracy with illegal favors and bribery. We can do better, by:
Every elected official, and every private citizen or company, who participates in this corruption must meet the consequences of their actions. Let’s be clear: corruption robs Los Angeles and its people of their right to a beautiful, safe, and fair home, and it has no place in this city.
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