We must get unhoused people off the streets for their safety and for public safety.
Traci’s top priority is ending the inhumanity of encampment living and the community impacts that correlate with it. She knows how challenging the problems are. In many areas, they have risen to a crisis level – but they are not unsolvable.
We cannot and will not criminalize poverty, addiction, or mental health disorders – but we can and must insist upon clean and safe streets, parks, and neighborhoods.
Traci will collaborate with CD11 residents, stakeholders, and subject matter experts to ensure that people are sheltered and public spaces are safe. She will work to:
Living in an undesignated public space is unsafe, unsanitary, and inhumane. It has to stop. Period.
UNSAFE: Data shows that criminals prey on the unhoused, making encampments and nearby neighborhoods dangerous.
UNSANITARY: In 2018, LA spent $31 million just for encampment sanitation – the same year a typhus outbreak was associated with poor sanitary conditions.
INHUMANE: An average of four unhoused people die every day on LA streets.
Keeping our communities safe by supporting first responders is imperative.
Addressing the City’s substantial increase in crime and supporting law enforcement are fundamental elements of Traci’s plan. Many public places in CD11 have become unsafe for our residents and visitors. This cannot continue. We must make our neighborhoods and public spaces safe and welcoming for everyone. Traci will fight at City Hall to enhance community safety, reduce crime and violence, and provide adequate resources for first responders. She will work to:
My cousin is a police officer in Northern California. We sometimes disagree on politics, but I tell you what: I always listen to his opinions because he is out there, working hard and doing his best, every day. I respect him with every ﬁber of my being, just like I respect the dedicated men and women who risk their lives every day to keep the rest of us safe here in LA. – Traci Park
A vibrant local economy underpins our Westside way of life.
As we emerge from the pandemic, local businesses need the City’s support more than ever. Traci will look for ways to help the Westside business community and workers thrive. With the Olympics returning to Los Angeles in 2028, we have a once in a generation opportunity to welcome the world and supercharge our local economy – but only if we have the leadership it takes to make it a success! Among other initiatives, Traci will work to:
Traci’s core commitments are: Modernization + Stabilization along with Sustainability + Resiliency.
Traci will work to ensure that CD 11 leads the City in the quality and sustainability of our built environment and infrastructure. After two decades of working with local governments, she knows it’s the foundation of economic prosperity. Infrastructure is the economy!
It’s essential that we modernize now – not years or decades down the road, but today.
Traci will fight for the upgrades and improvements necessary to ensure that our district has the best roads and sidewalks, the most modern transportation network, and the cleanest and most sustainable infrastructure.
With the Summer Olympics fast approaching in 2028 we must act with urgency. The eyes of the world will be on L.A. that year, and Traci will make sure that CD 11 shines.
“As we build a sustainable, safe, and prosperous future, Los Angeles must accelerate efforts to upgrade existing infrastructure while investing in new projects that ensure our City is prepared for tomorrow. Our infrastructure is our economy, and it is the key to achieving a livable future for all Angelenos.”
Today more than ever, our City needs a bold environmental vision backed by effective action.
Protecting and revitalizing CD11’s iconic beach, mountain, and urban environments is a crucial part of Traci’s platform. Our inviting beaches are the heart and soul of Los Angeles, where people from across the City, County, and world come to relax and connect with nature. They promote both public health and mental health, and are one of the most important assets to our local economy. But beaches and green spaces are also vital to preserving the wildlife that surrounds us.
Much of our Westside is built in close proximity to landscape features that play key roles in sustaining wildlife habitats.
Keeping our oceans clean and sparkling invites visitors to enjoy themselves in unpolluted, safe waters. It also provides a habitat for marine life. In the same way, setting aside more public greenspaces – like our Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve – enhances livability for people and offers significant benefits to wildlife. And increasing our urban forest canopy cover will help our Westside adapt to climate change.
Research also shows that cultivating urban nature plays a vital role in well-being – people are mentally, physically, and socially healthier when they live in greener environments
Successful models for greening urban environments already exist, and Traci will help bring them to us.
Using practical data to scale up and improve successful programs just makes sense.
There are dozens – if not hundreds – of successful programs currently addressing CD11 and Citywide issues. We have the resources and brainpower to identify and scale these successes to achieve positive outcomes faster.